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Chronicle: Mother's computer slows down or freezes (2)

Chacham (981) writes | more than 3 years ago

User Journal 2

Continuing on my mother's computer , i took Com2kid's, Cyberdyne's, and Bill Dog's advice, and checked PIO Mode. I had no idea how to check what mode it was in, but it was set to "DMA if possible". A little googling and checking the registry, i reset the error counts, rebooted and all was better. Thanx!

Continuing on my mother's computer , i took Com2kid's, Cyberdyne's, and Bill Dog's advice, and checked PIO Mode. I had no idea how to check what mode it was in, but it was set to "DMA if possible". A little googling and checking the registry, i reset the error counts, rebooted and all was better. Thanx!

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If it happens again... (1)

Com2Kid (142006) | more than 3 years ago | (#33052348)

Think about possibly replacing the HD, it could be its way out. One reason Windows will sets a HD to PIO mode is if too many errors occur running it at DMA speeds.

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