ntoskrnl.exe bad pool caller blue screen on win xp

Posted on 2011-03-02
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Last Modified: 2012-08-13
had a xp pro machine that encounter the below blue screen error. what could be the causes of it?

Dump File         : Mini030211-01.dmp
Crash Time        : 3/2/2011 4:06:32 PM
Bug Check String  : BAD_POOL_CALLER
Bug Check Code    : 0x000000c2
Parameter 1       : 0x00000007
Parameter 2       : 0x00000cd4
Parameter 3       : 0x00001000
Parameter 4       : 0x8a94d008
Caused By Driver  : ntoskrnl.exe
Caused By Address : ntoskrnl.exe+22f43
File Description  : NT Kernel & System
Product Name      : Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Company           : Microsoft Corporation
File Version      : 5.1.2600.6055 (xpsp_sp3_gdr.101209-1647)
Processor         : 32-bit
Full Path         : C:\WINDOWS\Minidump\Mini030211-01.dmp
Processors Count  : 4
Major Version     : 15
Minor Version     : 2600
Dump File Size    : 114,688
Question by:grnow

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errors can be caused by just about anything, including poor quality audio drivers, incompatible video drivers, bad or corrupt hard disks, and faulty hardware such as bad RAM, dying motherboards, failing power supplies, etc. Stop errors may be triggered by an event such as plugging in a USB device, or they may appear to occur at regular intervals, or in association with some other event. Sometimes a stop error might appear to be completely random. If a stop error identifies a driver, the fault may not lie with the driver that was reported. Worse still, some errors can mask other critical errors, which means you fix one stop error and get another in return. In short, a stop error may be a symptom of some other problem. The real problem is to find the root cause.


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This is often caused by a corrupt system hive. This should fix it.
How to recover from a corrupted registry that prevents Windows XP from starting

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still monitoring the situation.. after replacing the file from xp cd.

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