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Suff O'Cate Jan 11, 2005, 01:05am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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my second hard drive 160 gb, divided into 2 partition 127Gb and 21Gb, has become real slow! and when ever i ran a program that goes through that drive my cpu usage reaches 100% and becomes really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really SLOW duh :S kekeke


im gonna try and format it as soon as i move all my stuff to another hardrive which is taking ages becuz moving a 6Gb file takes like an hour to move...


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Sean B Jan 11, 2005, 01:20am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: VERY slow hard drive
Your drive is probably set to PIO mode.

Read this article to fix it:

http://www.overclockers.com/articles1161/

Suff O'Cate Jan 11, 2005, 06:13am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: VERY slow hard drive
sweet dude! tnx, had to uninstall my secondary drive, now i know why it went slow, 3 days ago it had an error or sumtin then it changed its drive letter from D: to F: and E: to G: and iwhen i changed them back some error occured or sumtin, cheerios dude! now i have to put back like 20 gigs i transfered to my other drive back, which took me like 4 hours to do :S hehehe cheerios!

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Bob B Jan 11, 2005, 06:25am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: VERY slow hard drive
that seems like a really stupid idea (windows automaticaly changing to PIO)


it should at least ask the user :(

btw i suggest scanning the drive since it seems to change it if alot of errors are found.

Sean B Jan 11, 2005, 09:54am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: VERY slow hard drive
Make sure all of your other drives aren't stuck in PIO mode.

Ross McFarland Jan 11, 2005, 10:28am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: VERY slow hard drive
Excellent resource.

I have a Primary IDE in PIO mode - Was just about to follow the instructions when I realised; does my Primary IDE have Windows on it?

If I uninstall the Primary IDE drive and it does happen to be my drive with Windows; will it be affected?
Or will Windows remain and all that will happen is I will be able to go from PIO to DMA?

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Sean B Jan 11, 2005, 10:38am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: VERY slow hard drive
You can uninstall the controller without it affecting your drive at all.

It reinstalls at reboot.


In addition to that guide, there's two other registry entries you should add:

Go to:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E96A-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}\0000

And create a new DWORD value called EnableUDMA66 and enter a value of 1.

Do the same for

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E96A-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}\0001

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E96A-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}\0002

And 0003 and 0004 if you have them.


Then, go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Atapi\Parameters

And add another DWORD value called EnableBigLba and set it to 1

Ross McFarland Jan 11, 2005, 10:56am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: VERY slow hard drive
Anyone who follows this information - Make sure not to follow in my footsteps.

Take a note of what the device is >.<

Windows can't find the correct hardware. Just great.

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Sean B Jan 11, 2005, 10:58am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Jan 11, 2005, 11:01am EST

 
>> Re: VERY slow hard drive
What do you mean it can't find the device?

It reinstalls the IDE controller upon rebooting.


Not to mention, the article on that website clearly depicts what device it is.

Ross McFarland Jan 11, 2005, 11:17am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: VERY slow hard drive
Uh; the device in the guide is a CD-R/W I think...

My setup is HD Primary IDE and it's set to PIO.

After attempting 3 times to reboot with no success I had to use 'Last Known Good Configuration'.

Now; let's see if I can actually FIX the problem.

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Sean B Jan 11, 2005, 11:25am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: VERY slow hard drive
Did you uninstall the IDE controller or the device?


Ross McFarland Jan 11, 2005, 11:32am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: VERY slow hard drive
The 'Primary IDE Channel' under 'IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers'

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Sean B Jan 11, 2005, 11:48am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: VERY slow hard drive
Then you shouldn't have a problem.

Ross McFarland Jan 11, 2005, 12:00pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: VERY slow hard drive
But I did, as I am forever destined to.

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Sean B Jan 11, 2005, 12:05pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: VERY slow hard drive
Okay....just as long as I'm not liable.

Suff O'Cate Jan 11, 2005, 06:07pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: VERY slow hard drive
well this morning my Device 1 primary IDE changed to PIO mode to cuz one of the negative and [ostive wires were touching each other and i got a missing NTF.sys file so yea, fixed the wires and when it booted checked my IDE devices and primary IDE device was set to PIO, so yea, uninstalled it and its back DMA Ultra mode

-----Toshiba P100-ST9012-----
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GeForce Go 7900GTX 512Mb GDDR3
80Gb SATA 5400rpm
17" WXGA
3dmark06=5385
3dmark05=8190
Sean B Jan 11, 2005, 06:50pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: VERY slow hard drive
Problem solved?

Ross McFarland Jan 12, 2005, 03:53pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: VERY slow hard drive
Sean I wouldn't hold anyone on this site liable for anything that happened to my PC, it's my machine I just maintain it and I use this site as a resource; I've got to know what's right and wrong - Apparently what's right is having the IDE cables wired up properly; what's wrong is my sorry excuse for a wiring job. xD

Ah well; it's all a good laugh - Problem is partially solved, I've got no freezing or clunking or clicking - regardless if my HD is PIO or DMA ... I'm not touching this machine for a week. (That is opening it up and mucking around) I need my peace with this machine!! Too much stress.

AMD Sempron 2200+ @ ~1.5Ghz
ASRock K7VT4A+
128Mb PNY GeForce 6600
SAMSUNG 256MB [PC-2100]
200Gb HDD Western Digital 7200
Stock Heatsink + Fan @ ~4000RPM
350W PSU
Edward Young Jan 27, 2005, 10:27pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: VERY slow hard drive
Hi:

I recently installed a harddrive and a dvd burner. Now I have 2 hard drives and 2 optic drives in my computer. Both hard drive were used with other computers and worked fine. However, after installing the harddrive I found that it is very slow. My Primary IDE Device #1 (Note there is Device #0) is in PIO. I uninstalled the primary IDE drive, reboot computer, windows automatically detects it. However, i check the properties again and it's still in PIO. What should i do in that case?

Sean B Jan 27, 2005, 10:45pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: VERY slow hard drive
Follow the registry guide I gave.

That should make it run in DMA.

Edward Young Jan 28, 2005, 11:41am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: VERY slow hard drive
Hi Sean:

I did everything that were said in your guide. I uninstalled the Primary IDE, reboot, windows reinstall Primary IDE, but it's still in PIO. I even added all those registry keys already. However nothing is working. I am sure all my jumpers and wire settings are all correct. Nothing seems to work so far.

When i startup the computer my computer display some info about my hardware. I got the following:

Primary Master IDE: 80GIG, UDMA5 <---- This is my WD 80 GIG
Primary Slave IDE: 8 GIG, UDMA5 <---- This is my Seagate 160 GIG

So my bios detects my primary slave as UDMA 5, but in windows it's detecting it as PIO.



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