View Full Version : IDE channels missing

13-08-2008, 05:14 PM
Wanted to check DMA setting on a slow XP machine but device mgr doesn't show any channels under the IDE/ATAPI controller section. The nvidia controller is there but that is all. Makes it hard to check DMA/PIO mode!

Any ideas how this could come about? Googling hasn't been helpful.

Machine is a DSE one a few yrs old with one HDD and one CDRW. Will get to check it on Fri.

Speedy Gonzales
13-08-2008, 05:51 PM
See what it says in the BIOS for it

13-08-2008, 11:12 PM
Yea, will have a poke into the BIOS but don't hold much hope for seeing the problem there. Think I'll end up imaging the drive and uninstalling the controller. But will check jumpers etc first. I don't know whether it has always been like this or whether there has been a change. I'll also check that Intel accelerator isn't loaded as this can cause funny disk problems.