I consider myself to be technically inclined but this issue has been bothering me for a while.
My system is a Pentium4 3Ghz 1.25GB ram Pioneer 110DVD+RW MCE2005
System symptoms are generic and seems related to DMA access
Only my drives attached to my PATA is slow on access or writing but the ones on SATA run absolutely fine. On primary IDE channels there both set to UDMA6 where as my secondary on Not applicable even though its suggested for DMA if available. Ive tried uninstalling the drive and the secondary ide channels. didnt work. Tried running regedit and manually adding DMA there which did squat. I did have a DVD that wouldnt read but after a few tries the system picked it up so my guess is that winxp struggled withthe disc and reverted to Pio mode but the question is how do I reverse the damage? I do not have System restore point available.