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DMA replaced by PIO

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Gswiss, Jun 17, 2008.

  1. Gswiss

    Gswiss Private E-2

    Running under XP-SP2, when we use a single disk, DMA is active and everything is fine.

    When we connect a second physical disk as slave on the same Main IDE Channel, both switch to PIO.

    We bought a new 80-connector ribbon and tried several different slave disks. No change.

    FYI, both dvd readers are on secondary channel.
  2. akhilles

    akhilles First Sergeant

    Could be hardware failure. Try this hard disk in another working pc.

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