I know this is a repeatedly asked question and but everytime i turn my computer off, the DMA mode always reverts back to PIO. I can get back to the DMA mode by removing the IDE controllers and rebooting. I've actually found that reflashing my FW does a quicker job of resetting the DMA.
I read one thread that had a link that gave some great suggestions on changing the windows registry http://www.michna.com/kb/WxDMA.htm but I'm too chicken to try this in fear of screwing up the registry. Can someone convince me that I won't screw up my registry if I try this fix?
Are there any other suggestions? Is it safe to reflash the FW everytime I want to read/write/burn?
Here's my system:
Dell 4500, XP, SP2
Plextor 716A, FW 1.08, 80 pin cable
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