i got transfer mode problems with my SONY DVD+-RW DW-Q58A
inspection in the device manager showed the following:
primary ide-device 0 current transfer mode is at "ultra dma mode 5"
primary ide-device 1 current transfer mode is at "not available"
secondary ide-device 0 WAS at "pio"
secondary ide-device 1 current transfer mode was at "not available"
i thought that my dvd-drive is secondary-ide; device 0;
although "dma, if available" was selected, the channel only had "pio".
i hoped to fix it with this thread:
first, i set the channel to "pio" - reboot - then i set the channel again to "dma, if available" - reboot - same shit as before, nothing changed.
then i deleted the secondary ide - reboot - another problem occured windows can't reinstall the driver for the secondary ide. each reboot i am told, that new hardware is found (the 2nd ide), but the drivers could not be installed (neither automatically nor manual method functioned).
i am using xp pro sp2 (all updates installed).
now there is a yellow sign on the ide-channel in my device manager.
and now the curiosity: i can see and open data on my dvd drive in windows-explorer ....
don't know what to do ... anybody got an idea?
thanks in advance