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  1. thechubby1

    thechubby1 Thread Starter

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    I have a Dell laptop. My desktop freezes a couple of seconds after I boot up. I can move the cursor around fine. I'm wondering what to do. Do I need to run something on safe mode or what?
     
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    1. Right click on My Computer > Properties > Hardware Tab > Device Manager
    2. Left click the IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers group
    3. Right click on Primary IDE and hit Uninstall
    4. Reboot the computer, the Primary IDE drivers will re-install themselves after you reboot.
    5. Go back to the Device Manager and Left click the IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers group again.
    6. Right click on Primary IDE Channel and go to Properties > Advanced Settings tab.
    7. Make sure that both Device's Modes are on "DMA if available".
    8. Link Explaining http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/hardware/gg463526.aspx
     
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