BAD_POOL_CALLER when I attempt to install XP pro.
Posted on 2004-10-05
I am trying to install XP Pro (SP1) on a sony Vaio pcg-f707 laptop that has been running windows 98SE up until now. I want to do a parallel install on a newly formatted partition.
The machine will boot from the XP installation CD and restarts ok to do the install; it gets as far as installing drivers with about 34 mins left to go, when I get the blue screen with the following error:
0x000000c2 (0x00000007, 0x00000cd4, 0x11111111, 0x81538c48)
The machine will boot into W98 and runs ok.........
A couple of odd things:
I used partition magic / boot magic to create a new partition for XP - when I did this, XP installation said that I couldn't use the partition and I had to reformat it. I have done this (not using partition magic) and have tried NTFS and fat32 - but it makes no difference.
I have removed all removable hardware apart from the Floppy drive and a 128k memory stick......... but like I say, it all works fine in W98.....
I have only allowed 1.75 Gb on the disc for the XP install but this should be enough shouldn't it? I'll give it more once I get it working but for the moment W98 is taking a lot of space!
This is a clean parallel install on a formatted partition, not an upgrade. I believe that the installation is trying to free a memory pool that is already free - is that right? What can I do about it? What can I do now to install XP on this machine, I'm stuck. I've looked up the support resources on microsoft and searched the net a bit but nothing useful that I've found.....
Thanks for your help and ideas......