Updating ata controller
A further cause may be waking from standby mode, if one of the involved components does not perform this process correctly.
A blessing in disguise: You can still save the data, though slower than usual. Just pulling the pin straight may not quite cut it, as the connection to the printed circuit board is probably broken.So it is a good idea to check the BIOS settings first.2007-05-13 – Jason Paquette confirmed that the BIOS setting in his Dell computer was wrong too and prevented DMA mode.Occasionally a chip set or controller driver is buggy, so check with the manufacturer for updates.2007-03-01 – Francois Eraud reports one such case in a Sony laptop, regarding an ALI M5229 chip set controller, solved with driver version 4.008.2008-03-30 – Arran located the elusive drivers for this ALI M5229 controller chip.
Please read his comment For those with the ALi M5229 IDE Controller in the comments on one of the next pages.
in our multimedia devices, tele-phones, microwave ovens, medical and health based equipments e.g.
blood-pressure meter, UPS, Power supplies, burglar alarms & detectors and other security and safety equipment, etc.
Correcting the BIOS setting immediately enabled the DMA mode.
A not so rare hardware problem is a bad or too long IDE data cable.
Instead it will report that no resettable DMA channels were found. The program tries to reenable DMA in the registry exactly as described below, for all suitable (S)ATA channels.