bad_pool_handler error

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soulman1949

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Hi there, running a networked WinXP system (SP2) - this last week I've been getting a blue screeen of death with the message "bad_pool_holder" error. It takes many attempts to book successfully, usually switching off for a few hours seems to help. Not been able to find anything on this on the net. Any thoughts anyone?

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Was it "Bad Pool Header"?
And have you installed any new hardware recently?

Did you see a driver mentioned in the Stop message?

If not, let's see if we can find it >>

I can run a debugging utility on the dump files if you do this:

1 > create a new folder on the desktop and call it "dumpcheck" or whatever you like
2 > navigate to %systemroot%\minidump and copy the last few minidump files to that folder.%systemroot% is normally c:\windows. They are numbered by date. You can paste that address in address bar to get there.
3 > close the folder and right click on it and select Send to Compressed (zipped) Folder.
4 > use the "manage attachments" in the "advanced" reply window to upload that zip file here as an attachment.
 
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Hi there,
Don't mean to impose but do you have a netgear or linxys network card in your computer? If so this is the most common cause of the "bad_pool_header" BSOD. If you do try removing them and attempt to boot again. Sorry if i'm in over my depth.
 
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download windows debugging tools, then get software called winternals administration pack........

it will analyse the crash dump and give you the most likely source where the crash originated from.
 
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