Safe to uninstall IDE Controllers?

By plonialmoni
Nov 19, 2007
  1. The device manager list shows double entries for:
    - Primary IDE Channel
    - Secondary IDE Channel
    - Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller
    Is it safe to uninstall all this entries, reboot, and let WinXP reinstall them? Thanks.
  2. Fragrant Coit

    Fragrant Coit TS Guru Posts: 363

    Yes, it's common practice when a HDD is running PIO mode as opposed to UDMA.

    Does your board have 2 channel SATA as well as IDE? If so, that could be what's showing up
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