Corrupt Windows System32 & Bad Pool Caller

Posted on 2006-07-13
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Last Modified: 2013-11-14
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

MSI 6800GT
Creative Sound Blaster x-fi soundcard
4 x 512GB
XP pro

Technical information I get from the BSOD is:


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

Thanks in advance for ANY HELP
Question by:gregc71
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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)

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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

also run chkdsk /f to scan your drive for problems

if neither above works then try doing a repair
"xp in place upgrade/reinstall (method 2 using repair)"
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