Very Slow PC
Posted 25 May 2008 - 10:14 AM
Is it normal to have the primary ide channel device 0 selected as dma if available but in pio mode...can this be changed or no? The device 1 is in ultra dma mode 6 and the secondary device 0 is in ultra dma mode 2 device 1 is not applicable.
i tried toggling from pio mode only then back to dma if available but no change
Thanks for any help in advance
Edited by whit023, 25 May 2008 - 10:15 AM.
Posted 25 May 2008 - 10:56 AM
Right click on My Computer and choose "Properties". Click the "Hardware" tab and then the "Device Manager" button. Expand (click +) IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers.
Right click on Primary IDE channel and choose "Uninstall"...accept the change.
Reboot and Windows will reinstall the channel and any devices assigned to it...you will then be asked to restart your machine...do so.
Check your transfer mode settings again. Are they correct now?
Posted 25 May 2008 - 04:23 PM
If the settings revert to programmed input/output, it may be indicative of a drive going bad.
Posted 26 May 2008 - 07:14 PM
Thanks again in advance
Edited by whit023, 26 May 2008 - 07:15 PM.
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Posted 29 May 2008 - 06:12 AM
Question....i read somewhere that if you get a freeze or improper shut down of computer it marks the HD where the shutdown took place as a dirty file or file area untill you preform a chkdsk which will then clear the area of it. Could that be part of my problem with it switching to PIO mode as i have a 4 year old that did that coupled with a freeze up or two after that where i had to manual restart and my serious slow downs began.
Ummm when i go to scan my G drive which is a partition of the main drive that contains the C drive it just freezes on stage four of the chkdsk...any suggestions?
I just read in another topic it took someone 2 days to scan there disk....i had waited 2 hrs with no movement on the chkdsk stage 4 of 5 and the light on the front of the computer solid as if working but no hdd sounds so assumed it was froze...will post back after leaving it on all night and see if it advances at all by morning.
Edited by whit023, 29 May 2008 - 01:03 PM.
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