Ways To Speed Up Windows XP - Ensure XP Is Using DMA Mode

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Ways To Speed Up Windows XP - Ensure XP Is Using DMA Mode

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XP enables DMA for Hard-Drives and CD-Roms by default on most ATA or ATAPI (IDE) devices. However, sometimes computers switch to PIO mode which is slower for data transfer - a typical reason is because of a virus. To ensure that your machine is using DMA:

* Open ‘Device Manager’
* Double-click ‘IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers’
* Right-click ‘Primary Channel’ and select ‘Properties’ and then ‘Advanced Settings’
* In the ‘Current Transfer Mode’ drop-down box, select ‘DMA if Available’ if the current setting is ‘PIO Only’

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