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Primary IDE controller error?

Posted on 1999-01-17
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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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by:Guava_
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I also reformatted the hard drive to try and rid it of this problem completely reinstalling windows but that didnt help.
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by:Astor
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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?
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by:idt
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Guava,

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

ControlPanel->System
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.


-iDT
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rmarotta earned 200 total points
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Try this troubleshooter to resolve your problem:

http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q130/1/79.asp?FR=0

Let me know if you need more.
Regards,
Ralph
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