blue screen "DRIVER_CORRUPTED_EXPOOL" problem

  theDarkness 21:10 28 Feb 2011

32-bit vista system immediately gave me a blue screen after log in. The error log just after this gives a "Y! updater failed to start" and "windows did not shut down properly", although Im not sure if they are related. After the blue screen and a restart, I sent the errors to MS, and for the latter I got a webpage saying that MS knows about the issue, so it would seem that theres not much else I can do about the problem? If the errors above are unrelated, the blue screen info is below, using event viewer click here
If anyone can make any sense of it? Ive tried a chkdsk and had no issues popping up. This is a relatively new system, but most sites seem to be stating that the error could be related to bad ram-is this true? thanks for any info :)

A problem has been detected and Windows has been shut down to prevent damage
to your computer.

The problem seems to be caused by the following file: ntkrnlpa.exe


If this is the first time you've seen this stop error screen,
restart your computer. If this screen appears again, follow
these steps:

Check to make sure any new hardware or software is properly installed.
If this is a new installation, ask your hardware or software manufacturer
for any Windows updates you might need.

If problems continue, disable or remove any newly installed hardware
or software. Disable BIOS memory options such as caching or shadowing.
If you need to use safe mode to remove or disable components, restart
your computer, press F8 to select Advanced Startup Options, and then
select Safe Mode.

Technical Information:

*** STOP: 0x000000c5 (0x00000004, 0x00000002, 0x00000001, 0x820fc010)

*** ntkrnlpa.exe - Address 0x8205bfd9 base at 0x8200e000 DateStamp 0x4cb710d6

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 22:23 28 Feb 2011

Do you have a Card reader?
If so update or reinstall the drivers.

  theDarkness 22:49 28 Feb 2011

Its an MSI VR601, its got a built in card reader, so its drivers will be the default vista ones upon windows installation. Its stated on most sites for this specific laptop model as a "4-in-1 card reader". Little else is given, but Ill try a reinstall of the drivers if any are available on the MSI official site. thanks. Is this type of problem normally always associated with card reader issues/corrupted drivers? No one has ever used the card reader slot on this particular laptop.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 22:52 28 Feb 2011

Corrupted drivers give STOP: 0x000000c5 BSOD
ntkrnlpa.exe seems to be something to do with a card reader.

  theDarkness 21:35 06 Mar 2011

I have found vista to be the buggiest version of windows I have ever used, so many things seemingly unrelated to what I am doing pop up out of nowhere, with error alerts and blue screens. I dont think I will want it on any machines I use for much longer. Since 7 is similar to vista (and it IS windows after all) I dont think Ill be wanting to go down that route-at least not until they have a stable system.. I think on my next hardware upgrade Ill probably end up installing 32 bit XP on my 64 bit pc, if possible :O lol. thanks

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