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Running XP PRO SP2

Dray,
The reference you gave was to HP's page for firmware, etc., but it is labelled as Vista. HP chooses not to recognize XP when you go from pre-installed Vista to XP, and does their best to help, but with a lecture on upgrading to XP. Will the updates on their Vista page work under XP ?

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DC4580

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  • DC4580 May 29, 2008

    Much appreciated. Thanks Chris.



    DC4580

  • DC4580 Jun 07, 2008

    Here is the solution:



    I was on with HP tech in chat and she was close, but on wrong device. Here is the procedure that corrected my problem:

    _____________________________________________

    Goto Control Panel->System->Hardware->Device Manager.

    Click on View, choose devices by connection.

    Expand the ATI IDE Controller
    Expand the Primary IDE Channel
    Make sure ATAPI DVD A DH16AYH is listed under the expanded IDE Controller.

    Double Click the Primary IDE Channel
    Click on Advanced Settings Tab
    Change the transfer mode for Device 0 from "DMA if available" to "PIO only"
    Click OK

    ____________________________________________

    I am back to normal use of the Cd drive now. Thanks for any assistance.

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They may be hit or miss using the Vista drivers for XP. I'll check around the web to see if they have any XP drivers for you, and post them back up.

Chris

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