While trying to install the drivers for a Phoebe OCT11G-USB wireless LAN adapter on a MicronPC desktop with an Intel 82801DB controller, the Windows 2000 installation routine freezes. Before plugging in the adapter, I installed the driver software that came with it.
Prior to getting stuck here, I succesfully installed same model adapters on a handful of other Win98, Win2K, and WinXP machines (with other USB controllers). The adapter is good, swapped this particular one out with others and saw no problems.
I ran Win2K SP4 to enable USB 2.0 (http://support.intel.com/support/chipsets/sb/CS-009262.htm
and I installed the Intel INF update uitility (http://downloadfinder.intel.com/scripts-df/filter_results.asp?strOSs=19&strTypes=DRV%2CARC&ProductID=816&OSFullName=Windows*+2000&submit=Go%21
-- machine won't boot or shutdown while adapter is or has been plugged in.
-- went through safe mode installs/uninstalls with no success
-- USB mouse is attached to system, no other peripherals
-- client "thinks" that she has once successfully installed a USB camera on this machine
I haven't tried installing default USB drivers yet as recommended here: