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I was trying to launch Windows XP mode (Virtual PC) that I had installed awhile ago, and I got a BSOD message that said STOP 0x19 BAD_POOL_HEADER both times I tried to start it. So I thought maybe something had gotten corrupted, I proceeded to uninstall it, and then re-install it.

After I chose the virtual PC's password, and such, a few seconds after it started installing I got another BSOD but this time with the error 0x1E. I haven't changed hardware, or any major drivers etc. since the first time I installed it about 4 months ago. The only real thing that I thought could be causing the 0x1E message is insufficient hard drive space. But I have 86 free GB's on my C: drive, so I didn't think that could be the problem.

What is going on here?! I could install it and run it fine 4 months ago... I can't possibly think of anything that changed since then. And any ideas how to fix this?

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Antivirus software changes often and tends to occasionally cause such problems when writes to disk are denied or messed with. Try disabling any such programs and see if that helps. – Brian Jan 22 '12 at 23:59
I tried disabling all firewall/antivurs software, and I got the same issue. But this time when I tried to setup/install XP after the initial unzip, I got the 0x19 BSOD again (BAD_POOL_HEADER). I even ran as Administrator and downloaded a fresh XP Mode installer. – Matt Jan 23 '12 at 0:41
I analyzed my Minidump with this website: And it looks like my EtronHub3.sys was out of date. Of all things! I downloaded the latest driver from my motherboard's manufacturer website (ASRock in my case) and installed. I tried installing Virutal XP Mode again, and like magic is worked! – Matt Jan 23 '12 at 2:18
Please post your solution in an answer, so that you can accept it to close the question. – user3463 Jan 23 '12 at 5:26

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