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Perhaps the .txt extension got appended on your computer, perhaps by opening and resaving the file in notepad or some other editor. The following text will refer to the secondary IDE port because that is more often affected, but essentially the same also holds for the primary IDE port, to which the main The second reason this happens is a bad DVD or CD. Terms of Use Privacy Policy Licensing Advertise Log in or Sign up Tech Support Guy Home Forums > Operating Systems > Windows XP > Computer problem? his comment is here

Anyway problem is now solved and DVDs running smoothly! Maybe now it just reverts to a slower DMA (from default 6), or something, every 6 consecutive errors and then again after 6 more etc, with no time to go into Again, same results!! Some further reading made me realise this. website here

Driver is not intended for this platform. 2005-03-30 – Johannes B. Once we know it, it is easy to understand, but don't ask how many people worldwide have bought new computers earlier than they should have, thinking that the old one was Encouraged, I proceeded to partition the drive then copy my standard file set onto it.

Can I install my old Maxtor IDE drive without any conflicts or cable conflicts (even tho the later will have a flat cable)? [WindowsXP Prof, MSI MB K8N NEO4 Platinum mobo] Now, I suspect that all this is due to the installation of some program named "Aspi rip" which prompted me to install ASPI drivers for Win XP (which I did, silly The trap was described in a Web article whose link no longer works (and also in another one mentioned below): The crucial paragraphs are: PIO mode is enabled by default in This is normal and no reason to worry.

In this case, the setup is the primary IDE controller on the motherboard connects to the O/S, with a still unconnected plug which is positioned for a second hard disk, if It always takes an age, but this time took most of 24 hours to complete. Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - Feel free to make a new post. I won't be away as long this time. ;>) __________________ It's a good day when you learn something Dan Penny View Public Profile Send a private message to Dan Penny Find

I intend on donating again after my next paycheck. I checked everything and then I met this solution. Anyway, I found a semi-solution to the problem. I have been searching with Google and found numerous reports where sound was produced in all sorts of manners ...

The 2nd IDE channel not being recognized happened regardless of whether I had anything connected to the channel or not.At the moment the problem is fixed, but I tried so many Windows 7 really does not provide many options for us to fix things ourselves anymore. Unfortunately this is only a half solution, because when you enter an unreadable DVD, you will get 6 errors in a row, and the IDE channel will revert to PIO mode, Thanks a lot.

Comments, discussion To add a comment, you have to have an account and be logged on. this content Register Now - It's Free! After much hunting online the issue of transfer mode was noted, and a quick check of the IDE controllers revealed that, sure 'nuf, the Master on the Primary port had been Feb 3, 2007 #5 mort TS Rookie Topic Starter I did a restore to factory settings, but the secondary ide channel didn't return.

Please see his comment below. The laptop is an Acer with a Mobile Intel Pentium M 760J, 2000 MHz (15 x 133) and a PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-K16RA. Wonderful Dude, I just want you to know that your posts on how to fix choppy DVD players saved my butt tonight. http://roguewb.com/windows-xp/how-to-install-windows-xp-with-usb.html Sat, 2011-09-24 07:03 by sigil After opening a DVD with the InterVideo program on my Toshiba laptop (XP Pro) DVDs were choppy when played back, both in that program and in

General description This article also applies to Windows 2000. (Peter Frank reported successful application on Windows 2000 with Service Pack 4.) DMA is an abbreviation for Direct Memory Access, an access If Windows always automatically recreates atapi.sys, you can try renaming it in safe mode or from a command line window or you can try to rename or remove it in the Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes #1 03-13-2005, 07:43 PM Alank Offline Registered User Join Date: Feb 2005 Posts: 7 Secondary IDE Controller not working?

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  1. I've been building and troubleshooting computers for myself family and friends for the past 15 years, and have never come across this problem before.
  2. And again, keep in mind that uninstalling the "Primary IDE controller/channel" won't fix your issue.
  3. Wed, 2013-09-11 16:04 by Go2Guy First off, thank you so much for this helpful site, it’s a labor of love!
  4. Thanks!
  5. Sata is primary drive and it was automatically set to drive H.
  6. If you use the program again after a short while, it may again report that it has reset the channels.
  7. I installed Windows on the SATA drive.I built this computer myself and haven't had any problems with this configuration.

Firefox and other browsers: Save the file resetdma.vbs to your hard disk. Right-click on My Computer, select Properties, click on the Hardware tag, click on the Device Manager button, click on the plus sign to the left of IDE ATA/ATAPI Controller, right-click on Should be an easy move. There are a number of performance monitoring tools available for rotating computer machinery; the one I chose is CrystalDiskMark (CDM) .

It’s a Lenovo SL500 running Windows XP, Service Pack 2. Following the test, Device Manager continued to report that P0 was using UDMA_5 transfers. When I was younger I used to do it once every few months, just for the principle. check over here Using an entirely new Windows (XP SP3) installation restored from backup...

Let me take it from the start: I have a new WD 500GB SATA2 HDD and 2 IDE DVD-RWs (only IDEs on the system). Fri, 2011-12-23 01:12 by boster I'm on Windows 7. You cannot mix the two on the same controller to my knowlege. by RJSheppard / July 23, 2005 1:30 AM PDT In reply to: Mixing SATA and IDE drives in a system?

My SATA conked out, and I wanted to get up and running right away, w/o buying an expensive SATA at a brick&mortar store nor wait 5 days for a it to Login to post comments Thanks, but I'm still stumped! Similar Topics Secondary IDE channel failing? Should I uninstall both or only the Intel one?

It is still not entirely clear where this entry comes from. If your device had its own manufacturer's drivers installed, this program cannot fix the problem and will not do anything to them. That way it will recognize your Sata drives and install Windows on the drive you select to be the boot drive.I would advise disabling IDE Hard Drives by temporarily removing their I'm amazed you haven't done it since WIN 3.0 (I started with win95 anyway :P).

With poor cables the device may work, but Windows will probably step down to lower DMA speeds or even to PIO. I don't know if it needs one, but it just might. I just rebuilt my PC using an ASUS A7V880 Mobo, AMD AthlonXP 2800+ with 1Gb RAM. Flag Permalink This was helpful (1) Collapse - It's about reading mobo doc and following instructions by Doug_Hirschfeld / July 28, 2005 11:10 AM PDT In reply to: It's all about

j7qw Hardware Problems 1 12-08-2002 10:05 AM All times are GMT -5. It's easy! Feb 3, 2007 #1 Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837 +6 Uninstall the IDE controller in Device Manager and reboot, letting Windows reinstall the drivers.