Can you disable DMA in XP Pro???

By vegasgmc ยท 6 replies
Dec 14, 2003
  1. I need to turn off DMA for my DVDRW drive to trouble shoot. Thanks
  2. StormBringer

    StormBringer TS Maniac Posts: 2,244

    yep, go to Device Manager and set the IDE controller to PIO that you want to change.
  3. Krugger

    Krugger TS Rookie Posts: 173

    why did they change it from previous o/s's where you could disable DMA for each drive itself? just wondering.
  4. StormBringer

    StormBringer TS Maniac Posts: 2,244

    you still do, you just do it from the properties of the controller. You don't have to change both devices, they are each listed, along with dropdown boxes to choose the mode.
  5. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    It is so because DMA is done by the controller and not the drive. You might as well want to change 3D aceleration settings in monitor properties.
  6. Krugger

    Krugger TS Rookie Posts: 173

    oh i see it now, i shoulda looked before i asked!
  7. vegasgmc

    vegasgmc TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 1,377

    Microsoft has to confuse you with every new OS. It turned out to be low quality CDR discs causing the problems . Thanks
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