Ultra DMA 4 keeps dropping

vbimport

#1

My Plextor 16x will drop from Ultr DMA4 to multi-read DMA 2 at the slighest hint of a disk read error or so it seems.

I know how to un-install, reboot to reset the DMA but is there any way I Can stop it from changing so often?

Always happens when a read error with Fab Platinum…


#2

You might be able to edit the registry as per the instructions at the end/bottom of this Microsoft KB Article [see below “More Information”]: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/817472/

It will make it so that there have to be 6 consecutive CRC errors instead of 6 cumulative, but when reading a disc that’s producing read errors, it may not help much.

I don’t think there is a way to stop the OS from dropping back automatically, though…


#3

Hi rago88. You might want to check your IDE cables. Make sure they are 80 pin and not 40 pin. And just make sure they are still healthy. ~ Mike