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This song has crashed computers for years


Microsoft tells a crazy story about a time when a song crashed laptops running Windows XP. The song in question is a popular pop artist Janet Jackson‘of Rhythm Nation‘I.

Sounds like the song is a 5,400 RPM hard drive that’s very typical in laptops even today. (HDD) It contains one of the natural resonance frequencies for models. And interestingly, this was causing the system to crash. Even nearby laptops not playing the song were crashing.

Microsoft did not share what the frequencies were and 12.5, 87.5, 1100, 1450, 1700, 1850 HzAlthough there are certain peaks in , hard to pinpoint as HDDs vibrate between 0 and 5,000 Hz.

To fix the problem, device manufacturers have had to add a filter for certain frequencies over the years to prevent crashing. into work SSDAs the ‘s entered, the song ceased to be a problem. If you still want to listen to this song, it’s a good idea to remember how old your computer is or what hard drive is inside.

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