XP is known to show DMA but the drives are in PIO.
Workaround? Set to PIO, OK it, then set to DMA and OK it.
Specs: WinXP Pro, 2.8 Ghz P4, 512mb pc2700 ddr ram.
ZAP, NAV, Microsoft AntiSpyware, Spybot, Adaware.
I recently used Partition Magic to eliminate a Win98 partition on a dual boot machine. I deleted the partition, converted the space to NTFS, then merged with the other NTFS partition.
Since doing so, I'm having a problem with XP Pro booting slower than before.
It boots normally through the Windows loading screen, then the screen goes black or blank for exactly 1 1/2 minutes, before the destop appears.
Then after my programs are loaded, (Zone Alarm, NAV,etc.) Windows Explorer opens displaying the contents of My Documents folder.
The only other symptom that I've noticed is that my usb mouse is not recognized until I unplug then re-plug in.
I have tried several things that were unsuccessful in fixing the problem.
I have ran drive mapper several times. It seems to find the same 6 entries each time.
I have ran FIXMBR from the recovery console.
I have defragged the drive.
I also did a repair install of XP.
I know that a similar problem was posted recently in these forums, but I have not been able to locate the thread.
If someone can please point to it, or offer any advice, I would very much appreciate it.
Thanks for any help.