Skip to main content

Stop BAD_POOL_CALLER 0x000000c2 Error in Xp and Windows 7

BAD_POOL_CALLER 0x000000c2 problem is a common problem with Windows operating system with many forums discussing it over and over.
I recently had my Blue screen problems with DELL XPS Laptop and it was that time when i search for this bad pool caller or bad poll header problem.But there were pointers only with no to the point solution s and this has made me to write this post.

A problem has been detected and Windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.
If this is the first time you've seen this Stop error screen, restart your computer. If this screen appears again, follow these steps:

Check to make sure any new hardware or software is properly installed. If this is a new installation, ask your hardware or software manufacturer for any Windows updates you might need.

If problems continue, disable or remove any newly installed hardware or software. Disable BIOS memory options such as caching or shadowing. If you need to use Safe Mode to remove or disable components, restart your computer, press F8 to select Advanced Startup Options, and then select Safe Mode.
Technical Information:
*** STOP: 0x000000C2
Beginning dump of physical memory
Physical memory dump complete.

Contact your system administrator or technical support group for further
Sometimes error code may appear differently due to different cause of the error

Root Cause - Bad Pool Caller (stop code 0x000000C2)
  • A defective memory or a faulty hardware.
  • Generally this is associated with damaged or incompatible drivers.
  • If you encounter this message while upgrading Windows, it may mean that the hardware is not compatible with new updates.In that situation either rollback or  Try disconnecting devices, or looking for a suitable driver for Windows.
Solution 1 - Fix Driver issues
Restart your system and keep pressing f8 immediately to boot windows in safe mode.
  1. Login and enter password if needed
  2. Then in safe mode click start->run 
  3. Type devmgmt.msc and hit enter this will run device manager
  4. Expand all (+) if needed and see if you find any yellow exclamation marks.Any yellow exclamation marks will indicate corrupted or incompatible drivers.
  5. Remove or uninstall that driver and install a updated copy of the driver from the official website.
Some of the most common Driver download pages are - 
Video Drivers: NvidaATI, Intel
Chipset and CPU drivers - Intel ,AMD, Via

Solution 2 - Check Memory 
Both Windows7 and Vista includes memory test program when booting from the Windows DVD.
or Download Free memory test software from :
Burn it to black CD or make a bootable USBstick.Once booted it will test your memory. One full past will catch most errors, but you can let it run longer.
I would run it first to see if it finds any problems with either stick. If it does take one out and test on each stick individually.If only one stick tests bad then it's very likely the problem, but if both test bad ,or neither, then it's likely something else.

Solution 3 - Re install Windows
New installation if windows will insure that all drivers and hardware compatible errors are gone and everything will be back to normal.Pleasee backup your date before formatting your windows.

Hope this will solve all your blue screen problems. If you have something to contribute please use comment system to add to this post. Thanks


  1. Organized content is the best way to display or post an article, thank you for making it easy to digest your post.

  2. I instal new instalation (recover) and after lookt in internet youtube video was problem: Stop... ox2... why.

  3. Reinstalling windows is NOT a 'solution' is a surrender. Even a 'repair install' (or in-place upgrade,) would be stretching it as a so-called 'solution.'

  4. Hello i'm having this problem, I've a Compaq PC and for some reason the system crashed when i start the windows i get this message( c windows system32 config system) i decided to Re-install/Recover the windows whatever is possible, after I insert the win xp CD and start copying files before the Install/Repair windows screen shows up i get the blue screen with this error (BAD_POOL_CALLER) and like this i cannot Re-Install or recover the windows I've tried everything possible to fix it, please if someone can help me with this disturbing issue i really appreciate it so much
    The machine is, Compaq PC with Nvidia
    Operating System, Windows Xp
    Not important to save the data the most important is the computer is working again
    Thank you all for your time


Post a Comment

Spam/advertising comments will NEVER BE TOLERATED and will be deleted immediately!

I advise you to also "subscribe to the comment feed" and get email updates when I respond to your question.
Thanks for reading,

Popular posts from this blog

Get ip-address widget for your blogger

Here is a unique collection of  IP address widgets which shows your visitors their Ip address,operating system,country,browser and the version of the browser.It is cool thing to display  ip address to your visitor's specially if you have TECH related blog.
Now you can get these any of these widgets and add these to your blogs by following these steps -

Get Ip Address Widget for your blog

1 .Choose any widget they are in different size and shapes,choose any according to your blog requirement.
2. Login to blogger dashboard ,and the click on Layout - > page Elements .
3. ADD a new HTML/Javascript gadget anywhere in your blog.
4. Copy any code from below(all are working) and paste in to HTML / Javascript gadget and then save your gadget.
5 Done,Your widget is Now live

1 .Square Ip Address Widget (Height=125px, Width=125px)<!--Ip Address Widget Starts--><span style="display: block; text-align: center;"><a href="">…

Add a reply option to blogger comments like Wordpress

If you Are using blogger platform for your blog than during some stage of your blogger life you must have noticed that blogger does not have Reply option to it comments.This is one of the major reason why people migrate towards Disqus or IntenseDebate comment Platform.
I suggest you to read this - Readers can't comment on your blog - Tip For You

With a very little change to your template you can add this hack to your blog.
This hack was originally posted on thisischen

ScreenShot :
Update - Previous Reply code was not working for some blogger templates.This is an updated version and work well with all templates
Adding Comment Replies to your blog.

Step [1] In your dashboard Click 'Layout' > 'Edit Html'> Tick the 'Expand Widget templates' box.

Step[2] Find the following code in your blogs Html : <data:commentPostedByMsg/> 

Step[3]. Paste the following code Directly Below/After <data:commentPostedByMsg/>  

<span class='comment-reply'…

Best DoFollow Blog directories list for seo

List of Dofollow Blog directories,
Note: some items have profile information some do not, doesn’t matter, they’re all DoFollow Blog directories so submit your blogs to them all.
Year Site Created: 2000
Indexed Pages in Google: 103,000
Backlinks in Yahoo: 542,700
PageRank: 6
Link Status: Dofollow
Quantcast Rank: 200,223
Editorial Policy: Yes
Spam in index: No
Submission rules: From the website:
We will reject: Spam blogs, hate blogs, stolen blogs, links to non-blog websites, links to illegal or illicit topics like child pornography. Blogs with under 5 posts are no longer accepted, but they might be waitlisted for later review if they look cool.
Commercial blogs are fine, but they must be “fun and useful.” Because of the huge amount of robot-generated blogs being submitted, blogs with the following will not be approved for listing: Acne, Mesothelioma, Real Estate, Lawsuits, Insurance, Gambling, SEO, Web Marketing, Medical Procedures and En…