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"Fatal Exception" Error Message or USB Devices May Not Work After You Insert PC Card
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(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315854/EN-US/ )Windows 98 and Windows Me Error Message Resource Center
When you insert a PC Card device into your computer, you may experience one of the following symptoms:
This problem can occur if the PC Card insertion causes a rebalance of system resources for the USB host controller.
To work around this issue, remove the ability for Windows or the BIOS to change (rebalance) the host controller's resources by using the following steps:
If you insert a PC Card after you use this workaround, your computer may become unstable. For example, you may not be able to restart your computer after the device recognition. If this behavior occurs, remove the USB device before you insert the PC Card. Then, after you insert the PC Card, connect the USB device again.