ultra dma 5 not detected

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Guybo38, Feb 21, 2003.

  1. Guybo38

    Guybo38 Guest

    Hi all.

    Posting this for a friend who owns an HP Pavillion 7955.

    He recently fried his H/D and replaced it with a 40gig Maxtor making sure the jumper was set as master and had the proper
    80 pin shielded cable. The problem is that even though the bios picks it up as ultra dma 5, checking in hardware/system properties
    shows it up as being PIO. The option to use DMA if available is enabled.

    His previous drive was a Seagate 40 gig.

    We downloaded the latest inf files from Intel etc ... but to no avail.

    Any suggestions ?
  2. ignipotentis

    ignipotentis OSNN Addict

    Intel Application Accelorator

    If you have an intel chipset, please install this as your first option to solveing the problem. Never rely on microsoft to manage your bus's for you ;-).

  3. iowaboy

    iowaboy old person

    Iowa, USA
    If I remember correctly, HP uses cable select for their hard drives. Also check to see if the maxter has a connection for single drive. If set for master then the software is looking for a slave drive also.
  4. Guybo38

    Guybo38 Guest

    Tx for the info guys, will send him the link to this post and will let you know how we make out.