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ITsVISTA KB-Link: KB968551

USB devices may stop functioning on a Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server Vista SP1-based computer

On a Windows Server 2008 or Windows Vista SP1-based computer, all USB devices may stop functioning. This problem occurs after a surprise removal of any of the system’s USB host controllers. The USB devices function again only after the computer is restarted.

There is a download that resolves this issue. See Hotfixes for details.
32-bit Download: Contact Microsoft
64-Bit Download: Contact Microsoft

For more information on this issue, including potential causes, workarounds, and resolutions, see: Microsoft KB Article KB968551.

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