BSOD BAD POOL CALLER

I have built a system for a client and he keeps getting a bsod, his first one was IRQ NOT EQUAL OR LESS and the latest one is BAD POOL CALLER: 0XC2 0X071097 08030001 0X85B85C00

Its Windows 7 HP.

Thanks in advance.

 

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Last updated February 21, 2019 Views 176,084 Applies to:
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Hi,

See this thread for information on using BlueScreenView, MyEventViewer, and other methods to
troubleshoot BlueScreens - top 3 answers (+1 other).

http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7repair/thread/c675b7b8-795f-474d-a1c4-6b77b3fcd990

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This error is usually a driver issue and display adapter (video) driver is the most suspect though it
could be others. Antivirus/antispyware/security programs, hardware (heat) and major software issues
can also cause the error. When you get to the driver section of the troubleshooter use my generic
methods in the next message and then return to the troubleshooter if needed. Memory issues are
another possibility after drivers.

Have you added hardware recently or updated drivers? Be sure to look in Control Panel - Windows
Updates to see if any drivers were updated there. Other lessor possibilities include antivirus/anti-
spyware/security programs.

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BCCode: C2   0x000000C2

Bug Check 0xC2: BAD_POOL_CALLER

The BAD_POOL_CALLER bug check has a value of 0x000000C2. This indicates that the current thread is making a bad pool request.

Important Information If You Have Received a STOP Code

If you have received a blue screen error, or stop code, the computer has shut down abruptly to protect itself from data loss. A hardware device, its driver, or related software might have caused this error. If your copy of Windows came with your computer, call the manufacturer of your computer. If you purchased Windows separately from your computer, Microsoft provides support. To find contact information for Microsoft or your computer manufacturer,Contact Support.

If you have experience with computers and want to try to recover from this error, follow the steps provided in the Microsoft articleResolving STOP (Blue Screen) Errors in Windows.

The following actions might prevent an error like this from happening again:

  1. Download and install updates and device drivers for your computer from Windows Update.
  2. Scan your computer for computer viruses.
  3. Check your hard disk for errors.
BAD_POOL_CALLER Parameters

The following parameters are displayed on the blue screen. Parameter 1 indicates the type of violation. The _POOL_TYPE codes are enumerated inNtddk.h. In particular, 0 indicates nonpaged pool and 1 indicates paged pool.

Parameter 1  2                   3                                       4                                              Cause

0x07 -  Reserved  - Pool header contents -  Address of the block of pool being freed  -  The current thread attempted to free the pool, which was already freed.

Cause

An invalid pool request has been made by the current thread.

Resolution

Activate Driver Verifier to obtain more information about these errors. For details, see the Driver Verifier section of the Windows Driver Kit (WDK).


BCCode: C2   0x000000C2  <-- read this

http://www.faultwire.com/solutions-fatal_error/BAD-POOL-CALLER-0x000000C2-*1195.html?order=date

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Driver Verifier can help find some BSOD issues :

Using Driver Verifier to identify issues with Windows drivers for advanced users
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/244617

How To Troubleshoot Driver Problems in Windows Vista or 7.
http://www.winvistaclub.com/t79.html

Using Driver Verifier
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff554113(v=VS.85).aspx

How to use Windows Driver Verifier Manager to Troubleshoot & Identify Driver Issueshttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_VwIDD9xngM

Driver Verifier
http://www.techsupportforum.com/2110308-post3.html

Using Driver Verifier
http://www.faultwire.com/solutions/using_driver_verifier.php

How to use Windows Driver Verifier Manager to Troubleshoot & Identify Driver Issueshttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_VwIDD9xngM

You can disable Driver Verifier
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/244617

Start - type in Search box -> verifier /reset      hit enter to disable

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Look in the Event Viewer to see if anything is reported about those.
http://www.computerperformance.co.uk/vista/vista_event_viewer.htm

MyEventViewer - Free - a simple alternative to the standard event viewer of Windows.
TIP - Options - Advanced Filter allows you to see a time frame instead of the whole file.

http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/my_event_viewer.html

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Also do this so you can see the likely bluescreens.

