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Enabling/Disabling PIO/DMA
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By Super Admin
Published on 02/24/2005
 
To enable or disable PIO/DMA modes simply follow these steps

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.