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#1 akFuttySeben

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Posted 24 September 2006 - 05:03 AM

Anyways last week my friend LAN'd his PC over to mine and yadadada. When he left the PC wouldn't boot up and the BAD_POOL_CALLER error appeared and it went in an infinate loop. At that time I looked and found it was a driver issue but I didn't remember installing/changing some sort of driver so I just reformatted and went on. Today we LAN'd again and surely enough the error appeared after I took it home. At this point I realised that the error must be because we LAN'd. Also I realised that the driver error might be the fact that I ran through the network wizard. Anyways does all this sound right and has anyone got any ideas? Thanks :thumbsup:

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Posted 24 September 2006 - 06:59 AM

Sounds more like a malware infection.

Reformatting is kind of extreme to fix that though!

If you can delete the connection you made do so.

If it clears the problem, fine, but I suggest you do a complete av scan with your own updated av ap and several online scans.

Do this one first: Use a full scan.
Windows Live Onecare Free Scan
http://safety.live.com/site/en-us/default.htm

Kaspersky Anti-Virus Web Scanner
http://www.kaspersky.com/service?chapter=161739400#betatest
and
File scanner and virus scanner
http://www.kaspersky.com/scanforvirus


Panda Activescan
http://www.pandasoftware.com/activescan/co...n_principal.htm
http://www.pandasoftware.com/products/activescan.htm

Trend Micro antivirus and malware scan:
http://housecall-beta.trendmicro.com/en/st...orp.asp?id=scan

Etrust Anti-virus web scanner
http://www3.ca.com/securityadvisor/virusinfo/scan.aspx.

Avast Online scan
http://onlinescan.avast.com/

F Secure online scan
http://support.f-secure.com/ols/start.html

Ewido Online scan
http://www.ewido.net/en/onlinescan/


Trojan scans –
Sygate Trojanscan
http://scan.sygatetech.com/pretrojanscan.html

Windows Security Trojanscan
http://windowsecurity.com/trojanscan
See instructions for it here:
http://www.windowsecurity.com/trojanscan/trojanscan.asp

Parasite scan from Aumha:
http://www.aumha.org/a/noads.php
or here:
http://www.aumha.org/win5/a/noads2.htm


If the problem was not corrected by deleting the connection or if any of the scans showed malware I suggest the following:

Run both Adaware and Spybot Search and Destroy from safe mode, updating each program’s malware definitions before you scan and allowing both to fix what they find.

If you do not already have these freeware aps installed on your computer, you can get them at the following sites:

*AdAware SE: http://www.majorgeeks.com/download506.html

*Spybot S&D: http://www.safer-networking.org/en/index.html

Following that that I suggest you post a “HijackThis” log for expert assistance with your malware infection.

Read the pinned post in our “HijackThis” forum,
here
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/34773/preparation-guide-for-use-before-using-malware-removal-tools-and-requesting-help/
Carefully read and follow all directions explicitly.

Following instructions create a HJT log, and POST THE HJT LOG YOU CREATED IN OUR HJT FORUM – not in this forum,
at this link.
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/posthjtlog.html
Include the specs for your computer (ie, processor, amount of RAM, brand or motherboard, etc, and briefly describe the problem you are experiencing.)

Unless you are expert at editing the registry, Do not use the Hijack This program to try to fix anything by yourself as even what may seem to be a small mistake can render your operating system inoperable.
Some files when in the correct folder for them may be fine while in another may be malware hiding.


A member of our expert HJT Team will analyze your log, make recommendations and offer assistance, walking you through the complete repair process.

It may take a period of time to get a response to the log you posted because the members of our HJT Team are kept very busy.
Please be patient as this team is manned by volunteers. They will help you in order received as soon as possible.

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The first criteria the HJT Team has when looking for logs that need replies are posts showing 0 replies. If you make an additional post, it will show as having had 1 reply.
A team member, looking for a new log that requires help might well assume another HJT Team member is already assisting you and might not open the thread to respond.

So, post your HJT Log in our HJT Forum (not here in this forum) and wait for a response from a HJT team member.

After you post your log, please do not make any changes to your computer. Discontinue trying to delete anything with any program as changes will make your HJT log obsolete and waste valuable time spent by our HJT experts analyzing the log made innacurate by changes and therefore their plan formulated to address the problems will also be obsolete.

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Posted 24 September 2006 - 07:09 AM

Hang on, how can I do a malware scan if the PC doesn't start up. The one I'm running on right now has like 20 mb of free hard disk space and is very very slow. Also it doesn't seem to like running things in slave.

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Posted 24 September 2006 - 07:19 AM

Try starting in safe mode with networking.

Start tapping F8 as soon as the computer begins to boot and before it tries to enter Windows.

That might not load the driver that's giving you problems.

Also - go to start/settings/network connections and make sure you are choosing your normal lan not the one you set up for the lan party.
If you have a separate one for the lan party delete it - that might cure the problem.

Edited by Enthusiast, 24 September 2006 - 07:20 AM.


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Posted 24 September 2006 - 08:03 AM

OK I'll try that. Also if this doesn't work, is there a way to manually delete the networking files? Just the LAN ones though so I can still use my internet :D

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Posted 24 September 2006 - 08:30 AM

Yes ,,,you can manually delete the problem file by dipping the whole computer in the bath.

(isolate the electric supply)

However, this may lead to future start up problems.


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Posted 24 September 2006 - 09:38 AM

BAD_POOL_CALLER error message info: http://aumha.org/win5/kbestop.php#0xc2

As Enthusiast says, it could be malware. And ensuring that the system is clean is the first step in fixing the problem.

After that it becomes a matter of fixing the drivers and eliminating buggy software.

Since it's a memory error it wouldn't hurt to run this free utility: http://www.memtest86.com/ Follow the directions exactly and run it for at least 2 hours (overnight is better).
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Posted 24 September 2006 - 09:48 AM

Actually I think it might be some sort of malware since my friend has a billion suspicious .exe files lurking around his drive.

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Posted 24 September 2006 - 10:05 AM

Lan parties and P2P aps are the most common way to get malware infections because you open your computer to them when you use these things.

If you do so using an administrator account instead of a limited user account it's even worse, because malware then gets the admin privileges of the user.

Lets clean the malware infection and then restore the connectivity of the machine if we need to do so.

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Posted 24 September 2006 - 10:07 AM

Yes ,,,you can manually delete the problem file by dipping the whole computer in the bath.

(isolate the electric supply)

However, this may lead to future start up problems.


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This may be humor but it really isn't called for on this kind of forum because some users may be newbies and take you seriously.

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Posted 24 September 2006 - 10:33 AM

LOL Nah I'm pretty tech-savy but I'll do a malware scan in the morning and then report back, thanks for the help.




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