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BSOD / Bad pool header

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#1 ricciolo


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Posted 15 March 2012 - 11:35 AM


I'm running 64-bit Windows 7 on an HP laptop (HP Pavilion dv3t-2000 with an Intel dual-core processor with 4 GB of RAM). I was using Firefox when my computer suddenly crashed and gave a "Bad pool header" message; I shut down & restarted the computer.

I'm not sure what caused the problem and what I should do to fix it. I looked through some other topics w/ the same problem, and the first step seems to getting BSOD info; should I do the same? Any help you could give would be appreciated. Thanks in advance!

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 01:36 PM

The BSOD error you're seeing is described here: BAD_POOL_HEADER bug check

You didn't include any parameters in your post, so it's difficult to determine the cause without that info.

#3 ricciolo

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 03:50 PM


Yes, I was able to figure out that part. After I restarted my computer and Googled BAD_POOL_HEADER, I realized that I should've noted the parameters; unfortunately, I didn't.

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 04:52 PM

Let's collect some more information about what might be going on here and I will have a look at it.

:step1: Please follow the instructions: BSOD Posting Instructions: Windows 7 - Vista

(Note: When you run BSOD_Windows7_Vista_v2.64_jcgriff2_.exe, it will also run autoruns.exe ... and both need to be in the same location!)
... with one exception in the following line:
  • "4. Zip up the entire output folder + PERFMON and attach the zip file to your next post."
The BC forums will allow a total attachment size of only 512 kb (and what you need to attach will exceed this limit). Please upload the zip file to a file sharing website of your choice and and post a link to it in this thread so that we can access your uploaded zip file. I will have a look at the contained information and see if I can shed some light on your BSOD issue.

See the suggestions in the following links for recommendations on file sharing websites:
  • http://lifehacker.com/388284/best-online-file-sharing-services
  • http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/15-great-free-online-file-sharing-alternatives/
  • http://www.smashingapps.com/2008/08/28/5-best-free-file-hosting-services-to-store-your-files.html

:step2: Please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy, and post a link to it in this thread.
  • It is a convenient and accurate way of providing us with details of your computer specifications.

:step3: Please download MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it.
  • Checkmark the following checkboxes:
    • List Installed Programs
  • Click Go.
    When the scan is finished, a text file will open in a Notepad window.
  • Copy the entire contents of the Notepad window, and paste in your reply.
    (Result.txt will be saved in the same directory the tool is run.)

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