GX5290 or GX5280 Series Causing Windows Code 12 Error Indicating Insufficient Resources

Knowledge Base Article # Q200132

Read Prior Article Read Next Article
Summary How to fix error code 12 (insufficient resources error) when using GX5290 or GX5280 Series DIO devices
When using multiple GX5290 and/or GX5280 DIO devices, Windows might not be able to allocate enough contiguous memory resources causing the OS to generate an error code 12.

GX5290 or GX5280 Series Causing Windows Code 12 Error Indicating Insufficient Resources

The code 12 error is caused by a limitation in the PC's BIOS and PCI memory allocation system. Each DIO card requires 16MB of PCI of contiguous memory space to map to the DIO's internal memory structure.

To fix this issue, change the BIOS settings and disable unused peripherals such as LPT1, COM (serial) port, built in audio, and shared graphics memory. This will free up enough resources to allow BIOS and Windows to allocate memory correctly.

You should also update your system with the latest BIOS version.
Article Date 1/13/2009
Keywords GX5290 Series, GX5280 Series, Code 12, Insufficient Resources Error, PCI

0 ratings | 0 out of 5
Read Prior Article Read Next Article