recently broke out the recovery discs (once again) after discovering a trojan on my system. based on where it was found i knew i had had it a while, so i went the scorched earth instead of disinfection route. anyhow, since this reinstall of windows, i can no longer plug in usb devices on the fly. i get a BSOD (0x07F i think) whenever i do so. it will reboot just fine and recognize all usb devices showing them in the itemized bios, and i can unplug/replug devices that were in at startup without crashing (into the same slot only), but any new device inserted causes bsod/reboot.
what the heck could be happening? i took a couple days and multiple restarts for all the windows updates and installing my most basic programs like firefox and vlc back onto the computer from clean installers on my external storage. but i am wondering if windows missed some critical update where you can hotplug usb's. i don't see what else might be causing this. pretty sure i'm not malwared, since i just reinstalled windows three days ago. and i've only installed a small handful of programs, and am not doing anything i wasn't already doing before when there were no usb problems, with the exception of using thunderbird. i had it installed but not configured prior to the factory restore.
i searched the site for keywords like usb/crash/insert/bsod but didn't see anything. any ideas/links? thanks guys!