Stop error message after you upgrade from Windows Vista Service Pack 1 to Windows Vista Service Pack 2 or from Windows Server 2008 to Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2: "Stop error code 0x000000FE (BUGCODE_USB_DRIVER)"
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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.
To resolve this problem, apply the hotfix package that is described in the following Knowledge Base article:
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.
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