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BSOD when installing steam games on Windows 7

  • PC gaming
  • Windows 7
  • Blue Screen
  • Games
  • Steam
  • Video Games
Last response: in Video Games
January 6, 2013 7:41:00 PM

I get BSOD: BAD_POOL_CALLER when installing any steam games on windows 7. It only happens with windows 7 because i tried it on vista and i didnt get BSOD. I've been playing games on steam for years on windows 7 and this just happened recently after i used system recovery and reinstalled my OS. I've updated/reinstalled all my drivers and that didnt fix it.

Anyone who knows a fix to this would be great.

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January 7, 2013 2:58:24 PM

Not sure if it'll work but have you tried "re caching" your games?
January 7, 2013 5:22:59 PM

I dont have any games installed. It just goes BSOD as soon as i initiate the install.
January 9, 2013 5:58:53 PM

It could be a lot of things but maybe you could try this?

If it's a software issue...
- Try launching STEAM in Windows Safe-mode (w/ Network) and see what happens.
- Disable (at least for testing) all the non-essential start up programs.

If that fails then you might want to test your hardware...
- Run a system RAM check...any errors?
- Run a Hard Drive check (for paging errors)...any errors?

Let us know how it goes.