Bad pool header

  [DELETED] 06:20 03 Jan 2006

I tried to install an old Sound card to my new PC. After installing the software on the original disc and foolishly ignoring the "may be uncompatible with XP" warnings my sysytem crashes. I changed the BIOS to fail-safe defaults and now Windows loads up incredibly slowly (10min) then all my programs start to load then I get the blue screen with the message "bad pool header" - what can I do to resolve this ?

  Diodorus Siculus 09:14 03 Jan 2006

Can you boot into safe mode (press F5 at startup) and from there use the system restore to go back to before installation of the sound card?

  [DELETED] 09:17 03 Jan 2006

Tried to start up in safe mode but just got a screen full of text and nothing else happened

  Diodorus Siculus 09:24 03 Jan 2006

?HAve you removed the card?

If still there, have you disabled onboard sound?

  [DELETED] 09:27 03 Jan 2006

I have removed the card now - should I refit & disable onboard sound - if so how ?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 10:00 03 Jan 2006

Leave the card out

boot to safe mode and wait ..... there will be a lot of text...... but it will boot eventually to safe mode.

In safe mode use system restore to get back to a date before you fitted the card.

  [DELETED] 10:02 03 Jan 2006

Thanks - I will try this tonight

  [DELETED] 06:30 04 Jan 2006

Thanks Fruit bat

Booted to safe mode & restored. PC doesn't crash but is running still painfully slowly. I suspect it may be because I selected failsafe defaults in the BIOS. I am trying now to find out what the factory settings should be

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