All of you who are experiencing problems with DMA mode (falling back to PIO mode or refusing to use DMA mode totally), please send me an e-mail at email@example.com
My first guess would be that this problem must have something to do with the IDE interface.
Please let me know all about your system, especially mainboard/chipset type, the IDE drivers you are using, the settings in your mainboard BIOS regarding IDE, etc.
Some endusers have reported problems with their IDE drivers and have been able to solve some problems by switching to the standard Microsoft Windows IDE drivers. You might want to give it a try.
Thanks in advance for your response.
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