Secondary IDE Channel


J

John

I seem to be stuck in PIO Mode - I have selected DMA if Available but the
Current transfer Mode shows PIO

The Primary Channel is in DMA.

Does it need changing? If it does , how can I do it as it doesn't respond to
changing the settings.
 
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Shep©

I seem to be stuck in PIO Mode - I have selected DMA if Available but the
Current transfer Mode shows PIO

The Primary Channel is in DMA.

Does it need changing? If it does , how can I do it as it doesn't respond to
changing the settings.
Have you installed your Mother board specific drivers pack?

What O/S?



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Peter

I seem to be stuck in PIO Mode - I have selected DMA if Available but the
Current transfer Mode shows PIO

The Primary Channel is in DMA.

Does it need changing? If it does , how can I do it as it doesn't respond to
changing the settings.
Would imagine that's a BIOS settings. Do you get to see the POST info
when the computer boots? If so, you should also be able to see what
mode is being used for each IDE channel. If things go too fast just hit
the PAUSE key.

Also, what device are you connecting to the secondary IDE channel. Some
older CD devices used to use PIO mode 4, if I recall correctly.
 
J

John

As it boots I see POI.

The PC is 2002 build.



Peter said:
Would imagine that's a BIOS settings. Do you get to see the POST info
when the computer boots? If so, you should also be able to see what
mode is being used for each IDE channel. If things go too fast just hit
the PAUSE key.

Also, what device are you connecting to the secondary IDE channel. Some
older CD devices used to use PIO mode 4, if I recall correctly.
 
S

Shep©

As it boots I see POI.

The PC is 2002 build.
BUMP :)
Peter said:
Would imagine that's a BIOS settings. Do you get to see the POST info
when the computer boots? If so, you should also be able to see what
mode is being used for each IDE channel. If things go too fast just hit
the PAUSE key.

Also, what device are you connecting to the secondary IDE channel. Some
older CD devices used to use PIO mode 4, if I recall correctly.


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Peter

As it boots I see POI.
If that is the case then I can only think of 2 possible scenarios:

1) Although your computer is set to AUTO detect the IDE device the
device being detected is old and/or slow and is being detected as a PIO
device

2) The BIOS setting is being fixed at PIO mode for that IDE channel.

You're really going to have to take a look at your BIOS settings to find
out if anything needs changing. If you're not sure how to do this then
ask here, but normally pressing either the 'delete' key or 'F1' key
should do it. Have a look for some info on screen right at the start
which should say something like press DEL to enter setup. Whatever is
says to press it the key that will take you into the BIOS settings. If
you are unsure about this then you could ask again. Alternatively, if
you have the motherboard manual that came with the computer then that
will give information on how to get into and navigate around the various
BIOS screens.

 
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