Change Settings for an IDE Controller

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

You can use this procedure to configure advances settings for an integrated device electronics (IDE) disk controller.

Membership in the local Administrators group, or equivalent, is the minimum required to complete this procedure.

To change the settings for an IDE controller

  1. Open Device Manager.

  2. Double-click IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers, right-click the IDE channel or controller you want to change, and then click Properties.

  3. On the Advanced Settings tab, make the changes you want, and then click OK.


The Advanced Settings tab might not appear for all IDE controller devices.

Additional considerations

  • Some of the advanced settings for IDE controllers are device dependent. Read the device manufacturer's instruction manual to determine which settings you can change.

  • You cannot change the setting in Device Type if the system has already detected an IDE device on an IDE channel. This prevents you from selecting None, which disables the IDE device.