PIO/DMA Mode

  mike1967 11:19 08 Aug 2007
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Hi

Would there be a reason for my PC to change back to PIO Mode. Its been having a few probs recently with BSOD but have not been able to find out why and when I check its in PIO mode so any assistance would be great

Thank you

  birdface 11:50 08 Aug 2007

Just checked mine to make sure, It was still the same,You have not done a system restore recently have you,That may have changed it back.

  Abi-Moore 12:01 08 Aug 2007

fyi only
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how old is your hard drive? can you visit the manufcturers website for test tools?

  HCOOH 12:26 08 Aug 2007

Windows sometimes does this after an "event" You might be able to get it back with this but the BSOD should be investigated.
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  Stuartli 12:39 08 Aug 2007

If you go to Device Driver>IDE/APTI Controllers>right click on the Primary and Secondary Channels in turn>Properties>Advanced tab, you can (hopefully) reset DMA.

The hard drive should be at, usually, level five; optical drives need only level two.

  mike1967 15:44 08 Aug 2007

I can restore it I did today but looking for a reason why it went to PIO, its only 2 years old and done a test it passed

  Stuartli 15:46 08 Aug 2007

For the reason, see:

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