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    how can I enable DMA in XP?

    I want to ensure DMA is enabled on my hard drives to improve performance of my tv card but I cannot find where you would do this.

    I went to the properties page of each drive via device manager and a couple of things I have read told me to go to the settings page and there will be a check box. There is no settings page when I go to the properties page.

    Any ideas?
    I do know everything, just not all at once. It's a virtual memory problem.

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    You need to look at the properties of the HDD Controller, not the individual drives.

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    The DMA settings is in the device manager, but its under your IDE interface drivers, and not the drive itself.

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    If it wasn't in DMA mode, your computer would be a complete slug. It's pretty easy to tell when it happens.

    Rich :¬)

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    cool, cheers guys, found it and it was already on. Least I know where it is now.
    I do know everything, just not all at once. It's a virtual memory problem.

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