How do i turn the DMA on in WinXP

how do i enable the DMA in Windows XP

Via control panel, system, hardware, device manager. Doubleclick on IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers, Second Tab. There you’ll see what DMA setting Windows XP is using.

And for DVD/CD-RW drives it wont get higher than MultiWord DMA mode 2 … which is the setting Win XP uses for current Drives !