I am running XP Home on a Toshiba Satellite 5005 S504.
I have recently performed a full restore (format) on the HDD, and was left
with basic Windows Xp Home ed. I installed various updates, then skipped up
to SP1. which resulted in error msg and bad driver for a sound device, which
Sp1 was looping for a while, ending with a dreaded blue screen error msg.,
but appeared to have cleared. My laptop ran trouble free for a few days, and
seemd to be stable.
So I installed SP2 from a cd, and got the dreaded blue screen when I
attempted to reboot. Cold boot did not help. I keep getting a blue screen
when the boot cycle reaches "welcome".
The error msg is BAD_POOL_HEADER
Stop: 0x00000019 (0x00000020, 0x82E1B1D0, 0x 82 F1B200, 0x1A060004)
The latter numbers in parentheses change on each boot attemp.
I have been trying to solve this one for days.
I finally was able to remove SP2, and my machine stabilized. When I
attempted to install SP2 again, I ended up with the same problem: dreaded
I hope I have provided enough background info.