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Enabling/Disabling PIO/DMA

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Enabling/Disabling PIO/DMA
By  Super Admin  | Published  02/24/2005 | System Performance Page 2 | Unrated
Enabling/Disabling PIO/DMA

Open Device Manager: Start - Run - DevMgmt.msc

Expand the category "IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers"

Right click the desired IDE controller (Primary/Secondary) and choose Properties.

Choose the "Advanced Settings" tab.

Change "Transfer Mode" as necessary.


Note: This option will only be available on hardware that supports this feature. If you are unsure please contact your hardware manufacturer.

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  • Comment #1 (Posted by an unknown user)
    This is na´ve. Windows often forces PIO mode, which cannot be changed in Device Manager and requires editing the registry to fix.
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