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DMA with WinXP

by mxa808 / September 26, 2004 10:53 AM PDT

@anyone:

Hi, I've just recently upgraded from w98 to xp-pro (just this morning, finally!) and it's taking a little getting used-to. The problem I'm having is finding where within XP can I enable DMA (direct memory access) for the harddrive as well as both of the opticals (CD, DVD). I've been all over "device mgr.", used search windows, etc. but came up with only references to the term and some "dead instructions". Is this function (enabling DMA) even IN XP, as far as anyone knows? It's only important to me just to enhance PC-performance and with me being so used-to enabling it in w98 and all. Thanx

mxa808

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Re: DMA with WinXP
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 26, 2004 11:21 AM PDT
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Re: DMA with WinXP
by FrankQTran / September 26, 2004 11:21 AM PDT
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1. Right-click "My Computer" icon then select "Properties"

2. Click on the "Hardware" tab then "Device Manager"

3. On the "Device Manager" screen, click on "View" then select "Resources by Type" or "Resources by Connection"

Regards,

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Re: DMA with WinXP
by mxa808 / September 26, 2004 11:46 AM PDT
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@everyone:

Thanx much, especially for the link.

mxa808

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