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Win95 FAQ Part 4 of 14: Hardware
Section - 4.2. Does Plug & Play work on systems without a Plug & Play BIOS?

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   Yes it does, amazingly. Win95 will assume the role of PnP manager if
   your system does not have a PnP BIOS.
   
   This is actually advantageous, because BIOS authors haven't gotten the
   idea down pat yet. Early Award BIOSes, for example, don't work with
   SB16 PnP boards, or boards with Crystal's CS4232 sound chipset,
   because these devices have multiple resource needs that these BIOSes
   can't handle. Other bugs include locating PnP network boards on top of
   Joystick ports.
   
   Whose BIOS does work, then? If you have a board with Intel's Triton
   chipset, visit www.mrbios.com. Try to get a non-PnP BIOS for your
   MB if you have troubles. Phoenix and Intel worked pretty close
   together to straighten it out. AMI's pretty good with modern boards.
   For Award, get a newer BIOS from your PC's manufacturer.
   

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