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Hello I'm not sure if this is a bug, and I've not found the "bug" place here in the forum.

I just installed the newest release v3.3.14.1, I took the script example from this page and when I execute them I get BSOD on a XP SP3 x86 OS:


Specifically the first one works, the second causes BSOD

$sInfo = DriveGetType("C:\", $DT_SSDSTATUS)

$sInfo = DriveGetType(0, $DT_SSDSTATUS)

Could somebody please report this to the developer's team?



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The "bug place" is here and there is a "BugTracker" link in the menu bar at the top of the forum to get there.

But you did the right thing by posting first - I do NOT get a BSOD when I run those lines on my Win7 machine so the problem might be just be you and your machine. Let us see if someone else with an XP machine can reproduce the same thing before we get too excited.


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Thank you all for the check, I'll investigate further with other XPs I have.

JLogan3o13 may I ask you another service?

I just got some of my scripts that stopped working correctly

and the problem is that ShellExecuteWait(...) and RunWait(...) stopped waiting!

Could you please check this one too?


have a nice day,


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I will look at both functions tomorrow when I am in the office, but would be surprise if either has actually stopped functioning. I would suggest posting your whole code if you're able, to help us determine if it is truly that or some other factor.

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Thanks for you prompt reply,

I just restored a previous backup image of my system, uninstalled previous version of Autoit and reinstalled v3.3.14.1

All the strange behaviours disappeared so I tested again the DriveGetType function and got the BSOD again. Then I plugged a SSD drive into a usb port and no BSOD!

it seems that the function gives BSOD only when tested on a HD that is not SSD. So here the code I used, taken from the examples, could you please double check this for me?

; X: is a fake letter, no disk exists
MsgBox(0,"1",DriveGetType("Z:\", 1))
MsgBox(0,"3",DriveGetType("Z:\", 3))
;Output is "" as expected
MsgBox(0,"2",DriveGetType("Z:\", 2))
;Output is "" no BSOD

; G: is assigned to USB SSD drive
MsgBox(0,"1",DriveGetType("G:\", 1))
;Output is "Fixed" as expected
MsgBox(0,"3",DriveGetType("G:\", 3))
;Output is "USB" as expected
MsgBox(0,"2",DriveGetType("G:\", 2))
;Output is "", should have been "SSD" but I get no BSOD

;@HomeDrive (drive 0) is not a SSD Hard Disk
MsgBox(0,"1",DriveGetType(@HomeDrive, 1))
;Output is "Fixed" as expected
MsgBox(0,"3",DriveGetType(@HomeDrive, 3))
MsgBox(0,"3",DriveGetType(0, 3))
;Output is "ATA", should have been "SATA"
MsgBox(0,"2",DriveGetType(@HomeDrive, 2))
MsgBox(0,"2",DriveGetType(0, 2))
;############ BSOD (with both previous commands) ############



Edited by Virgus

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I tested the script above, and got no BSOD; MsgBox output was what I would expect. This is a VM as I do not have a physical XP SP3 machine to test, but would be surprised if the response was any different.

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