Botched Windows USB driver patch KB 2862330 triggers BSOD 0x000000D1 or 0x000000CA

Last month’s Black Tuesday crop included yet another stinker: MS13-081/KB 2862330, a “critical” Windows USB driver update that reaches into the Windows kernel, modifying all the USB 2.0 driver programs. Microsoft knew before the patch was released that it had an odd double-reboot tendency. That little glitch was documented in the original Knowledge Base article, KB 2862330:

After you install security update 2862330, your computer may restart two times. For more information about updates that require multiple restarts, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2894518 Task sequence fails in Configuration Manager if software updates require multiple restarts

As it turns out, that was the least of MS13-081’s worries.

The day after the patch appeared, Microsoft’s Answers forum lit up with complaints. Here’s a partial list of the problems Windows customers have experienced, after installing the patch:

  • Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 may throw up a Blue Screen 0x000000D1 or 0x000000CA or 9×00000050 upon boot.
  • Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2 machines may reboot, then stall at 32 percent. The only solution is to unplug the machine, then run a system restore — necessary because the reboots stall at the same point in an endless cycle.
  • After an extended period of time on reboot, Windows 2008 R2 shows the message “Please wait for modules installer,” then “Failure configuring windows updates reverting change.” Windows rolls back the changes, but tries to do them again.
  • Windows XP has the same infinite-loop installation of the patch.
  • There are also reports of failing USB keyboards and mice — at least one user reports his Microsoft Mouse won’t work after installing the patch.

To date, I’ve seen no indication that Microsoft has isolated the source of the problem. There is no new version of the patch. There is, however, a very convoluted series of manual patching steps you can take if you feel an urgent need to install the patch. Look for the three scenarios in the KB 2862330 article. It helps if you have a degree in Computer Science.

Although Microsoft hasn’t completely pulled the patch — it still appears as an Important update in Windows 7 Automatic Update — the selection box is unchecked. Unless you manually check the box, the update will not be installed.

The universal advice at this point is to refrain from installing the patch — hide it in Automatic Update if you have to. Since the patch is no longer installed by default, and almost a month after its release we still don’t have an update, it’s a safe assumption that the patch isn’t quite as pressing as its “Critical” rating might indicate.

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UK retailer Zavvi offering Chromecast for £40

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A slight premium over U.S. pricing, but it's in stock and ready to ship

While Google's Chromecast app for Android broke U.S. exclusivity, the dongle itself still remains M.I.A. At least, officially, anyway. There was a brief time when Amazon customers could get their hands on them, but if you're wanting one now, online retailer Zavvi is the place to go. It'll cost you £39.99, which is more than it costs in the States, but shipping is free and they're in stock and ready to go according to its product listing. 

What it doesn't say is how many there are, so if you really want one, acting quickly is your best bet. Hit up the source link below to order, and if you're still undecided, check out our full Chromecast review for everything you need to know. 

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Foles ties NFL record with 7 TD passes

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles (9) passes against the Oakland Raiders during the second quarter of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Nick Foles has tied an NFL record by throwing seven touchdown passes for the Philadelphia Eagles against the Oakland Raiders.

Foles matched the record last reached in the season-opener by Peyton Manning when he connected with Riley Cooper on a 5-yard pass with 4:28 remaining in the third quarter. It was his third TD pass to Cooper on the day.

Foles also connected with Brent Celek, Zach Ertz, LeSean McCoy and DeSean Jackson to become the seventh quarterback to throw for seven TDs in a single game. The others to reach that mark are Sid Luckman, Adrian Burk, George Blanda, Y.A. Tittle and Joe Kapp.


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Chrome browser will block malware downloads

Google has developed a security feature for Chrome that lets the browser detect and stop malware downloads.

Browser hijacking and other browser-based malware infections are on the rise and Google needs to protect Chrome users with native security features, the company said. It is testing the feature in a pre-release version of the browser.

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“Online criminals have been increasing their use of malicious software that can silently hijack your browser settings. This has become a top issue in the Chrome help forums; we’re listening and are here to help,” wrote Linus Upson, a Google vice president, in a blog post.

The security feature will trigger an alert, displayed in the download tray at the bottom of the screen, saying that Chrome blocked a malware file from being downloaded. Malicious hackers typically disguise these files as harmless applications, like screensavers and even security updates, to trick users into downloading them.

When installed, this type of malware software wrests control of the browser from users, changing settings, such as the default home page, and displaying unwanted ads.

Google has added the capability to Chrome Canary, a very early pre-release version of the browser that is intended for developers and tech-savvy end users because it “can sometimes break down completely.”

Google didn’t immediately respond to a request for more details about the way this feature works. Since antivirus products often step over each other when run simultaneously on the same computer, it remains to be seen if this new Chrome functionality will trigger conflicts for people who use other security software.

Chrome already lets users reset their browser settings and alerts them when they’re about to visit a site that the company has identified as dangerous.

Juan Carlos Perez covers enterprise communication/collaboration suites, operating systems, browsers and general technology breaking news for The IDG News Service. Follow Juan on Twitter at @JuanCPerezIDG.

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