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Old 6th February, 2003, 07:07 AM
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uh oh

i think i messed up by installing the 2.03 ide portion in the unified driver section, it is reading my ata 133 drive as being a scsi device, and i have no idea if im using dma or what, is this normal or do i need to uninstall the driver and start from scratch? or will it be ok like it is? also a quick question, i just got this windows XP from a retailer. do newer versions of windows also include SP1? because when i run the "scan for updates" at microsoft the SP1 is not showing up as something i need.
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Old 6th February, 2003, 04:32 PM
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Messing with IDE drivers is not conducive to your machine's smooth functioning, at least in my experience. If your IDE drive is now a "SCSI Device," dare I add an "Uh-oh?"

See if you can replace the "SCSI" IDE driver with a real driver. Be prepared to wipe the drive and do a fresh installation of XP.

Double-click "System" in Control Panel. The first new window will tell you if SP1 is installed. The latest version of XP does include SP1. That's why it costs an extra $5.
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