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Windows 7: BSOD at startup everytime.

04 May 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
BSOD at startup everytime.

Day before yesterday did a virus scan and system all good.

Yesterday morning did a windows update and installed 3 updates and a fourth failed to install.

Before I got a chance to see which one it was I get a BSOD Bad_Pool_Header. System restarted but I had to go to work so I left.

Gf said she had a BSOD pop up when she was using the computer than restarted and it was fine. I had no issues the rest of the day.
I even checked device manager to see if anything was causing problems. No issues there.

This morning I go to turn the computer on and I get BSOD Bad_Pool_Header and I cannot do anything else.
-I tried booting into safe mode but I get a BSOD Bad_Pool_Header
-I tried safe mode with networking. Same BSOD
-Last known good config. Same BSOD
-Disable authenticated sig drivers. Same BSOD
-Launch windows repair. Same BSOD

Pretty much anything I do it gives me the same BSOD without giving me a chance to troubleshoot.
I tried every single advanced option and still same BSOD. I can't perform any troubleshooting at all or startup windows.
The only thing it lets me do is go into BIOS.

I even tried booting from windows cd and I still got the same BSOD.

I know bad pool headers usually involve driver issues which I've had before and I fixed easily without complications. Now I'm just lost for words, never seen anything like this happen. Windows just doesnt start period.

Stop: 0x00000019
BSID: 0x0000000000000020
BSID: 0xFFFFF8A00011BA40
BSID: 0xFFFFF8A02011BA90
BSID: 0x0000000005050105

Is my OS just completely lost now?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 May 2012   #2

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit SP1

if even booting from a windows cd didn't help, you have some hardware problem. I recommend you disconnect all 3rd party things plugged into your computer and just leave monitor/mouse/keyboard in. Startup like that and see if there's a difference.

If no difference, you must check hardware. Reseat all your memory or remove a chip or two randomly to see if it's a memory stick problem. Reseat your video card (if it's the Geforce 460 that you mention)

Also if you are overclocked, reduce some of your settings.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 May 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

I hope thats the case. I do have a few third party items since its my gaming machine but never had issues with them. Didnt get a chance to check hardware since I had to head off for work but I'll check everything inside when I get home tonight.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

04 May 2012   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

You need to try this tutorial. It should point you in the right direction.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 May 2012   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

Yea, so I removed all third party items, make sure all my hardware was in place and connected, left the keyboard and mouse than started up to the the exact same error.

I took out the hard drive and connected to a known working system and it still gave me the same error.
It always heads to the Windows loading screen than BSOD.

I'm going to set it up as a secondary drive next and scan the drive next
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 May 2012   #6

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit SP1

This does not make sense, you are getting the SAME error when you BOOT with a windows 7 cd? How about disconnecting the hard drive while you boot with a win 7 cd? Does it still crash?

Placing a win 7 HD into another computer may create new problems over existing problems.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 May 2012   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

I put the recovery disk in not win 7. Sorry for the confusion.

I downloaded the manufacturers diagnostic software for the hard drive and after 2 hours it checked out ok.

But as always when I try to startup windows it goes to the windows loading screen than I get the BSOD.

Looks to me that Windows became corrupted on the drive. Now I will boot to a Win 7 cd when I find one.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 May 2012   #8

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit SP1

ok i see. You stated in the original post that you did boot with a windows cd that's why I was surprised.

All in all it does seem that something is corrupt on the windows install itself and not hardware.

Find a windows CD and go to the recovery console and run chkdsk /r to see if there are bad software sectors that need repair.

If not, you'll need to reinstall clean.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 May 2012   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

Yea, sorry for the confusion. I need look at my posts more often but really hoping I dont need to reinstall.

Do not like spending my day doing that when I'm not getting payed for it.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 May 2012   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit

Did you do the Memtest86+ diagnostics as suggested by James? The crash you get points to memory or a driver, so checking the memory should be a priority.
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