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Windows 7: Windows XP - BAD_POOL_HEADER on acpi.sys Error

22 Jan 2011   #1

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Windows XP - BAD_POOL_HEADER on acpi.sys Error

I am trying to install Windows XP SP3 on my HP Mini 1000 netbook from a USB thumbdrive.

I am able to boot into Windows setup but I get a BSOD at the "setup is starting Windows" step.



***STOP: 0x00000019 (0x00000020, 0xF8471538, 0xF8471B50, 0xCCC35D5B)

*** acpi.sys - Address F8471538 base at F845B000, DateStamp 480252b1
*** acpi.sys - Address F8471B50 base at F845B000, DateStamp 480252b1
I have searched extensively and I have not found any solutions.
Any ideas?

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22 Jan 2011   #2


Do you get as far as the screen where it asks where you want to install Windows?

You'll likely need to slipstream in the netbook's SATA controller drivers unless you have a floppy drive required to load drivers in at F6 prompt during initial drivers-loading phase.

SATA Drivers - Slipstream into Windows XP CD

Is this a flash installer that is known-good to work on a previous install - because many have a hard time getting XP to install from stick.

Have you considered running XP in Virtual Box or Virtual Player as it is a lot less trouble. Most XP programs can also be made to run using Win7 Compatibility Mode
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22 Jan 2011   #3
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate

Hello Citrus.

Here's some info at the first link that may prove useful but I would start by adding (slipstreaming) the SATA drivers into the XP installation files, have a look at this tutorial at the link below and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.

Bug Check 0x19: BAD_POOL_HEADER

SATA Drivers - Slipstream into Windows XP CD
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22 Jan 2011   #4

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Did you use the HP MIE Restore Image Creator?
Page 95 of the manual.
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25 Jan 2011   #5

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I am getting this error with the slip-streamed Intel SATA drivers.

Windows 7 installed just fine with out any slipstreamed drivers.

What could be causing the error during the Windows XP install?
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25 Jan 2011   #6


Please answer the questions in my first post above.

When you say XP bluescreens at "Setup is Starting Windows" that could be several times during install. Do you ever arrive at the screen "Where do you want to install Windows?"

And the reason I asked if you have a XP flash stick installer which has previously succeeded in installing XP is because these are notorious not to work correctly.
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