Lost DMA tab in ATA controller settings

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  1. tart666

    tart666 Golden Member

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    I just noticed I don't have the "Advanced properties" page for my ATA controllers in my win2k box. All the other tabs are there: General / driver / resources. But not the DMA tab.

    Also the "write cache enabled" is now grayed out on the HD properies page.

    Any suggestions? I have SP3 with IAA 2.3 installed. Have two HD's primary master and primary slave. Secondary chain is CD and CDRW. Also have a Promise ATA66 card with a lone zip drive on it.
     
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    Lord Evermore Diamond Member

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    The Intel drivers should be enabling DMA by default, and won't give you the option to turn it off. This usually happens when you use manufacturer-specific drivers rather than the Microsoft generic drivers.
     
  4. tart666

    tart666 Golden Member

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    Thx, i did see that I can tweak DMA via the IAA application.

    How about the "write cache" checkbox being disabled now, will that affect performance? And where do I turn it on now?