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Device settings are hard to find in Windows XP
Article ID: 310751 - View products that this article applies to.
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When you try to configure the direct memory access and programmed input/output (DMA/PIO) settings for a device on a Windows XP-based computer, the settings may not appear in the Properties dialog box for the device. Help does not provide the location of the settings.
This issue occurs because the DMA/PIO settings are configured for each controller instead of for each device.
To work around this issue, open Control Panel, and then follow these steps to configure the DMA/PIO settings for a controller:
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
Article ID: 310751 - Last Review: December 1, 2007 - Revision: 5.4