Surface Pro (2017) vs Surface Pro 4
A couple of weeks ago I had some trouble with a slow PC. It was apparently something to do with the PC running in PIO Mode. It was sorted, or at least so I thought. Because although this link...click here shows a happy ending, it seems I was mistaken!
As I said at the time and no-one picked up on it...
"I went into the 'Device Manager' there is no mention of either DMA or PIO?!"
It transpires that the reason for the lack of above info was because the 'Advanced settings' tab, which gave this information, wasn't there anymore?
Yesterday, when I was using my graphics card, it was struggling to save anything? So this morning I had another look in the 'Device Manager'. I clicked on 'IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers'. All it showed was...
'Standard IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers'
What it didn't show were the Hard Drives?
So I decided to see if I could update the driver. It said it had updated it and I would have to restart the PC. When it restarted I went back into Device Manager...
ALi M5229 PCI Bus Master IDE Controller
!Primary IDE Channel
!Secondary IDE Channel
(The exclamation marks are yellow!)
I clicked on the Primary
This device cannot find enough free resources that it can use (Code 12)
If you want to use this device you will need to disable one of the other devices on this system.
Tranfer Mode: DMA if available
Current Tranfer Mode: PIO Mode
Conflicting Device List:
Input/Output Range 01F0 - 01F7 used by:
SCSI RAID Host Controller
Input/Output Range 03F6 - 03F6 used by:
SCSI RAID Host (etc)
Interupt Request 14 used by:
The Secondary IDE Channel is much the same accept the 'Current Transfer Mode: Ultra DMA Mode 4' and
the I/O Range and Interupt Request numbers are different.
I'll..."try replacing the CMOS battery"...first.
Cheers FB, for a moment there I thought no-one was going to reply!
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