Bion Posted February 9, 2004 Report Share Posted February 9, 2004 Hi all After purchasing and installing UC yesterday I had a frustrating time in trying to get the game to locate the CD-ROM. I tried applying the patches as per the Tech Support FAQ, and also tried the SafeDisc patch found at: http://www.macrovision.com/products/safedisc/downloads.shtml I tried uninstalling and re-installing numerous times from both of my CD-ROM drives and to different install paths, all to no avail. After reading over the following Microsoft article: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?...kb;en-us;228985 I found the solution to be method 7. Changing the transfer mode of the primary channel of my ATA controller (in the WinXP device manager) from default/DMA mode to PIO mode solved the problem. I am wondering if this has anything to do with my having a SATA hardrive and so my ATA controller primary channel is a CD-ROM drive instead of usual hardrive. Here are my system specs: Computer make/model: Custom Motherboard make/model: Gigabyte GA-7N400Pro2 Processor type/speed: Athlon Barton 2500+ Hardrive: Maxtor 80GB SATA drive Memory type/amount: DDR PC3200 512MB (1 stick) CD-Rom type/speed: Creative 52x and TDK VeloCD 24/10/40x Sound card make/model: RealTek ALC650 NVidia nForce Audio CODEC (on m/b) Video card make/model: PNY NVidia GeForce4 Ti4400 Video card memory: 128MB Mouse type: Logitech MX310 Optical Internet connection: LAN Desktop color depth: 32bit Operating system: WinXP Pro DirectX version: 9.0b Videocard driver version: 18.104.22.16803 Soundcard driver version: 6.14.362.6 I hope this info helps anyone else out there who experiences this problem...and thanks to Tech Support for taking the time on the weekend to help me. JT [ 04-03-2004, 10:31 AM: Message edited by: Supreme Cmdr ] Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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