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Uninstall Secondary IDE Channel in Windows XP

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by SultanFuzZz, Oct 14, 2003.

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  1. SultanFuzZz

    SultanFuzZz Thread Starter

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    Hi, I wanted to know if anyone knows of a way to uninstall my secondary IDE channel in WinXP? The thing is, I need the IRQ that is used by my secondary IDE channel controler and I only have 1 HD so I don't need that controler. I tryed uninstalling it from the device manager, but it always comes back after a reboot.
     
  2. barfly

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    What do you need the IRQ for?
     
  3. SultanFuzZz

    SultanFuzZz Thread Starter

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    For another ISA card on an embeded system
     
  4. JohnWill

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    You can turn off the IDE channel in the BIOS.
     
  5. SultanFuzZz

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    I already did but it still detects it...
     
  6. JohnWill

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    Hmm... I confess to never wanting to turn off the IDE channels, so I haven't actually tried it. OTOH, it seems odd there's an option to turn them off if it doesn't work!

    Can't you grab any other interrupt? Remember, PCI cards will share interrupts, so you can steal one that's currently being used.
     
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