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"This device cannot find enough free resources that it can use. (Code 12)"

I installed my HVR 1600 in my machine tonight and after powering it back up was reduced to 4bit color and 800x600 resolution.

I checked my device manager and my video card (nvidia 6600gt) had an error stating: hvr 1600 "This device cannot find enough free resources that it can use. (Code 12)"
I thought it might be a compatibility issue with the drivers for my nvidia 6600gt, but after installing several different newer drivers, nothing worked.
After that I tried powering my machine down and booting up with the HVR1600 in different PCI slots each time. That didn't work either.

I am at my wits end and have been working at this for the last couple hours. I am not computer illiterate, but I am also not a computer genius by any means. That being said, if you have any helpful ideas or solutions, please spell them out a little to save yourself the time of clarifying later if I do not understand.

Thank you all for your help.

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  • Wombat391 Jan 10, 2008

    Bare-bones computer specs if they help:

    Abit IC7-G mobo
    P4 3.0GHz
    Nvidia 6600gt
    1GB OCZ

    A machine that is just over three years old, but I was hoping to turn it into a PVR since it chokes too much on ProTools these days.



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I just had this same problem. Same mobo. Same vid chip. Same TV card.

I resolved the problem by correcting the AGP apature size (256Mb) in the system board BIOS settings.

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Two devices have been assigned the same I/O ports, the same interrupt, or the same Direct Memory Access channel (either by the BIOS, the operating system, or a combination of the two).

You can use Device Manager to determine where the conflict is and disable the conflicting device. On the General Properties tab of the device, click Troubleshoot to start the Troubleshooting Wizard.

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Ic smoke is right,
I had followed all other ideas, none worked,
I have windows xp, and was changing my old AGP video card (256mb nvidia Geforce 6200 to an AGP nvidia Geforce 6200 512mb)
for details on changing aperture do this:
-Go to BIOS (press Delete key during startup)
-find Aperture settings (for mine I went to Advanced Chipset)
-Adjust Aperture setting from 128 to 256
-Save and Exit (usually F10)

Viola, beautiful Desktop appears!

Posted on May 19, 2011

I had the same problem.. and followed the solution of ic_smoke... solved! thanks!!!

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