Whilst trying to fit a second hard drive to my PC I was working with downloaded manufacturers installation software. Eventually I gave up on the supposed tested hard drive (I trusted stuff purchased on ebay - mistake) and attempted to return my PC to the condition it was in prior to my tampering. I found that my secondary IDE controller was now out of action and along with it the CD-rom drives that depended upon it. The system summary re CD Rom drives advised – Secondary IDE controller (dual fifo) has been dynamically disabled. And when I went to check the Secondary IDE controller the report say…This device is either not present, not working properly or does not have all the drivers installed. I then check drivers…best available installed etc. I check device…shows present. So I am back to not working because it has been dynamically disabled. Question…what does this mean and how do I reverse it?
the suggestions have been to uninstall SECONDARY IDE CONTROLLER, then load Motherboard Drivers For IDE. This cannot be done as system wont allow. The parent...the bus controler has to be unistalled to achieve this and that will effectively remove all hardware from system - I could end up with nothing. So I am back to not Secondary IDE working because it has been dynamically disabled. The question is still…what does this mean and how do I reverse it?
Re stuartli's response. To confirm - Device manager doesnt have a device usage menu but it does advise that this device is not present,is not working properly or does not have the all the drivers installed.the resources menu indicates all is well and I presume that means present... this is confirmed using PC 2005 wizard...and the drivers are shown to be the best available. To unistall is not allowed nor is it possible to change resources...you are refered to the bus master ID controller.