BAD_POOL_CALLER (c2) and other BSOD

By eusceptic
Jun 20, 2008
  1. I've got the system:
    Intel QuadCore Q9300
    AsRock Penryl 1600SLI110dB motherboard
    3 WD SATA 2 hard drives
    1 Samsung SATA DVDRW 20x
    1 LG DVD RW
    3GB of cheap DDR 2 memory ar 667Mhz

    I've got Windows XP SP3

    I've got the memory on other lower system and worked fine but when I've upgraded all hell broke loose.

    Eventually I'll upgrade to a dual channel 4GB kit but i want to know for sure that this is the problem.

    I've got 30 minidump files at least, I've debugged some of them, I'll attach them.

    Please help me guys, I don't want to spend money in vane.

    Attached Files:

  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    I'd say it's a Memtest day (or night). It must be run for 7 Passes (which will take around 4 Hours + )

    Also Xp will not see 4Gig, and not only that, it's too much anyway (for Xp)
  3. eusceptic

    eusceptic TS Rookie Topic Starter

    And if memtest will not find anything what you propose? Other motherboard?
  4. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,966   +70

    No, its not your motherboard. All four of your minidumps are C2 errors where a kernel-mode process or driver incorrectly attempted to perform memory operations. Typically, a faulty driver or buggy software causes this.

    Over and over your minidumps read various modules were started but symbols could not bel oaded for a slew of your processes.

    Three of your four minidumps cited a347bus.sys. Do your have Alcohol 120% installed? This driver is a plug and play BIOS extension and it is noted for causing conflicts.

    Refer to this link:

    * If you have corrupted memory as kimsland suspects then there is little wonder you are having so many BSODs. It will wreack havoc.

    * kimsland is also very correct in that XP will not utilize 4 gigs of RAM
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