When you have a Windows Vista-based computer that is connected to a USB optical disc drive, and you resume the computer from Standby, you may receive a error message that resembles one of the following error messages:
STOP: 0x000000E4 (parameter1, parameter2, parameter3, parameter4)
STOP: 0x0000000A (parameter1, parameter2, parameter3, parameter4)
“The parameters in the error message vary, depending on the configuration of the computer. This issue may occur on a computer that is running Windows Vista, Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1), or Windows Server 2008. Not all '0x000000E4' or '0x0000000A' Stop errors are caused by this problem,” Microsoft explained.
A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft for download, intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.
Windows Vista SP1 and RTM versions, as well as all the flavors of Windows Server 2008 are affected by the issue. However, Windows XP SP3 or earlier releases, as well as Windows Server 2003 on the server-side, are apparently not impacted in the least. Microsoft has a resolve in place, but it requires Vista and Windows Server 2008 users to contact Microsoft directly in order to access the hotfix.