Windows XP has a Driver Protection feature which prevents the operating system from loading device drivers that are known to cause stability problems.
The following device drivers have been added to the Driver Protection database, because they cause instability in Windows XP SP2:
|Application/Driver||Vendor||Driver Binary||Match Criteria|
|Security Services & AV Driver||Command Software||CSS-DVP.SYS||Product Version <= 22.214.171.124123 AND Link Date <= 01/23/2004 16:08:00|
|SMSC LPC Memory Stick Host Controller||Sony||smscms.sys||Link Date <= 09/02/2003 19:07:48|
|Virtual PC/Windows CE Emulator||Microsoft||VPCAppSv.sys||Product Version <= 126.96.36.1999 AND system is running in PAE or NX mode|
For a complete list of drivers in the Driver Protection database, and for additional information about Driver Protection, see http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/winlogo/drvsign/drv_protect.mspx