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« on: May 25, 2004, 10:58:44 PM »

PLEASE SUPPLY RELEVANT INFORMATION:
Operating System Version:  Windows XP
Problem Application Name & Version:  n/a
Problem Hardware Make & Model:  Maxtor 52049H3 20GB HD
Error Messages: (see below)



I built my own computer about a year ago, and everything has been going smoothly until just recently. I kept getting a blue screen error saying "BAD_POOL_CALLER" or something of the sort, so I looked it up on the net and I read the remedy was to check your bios.

So I checked the Intel website BIOS updates for my motherboard (Intel D865PERL) and sure enough a recent update was available. So I downloaded it, flashed it, etc. updated as I've usually done in the past, but this time everytime I turn on my computer it's asking for boot device. So when I instert a boot disk and try to format or partition, it says that there are no fixed disks available.

I tried Maxtor's MaxBlast 3 program, and it recognized my hard drive and partitioned and re-formatted it. I thought all was well until I put in my windows xp cd, and said there were no hard drives connected.

Am I missing something here? Need serious help!!!

thanks so much
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« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2004, 05:21:08 AM »


What are your system specs?
CPU?
MEMORY?
What BIOS is it? Award? AMI?

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« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2004, 05:15:41 PM »

Sys specs:

Intel P4 2.4GHz
Intel D865PERL Motherboard, 800Mhz bus
Corsair DDR400 512mb ram

The bios I used was the one from the Intel website, "Intel express" bios
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« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2005, 10:59:02 PM »

i have the same problem as well. I have a Intel d865 PERL that i bought along with a 512MB RAM stick, a hitachi 80GB HDD,3D graphics card. I have put in the WIN XP PRO O/S but now it jumps automatically past POST and straight into asking me about last known configuration, entering windows normally and such. I have the BIOS set that it should read from HDD, because I had installed the O/S on another computer and it loaded it perfectly, but yet when i re-connect it to the PC in question it doesnt enter into windows.

can somebody help me pls?
thanking you in advance
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