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BAD_POOL_CALLER bsod 8.1

Hi I've been getting the BSOD BAD_POOL_CALLER, and I was wondering if anyone could tell me what I need to do to fix this. I just installed windows 8.1 and Battlefield 4 so it must have something to do with one of those two things I'd assume.

Below is a link to a .dmp file. (I hope I did it correctly)


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  1. Possible bad RAM. Run memtest86+ and see if you get any errors.
  2. Best answer
    bf4.exe made calls to the ati graphics driver, looks like atikmdag.sys attempted to free memory twice.

    I would look for a update for your graphics driver
    driver was dated: Sep 10 19:45:14 2013

    most likely a driver bug rather than a physical RAM issue in this case
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    BAD_POOL_CALLER (c2)
    The current thread is making a bad pool request. Typically this is at a bad IRQL level or double freeing the same allocation, etc.
    Arguments:
    Arg1: 0000000000000007, Attempt to free pool which was already freed
    Arg2: 0000000000001205, (reserved)
    Arg3: 0000000005030251, Memory contents of the pool block
    Arg4: ffffc00022499c70, Address of the block of pool being deallocated
  3. pretty sure that was it. Thanks
  4. Hey there.
    I'm having the same problem after about two games it crashes with the same error.
    How do i make the .dmp file for you to look at??????

    If you don't mind.
    I've updated the drivers to the newst possible.

    Please help
  5. ATLangholz said:
    Hi I've been getting the BSOD BAD_POOL_CALLER, and I was wondering if anyone could tell me what I need to do to fix this. I just installed windows 8.1 and Battlefield 4 so it must have something to do with one of those two things I'd assume.

    Below is a link to a .dmp file. (I hope I did it correctly)


    <iframe src="https://skydrive.live.com/embed?cid=645B709458A27D15&resid=645B709458A27D15%21228&authkey=AKM8Ur4_bXoUObw" width="98" height="120" frameborder="0" scrolling="no"></iframe>



    There is an issue with the ATI Graphics cards. I solved this issue (after deep diving the web for solutions) by updating the "AMD Catalyst Package" (http://support.amd.com/en-us/download/desktop?os=Windows+7+-+64#amd-catalyst-packages).

    - Install using the CUSTOM setting
    - follow instructions BUT in the checkbox window showing the individual elements UNCHECK the Catalyst Control Center
    - restart and the game ran and cycled fine for me

    Good Luck
    DialTone---A2
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