C++ direct access to drives

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    Hi,

    I am just playing around with encryptions, message hiding etc, and now I am looking into direct access to CD / DVD drives under windows.

    My question is - how do you read * e n t i r e * disc?
    I mean together with it's TOC and contents regardless of files and folders - all content of disk as one big string.

    So - the idea is - we don't create an ordinary DVD/CD. We write data all over it and when you put it in the drive - windows will see it as a disc with damaged / unusable TOC, but then the program just scans the entire disc and gets everything written on it.

    I would appreciate any ideas / suggestions/ URLs / recommendations for this.


    Drazen

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    So this program that reads the munged CD/DVD that Windows can't is included on a floppy disk?

    I can tell you straightaway it would require the use of ASPI, but I've never done it myself.

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    You may be able to use CreateFile. More info here and here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SMurf
    So this program that reads the munged CD/DVD that Windows can't is included on a floppy disk?

    I can tell you straightaway it would require the use of ASPI, but I've never done it myself.

    Nope - you install the program and then you can read the disks.


    anonytmouse - Thanks for the info. I was already thinking that I'd have to write something like the CreateFile() API myself. I was hoping that something like that already exists


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