Posted on 2006-04-07
Hello, I've got a problem =)
Recently, I boughta PC (AMD 2400), which has all the normal features like onboard lan, video, etc. I wanted to do a little bit of gaming, so I installed an old GEForce 440 MX agp card, and it worked fine. I upgraded to a new sound card so I didn't have to use the onboard audio anymore, and I told my friend who was downstairs to plug the necessary cords back in, and that would be it. However, when I came back downstairs, he had plugged the monitor into the onboard video, which would obviously result with a blank screen. I shut down the machine, plugged it into the agp, started it back up, and it seemed to be going fine. But the machine would halt on the loading icon screen for XP (XP Pro SP3). I tried to start up using Safe Mode, but each time, the WinXP icon screen would rest there, and eventually give me a blue screen of death, before going back to the startup (BIOS, etc). The bsod states problems with hardware, and says the obvious header of BAD_POOL_CALLER, and also states near the bottom the following:
STOP: 0X000000C2 (0X00000043, 0XC2DDD000, OX00000000, 0X00000000).
So I'm wondering what the hell to do here. I loaded up using Knoppix, and I found that the data on the HDD was still there. I also tried to set the HDD to primary slave, and run it under my father's machine (XP Pro), and it picked up fine, however, I couldn't copy the necessary data from one drive to the other, because this modified slave uses User Accounts for Xp, which is where all the necessary data is stored.
So to make a long story short, the hdd is currently primary master, but won't get past the XP icon loading screen, and after about 5 seconds, goes right back to the start again. Any help someone could provide would be greatly greatly appreciated.