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Mode on IDE Devices
Just like Windows 2000, Windows XP still fails to set the DMA mode correctly
for the IDE device designated as the slaves on the primary IDE and secondary
IDE channels. Most CD-ROMS are capable of supporting DMA mode, but the default
in XP is still PIO. Setting it to DMA won't make your CD-ROM faster, but it
will consume less CPU cycles. Here's how:
1. Open the
Device Manager. One way to do that is to right click on "My
Computer", select the Hardware tab, and Select Device Manager.
2. Expand "IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers" and double-click on "Primary
3. Under the "Advanced Settings" tab, check the "Device 1" setting.
More than likely, your current transfer mode is set to PIO.
4. Set it to "DMA if available".
step for the "Secondary IDE Channel" if you have devices
attached to it. Reboot.
For a Microsoft
artical on setting the DMA mode Click Here (http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q247/9/51.ASP?LN=EN-US&SD=gn&FR=0&qry=cable%20connection&rnk=13&src=DHCS_MSPSS_gn_SRCH&SPR=WINXP).
When Running windows and it crashes you will get a blue screen and it will
automatically restart, ofter it will restart too fast for you to see the
error message. You could check the error log in this case but that is too
easy. We are going to disable auto restart on system failure.
1. Go to Start
-> Control Panel -> System (Windows+Pause works, too)
2. Go to Advanced
3. Under the Startup and Recovery section, click Settings...
4. Under System Failure un-check "Automatically restart"
slowdown when booting
If, like I had , you have a 3min+ or slower boot time where Windows XP seems
to sit for 2+ or so minutes with the XP logo doing nothing before everything
comes to life, then do the following.
from www.microsoft.com and run it the next time you boot. Do a 'Trace'
If it shows a very long 'HDD init' time of minutes rather than seconds then
this is how to fix it.
assumes you have 1 Hard drive on your primary IDE channel and a DVD-ROM(or
and CD-R on your two secondary IDE channels.
Go to start > right
click on my computer > click properties. Click Hardware > Device
Go to IDE/ATAPI
Controllers. Select primary channel. Right click properties. Click
the Advance settings tab. Then on the device (0 or 1)that does not
have 'device type' greyed out select 'disable' instead of 'autodetect'.
This should stop windows trying to find a drive that isn't there.
If you have
your IDE channels set up differently simply repat the above for the
secondary IDE channel settings.
When I did
this my boot time went from 3mins 20 to 35 seconds.
off Indexing to speed up XP
Windows XP keeps a record of all files on the hard disk so when you do a search
on the hard drive it is faster. There is a downside to this and because
the computer has to index all files, it will slow down normal file commands
like open, close, etc. If you do not do a whole lot of searches on your
hard drive then I suggest turnning this feature off:
1. Open my
2. Right click your hard drive icon and select properties.
3. At the bottom of the window you'll see "Allow indexing service to index
this disk for faster searches," uncheck this and click ok.
4. A new window will pop up and select apply to all folders and subfolders.
It will take a minute or two for the changes to take affect but then you should
enjoy slightly faster performance.
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