FIX: Selective Suspend Does Not Work on Video Capture Devices That Use the Stream Class Driver

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If a universal serial bus (USB) video capture device that uses the stream class driver (stream.sys) is idle, and if the system later turns off the device, the device cannot start again when its services are required. As a result, the program that is trying to use the video capture device may stop responding.
This problem was introduced in Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 1 (SP1) as a result of a modification that was made to the stream class driver. A change was included in SP1 to prevent communications to devices that are idle. This change blocks input/output request packet (IRP) processing. However, the SP1 implementation did not take into account selective suspend functionality. Selective suspend IRPs must not be blocked in this manner.
This hotfix contains changes to the stream class driver that permits the driver to correctly process the selective suspend IRPs so that the device can start when a program requires the device to start.

Hotfix Information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

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No prerequisites are required.

Restart Requirement

You must restart your computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix Replacement Information

This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.

File Information

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in coordinated universal time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.
   Date         Time   Size     File name   ----------------------------------------------------   19-Sep-2003  19:46  291,328  40708_enu_i386_zip.exe  
There is no workaround for this problem.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section of this article.
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Article ID: 813348 - Last Review: 02/27/2014 21:16:36 - Revision: 2.6

Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition SP1, Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP1

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