Blue screen

  ned3110 20:38 10 Jan 2010


I recently did a clean install of my pc because it was getting a bit slow. But since doing so it keeps BSODing on me and I'm not sure what to do. I have run a virus scan but nothing showed up.

What should I do first?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 20:43 10 Jan 2010

Auto-reboot disable:
When Running windows and it crashes you will get a blue screen and it will automatically restart, often it will restart too fast for you to see the error message.
To disable auto restart on system failure, so you can see the error message.

1. Go to Start -> Control Panel -> System (Windows+Pause works, too)
2. Go to Advanced
3. Under the Startup and Recovery section, click Settings...
4. Under System Failure un-check "Automatically restart"

  t.long 22:15 10 Jan 2010

It would be worth checking all your drivers, depending on the version of Windows they may not be the correct ones, which might be causing the instability.

  Bazz2000 23:35 10 Jan 2010

Chances are its hardware failure mate. If its a clean install with a format then it couldnt be a virus.

  Graphicool1 10:00 11 Jan 2010

After you did a 'Clean Install' did you replace/update your 'Chipset Drivers'?

  ned3110 21:24 11 Jan 2010


I didnt replace or update my chipset drivers. I am using a new monitor though. Its a 23" LG 1080p. I bought it because I got an xbox for christmas and I am running that through HDMI and my pc through though the DVI. Could this be the problem?

  ned3110 20:46 18 Jan 2010


I noted and error message down when it crashed it said Bad_Pool_Caller does this mean anything to anyone?


  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 21:32 18 Jan 2010

What operating system? XP? Vista?

A kernel-mode process or driver incorrectly attempted to perform memory operations. Typically, a faulty driver or buggy software causes this.

click here {KB 265879} Win 2000, Win XP

click here {KB 310527} Win XP (upgrading Compaq Professional Workstation AP550 from Win 2000 to XP)

click here {KB 307151} Computer with ATI RAGE FURY MAXX Video Adapter Stops Responding After Upgrade to Win XP

  ned3110 21:56 18 Jan 2010

Im running Vista

  ned3110 22:05 18 Jan 2010

I really appreciate your help Fruit Bat, but Im not sure what to do, Im not as savvy as yourself and it the links you gave me are a bit confusing can you help further please ?

  User-312386 00:07 19 Jan 2010

You need to install your chipset drivers and your graphics card driver if applicable!

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