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BAD_POOL_CALLER in Windows Update


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lavagolemking

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Whenever I try to update Windows XP by clicking the yellow-shield icon in the lower-right corner, I get a blue-screen error saying "BAD_POOL_CALLER". The error happens just as the update is initialized, so I can select/unselect updates, but it doesn't matter what I have selected/unselected; it just crashes.

Edit: It installed the first one during shutdown, but then crashed at the start of the second one. Now it crashes periodically for no apparent reason, usually within minutes of starting up but while Windows is already completely started up.

I know well that it's a bad idea to neglect installing updates (especially security updates), but all 3 that are appearing on it are security-related, and at my school they have a requirement that everyone's personal computer is fully up-to-date or you're not allowed on the internet (which they are working on scanning for). Fortunately, school doesn't start for another couple of weeks, but I routinely install security-related updates anyway, so this is rather obnoxious.

For the record, there were no recent driver/hardware installations.

The updates are:
Security Update for Windows XP (KB938464)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB954154)
Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool - September 2008 (KB980830)

Relevant security software:
SpyBot S&D (TeaTimer/SDHelper active)
Avast Anti-virus (home free version, all real-time scanners active)
Cisco Systems VPN Adapter

Hardware:
Model: Inspiron E1505 Single-Core
HD: TOSHIBA MK8052GSX
Video: ATI Mobility Radeon x1300
Network: Broadcom 440x 10/100 Integrated Controller
Wireless: Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945ABG
Processor: Genuine Intel® CPU T1300 1.66 GHz
Audio: SigmaTel High Definition

Edited by lavagolemking, 11 September 2008 - 12:03 PM.

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Never mind. I reinstalled after Windows ate itself.
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