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Article ID: 839641 - Last Review: January 16, 2012 - Revision: 6.0

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When you disconnect a CardBus Compact Flash (CF) adapter, your computer may stop unexpectedly, and you may receive the following stop error in Pci.sys on a blue screen:
A problem has been detected and Windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer...
Technical information:

Note The four parameters in this error message may vary depending on the cause of the stop error.


This problem occurs when you remove the CardBus adapter from the computer after a file transfer or after editing a file on the Compact Flash card.


Microsoft Windows Server 2003

There is currently no fix for this problem in Windows Server 2003.

Microsoft Windows XP

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Microsoft Windows XP. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
322389  ( ) How to obtain the latest Windows XP service pack

Microsoft Windows 2000

There is currently no fix for this problem in Windows 2000.


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

Windows XP

This problem was first corrected in Windows XP Service Pack 2.

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition (32-bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition (32-bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition (32-bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition
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