Solution to the Problem of Bad Pool Caller

Troubled by this problem, one of our readers reported us that “whenever he connects to the internet, sometimes later a blue screen comes up and reports a Bad Pool Caller error message”. He has to then restart the PC just to see the problem message being popped up again.

Causes of the problem:

The problem is not due to any specific reason and can arise due to any of the following:

•    The problem, for sure, is not a software problem and is due to any hardware conflict.
•    There are many other reasons but the important of them that often cause this problem are the drivers loaded in the system.
•    Faulty RAM can also lead to this problem.•    Inconsistent Disk.
•    Over heating or over clocking of CPU.

Steps to solve the problem:

1.    Find out the cause and when the problem actually occurs.

2.    If you have changed or added any hardware of the system recently after which the problem is occurring then try replacing that hardware back.

3.    Run the Driver Guide Toolkit to see which drivers are faulty (yellow ones).

4.    Remove and reinstall the RAM after some cleaning and run Memtest86 to test your RAM.

5.    Check the temperature of the CPU with Sensors View.

Just fix the cause creating this problem.

6 Replies to “Solution to the Problem of Bad Pool Caller”

  1. seriously the solution you posted is described a bit inadequately because you need to precisely know the error which can be traced to the stop documentation and then using the debugger.
    e.g if dump shows memory is being freed by a particular driver then the driver is possibly the root cause of the error which can save a lot of time.
    This problem can also occur if the computer contains a Winnov Videum AVI video capture adapter with the Videum software version 2.9.2 installed , i know this because my friend upgraded from windows 2000 to windows xp and he kept getting the bad_pool_caller error and he traced it back to this, so there you go a buggy software causing the same problem.
    It would be cool if we could discuss and decode the dump on this site. Also this mainly occurs if a kernel mode process or driver performs memory operations incorrectly. Finally you discussed a problem that me and my friend solved together just a few days ago.

  2. my bad_pool_caller’s problem was my creative audigy player’s driver.
    update has resolved the problem

  3. Can anyone please help me with the problem :A disk read error occurred. Press Ctrl alt del to restart. But it never starts.

    For this i once changed the SATA slot and connected the cable to a different slot but now again after a few days its the same.
    First I get BSOD and then when i restart then disk read error. Please help….

  4. @ Ashmita:
    GM ashmita;Here’s your answer: Make sure that the black jumper in the back of your main hard drive is set to “MA” (MASTER) as abbreviated according to the schematics shown on top of your hard drive. (On the sticker at the bottom.) Any other drives that you have such as your CD-ROM, DVD-ROM must be placed as “SL” (SLAVE) as abbreviated on the back of them. (These abbriviated letterings are stamped in the metal or plastic part in the back, it can be hard to see, use a flashlight to get a good look at it. Those of you have different brand computers, need to get into the BIOS. First, when you first turn on the computer, the post boot screen will come on, look for where it will tell you what key to press to get into the BIOS. All systems are different, some are done by pressing the F2 key, or the F11 key, others are the DEL key. On Compaqs and HP, uses the F11 key, Dells and other systems uses the F2 key. Barebone systems uses the DEL key. Once you are in the BIOS, you need to find the section on the Boot Order. Make sure the the HDD is placed as the first boot priority before any others in the listing, which means your main hard drive must be placed as a first boot device before any others that is listed.The boot order should be placed in the following order:

    1. HDD (Hard Disk Drive)
    2. CD-ROM
    3. FDD or NET or the like. (The 3rd boot order can also be disabled by selecting it.)

    Once you have the boot priority set, hit the ESC key and save the configuration. It should now boot to your main hard drive with the Windows loading on. Also, make sure there are no CDs or DVDs in your CD-ROM drive or the DVD-ROM drive before you start your computer! Good luck.

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