Bad Pool caller BSD

  Petulant 18:49 24 Dec 2008


Would appreciate some help please.

My brothers pc has suddenly developed a BSD

It is a built pc AMD Athlon 64 x2 Dual Core 5200 64 bit
L1 cache 256kb
L2 cache 2048kb

memory 3584mb

ddr 1 1024mb
ddr 2 1024mb
ddr 3 512mb
ddr 4 1024mb

not sure what other info is relevent
the BSD is
***STOP: 0x000000c2(0x00000043,0xDD55E000,0xoooooooo, ox00000000)

There has been no hardware changes or updated drivers.
Just happened suddenly when switched on one day
will not go into safe mode
have tried putting its operating system on but it does not recognise the cd and keeps asking fo it to be put in
? tr?ed changing bios to boot from cd

Please help - I am a pc dimwit so go easy with technical details


  rdave13 18:59 24 Dec 2008

Have you tried booting into safe mode by tapping F8 (F5 on some machines) and trying a system restore. Google shows that it could be bad driver, ram etc. Not very specific.

  Petulant 19:19 24 Dec 2008


F8 is how I have tried to get into safe mode but it just goes to blue screen again

  rdave13 19:30 24 Dec 2008

I'd check if it was failing ram first. Try with one module of ram to see if it will at least boot up. If not try another module in the same slot and try again. This will show either the ram is ok or not.

  Petulant 22:31 24 Dec 2008

thanks Dave
will get someone to help me tomorrow as not happy messing about inside in case I do something wrong.
will let you know how it goes :)

  rdave13 22:38 24 Dec 2008

OK. Another thought is it could be a failing PSU (Power Supply Unit). Try booting up the PC with only the keyboard, mouse and obviously the monitor connected. Remove any other peripheral especially a non powered usb hub. See if the PC boots properly.

  woodchip 23:06 24 Dec 2008

Looks like Faulty RAM

  woodchip 23:07 24 Dec 2008

If you have more than one tick, Try just one stick at a time

  rdave13 23:30 24 Dec 2008

Hello woodchip, I've already suggested that. Poster not confident at the moment.
How are you? Wish you a very Merry Christmas and also to Petulant.
Doing Santa's duty at the moment and looking foreward to 06:00 hrs tomorrow morning!

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