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Stop 0x000000c2 Bad Pool Caller ...huh?


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Posted 01 December 2006 - 06:57 PM

All of a sudden I started getting this blue screen error:
STOP: Bad_Pool_Caller 0X000000c2 (0X00000040 0X00000000 0X80000000 0X00000000)
If I let the computer rest a moment or sometimes alot longer then it will let me into my windows. But then then shortly or sometimes immediately the screen starts to freak out and then I get the blue screen error again.
I thought maybe it was the rams memory so I got another one and took the old one out and put the new one in but it didn't affect the problem at all. So now I'm using both memories. :thumbsup:
Also for some reason if I turn my monitor off periodically (like every couple of minutes and let it sit for about a minute) then I don't have any problems. Strange... Could my monitor be going out? But if that were true why would it be giving me a stop error?
Can someone help me? Do you think this is a software or hardware problem?

Here's my stats:
Dell Dimension 4400
Windows XP Home Edition
Updated except for SP2 (My computer has never been able to upgrade to it without problems). Thanx so much for your help.

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Posted 01 December 2006 - 09:52 PM

I am no expert in this area, but from what I have read, it is probably a bad driver problem. I am sure a more knowledgeable member can give you better guidance.
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Posted 01 December 2006 - 09:59 PM

Is this OS an upgrade fromWindows 2000, or was XP originally installed on this system?
What problems are you having installing SP2?

This is what I found from Microsoft.
See if anything pertains to your situation:
How to interpret a Stop 0xC2 or Stop 0x000000C2 error message on a Windows XP-based computer
Computer with ATI RAGE FURY MAXX Video Adapter Stops Responding After Upgrade to Windows XP
"STOP 0x000000c2" Error Message Appears on a Blue Screen After You Install IomegaWare
BUG: Server for NFS May Cause the System to Stop Responding if You Create a Very Deep Directory Tree
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Posted 02 December 2006 - 12:02 AM

Windows XP was origionally on this computer when purchased from dell. It is not upgraded from any other os.
oh and something else i forgot to mention: i sent an error report when it let me and it came back telling me my nvidia driver was causing a problem or conflicting or something... i can't remember exactly what it said. but now every time i send an error report it just tells me the report is corrupt or it expirienced an error or something.
now the nvidia graphics card i have isn't the origional that came with the system...
i would try to buy the exact same that came with the system but i don't know what that is... does anyone know how to find the origional stats of a dell 4400? i used to know where to find it on dell site but since they changed thier site all around i cant find it.
and does anyone know of a diagnostic or anything i could run to see if anything is conflicting. in my hardware manager it doesn't show anything wrong. hmmm. thanks for your help.

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Posted 02 December 2006 - 12:52 AM

Have you gone to the nVidia site, and reinstalled the driver for your card?
Sounds like that's the problem.
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Posted 02 December 2006 - 09:05 AM

I suspect that this is a problem because you don't have SP2. Of all the security fixes and OS improvements in SP2 the most troublesome has been a change in how Microsoft allows drivers to interact with the OS.

Most SP2 installations are trouble-free. Those that aren't are usually due to one of these issues:
1) virus infection
2) drivers that aren't compatible with SP2

Since your system isn't at SP2, I suspect that a post-SP2 driver may be confused about how to apply itself.

The first step is to scan your system for viruses (just to be double sure). Try this free, online scan: http://safety.live.com/ Choose the "Full Service Scan"

Then, visit the Dell support site and update all of your drivers. Only update the BIOS if it mentions SP2 in the notes.

Then, install SP2 - it should go smoothly then. If the problem resurfaces we should be able to offer more specific advice.
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Posted 02 December 2006 - 09:36 AM

The manual for your Dell 4400 should be on your computer. The link below is to the online manual.
http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/syst...00/6J373a00.pdf

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