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HELP! Blue Screen Of Death After Fallout 3 crash

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I was playing Fallout 3 when all of a sudden it froze and went to blue screen of death, saying BAD_POOL_HEADER. I just got done cleaning off my CPU fans and cpu heatsink, could I have bumped something? What does that screen mean? When I try to system restore it goes to the screen again.
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On the BSOD there will be a hex code that is the main error code (e.g. 0000000000x0 looks kinda like that. And on most windows os's when you reboot there will be a dialog box that comes up and tells you the error code that caused the BSOD. That hex code is what you need to post if you want help with this issue.
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A few other important questions I left out. Is your CPU/GPU oc'ed? Also, has this happened a few times or just once?
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This is the first time it happens, CPU is overclocked to 3.0ghz
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Ok. Well you need to try to repeat the error and grab the hex code if you want the situation resolved the error you posted isnt enough.
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Ok. Well you need to try to repeat the error and grab the hex code if you want the situation resolved the error you posted isnt enough.
Wait, I rebooted in safe mode, ran a few registry cleaners, and Ccleaner. And what do you know she boots up fine.
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Well right on dude. Wish I could have been more help but glad you got the problem figured out.
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whenever this happens to me while gaming i just reboot in last know good configuration and that usually solves it. only been one instance where windows actually encountered a real error and i had to reinstall windows. usually its just the game hiccuping (aka. BC2!!!!)
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