Blue screen on start up, various messages

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chriscb

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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.
 

blues_harp28

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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.
 

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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