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Janet Jackson Music Crashed Some Laptops

Janet Jackson Music Crashed Some Laptops

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Microsoft engineer Raymond Chen spoke about an unusual problem that the company faced during the Windows XP days. Microsoft found that when playing the Janet Jackson Rhythm Nation music video, some Windows XP laptops crashed. Moreover, there were cases when a song was played on one laptop, and another laptop broke down, which was just nearby. Janet Jackson Music Crashed Some Laptops, was this the reason?

"Janet Jackson Music Crashed Some Laptops"
Janet Jackson Music Crashed Some Laptops

What was the basic reason for the laptop crashing?

The company could not understand for a long time what this problem was connected with. It turned out that the Rhythm Nation track had a frequency that matched the resonant frequency of the laptop’s hard drive.

"Janet Jackson Music Crashed Some Laptops"
Janet Jackson Music Crashed Some Laptops

Chen did not name laptops or hard drive makers. He only noted that the failure extended to some 5400 rpm drives.

The laptop manufacturer solved the problem by adding an audio filter that could detect and remove the resonant frequency during any music playback.

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