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After a few months of a perfectly running system I now receive an error message stating a missing or corrupt windows\system32\config\system.  I'm trying to repair windows using the windows installation CD, I can gain access to the main menu by pressing the F8 key, however, as soon as I try anyone of the several options listed I always end up with a Blue Screen of Death stating Bad Pool Caller.  I've tried to run the recovery console, changed memory, run memtest all passed and OK but I still get the BSOD. With these two errors i'm unsure what action to take. I'd prefer not to do a clean install (not sure if this would even resolve the problem) as i've valuable data I need to recover.

The system is self built

DFI LANPARTY nF4 SLI-DR latest Bios
MSI 6800GT
Creative Sound Blaster x-fi soundcard
4 x 512GB
XP pro

Technical information I get from the BSOD is:

0x000000c2

(0x00000043, 0xc2a68000, 0x0000000, 0x0000000)


Thanks in advance for ANY HELP
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sometimes this is caused by a bad or corrupted driver, can you boot into safe mode? or boot from the xp cd & choose repair.
if using more than one dimm, try removing the others, if not resolved switch it with one of the others & try again (repeat)

http://aumha.org/win5/kbestop.htm  (click "C2 Bad Pool Caller" in right column)
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;265879
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I can't boot into safe made as i keep getting the Bad pool caller display message - i'm presently only using one dimm that's been tested with memtest and all is ok
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can you boot into safe mode command prompt?

if so try running a system restore to a date prior to when this started
%systemroot%\system32\restore\rstrui.exe

also run chkdsk /f to scan your drive for problems

if neither above works then try doing a repair
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=315341
"xp in place upgrade/reinstall (method 2 using repair)"
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