Windows 2000 Stops Responding After a Surprise Removal of a USB OHCI Controller

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When you hot unplug an OHCI USB controller to which one or more USB-based devices are connected, you may receive an error message on a blue screen, and your computer may stop responding (hang).


This problem may occur when the Openhci.sys host controller driver tries to use invalid memory locations in its surprise remove (IRP_MN_SURPRISE_REMOVE) code path.


To work around this problem, eject the controller by using the Hotplug tool on the taskbar. Note that if you hot plug-in the controller device again, it may not be redetected by the system. If this occurs, restart your computer.


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.
This problem was corrected in Microsoft Windows XP.


Article ID: 323937 - Last Review: November 2, 2013 - Revision: 4.0
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