It could be as simple as a overheating CPU, bad ram, that old 32 meg nvidia Riva tnt model 64 pro (agp card) which is now what? 6 or more years old?
Let me be clear that this error on this old machine does not point to any Vista issue. It's pointing at machine troubles or old cards. As to the compat check, it's not perfect. If you want perfect, that's not out yet.
I have windows Xp sp 3 and all current updates for that OS System. I got a upgrade disk for vista home premium. So I did the update before install and the check to see if my computer was compatible and it was no Major Issues so I let it upgrade it ,so 2 hours pass on and all the green check are in place but the last one says completing the upgrade and it gets 50 % around their and it restarts and and it dose this s a few times and the last time it dose, it come up with a blue screen error says DEAD POOL HEADER ERROR and wont allow me to finish the vista install is there a way to fix it?
Here is my specs for my computer :
a Hp pavilion 751
Pentium 4 HT 2.0 GiG :400 bus speed I think
1 GiG of ram
100 GiG of Hard drive space
main drive 60 Gig (with 30 GiGs free left on it)
second drive 40 Gig (has all my saved games files on it )
32 meg nvidia Riva tnt model 64 pro (agp card)
dvd/cd writer 1st bay
cd writer 2nd bay
usb 1.0 (internal)
sis 900 network card (internal)
sound blaster live 5.1 (pci card)
dell #992 19' crt flat monitor plug and play
when did the vista compatibility check all my hardware passed but a minor software issues like older windows im massager and some java program and that it