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Blue screen on start up, various messages

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by chriscb, Dec 29, 2012.

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  1. chriscb

    chriscb Thread Starter

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    Having a problem with my PC on start up. As soon as the desktop appears the PC will freeze for a couple of seconds then hit me with a blue screen saying 'DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL' This is only up very briefly before the PC shuts its self down. I had to take a quick photo of the screen just to be able to read the whole message. I've tried loading in safe mode and got another blue screen saying 'bad_pool_caller' again only lasting a couple of seconds before the PC shut its self down.


    Since the PC is only on a few seconds before shutting down i don't have the opportunity to do anything to try and fix it. Any help with solving this or at least knowing whats causing it would b a big help, thanks.
     
  2. blues_harp28

    blues_harp28 Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

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    Hi, is this a desktop or a laptop?
    Some reasons for Blue Screens
    New hardware - Software installed.
    Device driver - Video driver - corrupted - faulty.
    Faulty Ram - Overheating - Dying hard drive etc.

    Boot [start] your Pc from the Vista install DVD.
    Enter System Recovery > Command Prompt
    Type
    chkdsk C: /f
    [Note space after C:]
    C: should be where your system is installed.
    If not change the drive letter above.

    Check Disk - chkdsk
    http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/67612-check-disk-chkdsk.html

    TnThelpforum - Vista repair options
    http://tnthelpforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=177

    'bad_pool_caller' can be linked to faulty Ram.
     
  3. dai

    dai

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    what are you running
    video card brand and model
    cpu
    m/board
    ram
    power supply
    brand
    model
    wattage

    check the listings in the bios for 12v line voltages and temperatures and post them
     
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