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#1 allenone

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Posted 28 May 2017 - 12:26 AM

Hi

I am an Alcohol 120% Registered user for a long time, and I always can update my software version to fix compatibility issue form past to Windows 10.

But seems not this time so I decided to report the issue.

 

Since Windows 10 Creators Update, I have this issue with Alcohol.

 

This is the steps how to reproduce the issue in my case.

1.Created a ISO to mount or prepare a Disk that can use "Read sub-channel data from current disk" option in Alcohol 120% Image making wizard, I use "AcronisBootableMedia" to test this issue. It can be created by Acronis True Image 2016 app as a bootable CD/iso.

2.After mount the ISO or disk, use Image making wizard to created a .mds format file. Remember to use "Read sub-channel data from current disk" option. In this case it will created .mds and .mdf file.

3.Use archive app like Winrar or 7-zip or Windows archive feature to archive these two files to an archived file(.rar or .zip).

4.Use archive app to open this archived file.

Then I have chance to see the archive app stops responding /freezes.

It seems not all this situation have the  issue but it has very high chance to freeze archive app while the archive file contains .mds file.

Also it seems not related to SPTD, once I removed Alcohol 120% (Virtual SCSI driver),even SPTD is still installed, all are fine.

 

I do not know how it happens, only know if I removed Alcohol  then the issue will gone, and only (some,not all) .mds format file contains archive file has the issue. So I have to see it as an Alcohol related issue for now.

 

Windows 10 64bit 1703(15063.332)

Alcohol 120% 2.0.3.9902 Registered.

 

Thanks If anyone can take a look at this issue.



#2 Charalambos

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Posted 29 May 2017 - 07:39 PM

This seems to be more an archive file opening issue. Have you tested with other files than .mdf/.mds?

 

 

I do not know how it happens, only know if I removed Alcohol  then the issue will gone, and only (some, not all) .mds format file contains archive file has the issue. So I have to see it as an Alcohol related issue for now.

 

These facts may be sheer coincidence. Please test with other files also if you haven't done so until now. 



#3 allenone

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Posted 30 May 2017 - 01:41 AM

This seems to be more an archive file opening issue. Have you tested with other files than .mdf/.mds?

 

 

I do not know how it happens, only know if I removed Alcohol  then the issue will gone, and only (some, not all) .mds format file contains archive file has the issue. So I have to see it as an Alcohol related issue for now.

 

These facts may be sheer coincidence. Please test with other files also if you haven't done so until now. 

Hi

At first I also wonder it may something wrong with archive app or hardware or damaged archive file , not Alcohol.

 

But whatever I test, all other archive file is fine when I am opening them. Only the archive file within .mds(with .mdf) has the issue.

And if I uninstall Alcohol then the file with mds/mdf can be opened again immediately, so it is hard for me to see it is a coincidence.



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Posted 30 May 2017 - 02:19 PM

I saw the video you linked to in your PM and you are right. This is really strange, obviously something that Microsoft changed in the Creator update causes it. Since Microsoft won't probably bother about it I think this is something for the Alcohol's development team to look into.

#5 allenone

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Posted 30 May 2017 - 02:35 PM

Hi

Thanks for the reply, hope there will be a fix for the strange issue.



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Posted 13 July 2017 - 10:41 AM

I have tried recreating this using and regardless of whether I use Read Sub-Channel Data or not after creating an MDS then an Archive with Winrar the program freezes when trying to open both RAR files when I create an Archive of the ISO opens with no problems, I will ask our developer to look into this as to whether or not this is Alcohol related.



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Posted 13 July 2017 - 11:16 AM

Could you please try disabling the Alcohol shell extension and see if that helps, which archive program are you using ?



#8 allenone

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Posted 15 July 2017 - 01:59 AM

Could you please try disabling the Alcohol shell extension and see if that helps, which archive program are you using ?

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Hi

sorry for late, I just back and read the reply.

 

I tried disable it but still not help.

 

The application I have tried:

WinRAR

7-ZIP

Windows 10 File Explorer

Only Windows 10 File Explorer is not affected by this but it only supports .ZIP format which that is not a chose.

 

The file format I have tried:

.ZIP

.RAR

.7z

All are the same issue.

 

Also, sometimes it opens file with no problem with unknown reason , but soon next time when I tried to open it again, it will still freezes anyway.






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