Blast from the Past

The ghost of Windows 95 reared its ugly head just now, when I discovered that my sister’s hard drive was only operating in PIO mode in Windows XP, despite being in ‘DMA if available’ mode. I checked the bios and updated Windows with the latest hyperion drivers to no avail. So, on advice from a newsgroup posting, I ‘uninstalled’ the ‘Primary IDE Device’ and rebooted, which fixed it. It now boots up 20 seconds faster. I haven’t had to use that kind of fix in 2K/XP before 🙂