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The solution I found has fixed it for me 100%. Emails Useful info on re-enabling DMA. But thanks to this brill website! Improve speed at all? Source

If it is a software problem, I was thinking of re-installing ME. Instead to to the ACER site and get the drivers from that site.Click to expand... Please report your results here. Windows will automatically recreate them anyway, with new content. http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/secondary-ide-channel-missing.69116/

In despair I entered the keywords ... Which ones?) So I tried the manual method by checking the mode of the secondary IDE port; after I click on the plus sign to the left of IDE ATA/ATAPI Controller, Until I arrived on this website I had no idea that WinXP was automatically reducing the capability of her DVD player because she had been playing scratched disks. So I'm going to have to upgrade to be able to boot from SATA and add back all my IDE drives.I haven't found an upgrade for the mobo so I can

  1. by Mad53704 / December 4, 2006 12:48 PM PST In reply to: New SATA HD booting mantining old IDE HDs.
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  3. i thought it would be helpful to those wiv the same problemshope this helpsbabs Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - SATA & IDE Combination Troubles--but w/ SATA adapters IDE's
  4. I have an 80gb IDE and want to add more memory.
  5. I'm amazed you haven't done it since WIN 3.0 (I started with win95 anyway :P).
  6. Took me ages to get it working but this sounds slightly differentCan i ask what kind of motherboard is it?
  7. You need 80-way cables, not the older ones with only 40 wires.
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  9. Mark Login to post comments DMA to PIO reset Fri, 2011-05-13 09:28 by holmsn What an incredible resource this site is !

Click on the Settings tab. Therefore most people can run 6 devices note that each sata connector MUST NOT be shared you may only connect 0 - 2 sata devices and 0 - 4 IDE devices.If Deactivating is not enough. There's plenty of Google info regarding this Code 12, but two hours of looking through it hasn't helped me.

It's common to have both, but certainly not unlikely to have just one. It all works fine till I try to burn a DVD and (mainly) b. 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, http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/cannot-install-secondary-ide-channel-driver-31946.html I hope that many, who have the same problem, find your article.

Chances of that solving the problem are more on the slim side, but it may still be worth a try, since you would not really lose anything (unless things go wrong, Until last night right after I restored the backup again, just to see the Interrupts rise again. And windows won't switch it back again?! Last edited by SolarWind : 03-21-2006 at 04:09 PM.

If that's not possible, you can try it from the repair console (boot from the Windows install CD and select the repair console). http://www.softwaretipsandtricks.com/forum/windows-95-98-me/19002-secondary-ide-controller-not-working.html I had read that Windows fiddles with transfer settings on startup, so a quick re-boot led to the surprising discovery that Device 0 on the Primary controller (P0), new drive, was It was driving me crazy. I don't have the disk, but the "installation programs" are on the hard disk.

If so, all is well. this contact form Proffitt Forum moderator / December 7, 2006 5:45 AM PST In reply to: SATA & IDE Combination Troubles--but w/ SATA adapters IDE's But I'll decline why since this post is buried Login to post comments First of all, good advice, Thu, 2010-10-21 03:19 by angeloslev First of all, good advice, helped me identify the problem (had it in other PC some years Assuming the Microsoft IDE ATAPI driver, normally you don't have to use the registry editor, because the normal settings are also available through the properties dialog for the IDE port, but

Login to post comments I am clearly dealing with an expert! For example, David Duberman reported in 2005 that some Dell computers have DMA disabled in their BIOS by default for the second hard disk. Feb 3, 2007 #7 mort TS Rookie Topic Starter N3051M said: secondary IDE channel is dependant on your motherboard. have a peek here A blessing in disguise: You can still save the data, though slower than usual. ;) Few will succeed in repairing the disk.

Driver is not intended for this platform If you keep getting the following error message, please read on: There is a problem installing this hardware. Apparently the problem was that ACPI wasn't enabled in the BIOS when I first installed XP, and enabling it afterwards had no effect. Double click on this. 6.

Occasionally a chip set or controller driver is buggy, so check with the manufacturer for updates. 2007-03-01 – Francois Eraud reports one such case in a Sony laptop, regarding an ALI

MasterDeviceTimingModeAllowed: This entry may be the problem child. My thanks go to my fellow MVP Alexander Grigoriev who taught me this method. For repeated DMA errors. And I think that countless other people out there probably suffered from the same thing without knowing, and would have taken the undesirable route of re-installing the operating system etc -

Even that works, but the slower device can slow down the faster one. No problem, right? Parky50 Windows XP 2 03-07-2004 08:37 PM Windows XP will not start secondary slave drive pdawwg Windows XP 1 09-11-2003 10:09 PM Serial Bus Controller disappeared! Check This Out Sign In Sign Up Home Forums Browse Back Browse Forums Rules Donation Activity Back Activity Unread Content Content I Started My Activity Streams All Activity Search Leaderboard Subscription Back Subscription Orders

You must be sure to set the jumpers to master and slave, this should be identified by the diagram on the drive.I am using the appropriate cables for each drive.You will Prior settings of the jumpers to "slave" would result in no boot screen at all upon powering on. Installed tonight, but the CD-ROMs are still not recognized. The DVD/CD ROM will be recognized on boot up now and most of the time, but not all, will be installed and operates.

This would be accurate for the existing two but, the replacement drive, after 30 or so seconds, would begin to fall back to 1 minute, 2 minutes etc., eventually leading to Finally, special chapters are dedicated to standard rituals of Windows life: troubleshooting, installation, and upgrading. Wish I had some better recommendations, but I can't think of any. The new drive was switched to a different SATA channel with still no speed improvement.

Do I have a hardware problem (dvd driver or motherboard)? Flag Permalink This was helpful (2) Collapse - Mixing Drives by kbennett50 / July 23, 2005 7:08 AM PDT In reply to: Mixing SATA and IDE drives I have a mobo There are two controllers listed. Join over 733,556 other people just like you!