Application May Not Open Handle to Plug and Play Device Connected to a USB Hub

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When you remove a Plug and Play Universal Serial Bus (USB) hub (a surprise removal) and an application does not close the handle to a device connected to the hub, the application may not open the handle to the device when you plug in the USB hub again.


This behavior occurs because the USB driver does not correctly handle the surprise removal of Plug and Play USB devices.


To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows 2000. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
260910 How to Obtain the Latest Windows 2000 Service Pack


To work around this issue, close the device handle when the application receives a "Device Removal" notification message.


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in Microsoft Windows 2000.

This problem was first corrected in Windows 2000 Service Pack 1.

More information

For additional information about how to install Windows 2000 and Windows 2000 hotfixes at the same time, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
249149 Installing Microsoft Windows 2000 and Windows 2000 Hotfixes


Article ID: 259711 - Last Review: October 26, 2013 - Revision: 4.0
Applies to
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition
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