Windows XP users: check your DMA settings!
Perform the following steps to make sure that
your Windows XP installation has DMA enabled for IDE devices:
- Under DEVICE MANAGER, open IDE ATA/ATAPI
- On the PRIMARY and SECONDARY IDE CHANNELS,
open up their PROPERTIES display.
- In PROPERTIES click on the ADVANCED SETTINGS
- Make sure that TRANSFER MODES is set to DMA
IF AVAILABLE. and not PIO.
If any changes wre made, reboot your computer.