Driver Details

Dell Patches And Fixes (Cross LOB), v.n/a, A00

This utility can be used to set secondary IDE CD-ROM devices back to a UDMA mode after the Operating System (WindowsXP) has set the device to PIO mode.

Fixes & Enhancements

Resets Secondary IDE CD devices to UDMA mode.


Version n/a, A00


Patches And Fixes

Release date

20 Dec 2002

Last Updated

03 Nov 2011


Available formats

File Format:Hard-Drive
File Name:PIOtoDMA.exe
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 30 KB
Format Description:This file format consists of an archive of files that may be decompressed to a directory on the hard drive. The installation can then be done from that directory.
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Installation instructions
Default Instructions for PIOtoDMA.exe:

1. Download this file to your Windows Desktop.
2. Dbl-click the file; when the WinZip Self-extractor window opens, click
UNZIP to extract the file to the Dell folder on your hard drive.
3. After the file extracts, click OK, then click close.
4. Navigate to the folder C:\DELL\dell and dbl-click the file PUSHDMA2.EXE
5. Restart your system for changes to take effect.

Running this utility provides no obvious indication that anything has
happened. Run time is very short, typically less than 1 second.
See "Additional Information" for verification procedure.
Warning: Do not turn off your computer or disconnect from your power source while updating the BIOS or you may harm your computer. During the update, your computer will restart and you will briefly see a black screen.

This driver has been tested by both the independent software vendor (ISV) and Dell on the operating systems, graphics cards, and application supported by your device to ensure maximum compatibility and performance. Details

Dell recommends the customer review specifics about the update to determine if it applies to your system. The update contains changes that impact only certain configurations, or provides new features that may/may not apply to your environment.