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Alcohol 120%

Created: 30 Nov 2008 • Updated: 29 Jul 2010
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Application Name : Alcohol 120%

Application Vendor : Alcohol Soft

Application Version: 1.9.5.3105

What OS was the VSA capture performed on : Windows XP Pro SP2

Capture Method : Single Process Capture

Import from VSA tested to work on different machine (Y/N) : N

Alcohol 120% uses a SCSI Pass Through Direct (SPTD) layer to storage devices - similar to other access layers used by other programs (eg. ASPI from Adaptec, or standard SPTI from Microsoft). Alcohol 120% will not work without SPTD.

By default SPTD is not removed from a system after the uninstallation of the dependent software to reduce the risk of disruptions with other applications that may use it. The presence of SPTD on a sustem may explain why importing this layer has been sucessful on some machines, yet has failed to run on others (where SPTD was never installed).