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by UNpeacekeeper / March 16, 2005 4:13 AM PST

hi im new to the forums anyway

i have a dell dimension XPS with a 2.8ghz p4, 1.24 gig of ram, sound blaster audigy 2, ati radeon 9800 pro 128meg, and a dvd-rom and dvd-burner drive

yesterday i went to turn on my computer and it gave me a BSOD saying BAD_POOL_CALLER, now i restarted thinkign it would help, but it did it again. I started it up in safe mode and it did it again, then i cleared the bios and it did it again, i then went into my system set up menu and ran a hardware diagnostics/rollout, and when it was finished i restarted my computer and alas i got the BSOD again

i know that this pertains to my hardware, but i am not able to find out a solution to this problem, if theres a way to find out which piece of my hardware this is, or if theres a solution it would be appreciated Grin

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by UNpeacekeeper / March 16, 2005 4:16 AM PST
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oh almost forgot, i have sp1, and it bsods in the middle of loading the logon screen

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 16, 2005 4:19 AM PST
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by UNpeacekeeper / March 16, 2005 8:25 AM PST
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i cant log in thats the problem, it gives me the BSOD at the log in screen

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(NT) (NT) Use SAFE MODE (hint: F8 or
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 16, 2005 9:00 AM PST
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safe mode
by UNpeacekeeper / March 16, 2005 10:29 AM PST

yeah i did safe mode, and it BSOD'ed in that too

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Next level... Command line safe mode.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 16, 2005 11:00 AM PST
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by UNpeacekeeper / March 16, 2005 11:48 AM PST

ok ill try this BartPE program

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Never used that. Best of luck.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 16, 2005 8:14 PM PST
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From that I take it you didn't make it to the command line safe mode. If that fails, you are looking at a damaged OS and either SKILL, repair install or a new install is needed.

Fortunately we can do a PARALLEL INSTALL then use F.A.S.T. to pull over the files and settings.

F.A.S.T. is noted at


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by UNpeacekeeper / March 17, 2005 7:52 AM PST

ok ill try that, but if that doesnt work would resetting cmos help any?

thanks a whole lot for your help guys, if this doesnt work i guess ill have to reinstall windows, or take it to a professional

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Clues needed.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 17, 2005 8:31 AM PST
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I read nothing that indicated a CMOS or CMOS settings issue. Were there some clues that you could share that would indicate this?


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by UNpeacekeeper / March 17, 2005 9:19 AM PST
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clues such as?

but, i was thinking maybe if i reset the CMOS it would help since it restores the booting options to factory defauls right? So i was thinking that it might help, if not i can try replacing my ram sticks that might be the problem

im not exactly sure what to say, but the error was 0X000000C2(0X00000042, i dont remember the rest of the parameters but those are the first 2

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Research on 0xC2.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 17, 2005 10:07 AM PST
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by justinpleasant15 / March 17, 2005 1:53 AM PST
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i really don't know the answer to this, but if you decide t oget a professional, dont go to dell tech support. they suck. it's located in india and you cant understand what they are saying and they put u on hole for hours and will never send someone out to u. if they do send someone out to u, they will replace the wrong thing. this happened to me 3 times!

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BAD_POOL_CALLER - Any resolution?
by reiker / March 26, 2005 5:50 PM PST
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I have this same problem.
I don't think it is a hardware issue (at least I hope), I am not getting any errors from Linux, or a Parallel XP install.
I guess it could be a HW problem with the specific hard drive.
I have copied the entire HD to another drive. Can I format the drive and copy the information over?
Is there a way to read the registry on the problem install in another install? I am not sure this would help.
I don't see how FAST can help me here, when I can't boot into that OS and export the info.
I am in the process of doing a complete Memtest (v3.1) run. I will see what that says.

Any help would be appreciated!


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