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Thread: very SLOW hard drive under xp pro... heeelp




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    Please helpÖ my ata100 hard drive slowed to ata66 speeds after

    upgrading from XP home to XP pro! The drive is listed as dma

    mode 5 in the drive properties, but Iím sure this isnít true

    because of the slow slooow performance Iím getting. Running

    sisoft sandra confirmed this as the drive tested exactly on par

    with an ata66 drive (I had typical ata100 test results in XP

    home). Iíve installed the latest via drivers of course.. and i also

    tried the older 4.38 4in1's but that didnít fix it. Oh and this exact

    same thing happened when I upgraded another, much newer

    computer (with a via chipset) from XP home to XP pro. I donít

    know what to do.

    oh, and when i look at the 4in1 folder in the registry, it lists:

    "defoult"
    "4in1AGPfile"
    "4in1delfile"
    "4in1INFfile"
    "4in1path"
    "4in1version"
    "viamach"

    is there suposed to be a "4in1IDEfile" in there? And, for the
    4in1path, it says its in ..temp\pft5~tmp\ is this the correct directory?


    thanks


    Abit kt7a
    IBM 60gxp 20gb hdd
    Windows XP pro sp1

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    Go into the device manager and uninstall the IDE controller then reboot.

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    i've already done that

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    The only helpful advice I can give is in my VIA driver FAQ anyway, but obviously you have to check your cabling and make sure the settings in the BIOS are correct.

    Aside from that, the only other thing is to run Cacheman (see my first XP Guide: http://www.tweaktown.com/document.ph...review&dId=324) and use all my recommended settings for your disk and file caches.

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