Good day people!
I have this problem with my Asus computer that has XP SP3 and Ubuntu 8.04.1 on dual boot. Ubuntu is fine, but whenever somebody logs in to Windows, after a few minutes these things happen:
1. It says that it has recovered from a serious error. I look at the details, and I see a .dmp file and a .sys file.
2. It then displays a blue screen (BSOD, so to speak). The only thing that I can read from the screen is BAD_POOL_CALLER.
3. Before I get a glimpse of what else is written on the screen, it reboots.
This happens every single time someone logs in, and it is always during the first few minutes.
I tried booting XP in safe mode, but I wasn't able to get much information, apart from the following:
1. Safe mode runs smoothly.
2. In event logger, at the times before the computer displayed the blue screen, it had the following code: 000000c2, 00000007, 00000cd4, 04030401, e3c3b2a0. Similar threads said that I should take this down, so I did, but no other threads had exactly the same code.
I thought about what could possibly cause this. The last time it worked properly, I did the following:
1. I installed a USB to Serial converter cable driver. It came with a CD, and it wasn't plug and play. It didn't come with an instruction manual, so I installed every driver in the disk that was in the USBtoRS232 folder. From what I read from other threads, conflicting drivers can cause bad pool callers.
2. I also used WiFi for the first time, and the computer had two programs that manage it: Atheros and the default Windows utility. I turned both on.
3. I downloaded new headers for Ubuntu.
4. I installed two new programs: a Zilog microcontroller utility and CAPE_OPEN.
Now, I don't know much about computer troubleshooting. I don't know how I could tackle this. Also, my dad is gonna kill me if he sees Windows fail on him once he gets to use it.
Thanks in advance!