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It could be a jumper setting, or it could be a hardware problem with one of the drives, or it could be software (in which case, editing the registry to keep Nurmi -- an old - old guy who tries to keep up! "Fitz" wrote: > All the information for the PATA Controller looks correct, except the > Mitsumi CD/RW, which has Potential BIOS support for arbitrary extra ports is found only in the Phoenixspecification.10.5 What does an ATA-2 interface do? Everything works perfect all the time, disk goes fast (reported almost 100MB/sec with some HDD check utilities) and READING from both DVD-RWs also works fine. http://inc1.net/hard-drive/hard-drive-light-hard-drive-problems.html

When you upgrade a system, if you find any drives that support only PIO mode, replace them. and Symantec S.M.A.R.T. I thought you only had 2 devices- you have 4. Kind regards JanglyJ Login to post comments Was TOO EASY Fri, 2011-10-21 20:55 by wayne Not only did it work, but the difference was like night & day.

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Uninstall the secondary IDE port Attention: Do this only if you use the Microsoft IDE driver that comes with Windows or if you have the driver on hand, because otherwise you Sign Up Now! Find out who represents you in Minnesota's legislatures. And they get to set whatever prices they want.

If it's PIO, then you need to re-enable DMA, using the procedure in my original post (the link to the website). Windows 7 did indeed reinstall it. Now it makes perfect sense. https://forums.techguy.org/threads/hard-drive-wont-use-dma.342777/ When you install a second hard drive and restart the system, immediately check the current DMA status of that drive and enable DMA if it is not currently enabled.

I had been trying to fix it for several weeks when I found it, and boy was I happy. I did write the quick solution program though. This here should already do fine. The Fair Repair Act guarantees our right to repair digital equipment like computers, refrigerators, cell phones and tractors.

Advertisements Latest Threads Valve are working on three new VR games Becky posted Feb 10, 2017 at 12:00 PM WCG Stats Friday 10 February 2017 WCG Stats posted Feb 10, 2017 Of course, this adds considerably to the complexity andthe price of a busmastering interface.Unfortunately, the DMA controller on ISA systems is ancient and slow, and out of the question for usewith Just click the sign up button to choose a username and then you can ask your own questions on the forum. Replace the device with one that supports DMA.

My motherboard is an ASUS one - I can't find the model number at the moment, but if it's important, I can have a dig around and find out. http://inc1.net/hard-drive/have-new-hard-drive.html Bus Master IDE driver v3.02 is for use with Windows* 95 Retail and OSR1. You could try posting the problem to > "CDfreaks.com" or possibly try the Nero website. Double click "Win95" or "Win98". 4.

I want to wait until I hear what you have to say? will?) see the drive anyway, and keep the DMA setting.I don't know how or why, but this worked for me in Win2k. Do you have another system to try that new drive in? (or maybe swap locations with the other old drive that is comming up OK? Source Adv Reply May 17th, 2008 #7 xmrkite View Profile View Forum Posts Private Message A Carafe of Ubuntu Join Date May 2007 Beans 98 Re: DMA won't enable on any

What is the output of: Code: sudo hdparm -I /dev/sdc sudo hdparm -tT /dev/sdc Don't try to make something "fast" until you are able to quantify "slow". Orionpaul Ars Tribunus Militum Registered: Mar 27, 2000Posts: 2021 Posted: Thu Apr 27, 2000 11:00 pm also, another thing that you might want to check out, is whether or not your Under NVDIA nForce Parallel ATA Controller Properties I show: General: Device type: IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers, Manufacturer NVIDIA Corporation Location: PCI bus 0, device 6, function 0 Primary Channel: Master Drive -

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I don't intend to give up to find the answer and when I do, I shall get in touch with you. This encouraging development suggested that a CDM test of the drive was in order. Therefore the host data transfer rates also must increase. This can be true for any machine running on Windows, regardless the hardware used. (It is called the TRAP here) Only one common point : Windows !

But it’s not going to be easy. Make sure that it has the Use DMA if Possible entry enabled. 3. So i really don't think it's the drivers...besides, why is hdparm giving those weird errors? -Thanks Adv Reply May 17th, 2008 #8 nicedude View Profile View Forum Posts Private Message http://inc1.net/hard-drive/hard-time-connecting-hard-drive.html This Plug-n-Play process can take a little while, so give it a minute after the boot process finishes. 2.

It is possible that Windows XP with Service Pack 2 re-enables DMA automatically on reboot, but I have not tested this yet. Promise FastTrak66 Promise produces a PCI-based controller called FastTrak66 that do the job. It should list the Primary and Secondary channels, the > > devices attached to each and the transfer mode. Tell them that you believe repair should be fair, affordable, and accessible.

Login to post comments Good hint Sun, 2012-02-12 10:17 by admin Thanks for this hint. I also expect the number of onboard channels to increase from 4 to 8. Are they listed correctly (hard drives on Primary (Master and Slave) and CD/DVD on Secondary (Master and Slave)? Thank you so much for this simple but powerful solution.

To remove the Intel driver on Windows 98, download the v3.02 driver, run SETUP, and follow the prompts to remove the Intel BM-IDE. The IAA fixed the problem! The other option would be putting a hard drive and an optical drive on each channel, with the hard drives being Master and the optical drives being Slaves. It controls UDMA/66 disks at fulle speed, and it even allows doubling or quadoubling the speed using RAID techniques.

Microsoft has now failed to continue the upgrade path. It's nasty how innocent unsuspecting users can encounter this kind of issue. noise remaining in the cable after a transmission). Arse.