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BAD_POOL_CALLER i have been trying to reinstall windows xp i my dell dimension 2400 but it gets half way through installing and crashes to a blue screen that say's BAD_POOL_CALLER i have tried F8 and it just goes back to halfway into installing windows and then asked to remove drivers but i can't getinto comuter to do it. if anyone can help would be greatful .

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    gowthamk May 11, 2010

    is it genuine windows copy?

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Try a Repair Install with your WinXP Bootable CD. If Repair option fails you will have to do a Clean Reinstall of WinXP as a last resort.
Some details:
1. Boot with your WinXP CD
2.At the "Welcome To Setup" screen, Choose the option:
To setup Windows XP now, press ENTER. DO NOT choose !!!! To repair a Windows XP installation using Recovery Console, press R. IGNORE
To quit Setup without installing Windows XP, press F3
3. Accept the License Agreement and Windows will search for existing Windows installations. 4.Select the XP installation you want to repair from the list and press R to start the repair. If Repair is not one of the options, under the Circumstances you are in the next option will be Clean install
5. I this does not work it might be your memory --download and burn to cd memtest (http://www.memtest86.com/) and test your memory for errors.

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