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Hi,

i've got problems using Win2000. it happens from time to time
that al of a sudden the "blue screen" appears and everything
is gone!

This time i got the following informationon my blue screen:

***STOP: 0x000000C2(0x00000050, 0xE2A7D000, 0x00001A7D, 0x06800000)
BAD_POOL_CALLER

Beginning dump of physical memory
Physical memory dump complete. Contact your system administrator
or technical support group.


so what the earth went wrong? i doubt that my memory is not
working properly...

any comments welcome.

Thanks in advance,
Ken
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Actually, I think that may not be the one I was thinking of...

See:

http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/ddtools/hh/ddtools/bccodes_8k9z.asp

This is an error in a DEVICE DRIVER.  Unless you are the developer of that driver, you really can't do much.

This could be a defective device driver or a defective hardware device.  The error 0x50 is:

"The current thread attempted to free a nonallocated paged pool address"

You need to know WHICH device is doing this.  Microsoft says:

"Activate Driver Verifier to obtain more information about these errors."

See:

http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/ddtools/hh/ddtools/dv_7g8j.asp


(It's possible, that there is additional information on your BSOD referring to WHICH device is causing this.  See if that is the case.)
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by:ken021600
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Thanks for your help.

so are you saying that it was due to an error in device driver, not my memory or anything else? ok, so how do i know which device driver? any tools that i can download and detect it for me?

Ken
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by:ken021600
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ok, don't bother to answer any further questions. i'm just tired of Windows (it just f**king sucks!!!) and will switch to Linux.
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