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Why does unplugging my thumb drive result in a blue screen?

Why does unplugging my thumb drive result in a blue screen?

When I unplug my thumb drive, Windows XP Pro almost immediately BSODs. How can I stop this?

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Guest [Entry]

"I tracked down what the problem was here - write caching.

My Computer > Manage > Device Manager

Disk Drives > [My USB device name] > Properties

If you then select the ""Policies"" tab, you get two options: ""Optimise for quick removal"", and ""Optimize for performance"".

If I have ""Optimize for performance"" selected, I get a blue-screen when removing the device."
Guest [Entry]

"As well as a driver issue, it could be a fault that has grown in th controller itself or a problem with the port that is causing it to upset the controller when a device is removed.

Does it cause the problem with all the ports on the machine?

How about if the device is plugged in via a powered hub?
(if this also causes the BSOD then the problem is more likely a software one, not hardware)"