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NF4 ultra-d: too many IDE controllers ?`

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hi there,

 

i just reinstalled windows set up every software i need and then noticed i

accidently installed the nvidia SW drivers, which caused quite a lot trouble

in my last system (couldn't play battlefield 2 for example).

so, i uninstalled the SW drivers and here's what happened:

 

windows detected 3 times every controller on the board, which

ended me up in having 3 standard pci ide controllers, 3 primary

channels etc. and i just can't get rid of them.

 

wouldn't be a big problem for me, if the system would act normally,

but now i have serious cpu usage problems. when burning or copying

files i get close to 100%. looked up each channel (really all of them)

to check whether they're running in PIO but it was in the right UDMA

mode.

 

any suggestions how to solve this problem without having to

reinstall everything?

 

thanks in advance

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U need to install the nForce drivers. U dont have any SATA drivers left and then windows id:s the devices like that..

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thanks for the quick answer, but i don't think i get what you're saying.

do you mean, that if once the nforce ide drivers are installed i can't revert to the microsoft ones?

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the pic from oliveryochest shows the IDE channels handled by the nvidia SW drivers.

it looked like this before i uninstalled those drivers to get the microsoft ones back.

 

with nvidia drivers:

 

NVida nForce4 Parallel ATA Controller

NVida nForce4 Serial ATA Controller

NVida nForce4 Serial ATA Controller

 

with Microsoft drivers should look like this (the way i want it):

 

Standard 2-Channel IDE Controller

Primary IDE Channel

secondary IDE Channel

 

my device manager looks like this:

 

Standard 2-Channel IDE Controller

Standard 2-Channel IDE Controller

Standard 2-Channel IDE Controller

Primary IDE Channel

Primary IDE Channel

Primary IDE Channel

secondary IDE Channel

secondary IDE Channel

secondary IDE Channel

 

when i try to uninstall the extra channels they get autodetected and cause trouble. i can't use the nvidia drivers 'cause some of my programs won't work then.

 

thanks for trying to help me.

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the pic from oliveryochest shows the IDE channels handled by the nvidia SW drivers.

it looked like this before i uninstalled those drivers to get the microsoft ones back.

 

with nvidia drivers:

 

NVida nForce4 Parallel ATA Controller

NVida nForce4 Serial ATA Controller

NVida nForce4 Serial ATA Controller

 

with Microsoft drivers should look like this (the way i want it):

 

Standard 2-Channel IDE Controller

Primary IDE Channel

secondary IDE Channel

 

my device manager looks like this:

 

Standard 2-Channel IDE Controller

Standard 2-Channel IDE Controller

Standard 2-Channel IDE Controller

Primary IDE Channel

Primary IDE Channel

Primary IDE Channel

secondary IDE Channel

secondary IDE Channel

secondary IDE Channel

 

when i try to uninstall the extra channels they get autodetected and cause trouble. i can't use the nvidia drivers 'cause some of my programs won't work then.

 

thanks for trying to help me.

 

I'm having the exact same issue. Did you ever resolve it?

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my device manager looks like this:

 

Standard 2-Channel IDE Controller

Standard 2-Channel IDE Controller

Standard 2-Channel IDE Controller

Primary IDE Channel

Primary IDE Channel

Primary IDE Channel

secondary IDE Channel

secondary IDE Channel

secondary IDE Channel

 

That's normal if you do not have the Nvidia drivers installed.

One of the three is the IDE Controller with the two channels, the other two are in fact your SATA controllers with two channels each. Windows just names them IDE because it does not "know" how to call the SATA controllers.

 

If you really want to get rid of them, you'd have to deactivate your SATA controllers in your BIOS.

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