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Problems with hard disk controllers

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  1. DancinXtreme

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    My computer uses the AMD 756 PCI bus master dual IDE controller. I really don't know much about it, but my device manager is saying that the primary & secondary controllers aren't working properly. It says for both:

    "This device is either not present, not working properly, or does not have all the drivers installed. (Code 10).

    Try upgrading the device drivers for this device."

    First I tried having windows search for the best drivers, but after it said it already was using the best, I tried to find the drivers online, but with no luck.

    What I don't understand is the AMD 756 PCI bus master dual IDE controller is working, but the others aren't. I also don't know why this just seemed to happen out of nowhere...my computer was working OK besides a problem with my CDrom, which seemed to fix itself, but after restarting the computer today, this whole problem happened. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
     
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    Thanks for the link...I downloaded these drivers, but the primary and secondary controllers are still not functioning properly. Any other suggestions?
     
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    Try removing all the IDE controllers and rebooting - they should be reinstalled automatically. You may want ot remove these in Safe Mode to make sure there are not multiple controller drivers installed.
     
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    Tried that too...still, nothing. I also don't understand why, after I reinstalled the drivers the last time, the device manager popped up another master controller and another secondary controller (both the same as the ones that were already there), and I can't delete them! Also, I don't know if this has anything to do with all of this, but I think it does, seeing as how my computer only popped this up after I started having all these problems - in the System Properties performance tab, I have these sentences listed:

    Compatibility-mode paging reduces overall system performance.
    Drive C is using MS-DOS compatibility mode file system.
    Drive D is using MS-DOS compatibility mode file system.

    When I click on details for the first sentence, it says "Windows was unable to identify a real-mode driver or memory-resident program loaded in your Config.sys or Autoexec.bat file. You will see another message that lists the name of the driver or program causing the problem.
    Because Windows could not identify the driver or program, it has switched to MS-DOS compatibility mode to ensure the program will run. However, this decreases overall performance. To improve performance, remove the program or driver causing the problem, or contact its manufacturer for an upgraded version."

    For the next two sentences, it says "This problem often occurs on more than one drive. Usually it is caused by a driver listed in the Config.sys file that Windows does not recognize and that is related to the message Compatibility mode paging reduces overall system performance. If you see both messages, see the Help for the Compatibility mode paging reduces overall system performance message first.
    If you only see the message Drive X is using an MS-DOS compatibility mode file system on one drive, that drive is using an MS-DOS compatibility (real-mode) driver, which may reduce that drive’s performance. Contact your hardware manufacturer to see if an updated driver is available for your drive. If not, the drive’s performance may be less than optimal, but you can still use it."

    I've reinstalled drivers like it mentions, but like I've stated, that hasn't worked. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated, because I can't seem to make sense of any of this! Thanks.
     
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