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Graphics card Gonna re-install windows again....Ive battled with this problem like too often and given up trying to play these games. 8800 cards ****. Gonna blast mine and get a 9800 - see if that helps, though from what I believe, they just dressed up 8800 cards - same G92 65nm process

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  • Kurt Helstrom
    Kurt Helstrom Aug 16, 2008

    Hi Psonics
    I froze my XP Blue screen of death and it comes up with bad_pool_header and bad pool call when the game reboots my PC. I disabled theose features but still getting the error. Any ideas?


  • Kurt Helstrom
    Kurt Helstrom Aug 19, 2008

    My card is overclocked by manufacturer to high specs (asus TOP) but every other title works fine. Even the near FEAR Preseus runs flawlessly at max settings. Its just Crysis and Quake wars that reboot the minute the title/selection screen comes up and that bad_pool comes up. Do you know what the cause of that is perhaps? Is it a 3d setting or windows Kernel fault? Apparently its windows, maybe service pack 2 related ive been told, but im running SP3

  • Kurt Helstrom
    Kurt Helstrom Aug 28, 2008

    Hey Psi
    Thanks for your replies.
    Yeah, it still hapopens. Only with those games still. Everything else plays well. Its not SP2, it did that with a clean install. I wrote to the game manufacturers and no reply. The one said check DX9...whatever...
    I downloaded the latest updates and still errors. Once in a while my PC now boots then as it loads the desktop it crashes and bad_pool_header is displayed again. WTF... I gess the only ppl that would know is microsoft now.


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I posted some other options in your first question thread. If those don't work, and you re-install windows, do not install SP3, and see if there is any difference

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  • Dave MacPhee
    Dave MacPhee Aug 18, 2008

    Have you OC'd anything? Or updated the BIOS when this started happening? Changed the ram/ram settings at all? Have you tried taking out your ram and trying one at a time? I know we covered some things in the previous posts, but need a little refresher here.



    Also, after swaping the ram, try running Memtest and see if it causes any errors.



    Also, install dumpchk from Microsoft. Dumpchk is located on the Windows XP CD-ROM. Install the Support Tools by running Setup.exe from the Support\Tools folder on the CD-ROM. By default, Dumpchk.exe is installed to the Program Files\Support Tools folder.



    After a crash occurs, run dumpchk from the Start/Run command and post what it lists here.



    Dumpchk is a little bit wierd to use, so you can also follow the steps HERE to download windows debugging tools. After downloading and following the steps for both the tools and the Symbols package, run the software and find the last minidump, they post here what it lists.

  • Dave MacPhee
    Dave MacPhee Aug 18, 2008

    * they post here = then post here

  • Dave MacPhee
    Dave MacPhee Aug 20, 2008

    usually it is caused by memory/ram access. Although, I've heard that it can be caused by SP3. Have you tried installing with SP2 only and playing the games? Does it still happen then?

  • Dave MacPhee
    Dave MacPhee Aug 20, 2008

    also, have you downloaded the latest patches for those games?

  • Dave MacPhee
    Dave MacPhee Sep 03, 2008

    I have read and heard that sometimes Microsoft Indexing servive may cause this problem on SP2 and later. You could try to disable that from startup and see if it still causes a problem...



    TO do so, click on start menu and then on run. Type in the box:



    services.msc



    and press enter..



    Find "Indexing Service" in the list and right click on it and choose properties. Then in the new box, change startup type to disabled, then click ok. Close services, and reboot the system, run the game and see if that helps..



    If not, then just go back into the services.msc and change startup type back to automatic.



  • Dave MacPhee
    Dave MacPhee Sep 03, 2008

    You've really stumped me on this one, I will continue to keep this on my list of things, and if I find updates or info, I will post here from time to time.. Hopefully something will show itself and we'll find a fix!

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