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Old Jan 16, 2002, 10:19 PM
chubbito chubbito is offline
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I have not yet tried windows media player, i didnt know it could play dvd's. Where do I check if DMA is enabled for my drives in XP... I can't find it anywhere
Old Jan 16, 2002, 10:23 PM
chubbito chubbito is offline
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alright, i just tried it in win media player and it is still jumpy... so i guess its not a software problem...
Old Jan 17, 2002, 12:56 PM
out4zero out4zero is offline
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Okay here goes...

Open Device Manager and look for "IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers"

Now click the + sign and you should see this or similar..

"Primary IDE channel"
"Secondary IDE channel"

Now right click the first one and go down to "properties" and left click this - you'll see the tab marked "Advanced settings"...

Now the good bit

Device type should be "Auto Detection" for [B]both[/B] "Device 0" and "Device 1"

"Transfer Mode" should be "DMA if available" (You can change this if it does not say this already)

You should also do this for the "Secondary IDE channel" too..

You may be prompted to restart - if so, do it!

DMA is now selected

Hope this helps?

Old Jan 17, 2002, 08:59 PM
chubbito chubbito is offline
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alright, I checked that out, the DMA was enabled for both devices on my primary IDE (hard drive) , and on the secondary, the first device had it enabled, while the other was in PIO.. so I changed it to the DMA if available setting and restarted. I hoped that would fix it, but it's still jerky... oh well.. thanks for all of the help anyways, its much appreciated.
Old Jan 22, 2002, 08:36 AM
Creative1971 Creative1971 is offline
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I'm having same probs.I didn't by the dvd for playing dvds only ripping but it would be nice if it did play them,

Any more ideas

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