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BSOD bad_pool_caller

By gastric
Feb 7, 2007
  1. Google brought me here related to a search on my bad_pool_caller issue I keep experiencing periodically. I have yet to narrow it down to a particular peice of hardware or software and am hoping someone can review my latest MINIDUMP to point me in the right direction. The PC is a few years old, no new major hardware changes that I recall except one internal hard drive, but I am constantly installing/uninstalling software.

    The BSOD references no particular driver or other specific info other than what's also loggedin EVENTVIEWER.
    The computer has rebooted from a bugcheck.  The bugcheck was: 0x000000c2 (0x00000007, 0x00000cd4, 0x02060001, 0x866503f8). A dump was saved in: C:\WINDOWS\Minidump\Mini020707-01.dmp.
    That specific DMP is attached for your review.

    Thanks. :)
  2. gastric

    gastric TS Rookie Topic Starter

  3. cpc2004

    cpc2004 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,994

    Your debug report and the culprit is Zonalarm

    Mini020707-01.dmp BugCheck C2, {7, cd4, 2060001, 866503f8}
    Probably caused by : vsdatant.sys ( vsdatant+44741 )

    eb0b8741 ?? ???

    SYMBOL_NAME: vsdatant+44741
    FOLLOWUP_NAME: MachineOwner
    MODULE_NAME: vsdatant
    IMAGE_NAME: vsdatant.sys
    FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: 0xc2_7_TCPc_vsdatant+44741
    BUCKET_ID: 0xc2_7_TCPc_vsdatant+44741

    Refer this problem and it is identical to your problem. De-install or upgrade ZA will fix the blue screen problem.
  4. gastric

    gastric TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Interestingly I had disabled, but not uninstalled, Zone Alarm when the problem first appeared. It had never found any malware/etc. and I have a hardware firewall/NAT anyway so virtually everything is stealth and protected. I'll uninstall ZA, reboot, and see what happens.

    Many thanks for deciphering my dump and ending the mystery. :)
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