DVD reverts to PIO versus DMA

Discussion in 'Windows Media Center' started by acfrechtling, Jan 10, 2006.

  1. acfrechtling

    acfrechtling Guest

    Is there a fix for the problem addressed below? (The quote is from a MS KB

    "For repeated DMA errors. Windows XP will turn off DMA mode for a device
    after encountering certain errors during data transfer operations. If more
    that six DMA transfer timeouts occur, Windows will turn off DMA and use only
    PIO mode on that device.

    In this case, the user cannot turn on DMA for this device. The only option
    for the user who wants to enable DMA mode is to uninstall and reinstall the

    It would be handy to be able to override the DMA to PIO transition without
    unisntalling the secondary IDE as I had to do this morning.
    acfrechtling, Jan 10, 2006
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  2. acfrechtling

    Gary Tsang Guest

    The fix is there. Now a better way to fix this is to investigate why you
    had those DMA transfer errors occurred. That is the root cause of the
    issue, not the fact that it falls back to a safer/slower setting for your
    Gary Tsang, Jan 10, 2006
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