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The cause of a  'Bad Pool Error'?

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Trying to re-install a game, after a fresh XP install, I was hit by a blue screen named 'Bad Pool Error'. Is this a driver issue?
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by:shivsa
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It may happen if the application/driver is incompatible with XP

example:
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=307151 
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by:shivsa
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check the above web site, and then links in the bottom to see if your all the hardware are in that list.
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by:Kyle Schroeder
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robb192002,
What game? What is your system comprised of (motherboard, CPU, RAM, Video/sound cards, etc)?  Have you ran WindowsUpdate to get SP1 and other critical patches?  What is the exact text of the error?

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To answer your question: Is this a driver issue?

Yes it can be a driver issue or it can be a software application issue.

Here are data and explaination of the the BAD_POOL_CALLER error.
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/treeview/default.asp?url=/technet/prodtechnol/winxppro/reskit/prmd_stp_czgw.asp
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by:robb192002
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Thanks for the links shivsa, and gemarti. Guess those Catalyst 3.9 drivers for my ATI card are problematical. Think I'll roll back to the original drivers on the cd rom! Cheers
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Did rolling back the drivers resolve your problem?  I've seen a lot of posts concerning the ATI graphics cards and I'd like to know.

Thanks.

GEM
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by:Kyle Schroeder
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You may be able to use the 3.9 Catalyst drivers, but you need to disable the "VPU Recovery" function.  Or get the 3.9 hotfix driver patch: http://www2.ati.com/drivers/wxp-w2k-wme-catalyst-aiw-ogl-7-95-031028m-011775c.exe (its basically a non-WHQL certified 3.10 release of the Catalyst)

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