DMA off. Can't find where to switch it on again

  Qdiddy 20:04 27 Feb 2005

I've just used the the Nero info tool and it shows my 2nd HDD with DMA Off, which surprised me cause I was certain it was set to ON. I have gone into device manager (XP sp2) but I can't find anywhere within the properties for the drive to switch DMA on again.

I'm sure that I'm forgetting everything I've learned on here...must be my age.

Can someone point me in the right direction please? Thanks.

  woodchip 20:08 27 Feb 2005

Look under Disc controller if XP

  Qdiddy 20:12 27 Feb 2005

Thanks Woodchip. Where is disc controller? I see floppy disc controller in device manage.

  Qdiddy 20:16 27 Feb 2005

Wait... I've got it now under IDE disc controller. But....its set to "DMA if available" and transfer mode is "Ultra DMA Mode 2". So why does the Info Tool say DMA is set to off?

  woodchip 20:18 27 Feb 2005

Sorry it comes under IDE

  Gandalph 20:18 27 Feb 2005

Device Manager> IDE Controllers then right click on the properties for the IDE your HDD is connected to then Advance Settings. You should be able to set the DMA in there.

  woodchip 20:20 27 Feb 2005

It may be the CDRW or DVDRW it's referring to, check it

  Qdiddy 20:20 27 Feb 2005

And to confuse things even more. Still under IDE controllers, there is also SIS 5513 UDMA Controller. When I open properties>settings on this, it shows the 2nd HDD as PIO Mode 4 and won't let me change anything.

Dazed and confused now.

  woodchip 20:24 27 Feb 2005

Try removing the IDE one and leave the SIS
then reboot comp

  Technotiger 20:25 27 Feb 2005

Hi, DMA settings - Go into BIOS, navigate to Integrated Peripherals>OnChip IDE Function, here you will find the settings control.


  Qdiddy 20:26 27 Feb 2005

Reference is definitely to the 2nd HDD.

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