No Advanced Options for Plextor712

vbimport

#1

Hi all
New here to the forum and have been looking at all posts & suggestions.I just recently installed the Plextor712a and no problems so far,but after reading about checking to be sure DMA was enabled I found that my Advanced tab is missing for ide channels in Device Manager! I don’t remember the last time I checked and it was there,but I’m sure it was at one point.XP Home SP1.Any suggestions how to get the setting back?

Great forum,btw. :iagree:


#2

Welcome to the forum cher45,

You have probably installed the Intel Application Accelerator drivers? These drivers prevent you from viewing the DMA settings in your Control Panel > System. If your drive is working as it should (read: no weird buffer problems while burning) then DMA is enabled and working. Nothing to worry about!


#3

Thanks for the welcome and the quick answer.Yep,I have IAA installed so that is the answer to the puzzle.Boy,had me worried for a bit there_could not bear the the thought of a re-install as I just put in a new 120gb hdd a couple weeks ago and felt my Windows setup was in great shape.