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blue screen of death with usb drives!

  1. #1


    Alex Lee Guest

    blue screen of death with usb drives!

    Dear all:
    I have a Lenovo T60 running vista ultimate. I get the BOD everytime I
    use a usb to connect to any sort of external drive (memory stick,
    camera, ipod etc) as long as the device contains some ability to
    transfer file the system will crash - gauranteed!! The BOD occurs
    instantanously if I put the computer to sleep and wake it up, but even
    without this the computer will get into the BOD eventually. It does
    not matter whether I stop the device properly with "remove hardware"
    or simply unplugging the usb.

    this does not occur if I plug in other types of usb devices
    (mouse,phone etc). The error message is something like:
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
    Stop: 0x000000Be etc...
    ecache.sys - address 8266a620 base at 82669000
    -------------------------------------------------------------------

    this error message is all I can get with my camera.

    Even greater dissapointment is that this is a brand new machine.
    Called Lenovo and the agent told me its probably software and there is
    nothing they can abou it- yikes: this will be the last time I buy from
    this company.

    Besides this, as long as I avoid usb drives, the computer is very
    stable and does not crash. This is a real drag and any help will be
    greatly appreciated.

    thanks.
    alex


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  2. #2


    HeyBub Guest

    Re: blue screen of death with usb drives!

    Alex Lee wrote:
    > Dear all:
    > I have a Lenovo T60 running vista ultimate. I get the BOD everytime I
    > use a usb to connect to any sort of external drive (memory stick,
    > camera, ipod etc) as long as the device contains some ability to
    > transfer file the system will crash - gauranteed!! The BOD occurs
    > instantanously if I put the computer to sleep and wake it up, but even
    > without this the computer will get into the BOD eventually. It does
    > not matter whether I stop the device properly with "remove hardware"
    > or simply unplugging the usb.
    >
    > this does not occur if I plug in other types of usb devices
    > (mouse,phone etc). The error message is something like:
    > -------------------------------------------------------------------
    > Stop: 0x000000Be etc...
    > ecache.sys - address 8266a620 base at 82669000
    > -------------------------------------------------------------------
    >
    > this error message is all I can get with my camera.
    >
    > Even greater dissapointment is that this is a brand new machine.
    > Called Lenovo and the agent told me its probably software and there is
    > nothing they can abou it- yikes: this will be the last time I buy from
    > this company.
    >
    > Besides this, as long as I avoid usb drives, the computer is very
    > stable and does not crash. This is a real drag and any help will be
    > greatly appreciated.


    Wild-ass guess: The USB port(s) is kaput.



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  3. #3


    Ace Guest

    Re: blue screen of death with usb drives!

    Same here. Computer runs fine until I try using my USB port. I insert my
    flash drive and the computer freezes. No BOD-just freezes up. Nothing is
    usable, not even the mouse. Have to reboot to regain control. Not my
    favorite method of shutting down but it's the only thing that works. Can't
    even bring up task manager. I can understand one port going "kaput", but not
    all three located in the front of the machine. I have 3 different flash
    drives and all three produce the same result. Any ideas?




    "HeyBub" <heybub@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:%23FZSzpWqHHA.3492@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > Alex Lee wrote:
    >> Dear all:
    >> I have a Lenovo T60 running vista ultimate. I get the BOD everytime I
    >> use a usb to connect to any sort of external drive (memory stick,
    >> camera, ipod etc) as long as the device contains some ability to
    >> transfer file the system will crash - gauranteed!! The BOD occurs
    >> instantanously if I put the computer to sleep and wake it up, but even
    >> without this the computer will get into the BOD eventually. It does
    >> not matter whether I stop the device properly with "remove hardware"
    >> or simply unplugging the usb.
    >>
    >> this does not occur if I plug in other types of usb devices
    >> (mouse,phone etc). The error message is something like:
    >> -------------------------------------------------------------------
    >> Stop: 0x000000Be etc...
    >> ecache.sys - address 8266a620 base at 82669000
    >> -------------------------------------------------------------------
    >>
    >> this error message is all I can get with my camera.
    >>
    >> Even greater dissapointment is that this is a brand new machine.
    >> Called Lenovo and the agent told me its probably software and there is
    >> nothing they can abou it- yikes: this will be the last time I buy from
    >> this company.
    >>
    >> Besides this, as long as I avoid usb drives, the computer is very
    >> stable and does not crash. This is a real drag and any help will be
    >> greatly appreciated.

