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Sata running slow again (11 mb/s)


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#1 Justin Smith

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Posted 26 September 2009 - 11:46 AM

Hey...downloaded combofix from this site a lot so i decided that this was going to be my forum to work with.

OS = XP Home
Ram = Corsair 4 gb of ram
Mainboard = XFX MG-63ML-7159 mb
Chipset = NVIDIA GeForce 7150
Southbridge = nForce 630i





First of all i'd like to say i had this problem once before where i ran HDTune and my hard drive was running at 11MB/s and i wasn't happy with that. If i recall correctly, i tried the HDTune in safe mode / mini-pe (like a linux) and it ran over 70 MB/s. I was messing around with it at work and stuff and i had it working in Windows xp at like 70-75 MB/s. I dont really remember what i did to get it working. i think i was messing around with the drivers and got it but everytime i do that now it dont work

It said to be detailed so i'd like to say all this stuff:

IDE mode in BIOS right now
Didn't install drivers with XP installation (F6)
Never did i have to format or repair to fix this installation (installing sata drivers in windows setup example)
I think this is a driver issue...so i went ahead and reinstalled drivers for MB from nvidia's site and my original CD
its currently in sata slot 3 (video card in way) but it worked before
CD ROW is sata too

Any Suggestions?

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#2 Justin Smith

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Posted 26 September 2009 - 11:51 AM

I am in safe mode right now and it's running at 11 mb/s...i think thats different from last time b/c i can remember taking out startup items and all kinds of stuff to see what was slowing it down.

Just tried uninstalling and installing drivers in safe mode...Reboot and still the same speed

Edited by Justin Smith, 26 September 2009 - 12:21 PM.


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Posted 26 September 2009 - 12:40 PM

You might check the DMA settings for that drive.

The Current Transfer Mode should be at least DMA 4, DMA 5, or DMA 6...for any drive, IMO.

The Transfer Mode for each controller should reflect DMA If Available.

See directions for XP at http://www.real-knowledge.com/dma.htm.

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Posted 26 September 2009 - 12:57 PM

What method are you using to measure and determine these speeds. I wonder what mine is and if I have a problem too!

Click Start, Run and in the box enter:

msinfo32

Click OK, and when the System Summary info appears, click Edit, Select All, Copy and then paste
back here.

There would be some personal information (like System Name and User Name) or whatever appears to
be only your business that you can delete from the paste.


IDE is the common interface to HD and CD drives. Some form of DMA is the fastest and PIO is slowest.

Verify the Transfer Mode in the IDE channels are not set to PIO instead of the preferred DMA.

This is easy to check and generally easy to fix and the mode would not have changed by itself,
so if it has, we should figure out why and fix it.

To launch the Device Manger console, click Start, run and in the box enter:

C:\WINDOWS\system32\devmgmt.msc

Click OK.

Expand the IDE/ATA controller section to see your IDE channels. Right click each, Properties, and for each
channel that has an Advanced Settings tab, determine the Transfer Mode. There are usually east 4 to check, maybe
fewer for laptops.

Report back for each device the Device Type and Transfer Mode settings - DMA or PIO and then if it needs
changing, we can decide the best advice.


What hamluis said :thumbsup:

Edited by joseibarra, 26 September 2009 - 12:58 PM.

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Posted 26 September 2009 - 09:47 PM

You might check the DMA settings for that drive.

The Current Transfer Mode should be at least DMA 4, DMA 5, or DMA 6...for any drive, IMO.

The Transfer Mode for each controller should reflect DMA If Available.

See directions for XP at http://www.real-knowledge.com/dma.htm.

Louis

All those are DMA if available BUT i just noticed that Secondary IDE(first one of the 2 secondary IDE's in device manager) has Device 0 as Ultra DMA mode 5(which i think i set in BIOS) and the device 1 is running PIO (both are set as "dma if available"

I do have a sata CD ROM too but i'm not sure which one it is

Edited by Justin Smith, 26 September 2009 - 09:56 PM.


