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  1. #21

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    Quote Originally Posted by drnkenmonkey
    wuts that supposed to mean? keep getting a BSOD... the problem was bad_pool_header...anyone?
    Out of the blue question here:
    Are you running a VIA chipset motherboard and install the IDE Accelerator Driver?

    Reason I ask is because "BAD_POOL_HEADER" can show up as a message for one of many different crashes (last count I saw was over 180 different circumstances can cause it). However, VIA recently released an IDE Accelerator driver for their chipsets. When it works, it's wonderful. When it doesn't, at best it causes a "BAD_POOL_HEADER" whenever you use Winamp with its burning software installed... at worst, it sends the affected PC into infinite reboot loops or completely hose data on the drive
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    Default Re: bad_pool_header

    Did you install a new driver or piece or hardware. If so. boot to safemode. Click on start then run. type in sigverif. When it pops up click on advanced. Then click the radio button that says "look for other files that are not digitally signed". Then click browse and select the folder <hard drive>:\windows\system32\drivers. Click "OK" twice. Then click start. It will scan and tell you if any files are not signed (which may be the new ones that is causing the error) and then rename them with a .old extension- Then try to boot into windows.

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    Default Re: bad_pool_header

    Quote Originally Posted by GaryGBM
    1. Click Start, click Control Panel, and then double-click System.

    2. Click the Advanced tab. Then, under Performance, click Settings.

    3. Click the Data Execution Prevention tab.

    4. Click Turn off DEP.

    Gary
    hi.
    i have the BSOD errors too. i tried to turn off the DEP like you said. but there is no option to turn it off. am i missing something?

    thanks :)

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    Default Re: bad_pool_header

    Just an FYI for everyone in the future since this is one of the first links that comes up on Google:


    I'm running a Fujitsu P1120, SP2, and at first I was just getting occasional freezing during boot after I started using Wireless. Finally I get the bad poo BSOD and found this forum. I disabled *both* my internal Realtek 8139 and my internal Intersel WiFi, and freezing is gone. Now I'm trying to get some kind of net connection back up on the laptop. I probably won't post back here and will probably manage to resolve the issue somehow eventually, but this thread was a real relief as I was beginning to fear a hardware problem.

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    Default Re: bad_pool_header

    Followup: it's definitely the Intersil Prism WiFi drivers that came with SP2. Yuck. I guess I'll start digging around to find alternate drivers. Worst case I guess I'll have to go back to SP1.

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    When i burn cd's from itunes, the burning goes well but after the cd is done, the bad_pool_header comes up at least 9 out of 10 times. has anyone had this problem before?

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    Thx for the help... google placed me here and i got what i needed... i had the same problem and by solution 2 the pc is alive again cool forum btw

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    Admin is gonna kill you for bringing up an old thread
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    Default Re: bad_pool_header

    I only started getting this after trying to play a game I just installed (SERIOUS SAM II).
    My system meets or exceeds the minimum/recommended requirements, but I keep getting crashes once I start to play it. The only BSOD screen I caught the message of was the 3rd time it crashed (I had turned off the auto-reboot so I could see the problem).

    I was getting that "BAD_POOL_HEADER" thing.

    My system :
    Windows XP Home
    Intel Pentium 4 CPU 3.2GHz
    3GB RAM
    Service Pack 2
    NVIDIA GeForce 8500GT Graphics Card (with latest drivers, I'm pretty sure).
    DirectX 9.0c

    That's all I can find. if any more info is needed, I'll need to be told how and where to find it.

    At game startup, it (always?) informs me my graphics card has (been) "changed", but doesn't tell me what is has been changed to or from, only to select the "Auto Detect" in Video Options (which I did).

    Other than the new game, my system has no crash problems.

    Anyone have any ideas?

    Thanks in advance


    WTW


    PS~
    What exactly does the Indexing Sevice do, anyway?
    What would happen if it were disabled or switched off?
    Isn't it a useful somewhat-necessary process thing?

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    Default Re: bad_pool_header

    Okay, so since either no one knows anything or just can;t be bothered, I WILL answer my own question, which I figured out on my own... as usual.

    Turns out the problem was due to my audio/sound device drivers not being updated. Perhaps also some of game's audio settings being lowered a bit (which I also did as per the game's forums suggestions), but more likely it was the drivers causing the problem.

    They're updated and the game plays fine now. No more crashes.

    I'd thank this thread for the help, but none was offered, other than some ****ing reply posted in some kind of Asian text (which is gone now). Yeah, THAT woulda done me a lot of good.

    Thanks for nothing.

    Hopefully this may help someone else though.


    WTW

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