Primary IDE controller error?

I dont know why but for some reason my IDE controller is using MS-dos compatibility mode. I read the details in the device manager. It said that there must be something in the config file that is wrong. I checked that out but there is not anything wrong there. If anyone knows how I can fix this please help.
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rmarottaConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Try this troubleshooter to resolve your problem:

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Guava_Author Commented:
I also reformatted the hard drive to try and rid it of this problem completely reinstalling windows but that didnt help.
I need to know what computer you have (description).
What hard drive do you have installed?
Is the problem resent, have you made configuation changes or added new hardware?

post the contents of your config.sys and your autoexec.bat, and

System applet -> Device manager

Look for 'Hard Disk controllers' you should see something like 'Standard Bus Mastering IDE Hard Disk Controller' look for any conflicts, IRQ, address, etc.. post any relevent information.

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