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MMmikeMM

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Hi - I noticed my hard drive was getting full when defrag didn't want to run - I dumped a bunch of video, pics & music onto external hard drive but free space was still only about 18%. At least it defraged.

I tried to install Easy Media Creator 10 Deluxe Suite to try & dump whatever I could to DVD. As soon as the Setup.exe tries to run, the screen goes black & computer reboots with Computer Recovered From Serious Error finale.

I've gotten the topic error message along with BAD_POOL_CALLER. Computer has had this problem for a while ever since I installed Cubase Studio 4.

I bought the system for music production - Cubase Stuio 4 software, Alesis MultiMix8 FireWire mixer, Gateway computer w/ dual processors, etc., Yamaha MM6 keyboard - it might be too far gone with all the drivers, firmware, updates, firewalls, security software changes after CA blew up with Windows Update.

Maybe I should just format the drive!

Anyway to salvage this mess????? Much appreciated!

Mike
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Welcome to Geeks2Go!

The error is commonly caused by:

1. bad or corrupt device driver (usually sound or video)
2. bad memory module (RAM)

To address the driver issue, try updating both video and sound drivers.

If same error occurs after driver updates, take out one of the memory modules. Still same error, replace that module and remove other one. Repeat this procedure for each module installed -- trying each one on it's own until error has gone. This will identify which module is faulty.

Alternatively you can test your RAM with memtest86, though it will take longer than the 'swapping out' method above. memtest86 results are more accurate the longer you leave it to run. http://www.memtest86.com/
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Thanks! I'll give it a try - fingers crossed!
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