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DRIVER_CORRUPTED_EXPOOL - BAD_POOL_HEADER, ETC...

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  • I kept getting a bunch of messages that Windows 8 had problems booting today. driver_corrupted_expool then shutdown and reboot, come up next bad_pool_header, etc.

    I went to advanced boot options and selected the "Refresh" option. It asked me to put my disk in and click next. So I did but I couldn't select "NEXT". There was no "NEXT" option after inserting my disk. Just cancel!

    Is Microsoft that stupid?

    How are you supposed to refresh your installation without losing data and programs if it doesn't recognize that you inserted a disk?

    So far this OS sucks IMO!

     
    Wednesday, March 06, 2013 4:25 PM

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  • I understand your pain, but let us be more constructive for the moment.

    Follow article here http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/restore-refresh-reset-pc

    Windows 8 check if drivers are signed (for security reason). In the case that you are using non signed drivers, there is possibility to disable sign check in boot menu (F8).

    It is helpful to provide more information on computer configuration as well as on errors and warnings.

    Thank for understanding

    Milos

    Wednesday, March 06, 2013 5:58 PM
  • Were you trying to be helpful?

    What was the point in your post?

    Wednesday, March 06, 2013 6:02 PM
  • YOu get bugchecks. A bugcheck (BSOD) is a mechanism to protect your PC from damage.

    Bug Check 0xC5: DRIVER_CORRUPTED_EXPOOL

    The DRIVER_CORRUPTED_EXPOOL bug check has a value of 0x000000C5. This indicates that the system attempted to access invalid memory at a process IRQL that was too high.

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff560192%28v=vs.85%29.aspx

    To see the cause I have to take a look at the dumps with the Debugging Tools for Windows.

    Please start the Windows Explorer and go to the folder C:\Windows\Minidump. Next, copy the dmp files to your desktop, zip all dmp into 1 zip file and upload the zip file to your public Skydrive [1] folder and post a link here.

    If you can't see dmp files, make sure your Windows is configured correctly [2][3] to generate dumps.

    If you want to analyze them your own, check those videos [4][5] and read this KB article [6].

    André

    [1] http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7itproui/thread/4fc10639-02db-4665-993a-08d865088d65
    [2] http://support.microsoft.com/kb/254649
    [3] http://blog.nirsoft.net/2010/07/27/how-to-configure-windows-to-create-minidump-files-on-bsod/
    [4] http://channel9.msdn.com/Shows/Defrag-Tools/Defrag-Tools-15-WinDbg-Bugchecks
    [5] http://channel9.msdn.com/Shows/Defrag-Tools/Defrag-Tools-16-WinDbg-Driver-Verifier, http://channel9.msdn.com/Shows/Defrag-Tools/Defrag-Tools-17-WinDbg-Driver-Verifier-Part-2, http://channel9.msdn.com/Shows/Defrag-Tools/Defrag-Tools-18-WinDbg-Driver-Verifier-Part-3
    [6] http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315263


    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code"

    Wednesday, March 06, 2013 9:04 PM
  • No one has answered my question.

    How are you supposed to "refresh your pc" if it doesn't recognize that you inserted a disk?

    I already know that it has a bad driver.

    If I was able to go into Explorer, I wouldn't need to post anything here. The system keeps rebooting.

    Some of you need to spend more time reading the questions.

    Wednesday, March 06, 2013 9:11 PM
  • I want to look at the dump to see WHAT is causing it! If you have a HW issue, reset doesn't help.

    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code"

    Wednesday, March 06, 2013 9:18 PM
  • I want to look at the dump to see WHAT is causing it! If you have a HW issue, reset doesn't help.

    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code"

    I don't have hardware issues. I have Windows 8 and (driver) issues.

    This box works perfectly fine under Windows 7 Ultimate. I dual boot this machine.


    Wednesday, March 06, 2013 9:34 PM
  • I have Windows 8 and (driver) issues.



    that's why I want the dumps. This is my last reply until you provide dumps



    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code"


    Thursday, March 07, 2013 6:01 AM
  • If you cannot boot to Windows 8, you can just boot to Windows 7 and find the dump file on Windows 8 system location, it will help us to analyze the issue.


    Leo Huang
    TechNet Community Support

    Friday, March 08, 2013 5:58 AM
  • The problem was the bad X79 drivers for my MB that caused the CD/DVD to disappear.

    Friday, March 08, 2013 4:33 PM