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Old 08-20-2002, 06:33 AM   #1
N_A_J_M
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Angry DMA Error


I am hoping someone can shed some light on this for me!!

I am trying to turn on DMA on my hd, I know the command required to do it but,

It doesnt work!
I have a Maxtor 6L040J2 40Gb 7200 rpm drive.

When I try to activate DMA I get this error message:
HDIO_SET_DMA failed: Operation not permitted

and the DMA setting remains off.

My motherboard is a Soltek SL-75DRV4 well capable of handling DMA.
Bios is: Award v6.0

I really want to turn on DMA in the hopes it will increase my 6.7Mb/sec transfer rate!! (which really sucks)

any help would be much appreciated!
ask your mom ask everyone if they have any idea!
 
Old 08-20-2002, 06:47 AM   #2
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Oh no dude, not another! You really should NOT double post, and to triple post, dude, that's not good.
 
  


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