Windows XP and unsticking PIO
Windows XP and unsticking PIO Mode Here is another piece about this. Will try this next after an uninstall.
CD-ROM and DVD-ROM drives can revert to using PIO mode, despite being set to use "DMA if Available." This article explains how to make Windows XP redetect the DMA capabilities of the drives.
This behaviour occurs with the following conditions:
Windows XP is the operating system
A CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive, which is known to support DMA mode now works only in PIO mode.
The drive controller is set to use "DMA if available" but reports to be only in PIO mode.
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NOTE: This procedure involves editing the Registry. This should only be attempted by expert users or computer professionals. Editing the registry can cause the computer to become unusable.
Find the following KEY
The last four digits will be 0000, 0001, 0002, 0003, and so on.
Under each key, delete all occurences of the following values:
Reboot the computer. Windows will now redetect DMA settings.