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Old 08-01-02, 11:56 AM   #1
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Default Win XP problem with regards to CD ROM

Dear nvnews regulars, good to be back on the forums after the purile attempts for attention dirupted and destroyed the old fourm. I hope that further attacks as those seen a few days back will not happen as this board happens to be the only board I visit regularly.

Now folks, I have particular problem in WInXP pro. This problem is that I have a CD-ROM, Samsung one which is connecetd to the secondary IDE channel and to slave connecter (device 1). Now on my previous installation of WinXP, I had set the secondary IDE channel settings of device 1 in the advanced settings' setting to DMA if available. I used to get "multi-word dma 2" or something..

Now in this fresh install, the settings are the same "DMA is available" but the setting is reported to be "PIO mode only" for this device 1. I have tried everything from moving the cd rom to the master (device 0) etc and deleted from teh device manager to have it detected bby WINXP again etc and nothing works. Anybody have any clues?
Also in win2k pro and server install, both OS report that particular CD_ROM to be working in dma mode.
I hate PIO mode, hogs the CPU 100%, so slow in copying files for cds and insatlling games!!

any help appreciated.
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