Windows Vista automatically restarts if your PC encounters an error that causes it to crash.
(also Windows 7)
http://www.winvistatips.com/disable-automatic-restart-t84.html

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Here are some methods to possibly fix the blue screen issue. If you could give the Blue Screen info
that would help. Such as the BCC and the other 4 entries on the lower left. And any other error
information such as STOP codes and info such as IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL or PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA and similar messages.

As examples :

BCCode: 116
BCP1: 87BC9510
BCP2: 8C013D80
BCP3: 00000000
BCP4: 00000002

or in this format :

Stop: 0x00000000 (oxoooooooo oxoooooooo oxooooooooo oxoooooooo)
tcpip.sys - Address 0x00000000 base at 0x000000000 DateStamp 0x000000000


This is an excellent tool for posting Blue Screen Error Information

BlueScreenView scans all your minidump files created during 'blue screen of death'
crashes, and displays the information about all crashes in one table - Free
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/blue_screen_view.html


Many BlueScreens are caused by old or corrupted drivers, especially video drivers however
there are other causes.

You can do these in Safe Mode if needed or from Command Prompt from Vista DVD or
Recovery Options if your system has that installed by the maker.

How to Boot to the System Recovery Options in Windows 7
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/668-system-recovery-options.html

You can try a System Restore back to a point before the problem started if there is one.

How to Do a System Restore in Windows 7
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/700-system-restore.html

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Start - type this in Search Box ->  COMMAND   find at top and RIGHT CLICK  -  RUN AS ADMIN

Enter this at the prompt - sfc /scannow

How to Repair Windows 7 System Files with System File Checker
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/1538-sfc-scannow-command-system-file-checker.html

How to analyze the log file entries that the Microsoft Windows Resource Checker (SFC.exe) program
generates in Windows Vista cbs.log (and Windows 7)
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/928228


The log might give you the answer if there was a corrupted driver. (Does not tell all the possible
driver issues).

Also run CheckDisk so we can rule out corruption as much as possible.

How to Run Check Disk at Startup in Windows 7
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/433-disk-check.html

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Often updating drivers will help, usually Video, Sound, Network Card  (NIC), WiFi, 3rd party
keyboard and mouse, as well as other major device drivers.

Manually look at manufacturer's sites for drivers - and Device Maker's sites.
http://pcsupport.about.com/od/driverssupport/ht/driverdlmfgr.htm

Installing and updating drivers in Windows 7 (updating drivers manually using the methods above
is preferred to ensure the latest drivers from System maker and Device makers are found)
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/43216-installing-updating-drivers-7-a.html

How To Disable Automatic Driver Installation In Windows Vista - Drivers
http://www.addictivetips.com/windows-tips/how-to-disable-automatic-driver-installation-in-windows-vista/
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc730606(WS.10).aspx

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How to fix BlueScreen (STOP) errors that cause Windows Vista to shut down or restart
unexpectedly
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/958233

Troubleshooting Vista Blue Screen, STOP Errors (and Windows 7)
http://www.chicagotech.net/vista/vistabluescreen.htm

Understanding and Decoding BSOD (blue screen of death) Messages
http://www.taranfx.com/blog/?p=692

Windows - Troubleshooting Blue Screen Errors
http://kb.wisc.edu/page.php?id=7033

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In some cases this might be required.

StartUp Repair from Recovery Options or Windows 7 disk

How to Run a Startup Repair in Windows 7
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/681-startup-repair.html

How to Boot to the System Recovery Options in Windows 7
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/668-system-recovery-options.html

How to Create a Windows 7 System Repair Disc
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/2083-system-repair-disc-create.html

How to Do a Repair Install to Fix Windows 7
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/3413-repair-install.html

Hope this helps.


Rob Brown - MS MVP - Windows Desktop Experience : Bicycle - Mark Twain said it right.
Rob Brown - Microsoft MVP - Windows and Devices for IT 2010 - current
Windows Insider MVP 2016 - current

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