bad_pool_caller

  alan2k1 13:38 20 Aug 2003
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the machine was working fine before i decided to reinstall winxp home
part way through the installtion i get the following message "a problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.
BAD_POOL_CALLER"

i have tried a friends win xp pro disc and the same thing happens

what is this and how can i cure it ???

thanks

alan

  JoeC 13:47 20 Aug 2003

your error message into Google, it comes up with many hits - including this one

click here

  JoeC 13:59 20 Aug 2003
  alan2k1 20:06 20 Aug 2003

hi thanks joeC

the problem i have is that windows isn't even loaded/installed.....most of the info referes to drivers but surley i need windows to install and run before i can do anything about drivers ?

it always happens at the same point ....35 mins remaining as its installing "devices" ???thanks

  alan2k1 20:23 20 Aug 2003

with an asuz A7N266-VM motherboard

  alan2k1 11:37 21 Aug 2003

refresh

  Ben Avery 11:40 21 Aug 2003

Have you tried reseating you r memory and other hardware?

BA

  alan2k1 12:48 21 Aug 2003

no but i will ben and also i am going to remove everything thats not necessary modem etc

  medicine hat 13:16 21 Aug 2003

Sorry - can't help feeling this is going to require a bios upgrade

  wee eddie 19:31 21 Aug 2003

If you are using a Recovery type disk to reinstall your copy of XP. this may be causing the problem.

  alan2k1 19:36 21 Aug 2003

i tried using the recovery disc and a friends copy of xp pro same result

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