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Stop error 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 0x000000FE BUGCODE_USB_DRIVER”

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:

Stop 0x000000FE (parameter1, parameter2, parameter3, parameter4)
BUGCODE_USB_DRIVER

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.

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 KB973208.

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