Drive detection stuff

Alexandre Julliard julliard at
Fri Mar 4 04:20:52 CST 2005

Mike Hearn <mike at> writes:

> On Fri, 04 Mar 2005 09:54:09 +0000, Mike Hearn wrote:
> > 1) We add links to the floppy drive. We should blacklist it, as it causes
> >    a big delay in the file open dialogs as we poll the drive which sits
> >    there spinning its motors naval-gazing. How many people still use
> >    floppy disks in 2005 anyway? I'm hoping the answer is "virtually none"
> An alternative solution would be to poll the drives in a non-blocking
> manner, though I'm not sure this would work for apps which do their own
> file dialogs like Office.

There really shouldn't be any case where we poll the drives. Currently
we do it on startup to fill the registry with cdrom information but
that should be fixed.

Alexandre Julliard
julliard at

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