I've been getting assorted blue screen errors in XP home for a while. Usually when playing games. I've had mention of "IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL_TO_ZERO" and "BAD_POOL_CALL" but normally with no other data.
I have just had the following error which names a file & gives more data then normal. Maybe this is enough for someone to have a guess with.
It looks as if it's down to my display drivers (Creative for my GeForce 2 GTS). Thing is I've just changed them as I was getting so many crashes with the Nvidia ones. I wanted to try some others any see if it cured the problem, which it obviously hasn't.
Does the mention of the service pack have any relevance.
This problem happens in a couple of games, otherwise my system is very stable. The games are Battlefield 1942 & Medal of Honor. It occasionally happens in Counter-Strike but not very often.
I did try & use Windows Verifier to check which drivers were causing problems but when activated the system would reboot just as Windows came up, so that was no use.
Grateful for any help,
Could be faulty memory... If you have several sticks, use only one and see if the problem still exists. Try each stick.
Have you tried to reset your bios to default settings?
Try to remove soundcard and networkcard...
<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by snorklis on 03/05/03 06:32 PM.</EM></FONT></P>
Well, I know you will all slag me off for not mentioning this but.........I had clocked the CPU
I tried unclocking it & it seems fine now. I only clocked it to 1526MHz, from 1400MHz (changing fsb from 133 to 145). This didn't make it unstable before & temperature was always below 70 deg c. It must have been the clocking that did it, though the blue screen could hit in a minute for all I know. I don't really understand why my system became less stable with so low a temperature. Maybe more core voltage was needed (I have to be careful here as I really don't know what I'm talking about).
Hmm... I seem to be getting similar problems to JWK, but I get mine when I boot up WinXP... About half the time I'll get that same blue screen saying Windows has shut down my computer because blah blah blah... I'm not overclocking my PC, either... What gives? Thought WinXP was supposed to be a lot more stable?