    >
    > Wild-ass guess: The USB port(s) is kaput.
    >



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  4. #4


    Sugaruss Guest

    Re: blue screen of death with usb drives!

    ecache.sys file runs the readyboost feature of Vista - you're having a
    problem with ReadyBoost. Can you plug the drive in without instant BSoD? If
    yes then plug it in, go to the properties of the drive, and disable the
    readyboost functionality on that particular stick. Another idea - have you
    used this stick before to enable ReadyBoost on a different machine? If yes
    then try using that machine to remove the ReadyBoost file from the drive.


    "Ace" wrote:

    > Same here. Computer runs fine until I try using my USB port. I insert my
    > flash drive and the computer freezes. No BOD-just freezes up. Nothing is
    > usable, not even the mouse. Have to reboot to regain control. Not my
    > favorite method of shutting down but it's the only thing that works. Can't
    > even bring up task manager. I can understand one port going "kaput", but not
    > all three located in the front of the machine. I have 3 different flash
    > drives and all three produce the same result. Any ideas?
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > "HeyBub" <heybub@gmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:%23FZSzpWqHHA.3492@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > > Alex Lee wrote:
    > >> Dear all:
    > >> I have a Lenovo T60 running vista ultimate. I get the BOD everytime I
    > >> use a usb to connect to any sort of external drive (memory stick,
    > >> camera, ipod etc) as long as the device contains some ability to
    > >> transfer file the system will crash - gauranteed!! The BOD occurs
    > >> instantanously if I put the computer to sleep and wake it up, but even
    > >> without this the computer will get into the BOD eventually. It does
    > >> not matter whether I stop the device properly with "remove hardware"
    > >> or simply unplugging the usb.
    > >>
    > >> this does not occur if I plug in other types of usb devices
    > >> (mouse,phone etc). The error message is something like:
    > >> -------------------------------------------------------------------
    > >> Stop: 0x000000Be etc...
    > >> ecache.sys - address 8266a620 base at 82669000
    > >> -------------------------------------------------------------------
    > >>
    > >> this error message is all I can get with my camera.
    > >>
    > >> Even greater dissapointment is that this is a brand new machine.
    > >> Called Lenovo and the agent told me its probably software and there is
    > >> nothing they can abou it- yikes: this will be the last time I buy from
    > >> this company.
    > >>
    > >> Besides this, as long as I avoid usb drives, the computer is very
    > >> stable and does not crash. This is a real drag and any help will be
    > >> greatly appreciated.

    > >
    > > Wild-ass guess: The USB port(s) is kaput.
    > >

    >


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  5. #5


    Alex Lee Guest

    Re: blue screen of death with usb drives!

    thanks for the hint about readyboost sugaruss - saw it linked to
    ecache during my googling.
    Ive actually went into my service and disable to the entire thing. And
    guess what? NO MORE BOD! Yah.
    The reason why I am taking such a harsh approach is because none of
    the usb drives (ipod, camera, flash) is even capable of readyboost and
    was not activated as such.

    Anyway, I am happy since I never use readyboost. The next question is,
    why is the ready boost service causing BOD? but that is for another
    time another thread.

    thanks again.
    alex


    On Jun 8, 12:25 am, Sugaruss <Sugar...@discussions.microsoft.com>
    wrote:
    > ecache.sys file runs the readyboost feature of Vista - you're having a
    > problem with ReadyBoost. Can you plug the drive in without instant BSoD? If
    > yes then plug it in, go to the properties of the drive, and disable the
    > readyboost functionality on that particular stick. Another idea - have you
    > used this stick before to enable ReadyBoost on a different machine? If yes
    > then try using that machine to remove the ReadyBoost file from the drive.
    >
    >
    >
    > "Ace" wrote:
    > > Same here. Computer runs fine until I try using my USB port. I insert my
    > > flash drive and the computer freezes. No BOD-just freezes up. Nothing is
    > > usable, not even the mouse. Have to reboot to regain control. Not my
    > > favorite method of shutting down but it's the only thing that works. Can't
    > > even bring up task manager. I can understand one port going "kaput", but not
    > > all three located in the front of the machine. I have 3 different flash
    > > drives and all three produce the same result. Any ideas?

