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Offline Andy

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Windows Vista Problems
« on: December 23, 2007, 08:48:15 AM »
Right, I thought I had this solved, but it's somehow come back....

I currently have a Toshiba laptop, which was running Windows Vista Basic.... I've been having a few problems, so I decided to do a clean-install, and then to upgrade to Windows Vista Premium; I was extremely pleased when I didn't have any of the problems that I had before; however, over the last week, it seems that the said problems have returned. And the only thing that I have installed is Windows Updates.

Problems are:
Bluescreen when deleting large files, (BAD POOL HEADER) &
Random Crashes announcing BAD POOL HEADER

I'm currently at my last resort, I was going to try to do a system restore to as far back as possible, but the restore points that I try are not working, (informs me that it wasn't successful); and since, the restore points do not go back far enough to produce IMO a difference.

I'm now tempted to re-install yet again.... However, I thought I'd drop in and ask my family  :hug:

Any suggestions Guys & Girls?


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Re: Windows Vista Problems
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2007, 11:46:53 AM »
Hi Andy :)
This is, perhaps, the most obscure error message. In most cases, if you receive this error, it's related to the most recent change you've made on your system. Try undoing the change to get rid of the error.
Bad_Pool_Header is one of those lovely "it could be anything" errors M$ loves to spit out. It can be anything from failing RAM to bad jumpdrive management software to a failing drive controller to a bad registry entry. What is the rest of the stop code? There are usually parameters after the stop code that might help diagnose the issue. Also make sure your hardware drivers are updated.
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Re: Windows Vista Problems
« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2007, 06:58:16 PM »
I am wondering if it might be some driver...laptops and reinstalls can be tricky this way. For instance, with my Dell it is recommended that after reinstalling Windows, I then install Dell's chipset drivers for my model, then progress on to the other hardware. Also, do you have the latest BIOS for your model?
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