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Why the WHOLE system hangs while reading bad CD/DVD? RRS feed

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  • In Windows (both Vista and XP) the system hangs while trying to read a bad CD/DVD. In Vista Ultimate it hangs so bad that I can't even call task manager. Windows Explorer, taskbar, desktop stop responding. And I'm not asking how to turn on DMA (it's turned on), change firmware etc.
    My question is: why the WHOLE system hangs when you try to open a bad disk? Why does the system depend so much on a CD/DVD drive and hangs when something goes wrong with it?
    Sunday, June 24, 2007 9:51 PM