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By dlippus ·
my stepfather just purchased an amdk6-2,500mhz chipset with a Tyan S1590s Trinity AT100 motherboard slapped it together with a creative labs cd rom and a samsung hard drive. Did an upgrade install from win95 to win98.He now has a problem with the dma,where as it is non-functional (cd-rom and hard drive now slow up the pc.)He did mention having to work around a cab file, but im not certain that it had any baring on the dma.

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by trel_ In reply to dma problems

All of the above are good suggestions and troubleshooting steps. However, there is a certain ambiguity in the question. It makes it sound like the DMA Controller on the Motherboard is not functioning in Device Manager. This would makes sense as this Motherboard uses a VIA Chipset that has support for ATA33 Hard Drives, in addition to normal PIO Mode Drives. Windows 95 did not have built in drivers for this chipset, and needed to be updated. Windows 98 SE had built in drivers, but if there was a problem with the CAB files, then there is a possibility that this driver was only partially, or not at all, installed. If this is the case, then a number of devices in the System Devices category would have errors associated with them, including the DMA Controller, and Windows would have problems talking to various devices, such as Hard Drives and CD-ROM’s. However, VIA has a patch that can be downloaded from the following location:

http://www.via.com.tw/drivers/index.htm

Installing this should l

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by pbn2au In reply to dma problems

In microsoft Document Q240075 it mentions that a amd processor running 350 or faster and a usb via chipset have a timing issue with win98. You may want to down load the fix 240075up.exe. have a great day

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by pbn2au In reply to dma problems

In microsoft Document Q240075 it mentions that a amd processor running 350 or faster and a usb via chipset have a timing issue with win98. You may want to down load the fix 240075up.exe. have a great day

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