Read or scroll down to ''To enable DMA mode using the Device Manager''.
Also, cleaning out TEMP/Local History files may help.
Hope this helps.
Hello, recently I have been having problems with my system. I can't access the "my computer" folder; attempting to do so causes explorer to freeze. Also, whenever I try to open an audio, video, or image file, or simply try to right-click or delete one, there is a delay of about 10-15 seconds. I can't think of any particular recent event that could have caused this, does anyone have any ideas?
I have windows xp pro and I built my own pc
athlon xp 2400+
1gb kingston ram
nvidia geforce4 ti4200 8x
creative sb live! sound card
80gb maxtor, 140gb maxtor hard drives
Thank you for the replies. However, this does not appear to be a performance issue, as programs and other things work normally, while what I described continues to occur. I scanned for spyware and viruses and that turned up empty. Frankly, I'm at a loss to explain or even guess what's happening, but it isn't something I'm willing to deal with. Are there any other suggestions or ideas? I am open to anything.
As the instructions mention at the end of #4:
? Change the selection from ''DMA if available'' to PIO only, and click OK.
? Then repeat the steps above to change the selection to DMA if Available
That is, change the setting to ''PIO'' and left click ''OK''. Then change it back to ''DMA'' and left click ''OK'' to reset the Current Transfer Mode.
Though this is not necessarily the problem this particular time you'll find that when the computer slowes down sometimes it will pay to perform this proceedure.
I hope this helps.
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