Microsoft are starting a new blog series called "Known Hardware Issues" where they will try to inform the industry about issues in USB hardware (USB controllers, chipset, firmware, device) that leads to operating system crash.

http://blogs.msdn.com/usbcoreblog/ar...pril-2010.aspx

There is also some useful information to be found on Configuring Windows HotStart on the following link:

http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/system.../hotstart.mspx

Bill.