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BSOD bad_pool_caller no safe mode


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#1 sting66ray

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Posted 04 November 2010 - 10:17 PM

I left the laptop on doing a carbonite backup. I came home laptop is off. All boot attempts result in bsod in safe mode and all other options. I don't know what to do next. i couldn't find similar on a search of bc. Any help will be appreciated.Thanks!

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Posted 05 November 2010 - 07:46 AM

Can you post the exact content of the error message?

System manufacturer and model?

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Posted 06 November 2010 - 11:10 AM

Louis,

Thanks for responding. The computer is a Dell Inspiron 1525, running Windows XP Service pack 3. The message is: A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer. BAD_POOL_CALLER If this is the first time you have seen this Stop error screen, restart your computer. If this screen appears again follow these steps: Check to make sure any new hardware or software is properly installed. If this is a new installation , ask your hardware or software manufacturer for any windows updates you might need. If problems continue, disable or remove any newly installed hardware or software. Disable Bios memory options such as caching or shadowing. If you need to use safe mode to remove or disable components, restart your computer, press F8 to selct advanced startup options, and then select safe mode. Technical Informatio: *** STOP: 0x000000C2 (0x00000043,0xC90CE000,0x00000000,0x00000000 Beginning dump of physical memory Physical memory dump complete. Contact your system administrator or tchnical support group for further assistance.

Since psoting this I was able to get into safe mode and log on as a different user and run Malwarerbytes, Glary, and ccleaner. But upon reboot got the above message.

Thank you!


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Posted 06 November 2010 - 11:24 AM

Bad pool caller is the result of a program attempting to do an illegal memory operation. This is almost always the fault of a bad driver. Try running blue screen viewer found here: http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/blue_screen_view.html

It wil probably say the kernal is at fault in the upper window but in the lower window it will list all the offending files. Look for the non-windows file. This will be your culprit. Then uninstall the driver and install a new one. If you still need help we will be here!
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Posted 06 November 2010 - 01:41 PM

Glary, and ccleaner. But upon reboot got the above message.


Bleeping Computer DOES NOT recommend the use of registry cleaners/optimizers for several reasons:

• Registry cleaners are extremely powerful applications that can damage the registry by using aggressive cleaning routines and cause your computer to become unbootable.

The Windows registry is a central repository (database) for storing configuration data, user settings and machine-dependent settings, and options for the operating system. It contains information and settings for all hardware, software, users, and preferences. Whenever a user makes changes to settings, file associations, system policies, or installed software, the changes are reflected and stored in this repository. The registry is a crucial component because it is where Windows "remembers" all this information, how it works together, how Windows boots the system and what files it uses when it does. The registry is also a vulnerable subsystem, in that relatively small changes done incorrectly can render the system inoperable. For a more detailed explanation, read Understanding The Registry.

• Not all registry cleaners are created equal. There are a number of them available but they do not all work entirely the same way. Each vendor uses different criteria as to what constitutes a "bad entry". One cleaner may find entries on your system that will not cause problems when removed, another may not find the same entries, and still another may want to remove entries required for a program to work.

• Not all registry cleaners create a backup of the registry before making changes. If the changes prevent the system from booting up, then there is no backup available to restore it in order to regain functionality. A backup of the registry is essential BEFORE making any changes to the registry.

• Improperly removing registry entries can hamper malware disinfection and make the removal process more difficult if your computer becomes infected. For example, removing malware related registry entries before the infection is properly identified can contribute to system instability and even make the malware undetectable to removal tools.

• The usefulness of cleaning the registry is highly overrated and can be dangerous. In most cases, using a cleaner to remove obsolete, invalid, and erroneous entries does not affect system performance but it can result in "unpredictable results".

Unless you have a particular problem that requires a registry edit to correct it, I would suggest you leave the registry alone. Using registry cleaning tools unnecessarily or incorrectly could lead to disastrous effects on your operating system such as preventing it from ever starting again. For routine use, the benefits to your computer are negligible while the potential risks are great.

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Posted 06 November 2010 - 02:06 PM

See comments by Kelly at Windows Users Group Net

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