Texas Instruments xHCI USB controllers may encounter a hardware issue on large data transfers in Windows 8.1

This article describes an issue that occurs when you transfer large amounts of data between Windows 8.1 and devices that are attached with certain USB host controllers. You can fix this issue by using the update in this article. Before you install this update, see the Prerequisites section.
Symptoms
Assume that you have a device connected to a Windows 8.1 system that uses a Texas Instruments eXtensible Host Controller Interface (xHCI) controller. When you try to transfer large amounts of data, the xHCI controller runs into a critical hardware issue. Therefore, the device manager shows an error message that looks something like this on the xHCI controller:

Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems. (Code 43)
How to get this update
You can get this update by using one of the following methods. We have released an update through Windows Update and Microsoft Download Center. Even though this issue is observed only in Windows 8.1, the update also applies to Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows RT 8.1. 

Important If you install a language pack after you install this update, you must reinstall this update. Therefore, we recommend that you install any language packs that you need before you install this update. For more information, see Add language packs to Windows.

Method 1: Windows Update

This update is provided as a Recommended update on Windows Update. For more information on how to run Windows Update, see How to get an update through Windows Update.

Method 2: Microsoft Download Center

The following files are available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:
Operating systemUpdate
All supported x86-based versions of Windows 8.1DownloadDownload the package now.
All supported x64-based versions of Windows 8.1 DownloadDownload the package now.
All supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2012 R2DownloadDownload the package now.
Note The update for Windows RT 8.1 can be downloaded only from Windows Update.

For more information about how to download Microsoft support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
119591 How to obtain Microsoft support files from online services
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Update detail information

Prerequisites

To apply this update, you must have April 2014 update rollup for Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2 (2919355) installed in Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2.

Registry information

To apply this update, you don't have to make any changes to the registry.

Restart requirement

You may have to restart the computer after you apply this update.

Update replacement information

This update doesn't replace a previously released update.
Status
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
References
Learn about the terminology that Microsoft uses to describe software updates.
File Information
The English (United States) version of this software update installs files that have the attributes that are listed in the following tables.

Windows 8.1, Windows RT 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2

Notes
  • The files that apply to a specific product, milestone (RTM, SPn), and service branch (LDR, GDR) can be identified by examining the file version numbers as shown in the following table:
    VersionProductMilestoneService branch
    6.3.960 0.17 xxxWindows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2RTMGDR
  • GDR service branches contain only those fixes that are widely released to address widespread, critical issues. LDR service branches contain hotfixes in addition to widely released fixes.
  • The MANIFEST files (.manifest) and the MUM files (.mum) that are installed for each environment are listed in the "Additional file information" section. MUM, MANIFEST, and the associated security catalog (.cat) files, are very important to maintain the state of the updated components. The security catalog files, for which the attributes are not listed, are signed with a Microsoft digital signature.
Windows RT 8.1
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Apphelp.dll6.3.9600.17824397,31207-May-201515:45Not applicable
Sdbinst.exe6.3.9600.1782420,99207-May-201515:39Not applicable
Shimeng.dll6.3.9600.170316,14422-Feb-201409:59Not applicable
Acres.dll6.3.9600.16384310,78422-Aug-201303:16Not applicable
Sysmain.sdbNot applicable39,33604-Feb-201614:32Not applicable
Msimain.sdbNot applicable28604-Feb-201614:32Not applicable
Acgenral.dll6.3.9600.178249,72807-May-201515:45Not applicable
Acwinrt.dll6.3.9600.163848,70422-Aug-201302:15Not applicable
Acspecfc.dll6.3.9600.178249,72807-May-201515:27Not applicable
Drvmain.sdbNot applicable62,87004-Feb-201614:32Not applicable
x86 Windows 8.1
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Apphelp.dll6.3.9600.17415642,56029-Oct-201402:00x86
Sdbinst.exe6.3.9600.1772521,50411-Mar-201501:09x86
Shimeng.dll6.3.9600.174155,63229-Oct-201402:00x86
Acres.dll6.3.9600.16384310,78422-Aug-201304:16x86
Sysmain.sdbNot applicable3,833,75204-Feb-201614:32Not applicable
Msimain.sdbNot applicable2,726,55004-Feb-201614:32Not applicable
Acgenral.dll6.3.9600.182282,490,36804-Feb-201616:53x86
Acwinrt.dll6.3.9600.174158,70429-Oct-201401:01x86
Acspecfc.dll6.3.9600.18228449,02404-Feb-201616:57x86
Drvmain.sdbNot applicable122,44604-Feb-201614:32Not applicable
x64 Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Apphelp.dll6.3.9600.17824564,22407-May-201516:47x64
Sdbinst.exe6.3.9600.1772524,57611-Mar-201501:49x64
Shimeng.dll6.3.9600.174157,16829-Oct-201402:45x64
Sysmain.sdbNot applicable433,48804-Feb-201614:32Not applicable
Msimain.sdbNot applicable2,756,92604-Feb-201614:32Not applicable
Acgenral.dll6.3.9600.18228317,44004-Feb-201617:11x64
Acwinrt.dll6.3.9600.1741510,75229-Oct-201401:21x64
Acspecfc.dll6.3.9600.1772542,49611-Mar-201501:05x64
Drvmain.sdbNot applicable123,72404-Feb-201614:32Not applicable
Apphelp.dll6.3.9600.17415642,56029-Oct-201402:00x86
Sdbinst.exe6.3.9600.1772521,50411-Mar-201501:09x86
Shimeng.dll6.3.9600.174155,63229-Oct-201402:00x86
Acres.dll6.3.9600.16384310,78422-Aug-201304:16x86
Sysmain.sdbNot applicable3,833,75204-Feb-201614:32Not applicable
Acgenral.dll6.3.9600.182282,490,36804-Feb-201616:53x86
Acwinrt.dll6.3.9600.174158,70429-Oct-201401:01x86
Acspecfc.dll6.3.9600.18228449,02404-Feb-201616:57x86

Additional file information

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x86 Windows 8.1
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Article ID: 3109976 - Last Review: 04/12/2016 20:05:00 - Revision: 2.0

Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter, Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard, Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials, Windows Server 2012 R2 Foundation, Windows 8.1 Enterprise, Windows 8.1 Pro, Windows 8.1, Windows RT 8.1

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