Loading the Drivers

There are three modules that are responsible for loading the drivers: Device Manager (Device.dll), GWES (Gwes.dll), and file system (Filesys.dll). Regardless of the module responsible for loading the drivers, all settings are stored in the registry of the operating system.

The Device Manager is responsible for loading stream drivers. Stream drivers can be loaded by calling a special function named ActivateDeviceEx() that uses a handle of a registry key that contains driver settings as values, or it is done automatically at the system startup.

Table 6–3 provides some of the registry settings that the Device Manager uses for loading stream drivers. Those settings should be placed as values of any appropriate registry key which ...

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