USBSTOR.SYS Causing Blue Screen Errors
Posted on 2007-03-29
I have a Win XP Pro SP2 workstation (with USB1.1) that's been bluescreening. I've looked at the dump files with WinDbg and USBSTOR.SYS is the culprit in each file.
My client is using a PNY Micro Attache 12GB Flash drive (USB 2.0) to move between work and home (directly modifying files on the USB drive).
I have two minidumps which occured prior to the purchase of the Attache drive which indicate USBSTOR.SYS as the likely culprit. My client states no other USB drives have been attached to the system.
How should I go about preventing these bluescreens at this point?
Do you think the drive is the problem considering the pre-purchase minidumps?
Can I refresh/reload USBSTOR.SYS? If so, what is the best practice to accomplish this?
PS - In case you're interested, and in an attempt to aid others having this issue, here are the stop error codes (there is no filename reference on the blue screen):
Error code 1000007e