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DMa video capture error

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by jessi_jo, Mar 16, 2002.

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  1. jessi_jo

    jessi_jo Thread Starter

    Mar 16, 2002
    I have an all-in-one radeon 7500 video card
    this card has a tv feature
    Every time i turn on the video feature i get an error message that says:

    Video Capture and TV-on Demand performance will be degraded on this system as DMA for the hard disk is not enabled.
    Please check the system settings in the Windows Control Panel for the following devices
    WDC WD300BB-32AUA1

    I have windows XP and I am stuck
    I have already went to device manager and tried to enable dma in my ide channels

  2. brianF


    Dec 2, 1999
    Did you check it here, it's not under hard disk, but ide controllers

    To work around this behavior, open Control Panel, and then follow these steps to configure the DMA/PIO settings for a controller:

    Double-click Administrative Tools , and then click Computer Management .

    Click System Tools , and then click Device Manager .

    Click to expand IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers .

    Click the specific controller for which you want to configure DMA/PIO settings.

    Click the Advanced Settings tab.

    In the Transfer Mode box, click either PIO Only or DMA if available.
  3. jessi_jo

    jessi_jo Thread Starter

    Mar 16, 2002
    I already tried that, no luck.

    Ant other ideas?

    Also when I record from tv I drop frames like crazy any suggestions for that?

    Thanks for your help

    Jessi C
  4. Jedi_Master


    Mar 12, 2002
    Did you try enabling DMA in the BIOS ??
  5. Nick Scott

    Nick Scott

    Dec 11, 2001
    Also, do you have an Intel m/b chipset? If not then the native implementation of Windows DMA may not work particularly well with it. If you have a VIA chipset it would be worth going to their web site and downloading the latest bus-mastering IDe drivers for your particular chipset.

    One last thing. In XP you need to be logged on with an account that has administrative privileges (typically the first account created on the PC) before you can make any changes that will take any effect on the system.
  6. jessi_jo

    jessi_jo Thread Starter

    Mar 16, 2002
    This still has not worked for me and I know my hard drive Can be DMA enbled.

    Also... Is this the reason that when I record it drops so many frames.

    Thanks Jessi C
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