After installing Open Office and running it for the first time, my screen went all NES on me, I restarted my computer, and now every time I try to start windows (regular, any of the safe modes, last known good configuration) I get a BAD_POOL_CALLER blue screen with the stop code 0x000000c2
I had this error 2 months ago and was able to fix the problem by running some commands (fixmbr, fixboot, chkdsk) in the recovery console
Now, however (lucky me), when I select my windows install C:\Windows in the Recovery Console it gives me the BAD_POOL_CALLER error (same one as when I boot up)
I have dell sending me a new drive which I will pop in, reinstall windows, and start all over again (don't worry my data is backed up)
It would, however, be great to be able to boot the current drive up one more time to do some housekeeping like a list of programs I need to reinstall, a screen shot of my desktop, a backup of my firefox bookmarks
Does anyone have any tricks or tips for getting this puppy up and running?
PS Windows XP Service Pack 2
Here is some repeated advice from several forums:
I'd try booting from the install disk and running a repair.
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