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USB + Drivers + Vista + x64 + "New Hardware Found" Install + KB941600 = Total USB Destruction...

To completely screw up your USB ports/drivers in Vista x64, simply INSTALL this update through Windows Update. It will, in fact, give you plenty of problems including the extremely annoying "New Hardware Found" dialog on every boot. Some may have found a "Hotfix" called KB937187. But the power of KB941600 is overwhelming and very destructive and not even KB937187 can stop it.

Update Destruction for Windows Vista for x64-based Systems (KB941600)

Download size: 341 KB

You may will need to restart your computer for this update to take effect.

Update type: Recommended  <---- NOT TRUE!!! Hide it and RUN AWAY!!!

This update resolves some creates reliability issues in the USB core components on the Windows Vista operating system. You can achieve better even worse reliability in various scenarios by installing this update. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer and regret what you've done.

More information:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/941600

Help and Support:
http://support.microsoft.com


Ok, I've read a lot of forums, blogs, and threads about this update. In my case, I simply uninstalled the update, deleted the "INICACHE.1" file, uninstalled all USB drivers, rebooted 3 times (in a row), and accepted/installed "New Hardware Found" options presented. Days wasted on this problem: 6 days...

Posted on Sunday, December 23, 2007 9:58 PM | Back to top


Comments on this post: Note to Self: KB941600 is Pure USB Evil!!!

# re: Note to Self: KB941600 is Pure USB Evil!!!
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What about doing a System Restore, going back a week to before the time of the "patch" (decimation)? That might bring the universe into harmony again.
Left by Lorin Thwaits on Dec 25, 2007 5:29 AM

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Heh, though I wouldn't be able to help you solve the problem, I just wanted to note that I love your sense of humour.

Sometimes it just sort of strikes you, how hilarious [and frustrating] geek-blogging can be.

Thanks for the grins [and grimaces of pain] today. ;)

Good luck.
Left by Rania on Feb 07, 2008 12:37 AM

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Before I installed this update, my Windows Vista was completely stable, but after I installed this, Vista would freezes everytime a USB flash drive is inserted.

My recommendation: Do not install.
Left by Tom Mouton on Apr 18, 2008 9:59 PM

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Hey guys, HOW do i UNINSTALL KB941600 (or any other update)?
Thanks,
G.B.
Left by G.B. on Jun 29, 2008 2:47 AM

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This problem isnt just in Vista x64, its also in x32 and in Windows 7.... ive had this problem for about 6-7 months and the only way i can plug in any mass storage is in Safe Mode... i have no problems in safe mode. I just installed Windows 7 x32 beta 2 days ago.... and it was working perfect booting in normal mode and using USB mass storage.... now all of a sudden... i get freezing with USB mass Storage. Ive done so many things to try and fix this... its unreal
Left by Bula on Nov 28, 2008 11:44 AM

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There's a lot of configurations (hardware and software) you have to really consider like type/brand of mobo using, OS installed, etc. This issue was with an old ASUS A8N-SLI board running Vista x64 with 2 Dell 24" monitors that both has USB "hubs". Now I'm running Windows Server 2003 R2 EE x64 on a server box converted to a dev PC with no USB issues - ever. For Vista, the best way to prevent this that I can only figure out is if USB is working and there's an update, create a VirualPC, test the USB update, then install on main OS if it works. That's the only, mind-settling, solution I have found.
Left by Ray Linder on Feb 05, 2009 9:17 AM

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