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Sounds to me like a dead battery on your motherboard. Replace it and every thing should be back to normal. The battery holds a charge in the CMOS when the PC is off if the battery goes dead the CMOS will loose all stored information for IRQ. DMA addresses and the real time clock and Windows will rediscover all of this and need to reassign resources for everything before any thing can be used.
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[This message has been edited by rond36 (edited 05-01-2002).]