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Workaround For Slow Burning In Windows Xp


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#1 brillo

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Posted 09 March 2006 - 04:58 AM

Following is a quote from MrGerber in Doom9's Forum>General>Decrypting. This is the last post in thread referring to first post, Decrypting FAQs, #9. Phrases in bold are mine. "I recommend you try the “Workaround” suggestion they provide, which requires uninstalling the IDE device driver. The driver should automatically reinstall after rebooting with a fresh start (reset) having forgotten about the accumulated I/O errors that triggered the bug. After that, you will probably need to use the Windows Device Manager Utility make sure DMA is selected for the transfer mode as suggested in Instruction #9. This procedure worked for my Windows 2000 PC."

1) How do I uninstall the device driver?
2) How do I reboot with afresh start? Just restart or?
3) How do I locate the WDMU and make sure the DMA is selected for transfer mode?

Posting here rather than Doom9's Forum because no other members were around at the time...

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#2 Albert Frankenstein

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Posted 09 March 2006 - 07:25 AM

All of this can be done through the device manager.

Start > right click on My Computer > Manage > Device Manager

Click on the "+" sign next to IDE channels (or some listing similar) to expand it. Right clicking on an item will allow you to uninstall it. Then restart the computer and Windows should reinstall the item.

Or, double click on the particular channel the problem is with. Under "Drivers" you will have options to roll back the driver or uninstall the driver etc. Under "Advanced" you can change the transfer mode (usually slow PIO mode, or faster DMA mode).
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