Flip the DMA to PIO and back.
The procedure is simple, doesn't require a reboot and is noted at http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/device/storage/IDE-DMA.mspx
My new VAIO VGN-FS810 fails to play audio properly. The thing sounds like an old 8-track player with bad wow and flutter. I uninstalled the driver and downloaded the latest (same one I had) driver from Sony and installed it. I have adjusted every setting I could find and tried every trick I know or have heard about and nothing changes. Sometimes things play well, and then the distortion kicks in. Usually when something accesses the CPU (seems like to me). Does anyone have any suggestions for me?
I'm running XP Home Service Pack 2. System restore has not worked, no matter how far back I restore. HELP!