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In device manager, I am showing that irq 16 is being shared by a
generic cardbus controller
USB universal host controller
UAA bus driver for high definition audio and
express chipset family

If I delete each of these and reboot will that fix my sharing issue or crash my computer?

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maybe you should describe the sharing issue first so we can see if it's even related
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maybe you should describe the sharing issue first so we can see if it's even related



The challenge I am having right now is my wireless connection is not working so I am looking for things that might be causing it to not work.
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what do you mean by not working??
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In device manager, I am showing that irq 16 is being shared by a
generic cardbus controller
USB universal host controller
UAA bus driver for high definition audio and
express chipset family


There are 16 IRQs as standard on every PC made since IBM's original specification sheet of 1981, though modern systems do have the ability to go up to 25 with caveats.

As you may appreciate, there are usually more devices needed than there are available IRQs. Therefore you will see a lot of them being shared with quite a lot of other things. This is intended behaviour under Windows.

As an example on my own computer, I have IRQ 10 being shared by my Network adaptor, sound, SATA controller and a USB controller. All of them work absolutely fine.

Deleting them won't actually make any difference because when Windows finds them, it'll just put them back at IRQ 16 in shared-mode.

Anyway the upshot of this theory side is that it probably has nothing to do with why your wireless doesn't work. :tazz:
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