[QUOTE=mciahel;2216796]Hi and Welcome! Please use the “report post” button then, so we can deal with it.
It is a good thing to check the “Read First” threads at first. Very often, questions are covered in FAQ articles.
Additionally, no one can expect an answer within a couple of minutes. All users here are volunteers, that will or will not answer.
You are absolutely right about both subjects. and you were right about the origin of the problem. danke shon for pointing me to the right direction!
I checked DMA status of the drive and it was set back to PIO mode, i dug more about why this has happened and found out that sometimes after too much IO errors windows sets it back to PIO (say, try reading a badly scratched disk)
unfortunately a simple uninstall / reinstall didn’t do the trick for me so i found
on this page a very useful vbs script called DMAReset that got the job done and VOILA !
I hope this helps mad123 and others who have the same problem