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Some how i disabaled the secondary ide controller

In problum devices it sayes that i need to re enable so i dont no how to do that and could you tell me what what it does

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Go to device manager enable there

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http://img54.imageshack.us/img54/7770/mtkflashpb8he.jpg

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