DMA problem...

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by GeeZuZz, Feb 10, 2002.

  1. GeeZuZz

    GeeZuZz Guest

    hey,

    i can't enable DMA on my pioneer DVD drive. I have it on the same cable as one of my harddrives, and the harddrive only runs in DMA1 mode (it is a ata-100 disk)

    Look at the screenshot i attached.


    can anyone help??

    it is actually the harddrive that is the problem, but i've heard that it can't run in ultra dma mode if it is on a cable with a PIO device...

    I know it is possible to run the DVD-player in DMA mode, because i've done it before.
     
  2. Lonman

    Lonman Bleh!

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    Try switching them around, set it up as the slave, etc. Set it up with a different IDE device... that sort of thing.
     
  3. GeeZuZz

    GeeZuZz Guest

    hmm. it just figured out something.

    It's my HD that runs in PIO mode!! woerghhhh!!!! i hate DMA - ATA 100 and all that stuff!!!! nothing workes in my PC!!
     
  4. GeeZuZz

    GeeZuZz Guest

    tried all jumper settings, and i'm running the harddrive as single, but still only PIO mode.

    I even downloaded a IBM harddrive utillity dos program, and changed the drive to Ultra DMA mode 5 - and it told me that it was done successfully. (the HD powered off and on)



    i think this is the reason why I always dropped frames when capturing video from TV...
     
  5. Lonman

    Lonman Bleh!

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    The only thing I can think to suggest is to try and get the drives (2 isn't it?) working on the Raid controller side. Hook them back up to that and go into your raid bios and fiddle around. I don't have a clue what the problem could be.
     
  6. GeeZuZz

    GeeZuZz Guest

    I'm not going to start trying that RAID thing again. I have realized that it does NOT work. I think it must be the hardware.

    I have 3 HD's and one DVD-ROM.

    disk 1 and 2 runs on IDE1 (Ultra DMA mode 3) and workes fine.
    disk 3 and DVD runs on IDE2 as the screenshot shows.

    IDE3 and IDE4 is the blue ATA-100 slots - but i can't use them.
     
  7. mavis

    mavis Guest

  8. GeeZuZz

    GeeZuZz Guest

    yes, but i figured out that my DVD-drive works fine, it is the HD that runs in PIO mode...
     
  9. Flash

    Flash Guest

    Silly question?

    Can you tell me how did you get (always there?) the "advanced tab" in the secondary IDE Properties. I do not have that, using XP pro.

    Jim
     
  10. GeeZuZz

    GeeZuZz Guest

    i always have the advanced tab - might be related to the mainboard.



    Still no help to get?

    Here's the deal right now:

    I have a IBM Harddrive that only runs in PIO mode. I've tried all different jumper settings, i've tried all combinations possible. (single as IDE1/IDE2/IDE3, master IDE1/2/3, slave IDE1/2/3 etc.)
    what's the difference between the jumper settings on IBM drives? 15pin, 16pin, 2GB clip, auto spin disable

    I'm 50 percent sure that this drive has been in DMA mode before...


    please...............................................................
     
  11. GeeZuZz

    GeeZuZz Guest

    i always have the advanced tab - might be related to the mainboard.



    Still no help to get?

    Here's the deal right now:

    I have a IBM Harddrive that only runs in PIO mode. I've tried all different jumper settings, i've tried all combinations possible. (single as IDE1/IDE2/IDE3, master IDE1/2/3, slave IDE1/2/3 etc.)
    what's the difference between the jumper settings on IBM drives? 15pin, 16pin, 2GB clip, auto spin disable

    I'm 50 percent sure that this drive has been in DMA mode before...


    please...............................................................