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BUGCODE_USB_DRIVER

STOP: 0x000000FE

 
  Description  
     
 

The is a problem with the USB hardware (motherboard or attachments) or the USB device driver has a bug.

This is a fatal Windows error, typically called a Stop message, Bug Check, or more commonly the Blue Screen of Death (BSoD). The system is in a forced reboot state. Any unsaved work is likely lost.

 
   
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A problem has been detected and Windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.

BUGCODE_USB_DRIVER

If this is the first time you've seen this Stop error screen, restart your computer. If this screen appears again, follow these steps:

Check to make sure any new hardware or software is properly installed. If this is a new installation, ask your hardware or software manufacturer for any Windows updates you might need.

If problems continue, disable or remove any newly installed hardware or software. Disable BIOS memory options such as caching or shadowing. If you need to use Safe Mode to remove or disable components, restart your computer, press F8 to select Advanced Startup Options, and then select Safe Mode.

Technical Information:

*** STOP: 0x000000FE

Beginning dump of physical memory
Physical memory dump complete.

Contact your system administrator or technical support group for further
assistance.

 
 
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Full Title
  BUGCODE_USB_DRIVER 

Stop Code
  0x000000FE 

Type
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  XP, Vista, 2008, 7, 8

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  Microsoft Corporation
 
   
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Fix Bad USB Hardware
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An attached USB device may be damaged or functioning incorrectly. If possible, try removing recently added USB devices and/or replacing each USB device to find if one is faulty.
 
   
 
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Microsoft has identified a problem with the OSes listed below that require updating to the current service pack to fix this issue:

A bug in Windows XP SP2 or older can cause this issue. To fix this, install the current XP service pack (Microsoft article 331988).

A bug in Windows Vista pre-SP1 can cause this issue when going to sleep or hibernation. To fix this, install the current Vista service pack (Microsoft article 930568).

 
   
 
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Get the Latest Drivers
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Check if you are using the latest hardware drivers, especially the chipset and video drivers. Older drivers are a common contributor to BSoD issues.

You can use a product like Driver Genius or Radar Sync to verify you have the latest drivers and help keep all your drivers up-to-date. If you're comfortable with driver installations, you can individually find and install current drivers.

A some of the most popular driver download sites:

Specifically look for new USB device drivers.

 
   
 
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Install the latest Windows software updates. Don't forget to check for non-critical updates too!

To manually get updates, open Internet Explorer (you can't use a non-Microsoft browser for updates).

For IE 8 and later: Click on Safety, then Windows Update. Follow the instructions.


 

For IE 7 and older: Click on Tools, then Windows Update. Follow the instructions.


 
   
 
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Also see our list of common Fatal Error Solutions.

 
 
 
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An error has occurred in a Universal Serial Bus (USB) driver.

After the Stop code will be 4 hex values: {Parameter 1, Parameter 2, Parameter 3, Parameter 4}.

Parameter 1 specifies the cause of the issue.

0x00000001 An internal error has occurred in the USB stack.
0x00000002 The USB client driver has submitted a URB that is still attached to another IRP that is pending in the bus driver.
0x00000003 The USB miniport driver has generated a bug check. This usually happens in response to a catastrophic hardware failure.
0x00000004 The caller has submitted an IRP that is already pending in the USB bus driver.
0x00000005 A hardware failure has occurred due to a bad physical address found in a hardware data structure. This is not due to a driver bug.
0x00000006 An Internal data structure (object) has been corrupted.
0x00000007 The message string in Parameter 3 has the details.
0x00000008 Reserved

Parameter 2 depends on the value of Parameter 1.

Parameter 3 depends on the value of Parameter 1.

Parameter 4 depends on the value of Parameter 1.

(For software developers: MSDN reference)

 
   
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