Direct Memory Access (DMA) - Enable or not

  NormanD 21:19 17 May 03
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I read an article recently that recommended enabling Direct Memory Access (DMA). I started to do this via Control Panel but got a warning threatening dire consequences if I did. Can anybody out there please tell me if this option is as dangerous as M/S tell me it is. Running Windows 98SE, 20GB hard drive running from mobo and 80GB hard drive running from ATA 133 card in PCI slot. Thanks in anticipation

Norman

  hugh-265156 21:30 17 May 03

click here for some info.depends on your hardware if it supports it.some cdrws etc use pio.

  Demora 22:18 17 May 03

I got the same message but ignored it and all was FINE.

I had a 20 gig hdd and nothing happened to my pc whatsoever.

Demora

  hugh-265156 22:41 17 May 03

if you have xp set in devicemanager/ide/ primary/secondary/advanced as auto and dma if available.

  NormanD 09:52 18 May 03

Many thanks to huggyg71 and to Demora for your responses. Apologies for the delay in replying but I was called away soon after posting the query. I will read the information on the link then probably go for it.

Meanwhile I'll close the thread.

Thanks again

Norman

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