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I get a bad_pool_header error at random times using Windows Vista. Any idea why that is happening?

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Possible causes

faulty ram
you can test your memory with
http://www.memtest.org/

faulty harddrive or corrupt
start -> run -> type in cmd -> type in the black shell - chkdsk c: /F /X if it asks to do it when pc is started next time press yes and restart your pc

bad driver.
recently updated a driver? go back to the old version or get a new version.

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