I need to take a moment to eleaborate upon the title of the message given within the title of this post. Basically, when I first started up my friends computer from a cold boot, I got a blue screen indicating CheckDisk of Hard Drive with statistics given for all 3 testing phases. Following this check, which appeared to go ok with 0 bad sectors, I got an XP logo followed by a XP desktop which disappeared and was followed with a blue screen with the following error message: A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer. BAD_POOL_HEADER. Other technical information regarding tips for disabling BIOS memory options were given. Under technical information: ***STOP 0x00000019(000000020,0xE2850208,0xE2850238,0x0c060806) Beginning dump of physical memory.. Physical memory dump complete.
The second time the desktop is restared everything is the same on the blue screen except IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL where BAD_POOL_HEADER was located. Once again, the same physical memoryh dump message appears at the bottom of this blue screen. Interestingy, the 3rd time it is shut down and restarted, a different mesage appears regarding to make sure adquate disk space is available and to disable the driver identified to stop message or to perform a driver update. And, like all of the other blue screens, the same physical memory dump message appears.
In closing, any information or suggestions regarding what might can be done to resolve this issue will be appreciated. Based upon the repeated message given about physical memory dump, it appears to be a physical problem, perhaps a defective or bad memory module. I may be mistaken on this though.
I look forward to hearing back from anyone regarding this post.