    >
    > > "HeyBub" <hey...@gmail.com> wrote in message
    > >news:%23FZSzpWqHHA.3492@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > > > Alex Lee wrote:
    > > >> Dear all:
    > > >> I have a Lenovo T60 running vista ultimate. I get the BOD everytime I
    > > >> use a usb to connect to any sort of external drive (memory stick,
    > > >> camera, ipod etc) as long as the device contains some ability to
    > > >> transfer file the system will crash - gauranteed!! The BOD occurs
    > > >> instantanously if I put the computer to sleep and wake it up, but even
    > > >> without this the computer will get into the BOD eventually. It does
    > > >> not matter whether I stop the device properly with "remove hardware"
    > > >> or simply unplugging the usb.

    >
    > > >> this does not occur if I plug in other types of usb devices
    > > >> (mouse,phone etc). The error message is something like:
    > > >> -------------------------------------------------------------------
    > > >> Stop: 0x000000Be etc...
    > > >> ecache.sys - address 8266a620 base at 82669000
    > > >> -------------------------------------------------------------------

    >
    > > >> this error message is all I can get with my camera.

    >
    > > >> Even greater dissapointment is that this is a brand new machine.
    > > >> Called Lenovo and the agent told me its probably software and there is
    > > >> nothing they can abou it- yikes: this will be the last time I buy from
    > > >> this company.

    >
    > > >> Besides this, as long as I avoid usb drives, the computer is very
    > > >> stable and does not crash. This is a real drag and any help will be
    > > >> greatly appreciated.

    >
    > > > Wild-ass guess: The USB port(s) is kaput.- Hide quoted text -

    >
    > - Show quoted text -




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  6. #6


    Alex Lee Guest

    Re: blue screen of death with usb drives!

    hi Ace,
    I think your problem is a little different from my. Apparently
    computer freezing with usb port is not too uncommon.
    But first, Does this occur with any type of usb device or just flash
    drives? Second if its flash drive, is i a particular brand or drive -
    eg does plugging in another flash drive cause the problem - if this is
    the case then the problem is your actual flash drive and not ur os.

    if it happens to any device or flash drive then try this.

    1) get drivers usb controller, or anything related to usb for your
    particular pc/laptop - usually the manafacture websites -
    2) go into device manager and delete everything in unversal serial bus
    controllers.
    3) automatic driver detection comes out and select your downloaded
    driver.
    this should work I think.

    if this fails then try this google search
    http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&s...mputer&spell=1
    there are plenty of examples within this search. even the first thread
    i found was very informative.
    good luck fixing it.


    Alex



    On Jun 7, 10:13 pm, "Ace" <acef...@hawaii.rr.com> wrote:
    > Same here. Computer runs fine until I try using my USB port. I insert my
    > flash drive and the computer freezes. No BOD-just freezes up. Nothing is
    > usable, not even the mouse. Have to reboot to regain control. Not my
    > favorite method of shutting down but it's the only thing that works. Can't
    > even bring up task manager. I can understand one port going "kaput", but not
    > all three located in the front of the machine. I have 3 different flash
    > drives and all three produce the same result. Any ideas?
    >
    > "HeyBub" <hey...@gmail.com> wrote in message
    >
    > news:%23FZSzpWqHHA.3492@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >
    >
    >
    > > Alex Lee wrote:
    > >> Dear all:
    > >> I have a Lenovo T60 running vista ultimate. I get the BOD everytime I
    > >> use a usb to connect to any sort of external drive (memory stick,
    > >> camera, ipod etc) as long as the device contains some ability to
    > >> transfer file the system will crash - gauranteed!! The BOD occurs
    > >> instantanously if I put the computer to sleep and wake it up, but even
    > >> without this the computer will get into the BOD eventually. It does
    > >> not matter whether I stop the device properly with "remove hardware"
    > >> or simply unplugging the usb.

    >
    > >> this does not occur if I plug in other types of usb devices
    > >> (mouse,phone etc). The error message is something like:
    > >> -------------------------------------------------------------------
    > >> Stop: 0x000000Be etc...
    > >> ecache.sys - address 8266a620 base at 82669000
    > >> -------------------------------------------------------------------

    >
    > >> this error message is all I can get with my camera.

    >
    > >> Even greater dissapointment is that this is a brand new machine.
    > >> Called Lenovo and the agent told me its probably software and there is
    > >> nothing they can abou it- yikes: this will be the last time I buy from
    > >> this company.

