Stop Error (bad_pool_caller) when installing xp

Discussion in 'Abit' started by Steve Morris, May 26, 2004.

  1. Steve Morris

    Steve Morris Guest

    I have just upgraded my motherboard from a asrcok k7s8xe to your Abit KV7

    I am running an AMD 3200XP barton processor (400mhz fsb) and 2 sticks of
    512mb pc3200 memory. These were the components running in the asrock

    I am also running an 80gb HDD attached to IDE1 and a dvd burner attached to
    IDE2 and an ATI 9800PRO graphics card. All this is running via a 400w ATX

    I am trying to install microsoft windows xp. I keep getting a Stop Error
    (blue screen) with a description of BAD_POOL_CALLER. I have tried another
    hard drive and the message appears the same.

    I can boot up from the XP disk. Get to the point I have created and
    formatted a partition and after about 2% to 5% of the initial files are
    copied the Stop Error appears.

    I have tried a different hard drive with the same results.

    Although the stop error always appears - sometimes I can boot up to the
    partition page and leave the computer sitting there doing nothing for
    several minutes and the same stop error appears!

    I have ensured the CMOS is clear with all defaults loaded.

    I have reinstalled everything to my asrock motherboard and reformatted the
    hard drive etc with no problems.

    Any help would be most appreciated.

    Many thanks
    Steve Morris, May 26, 2004
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    @ndrew, May 26, 2004
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  3. Got it working in the end by increasing the CPU core and DDR voltages

    All running fine now for the last 12 hours.
    Stephen Morris, May 29, 2004
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