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After you upgrade from Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1) to Windows Vista SP2 or from Windows Server 2008 to Windows Server 2008 SP2, your computer crashes frequently and you receive the following stop error message:
This problem usually occurs on computers that have NVIDIA chipsets. Additionally, this problem may occur when you perform very basic operations, such as plugging in a USB keyboard.
Stop 0x000000FE (parameter1, parameter2, parameter3, parameter4)
To resolve this problem, apply the hotfix package that is described in the following Knowledge Base article:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/975163/ )After you repeatedly connect and disconnect a USB device to a computer that is running Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008, the USB device is not detected
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
The third-party products that this article discusses are manufactured by companies that are independent of Microsoft. Microsoft makes no warranty, implied or otherwise, about the performance or reliability of these products.
Article ID: 973208 - Last Review: January 9, 2012 - Revision: 6.0