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JSI Tip 1500. How do I get the Sparrow driver to use a different IRQ?

While it appears that the Sparrow.sys driver is hard coded for IRQ 11, you can change the IRQ assignment by using the registry.

Use Regedt32 to navigate to:


On the Edit menu, Add Key name Parameters.

Select the Parameters sub-key and Add Key name Device#, where # is 0 if this is your only adapter (see HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\HARDWARE\DEVICEMAP\Scsi\Scsi Port #).

Select the Device# sub-key and Add Value name DriverParameter, as a type REG_SZ. Set the string data to IRQ=12 (or any valid IRQ)

You must shutdown and restart Windows NT for this change to be recognized.

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