How to extract "native mode" BIOS settings in Windows
Posted on 2008-10-27
Windows allows the IDE driver to work wither in "compatible" or in "native" mode. There is a BIOS setting usually called "Native Mode" or "Native Mode Option". It is by default set to "Auto" or "Compatible". However, it can be changed to "SATA" or "Parallel ATA" in the BIOS.
When in Windows, I need to extract the value of this settings. Any idea how can I do that. I tries using WMI to get all sorts of BIOS & IDE settings, but could not see this specific setting. As far as I know only IDE device drive uses this setting to get into native / compatible modes. maybe somebody with device driver background knows the answer.
Much appreciate your response.