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Reply 20 of 24, by _StIwY_

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Garrett W wrote on 2023-10-20, 10:54:

Do you have your HDD and ODE on the same IDE cable? That can lead to trouble sometimes, especially on quirky chipsets.

I prefer to use older versions of 4in1 on Apollo Pro133A. I've found 4.35 and 4.26 to work pretty well, a bit more headache free if you will.

No the HDD have his own cable. Just for the record, i tried again and reinstalled the 4in1 WITH DMA Mode on.....and everything went wrong again. So it's the DMA mode that messes up every time....found the guilty 100%. Still can't figure out why, since i've formatted tons of Apollo Pro 133 motherboards with this chipset, and DMA Mode was always working!

The BIOS don't allow to change anything about PIO / UDMA mode aswell, pretty disappointing too.

Reply 21 of 24, by STX

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_StIwY_ wrote on 2023-10-19, 15:06:

The modem was an external USB one.

So, the rock star engineer would have needed a PCI protocol analyzer and a USB protocol analyzer. Maybe you would have needed 2 rock star engineers, one for each analyzer.

I like those suggestions from marxveix and Garrett W. You can still download the 4.35 driver from Via's website, viatech.com. Instead of using the driver package's Setup.exe installer wizard, you could extract, install and configure individual drivers from the 4.35 package (or earlier 4-in-1 driver packages) through Device Manager. Or, if Windows' built-in driver for the IDE controller gives you good performance with no problems indicated in Device Manager, then just use Windows' built-in storage driver by un-ticking the checkbox for Via's "Via ATAPI Vendor Support Driver" when you run Via's driver installer wizard. There's no shame in using Windows' built-in drivers if they work well, especially when Via's drivers require so much trial & error.

Reply 22 of 24, by DosFreak

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STX wrote on 2023-10-20, 11:50:
_StIwY_ wrote on 2023-10-19, 15:06:

The modem was an external USB one.

So, the rock star engineer would have needed a PCI protocol analyzer and a USB protocol analyzer. Maybe you would have needed 2 rock star engineers, one for each analyzer.

Don't forget the multimeter.

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Reply 23 of 24, by STX

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DosFreak wrote on 2023-10-20, 12:38:

Don't forget the multimeter.

Right. Maybe 2 multimeters to monitor voltage and current simultaneously. And 2 interns to watch the 2 multimeters. Plus a manager, because this is a team now.

_StIwY_ wrote on 2023-10-20, 11:00:

...No the HDD have his own cable....

Are you using an 80-pin cable to connect the HDD to the motherboard?

Reply 24 of 24, by _StIwY_

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STX wrote on 2023-10-20, 14:59:
Right. Maybe 2 multimeters to monitor voltage and current simultaneously. And 2 interns to watch the 2 multimeters. Plus a manag […]
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DosFreak wrote on 2023-10-20, 12:38:

Don't forget the multimeter.

Right. Maybe 2 multimeters to monitor voltage and current simultaneously. And 2 interns to watch the 2 multimeters. Plus a manager, because this is a team now.

_StIwY_ wrote on 2023-10-20, 11:00:

...No the HDD have his own cable....

Are you using an 80-pin cable to connect the HDD to the motherboard?

Yes it's the 80pin for HDD and 40pin for the cd-rom.