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Posted 26 September 2009 - 09:48 PM

OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3 Build 2600
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name GAMING
System Manufacturer XFX
System Model MG-63MI-7159
System Type X86-based PC
Processor x86 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 11 GenuineIntel ~2666 Mhz
BIOS Version/Date American Megatrends Inc. V1.2, 4/23/2008
SMBIOS Version 2.5
Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS
System Directory C:\WINDOWS\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-2111)"
User Name GAMING\GamingPC
Time Zone Eastern Daylight Time
Total Physical Memory 4,096.00 MB
Available Physical Memory 2.39 GB
Total Virtual Memory 2.00 GB
Available Virtual Memory 1.96 GB
Page File Space 5.84 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys


IDE section

Name Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller
Manufacturer (Standard IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers)
Status OK
PNP Device ID PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_056C&SUBSYS_73991462&REV_A1\3&267A616A&0&40
I/O Port 0x0000FFA0-0x0000FFAF
Driver c:\windows\system32\drivers\pciide.sys (5.1.2600.0 (XPClient.010817-1148), 3.25 KB (3,328 bytes), 8/4/2004 8:00 AM)

Name Primary IDE Channel
Manufacturer (Standard IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers)
Status OK
PNP Device ID PCIIDE\IDECHANNEL\4&2E459C7E&0&0
I/O Port 0x000001F0-0x000001F7
I/O Port 0x000003F6-0x000003F6
Driver c:\windows\system32\drivers\atapi.sys (5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-2108), 94.25 KB (96,512 bytes), 8/4/2004 8:00 AM)

Name Secondary IDE Channel
Manufacturer (Standard IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers)
Status OK
PNP Device ID PCIIDE\IDECHANNEL\4&2E459C7E&0&1
I/O Port 0x00000170-0x00000177
I/O Port 0x00000376-0x00000376
Driver c:\windows\system32\drivers\atapi.sys (5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-2108), 94.25 KB (96,512 bytes), 8/4/2004 8:00 AM)

Name Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller
Manufacturer (Standard IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers)
Status OK
PNP Device ID PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_07F0&SUBSYS_73991462&REV_A2\3&267A616A&0&70
I/O Port 0x0000D480-0x0000D487
I/O Port 0x0000D400-0x0000D403
I/O Port 0x0000D080-0x0000D087
I/O Port 0x0000D000-0x0000D003
I/O Port 0x0000CC00-0x0000CC0F
Memory Address 0xF9F7C000-0xF9F7DFFF
IRQ Channel IRQ 21
Driver c:\windows\system32\drivers\pciide.sys (5.1.2600.0 (XPClient.010817-1148), 3.25 KB (3,328 bytes), 8/4/2004 8:00 AM)

Name Primary IDE Channel
Manufacturer (Standard IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers)
Status OK
PNP Device ID PCIIDE\IDECHANNEL\4&2811A576&0&0
Driver c:\windows\system32\drivers\atapi.sys (5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-2108), 94.25 KB (96,512 bytes), 8/4/2004 8:00 AM)

Name Secondary IDE Channel
Manufacturer (Standard IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers)
Status OK
PNP Device ID PCIIDE\IDECHANNEL\4&2811A576&0&1
Driver c:\windows\system32\drivers\atapi.sys (5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-2108), 94.25 KB (96,512 bytes), 8/4/2004 8:00 AM)

Go to www.hdtune.com and download the free version. I go to "error check' and it says the speed right on the right after u hit start. This does not like delete data or anything just so you know

Edited by Justin Smith, 26 September 2009 - 09:58 PM.


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Posted 26 September 2009 - 10:12 PM

FIXED!!!!!! I'm not sure what thing i did of the two fixed the problem...i think the first one did but i'm going to say what i did

#1. Went into BIOS and on the first page where it lists the hard drives and cd-roms and changed the DMA from AUTO to the Highest DMA (5 and 6 on other)

#2 i uninstalled the driver for the IDE ATA/ATAPI Controller

I think it was #1 but i'm just listing both cause thats what i did. My hard drive with HDTune is now reading at 75 MB/s now :thumbsup: Thanks guys!

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Posted 27 September 2009 - 08:35 AM

Glad you solved it, happy computing :thumbsup:.

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