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2nd hard drive not working right?

by pjmystic / July 22, 2005 12:20 AM PDT

I bought a new Dell Dimension 3000 last weekend and added the hard drive from my old Dell to it. The problem is, all of the mp3 files on that old hard drive aren't playing right. They're choppy and have gaps in the music every now and then.

The installation seemed flawless. Actually, when I rebooted my computer after installing it, it recognized the 2nd HD immediately, and I didn't need to go into BIOS or anything. Maybe this is where my problem is? I thought it seemed a bit too easy but am not sure what to do.

Thanks in advance.

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Very well known issue.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 22, 2005 1:01 AM PDT
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Still not working
by pjmystic / July 23, 2005 2:55 AM PDT
In reply to: Very well known issue.

Thanks for you suggestion. I followed your advice, read the Microsoft article, and did all and nothing worked.

Under Primary IDE Channel: Device 0 transfer mode is set to DMA if available and current transfer mode is Ultra DMA Mode 2. Device 1 transfer mode is set to DMA if availabe and current transfer mode is PIO Mode. I switched both back to PIO mode, closed it, then went back in and switched them back to DMA if available. Device 0 would always come back to Ultra DMA Mode 2 under current transfer mode, but Device 1 never does.

I also did the same thing with the Secondary IDE Channel, even though both looked fine.

Lastly, I uninstalled the Primary IDE Channel, rebooted and when everything reinstalled, went back in to properties and had the same situation as above. Tried the fixes and still no go.

Any other suggestions? Thanks again.

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Look to...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 23, 2005 3:31 AM PDT
In reply to: Still not working

a) BIOS updates.
b) Motherboard driver updates. *Both a and b items are nothing a Microsoft Update or button will do for us.
c) Pop a new 80 conductor cable in with all devices on Cable Select.

In closing the exact make/model of the devices on the channel would be nice to know. Sometimes I run into an old CDROM or other IDE device that also needs a firmware update.


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by banderajoe / July 29, 2005 3:37 AM PDT

I have a new Dell dimension 2700 pc with windows xp. when i try to send a picture when it gets to the 3rdand final step the cannot display page comes up. The phone lines where i live are really slow i live in the country could this be the problem? thanks Joe

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