hello all, im new here, i will try to describe my problem as best i can, im not a computer nut so forgive me if i say something wrong.
when i got my new tower i was finally able to install another HD ( Western Digial 200 gig) dvd burner (Liteon), I already had the ATA card (Promise Ultra 133 TX2) installed with a device on it, but to get it to work right i had to put that device (a wester dig 120 HD) in the slave posticion on CS. So when i got the new HD and burner, i put the new hd on master on the primary ide port and put the dvd burner on CS in the master position on the secondary ide port. when i treid to burn a dvd, my comp ran so slow that it reset itself, later i looked at the boot up screen to see that that device was only operated at dma 2 and not UDMA 5 like everything else on the controller card. ive tried swapping my tdk cd burner with the Liteon and when on that second ide port it also will only go into dma 2 and not udma. I am using a 80 conductor cable. The box infront the card came in clearly states on the back that it you can “Attach four drives or devices to Ultra133 TX2”. I cant seem to enter the cards bios during bootup by pressing del or F8 or and other F numbers. I also went through Device manager and had no luck finding a place to switch from PIO to UDMA.
im running win 2k on a Abit MB, 768 ddr ram and 1.4 athlon
any comments or suggestions are welcomed!
Thanks for reading