Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums


Bad_Pool_Caller and many other BSOD messages

  1. #1


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8.1

    Bad_Pool_Caller and many other BSOD messages


    Bad_Pool_Caller is the one that mostly pops up. This all happened after I downloaded a few updates for windows last night, it was doing this last time I updated and I followed Microsoft's advice and redid windows, which helped, until now. I have ran my computer in safe mode, and checked all my driver (To the best of my knowledge) and I still keep getting it, I think it has to do with my wireless card though. I don't get any BSODs when it disabled but I've reinstalled it like 20 times, I even went to their site and got the newest drivers I could find from their site. I'm not sure what else to do at this point.Attachment 65598

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2



    BSOD Kernel Dump Analyst
    Posts : 2,274
    Windows 10 Pro


    Hi Yoshuzimo,

    Welcome to the 8forums.

    I have taken a look at a few crashes and there are 2 causes.
    The first is Bitdefender, several drivers have been flagged. Please uninstall Bitdefender by using the uninstall tool.
    The second is AMD Quick Stream, please remove Quick Stream via the normal way.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8.1


    So there's no way to keep Bitdefender or fix Bitdefender on my system. Cause I've had it for over a year and have an active license and I'd hate to lose it, but will at least give it a try once I get home from work. As for AMD stream, I'd be glad to uninstall it, lol.

    Edit: I have now Uninstalled Bitdefender using the uninstall tool and Uninstalled AMD Quick Stream from the control panel. I will restart and see how things go, Usually only takes like 5-15 mins.

    Edit 2: Took me a while to get backinto safemode, went on a streak of BSOD again. But bitdefender and Amd quick stream are gone. Heres the new logs. I'm also going to be look into them (new at BSOD analysis myself) hopefully we figure it out.
    Last edited by Yoshuzimo; 22 Sep 2015 at 23:41.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4



    BSOD Kernel Dump Analyst
    Posts : 2,274
    Windows 10 Pro


    I have taken a quick look and it seems your new installed Avast is causing this problem.
    I do not believe that a fresh installed program is causing trouble, it is more likely bad RAM in this case.
    Every program stores some data in RAM to access it later, likely is the RAM failty giving either corrupted data or let it access Avast the wrong memory.




    Bad_Pool_Caller and many other BSOD messages Diagnostic Test Bad_Pool_Caller and many other BSOD messages
    RAM TEST

    Run MemTest86+ to analyse your RAM. MemTest86+ - Test RAM - Windows 10 Forums

    Note   Note


    MemTest86+ needs to be run for at least 8 passes for conclusive results. Set it running before you go to bed and leave it overnight. We're looking for zero errors here. Even a single error will indicate RAM failure.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8.1


    Funny enough, last night I was looking at the dump files and came to the same conclusion. So I already downloaded and burned a disk for memtest86 and ran it all night last night. Not sure how many runs it defaults to but it said it was clean. But I can run it again just to be sure.

    Edit: I left check disk running a disk check when I left for work today, just on the off chance we might get something there.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #6



    BSOD Kernel Dump Analyst
    Posts : 2,274
    Windows 10 Pro


    MemTest86+ is proven better, please download and run MemTest86+ according to the instructions.

    You need at least 8 complete passes for a conclusive result, less and you only waste your time.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  7. #7


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8.1


    Ok, so another 8 clean passes with memtest86+. I ran it last time, just didn't put the plus in my post.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  8. #8



    BSOD Kernel Dump Analyst
    Posts : 2,274
    Windows 10 Pro


    When you get another bluescreen, clean the contacts of the RAM (if necessary) and reseat the RAM properly.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Bad_Pool_Caller and many other BSOD messages
Related Threads
BSOD every 10 min ! bad_pool_caller in BSOD Crashes and Debugging
Hello everyone, I'm having big troubles with my computer, I can't manage to use it more than 10 minutes since it keeps having BSODs.. I'm using Windows 8.1, and, during the time I wrote those few lines, it already restarted 3 times !! Here are specy snapshot, dump files and I used...
BSOD When playing games random Bsod messages in BSOD Crashes and Debugging
Hey I have a problem with my pc I got a few weeks ago It keeps getting the bsod and turning on and off randomly at times I use it mostly to play games and watch youtube , twitch ext. also internet can sometimes crash pointing this out Bsod can happen when playing a game and when on the web...
Several BSOD messages in a row in BSOD Crashes and Debugging
Hey guys, got a new computer the other night, and after downloading my favorite games, and browsing the web a bit I seem to have encountered something that has been wrecking my computer. Kernel_security_check_failure, Video_Scheduler_internal_error, Bad_pool_header, and a few others I didn't get...
Bsod: Bad_pool_caller in BSOD Crashes and Debugging
Hi there, I'm a bit new to this.. I keep getting BAD_POOL_CALLER BSOD's in the past day or so. I don't think it's anything new I've installed... Here's an attached minidump of the crash just a few minutes ago. I attached it in a zip file because it was telling me I couldn't open it without admin...
Bsod - bad_pool_caller in BSOD Crashes and Debugging
I have started getting lots of BSODs of different kinds mostly BAD_POOL_CALLER. Computer worked fine two days ago. Happens every 5 min.
Various BSOD messages in BSOD Crashes and Debugging
Hi, I've been having a lot of different issues with blue screens (irql_not_less_or_equal and others I can't remember) and crashes including (screen freezing, last millisecond of audio looping) over the last couple of months on and off. I tried switching to windows 7 and back to 8, but without...
Two BSOD Messages in BSOD Crashes and Debugging
ACPI_BIOS_ERROR and DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION
Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook