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dead pool header while installing vista

by mycloudymind / September 28, 2009 8:38 AM PDT


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
3.5 floppy
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

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Frankly it points to hardware issues.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 28, 2009 10:47 PM PDT

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.

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by mycloudymind / September 30, 2009 11:56 AM PDT

I know its an old card on the video but i need help with it and not getting anywhere.I feel if the vista check program says their is no hardware issues so be that.I know by bare minimums it says 32 video card is the bottom line can be run on it so there got to be something else not making it install right

I need a person that can truly help me

And vista is close to 3 years old by itself on January 30 2007. So if my card is about 6 years old i should have the drivers to handle it

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You may not get anywhere until.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 30, 2009 12:29 PM PDT
In reply to: hello

You give up and start swapping out hardware. I noted that the error is known to be caused by hardware but you have to be gentle on those that won't give up. Give them time until they finally can't make it work and then gather all the clues you can to point to the most likely part.

I was being kind on the video card. Actually the riva's I run into are well past a decade old. Tossers, freebies, etc. Usually trouble for their owners.

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