On Windows XP, my Tascam US 122 USB audio interface works fine. On my Windows 7 computer the device works, however when I restart/shutdown, it hangs at the "shutting down" screen forever.
If the USB cable is removed prior to initiating restart/shutdown then everything goes fine, the computer restarts normally.
This is a known problem, running any other driver in compatibility mode doesn't fix the problem.
Is there a method I can use to unload the device/drivers so that I don't have to reach round physically and disconnect the cable? Somebody suggested a spdt switch on the cable itself, but I am looking for a simpler method. Surely I can automate the unloading of the device through a script or such?