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Device "ULTRA DMA MODE-2, S.M.A.R.T."

By galeard ·
Everytime I start my computer this comes up on my screen. It says I have deleted a device that could be necessary for some programs, but I can continue anyway if I hit any key. It then goes ahead and completely loads my Windows programs and all other programs. I would like to get this fixed. It also says to delete the program device and re-install it. I don't know how to do it. Could you help me by downloading to my computer the major sections of windows needed to replace this device? I would certainly appreciate it, I don't remember deleting it at any time. Thank you for your help.

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Device "ULTRA DMA MODE-2, S.M.A.R.T."

by TheChas In reply to Device "ULTRA DMA MODE-2, ...

Windows is looking for an IDE drive.
Likely a hard drive.
Or, perhaps a CD ROM drive.

Right click on the "My Computer" icon,
select properties,
click on the device manager tab.

Look through the list for yellow "?" or "!"
This is an indicator for a device that Windows is having problems with.

If you did remove a drive from your system, right click on it, and select remove.

The "best" fix for this problem, is to download and install the latest IDE bus driver for the motherboard on your PC.
Start with the PC manufacture if it is a name brand system.
Otherwise, you can use a utility like Belarc Advisor ( to determine your motherboard and chipset.

The other option, is to delete all drives and IDE controllersform device manager, and allow Windows to re-install the drivers the next time you boot the system.
(This works about 75% of the time.)


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