WinXP makes IRQ manual management useless. Check for this, right-click My Computer, choose Properties, choose Hardware, choose Device Manager, open Computer, see if you have ACPI Uniprocessor PC. If not, well, like Dexter would say, you're doomed. Actually not, I'd help, but I do not remeber how to solve that problem since it only happened to me once, when I fiddled and messed it up.
4/21/06 at 7:58pm