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Published on 02.03.10 by Brent Trahan

Troubleshooting a Stop 0xC2 or BAD_POOL_CALLER

Learn how to troubleshoot the Stop 0xC2 or BAD_POOL_CALLER Stop Error (BSOD) in Windows 7.

What caused the error?

The Stop 0xC2 message is typically caused by a faulty driver.

How do I fix it?

  • If you recently updated or installed a driver, try rolling the driver back or uninstalling it.
  • This error can be caused by a failing hardware device.  Try removing one piece of hardware at a time and see if the 0xC2 message happens.  Once you pinpoint what hardware device is causing the problem, replace it.
  • If this error occurs while upgrading to Windows 7, try uninstalling any antivirus software and remove all unnecessary hardware devices from the computer before attempting to upgrade to Windows 7.

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