    >
    > >> Besides this, as long as I avoid usb drives, the computer is very
    > >> stable and does not crash. This is a real drag and any help will be
    > >> greatly appreciated.

    >
    > > Wild-ass guess: The USB port(s) is kaput.- Hide quoted text -

    >
    > - Show quoted text -




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  7. #7


    Ace Guest

    Re: blue screen of death with usb drives!

    Thank you Alex. I have 3 different flash drives and they all present the
    same problem. I tried all 3 on an XP Pro computer and there was no problem.
    I have Vista Ultimate. I tried the other suggestion about Readyboost but
    this was not on the properties tab on all of the 3 drives.
    After plugging the flash drive in, there's the Windows "boink,boink" (like
    when it finds new hardware) then more "boink,boink,-boink,boink" then it
    freezes. Mouse/keyboard shuts down. Have to reboot. I'll keep "plugging
    away" <g>. Sorry, couldn't resist <LOL>

    "Alex Lee" <simplitia@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:1181331361.186401.168620@q19g2000prn.googlegroups.com...
    > hi Ace,
    > I think your problem is a little different from my. Apparently
    > computer freezing with usb port is not too uncommon.
    > But first, Does this occur with any type of usb device or just flash
    > drives? Second if its flash drive, is i a particular brand or drive -
    > eg does plugging in another flash drive cause the problem - if this is
    > the case then the problem is your actual flash drive and not ur os.
    >
    > if it happens to any device or flash drive then try this.
    >
    > 1) get drivers usb controller, or anything related to usb for your
    > particular pc/laptop - usually the manafacture websites -
    > 2) go into device manager and delete everything in unversal serial bus
    > controllers.
    > 3) automatic driver detection comes out and select your downloaded
    > driver.
    > this should work I think.
    >
    > if this fails then try this google search
    > http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&s...mputer&spell=1
    > there are plenty of examples within this search. even the first thread
    > i found was very informative.
    > good luck fixing it.
    >
    >
    > Alex
    >
    >
    >
    > On Jun 7, 10:13 pm, "Ace" <acef...@hawaii.rr.com> wrote:
    >> Same here. Computer runs fine until I try using my USB port. I insert my
    >> flash drive and the computer freezes. No BOD-just freezes up. Nothing is
    >> usable, not even the mouse. Have to reboot to regain control. Not my
    >> favorite method of shutting down but it's the only thing that works.
    >> Can't
    >> even bring up task manager. I can understand one port going "kaput", but
    >> not
    >> all three located in the front of the machine. I have 3 different flash
    >> drives and all three produce the same result. Any ideas?
    >>
    >> "HeyBub" <hey...@gmail.com> wrote in message
    >>
    >> news:%23FZSzpWqHHA.3492@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> > Alex Lee wrote:
    >> >> Dear all:
    >> >> I have a Lenovo T60 running vista ultimate. I get the BOD everytime I
    >> >> use a usb to connect to any sort of external drive (memory stick,
    >> >> camera, ipod etc) as long as the device contains some ability to
    >> >> transfer file the system will crash - gauranteed!! The BOD occurs
    >> >> instantanously if I put the computer to sleep and wake it up, but even
    >> >> without this the computer will get into the BOD eventually. It does
    >> >> not matter whether I stop the device properly with "remove hardware"
    >> >> or simply unplugging the usb.

    >>
    >> >> this does not occur if I plug in other types of usb devices
    >> >> (mouse,phone etc). The error message is something like:
    >> >> -------------------------------------------------------------------
    >> >> Stop: 0x000000Be etc...
    >> >> ecache.sys - address 8266a620 base at 82669000
    >> >> -------------------------------------------------------------------

    >>
    >> >> this error message is all I can get with my camera.

    >>
    >> >> Even greater dissapointment is that this is a brand new machine.
    >> >> Called Lenovo and the agent told me its probably software and there is
    >> >> nothing they can abou it- yikes: this will be the last time I buy from
    >> >> this company.

    >>
    >> >> Besides this, as long as I avoid usb drives, the computer is very
    >> >> stable and does not crash. This is a real drag and any help will be
    >> >> greatly appreciated.

    >>
    >> > Wild-ass guess: The USB port(s) is kaput.- Hide quoted text -

    >>
    >> - Show quoted text -

    >
    >



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