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USB drive causes BSOD

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Bob henson, Mar 13, 2010.

  1. Bob henson

    Bob henson Flightless Bird

    Sorry if this has been posted before, but I've only just joined the
    group. One of my machines running Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
    periodically crashes (the reboot is so quick, I haven't managed to read
    all it said on the BSOD) when a USB stick is inserted. It doesn't matter
    which USB drive - it's done it with three different ones and they're all
    fine in my other Windows 7 (Home premium 64bit) machine. It appears to
    be a known problem and not hardware related as there is a HotFix for
    Vista it :-

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/954589/en-us

    When I go to this page, there is a line saying that this fix is not for
    my operating system and referring me to the Windows 7 web pages (which
    are about as much use as a chocolate fireguard). The question is - can I
    use the Vista HotFix on the Win 7 machine without causing any damage,
    and if I can will it work?

    Regards,

    Bob
     
  2. Dave-UK

    Dave-UK Flightless Bird

    "Bob henson" <news@galenx.org.uk> wrote in message news:hnfo1o$as5$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    > Sorry if this has been posted before, but I've only just joined the
    > group. One of my machines running Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
    > periodically crashes (the reboot is so quick, I haven't managed to read
    > all it said on the BSOD) when a USB stick is inserted. It doesn't matter
    > which USB drive - it's done it with three different ones and they're all
    > fine in my other Windows 7 (Home premium 64bit) machine. It appears to
    > be a known problem and not hardware related as there is a HotFix for
    > Vista it :-
    >
    > http://support.microsoft.com/kb/954589/en-us
    >
    > When I go to this page, there is a line saying that this fix is not for
    > my operating system and referring me to the Windows 7 web pages (which
    > are about as much use as a chocolate fireguard). The question is - can I
    > use the Vista HotFix on the Win 7 machine without causing any damage,
    > and if I can will it work?
    >
    > Regards,
    >
    > Bob
    >


    Right-click Computer > Properties.
    In the left pane > Advanced system settings.
    Startup and Recovery > Settings
    Clear the 'Automatically restart' box.

    When it blue screens you should now be able to read
    any error info and numbers.
     
  3. Bob henson

    Bob henson Flightless Bird

    "Dave-UK" <Here@Home.com> wrote in message
    news:8aednaIhpNtd9wbWnZ2dnUVZ8lmdnZ2d@giganews.com:

    > "Bob henson" <news@galenx.org.uk> wrote in message news:hnfo1o$as5$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    > > Sorry if this has been posted before, but I've only just joined the
    > > group. One of my machines running Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
    > > periodically crashes (the reboot is so quick, I haven't managed to read
    > > all it said on the BSOD) when a USB stick is inserted. It doesn't matter
    > > which USB drive - it's done it with three different ones and they're all
    > > fine in my other Windows 7 (Home premium 64bit) machine. It appears to
    > > be a known problem and not hardware related as there is a HotFix for
    > > Vista it :-
    > >
    > > http://support.microsoft.com/kb/954589/en-us
    > >
    > > When I go to this page, there is a line saying that this fix is not for
    > > my operating system and referring me to the Windows 7 web pages (which
    > > are about as much use as a chocolate fireguard). The question is - can I
    > > use the Vista HotFix on the Win 7 machine without causing any damage,
    > > and if I can will it work?
    > >
    > > Regards,
    > >
    > > Bob
    > >

    >
    > Right-click Computer > Properties.
    > In the left pane > Advanced system settings.
    > Startup and Recovery > Settings
    > Clear the 'Automatically restart' box.
    >
    > When it blue screens you should now be able to read
    > any error info and numbers.


    Thanks - that will be a step in the right direction.


    Regards,

    Bob
     

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