Windows 2000 USB Bug Alert!
This question was answered on September 22, 2000. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.
One of the many benefits of USB (Universal Serial Bus) is that it is "hot swapable", meaning you don't have to turn off your computer to connect and disconnect devices in order for them to work The USB driver for Windows 2000 (Professional, Server, and Advanced Server) may not correctly deal with removals of Plug and Play USB devices that have not been "ejected" through software first If you remove a device a couple of times, you may get the BSOD (Blue Screen Of Death) with this error message: "STOP: 0x00000050 (0xfffffffe, 0x00000000, 0xf8cf5f03, 0x00000000) PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA address 0xf8cf5f03 in USBHUB.sys."
Microsoft has created a fix for this issue and made it part of Service Pack 1 for Windows 2000.
You can download the free service pack at:
<a href="http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/downloads/recommended/sp1/default.asp"><font color="#003399">>http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/downloads/recommended/sp1/default.asp</b></font></a>
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Posted by Ken Colburn of Data Doctors on September 22, 2000