WinXP Stop message. Bad Driver?
Posted on 2004-04-16
Every now and then I randomly crash in Windows XP. I turned automatic shutoff off and got a bluescreen that stated a Bad_Pool_Caller was the culprit, and these memory addresses:
Stop: 0x000000C2 (0x00000007, 0x00000C04, 0x0000003E, 0x81DDE008)
When I submitted the bug report, the page that displayed told me it was a device driver that caused this, but could not determine which one it was. I have all the newest updates/patches for XP etc. I have a sneaking suspicion that it might be my catalyst video card driver for my radeon 9800p, but can't say for sure - there's lots of shady hardware in my computer...
At any rate, I was curious if no one can tell me exactly what the problem is (I dont see how you could), then I'd hope they could help me understand how to trace the error back to the source. Thanks for any and all of your help :)
Oh, and interesting sidenote, I do have a driver which I haven't been able to install yet - SM Bus Controller. I haven't tried all to hard to find what this is or where I can find the driver for it, but I've heard it's something to do with me having some systems tools incorrectly installed for my Abit Mobo. I suppose disabling it wouldn't hurt anything for the time being. Again, thanks for the help.