Bad Pool Caller

By rbs
Jun 6, 2006
  1. Hi All,

    I'm having an issue with my compaq notebook, running win xp.

    The other day my battery ran dry and since then, I have no longer been able to boot up into windows.

    It is returning a dreaded blue screen with a 0x000000C2 error BAD_POOL_CALLER.

    I cannot boot into safe mode...

    I have tried running a repair from the xp disc & have tried installing another instance of xp, but in both instances it is doing the same thing...

    Can someone please advise where i should go from here...

    There are some files I definitely need to recover from the computer and would rather not do a clean install if at all possible...
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 8,945   +584

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