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Compaq cd drive to fast

I went in to divice manger and changed ide in the secondary to pio and still fast set ide and secondary to pio. In the ide advance settings there is no umda code any help would be great

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Re: compaq cd drive to fast

The speed of a CD is not related to the communications speed, so you should set those parameters back, to the fastest available, because data stored on a CD is generally always digital, except for an analog AudioCD. I don't know what seems too fast, but if it is music playback, then it is probably a problem with an audio codec, only a very slight chance of a bad or wrong CD driver, that has mis-identified the CD drive.

If I knew more about what you are experiencing, I could advise further.

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Most CD or DVD drives installed in modern computers have a group of short jumper pins on the rear of the drive that determine the master or slave setting for the device. The master or slave setting helps to identify the drive when it shares a connector cable inside the computer with another device, such as a hard drive or even another optical drive. Without the master or slave jumper setting, the computer would not be able to tell one device from another or from which drive to retrieve or write data. Configuring a CD drive as master or slave is a relatively simple task that takes only a couple of minutes.
Turn the CD drive so that you view the rear of the unit, then check the position of the jumper covers on the set of pins next to the power adapter plug. If the CD drive will be the only device on the IDE data ribbon cable, set the jumper cover on the two pins farthest away from the power connector. This position is the master drive setting, and, by default, most CD drives ship with this configuration. In most cases, if the CD drive is the only device connected to the cable, you do not need to change the jumper setting. Determine if you need to change the CD drive jumper setting if the device will share a connector cable with a hard drive or another optical drive. If the CD drive will be the primary (master) device on the cable, do not change the jumper setting. If the CD drive will be the secondary (slave) device on the cable, continue to the next step to change the setting. Use a pair of needle-nosed pliers or your fingers to remove the jumper cover from the CD drive if the unit will be the secondary device on the IDE ribbon cable. Set the cover over the pair of pins next the pair from which you removed it, then press it until it completely covers the pins. The jumper is now in the slave setting position.

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If your older PC has lost some zip -- An easy thing to check & fix.

After a while, usually several years, your hard disks wear. As this happens the disks will have errors. Windows keeps track of these errors and if they grow too numerous Widows will take actions designed to reduce the possibility of a catastrophic event. One thing it will do is change the method it uses to access the hard disk. It will change from DMA mode to PIO mode and slow you way down. This tip will restore DMA mode so you can get a little more use out of your aging system. You won't need any disks or special software, but you will have to reboot twice.

In Windows get to Device Manager.

One way to get there is click Start, right click My Computer, select Properties, click Hardware tab, click Device Manager button.

In Device Manager, press the + next to IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers.

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Double click Primary IDE Channel. Click the Advanced Settings tab. If there is no Advanced Settings tab then this tip will not help you, but check the other possibilities (Secondary IDE Channel, other controllers) the same way.


Check to see if the Current Transfer Mode says PIO. PIO stands for Programmed Input Output. It is the slowest mode of disk access. If the Current Transfer Mode is something with DMA (Direct Memory Access), then this tip will not help you as this is the preferred mode.

Check to see if the DMA if available is selected in the Transfer Mode box. If not, select it.

At this point you have determined that you are using PIO mode for one or some of the IDE Controllers and that you have selected DMA in the Transfer Mode. The next thing is to make Windows load the correct DMA driver.

Click the Driver tab.


Click the Uninstall button. Click the OK button. Do this for all IDE Controllers that show PIO mode.

Windows will ask if you want to reboot. Let it happen. Windows will reboot, load the DMA drivers, and tell you it has to reboot again. Let it happen.

Now the DMA drivers should have been installed and some of the snap should return to your PC.

Eventually, Windows will revert back to PIO mode. Your disk is wearing out. Get a new one!

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