Legacy: GPIB Hardware Resources in Windows 2000
Windows 2000 gives you two ways to alter the properties of your GPIB hardware: the Device Manager, which allows you to verify and/or change the resources for your GPIB board and the GPIB Configuration Utility, which allows you to manipulate the GPIB settings of your board.
Accessing the Device Manager
- Under Start » Settings » Control Panel » System, select the Hardware tab and then press the Device Manager button
Viewing Your GPIB Board's Resources
- In the Device Manager window, look for an entry called "National Instruments GPIB Interfaces" and double-click on it. You should see something like this:
Note: The example in the image (above) would list two entries for a GPIB "plus" board: one for the controller hardware and one for the analyzer hardware. Only the GPIB "plus" boards will have two entries for the same board.
- Left-click once on your board to highlight it and then click on the Properties button to open the Properties window.
- Click on the Resources tab. You should see something like this:
You can deselect the "Use automatic settings" checkbox to enable the Change Setting button. Do not change the resource settings for your board, unless your board has a resource conflict.
Changing Your GPIB Board's Resources
- In the Resource settings box, select (single-click on) the resource you wish to change in the "Resource type" column.
- Click the Change Setting button to bring up a window that will allow you to modify the resource that you selected. Windows 2000 will tell you, if that resource is available or unavailable. Choose a new resource setting that does not have any conflicts.
- When you are finished with your changes, exit out of this window and click the OK button at the bottom of the Properties window to save your changes.
- Run the NI-488.2 Troubleshooting Wizard to see if your changes will allow your GPIB hardware to pass the diagnostic tests.