i am getting frustrated fighting to get dma enabled on my new drive… i tried the removing the ide driver which seems to work at first. basically what happens is i remove the ide driver (which also removes the dvd driver) then scan for new HW. after it finds the new ide, i can enable dma and it even shows it as the current mode. then, it finds “cd drive” and installs it. even after this step, i can check, and sure enough, dma is still active. but then thirdly, it finds “new nec dvd drive” and install it. after this phase, it kicks the current mode back to pio only even though the option is set to dma if available.
i have an ati board (asus pundit-r) and a p4 2.8G. the only bios options available for the ide part are “type” and “pio mode”. they are both set to auto and there doesn’t seem to be an option to turn the pio off there, the only options are auto and 0-4.
does anyone have any idea of how to work around this?
btw, my HD is on a SATA port and is actually the secondary master(shows as UDMA 6 in the hardware mgr). my DVD drive is the primary master and it’s jumpers are set to cable select.
could i ever use some help…