I just checked & dma is enabled But I show 2 primary channels. They use the same driver & the first shows use this device (enable) under general & under advanced shows device 0 auto detection in gray (not selectable) DMA if available (selectable in white) & Ultra DMA mode 4 (in gray not selectable). Device 1 shows auto detection (in white selectable, dma if availavle (in white selectable) & transafer mode not available (in grey not selectable)
The second primary channel in general device usage is blank & in gray & not selectable. In advanced view all is the same as the first primary channel but current transfer mode shows Ultra DMA Mode 5.
Could the presence of 2 primary channels be my problem?
What is the significance o one being DMA 4 & the second being DMA 5.
I also wonder about the firmware A106 since it is not on LG's website. I think this is a 3rd party firmware.
I would appreciate any help anyone could give me since eMachines tech support couldn't figure it out.
Sorry for the long post but I didn't know how to send screenshots of the ide channel boxes.