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February 12th, 2006
February 12th, 2006
February 12th, 2006
February 12th, 2006
February 12th, 2006

[User Picture]04:37 am - And for another Windows XP stupidity...
...and one that's hammered me a few times already on this laptop of mine.

Windows XP will disable UDMA on your drive if it gets any errors or any drive reads take too long and offers no way to restore UDMA to the drive short of uninstalling the drive.

Good idea? Maybe. For a hard drive. For a CD-ROM or DVD drive though, that has to deal with scratched, mangled, and otherwise not-pristine media? No chance in hell is it a good idea.

Also explains why I've suddenly had CD/DVD reading become bog-slow. And gives me another reason to go Linux. Even if it had something like this, I could disable it trivially.2 commentsLeave a comment
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