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IDE cd drive causes long load times

Last response: in Components
July 26, 2007 10:01:51 PM

I recently built a computer that contains a sata drive, a sata dvd drive, and i put my old ide dvd in there as well. When the IDE drive is connected the windows loading bar passes about 30 times almost as if something is timing out before windows loads... However the drive works perfectly. If i unplug the IDE drive, then windows loads in roughly 5 to 6 passes. I don't understand why this drive makes the load times so much longer. Any suggestions?
July 26, 2007 10:31:03 PM

hmmm... pen my computer then device manager then controllers, check that the drvice is in DMA not PIO mode,