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Subodh Adhikari Level 1 Level 1

I recently installed Windows 8 Pro 64-bit, through Boot Camp, on my early 2011 MacBook Pro 15". I used the drives Apple provides for Windows 7. Everything works fine except I ocassionally get a BSOD. I had my dump files analyzed and the problem was with MacHalDriver.sys. More information from the dump file is available at this link: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_8-hardware/badpoolheade r-0x19-causing-bsod-on-windows-8/d6bafd0e-e759-4130-99fc-2f56a77d2d4a . Anyways I was wondering if anyone else was having this problem and if there was a solution to it.


MacBook Pro (15-inch Early 2011), Other OS
Solved by JonnFromVa on Oct 27, 2012 6:25 PM Solved

I found a solution to my Bootcamp issue. My windows 8 install would crash once I tried changing the screen brightness either using the keyboard keys or trying to open up the bootcamp control panel. So I disabled the Generic PnP Monitor driver and I haven't had any issues since. I also put the Bootcamp.exe in windows 7 compatibility mode just in case. Edit: I also had the MacHALDriver.sys issue. This fixed it for me.

  • johncorker Level 1 Level 1

    Same problem here, keeps crashing Win8 shortly after logging in.  Sometimes it keeps going and runs ok.

     

    Let me know if you find a solution.

    Thanks.

  • BobTheFisherman Level 6 Level 6

    Subodh Adhikari wrote:

     

    I recently installed Windows 8 Pro 64-bit, through Boot Camp, on my early 2011 MacBook Pro 15". I used the drives Apple provides for Windows 7. Everything works fine except I ocassionally get a BSOD. I had my dump files analyzed and the problem was with MacHalDriver.sys. More information from the dump file is available at this link: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_8-hardware/badpoolheade r-0x19-causing-bsod-on-windows-8/d6bafd0e-e759-4130-99fc-2f56a77d2d4a . Anyways I was wondering if anyone else was having this problem and if there was a solution to it.

    "Everything works fine except I ocassionally get a BSOD."

    BSOD is not normal. How can you say everything works fine? The issue is likely because there are no Windows 8 Bootcamp drivers. Some have said that the Windows 7 drivers work, others have said they do not.

     

    Your Windows 8 installation is not "fine".

  • fishffishstinks Level 1 Level 1

    Try reinstalling the bootcamp drivers.

  • Pre10der Level 1 Level 1

    FYI only, you are not alone. This is also affecting my early 2011 Macbook Pro 15". Same blue screen.

     

    I have been running Windows 8 since the early release of RTM without issue. My machine started BSOD'ing around mid last week out of the blue.

     

    I get BAD_POOL_ERROR as well as SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION BSOD's. Typically when I first boot the computer and log in, I get a BSOD and it reboots. The second attempt throws up the error and then runs ok. It will no longer resume from sleep without BSOD'ing.

     

    Memory and HDD tests return no faults and OSX runs without issue.

     

    Looks like we are in need of a BootCamp update. I am very curious to know why it worked for some 6 weeks or so and just started out of the blue.

  • Bamtan Level 1 Level 1

    I'm getting BAD_POOL_HEADER on login as well (iMac 27", Late 2011).

     

    I've unplugged my external speakers and it seems to have alleviate it most times. Sometimes I'll login, BSOD, sometimes it doesn't.

     

    Like Pre10der says, probably just a matter of waiting for compatible audio drivers.

  • Subodh Adhikari Level 1 Level 1

    It's definetly a BootCamp driver issue. Runing stock Windows 8 w/o BootCamp drivers doesn't cause this problem. Of course you loose a lot of functionality. I hope Apple releases drivers for Windows 8 soon. Reinstalling the drivers didn't really help.

  • JonnFromVa Level 1 Level 1

    I found a solution to my Bootcamp issue. My windows 8 install would crash once I tried changing the screen brightness either using the keyboard keys or trying to open up the bootcamp control panel. So I disabled the Generic PnP Monitor driver and I haven't had any issues since. I also put the Bootcamp.exe in windows 7 compatibility mode just in case. Edit: I also had the MacHALDriver.sys issue. This fixed it for me.

  • IcoolerthnU Level 1 Level 1

    i just tried disabling the Generic PnP Monitor driver and it does seem to help... no BSODs yet.  Nice find Jonn

  • Subodh Adhikari Level 1 Level 1

    So far it seems to have solved it. Lets hope it holds

  • JonnFromVa Level 1 Level 1

    It does, I haven't had an issue for the past 2 days.

  • Pre10der Level 1 Level 1

    FYI, I have also prevented further BSOD's (for now) by reinstalling the BootCamp support back over the top of the original install. I am yet to have a BSOD.

     

    I could always replicate it by sleeping the machine or changing the brightness. I cannot replicate a BSOD now.

     

    I'l see how that goes for a while...touch wood.

  • HP82 Level 1 Level 1

    How do you disable the Generic PnP Monitor driver or even reinstall the bootcamp drivers?  I get the BSOD seconds after logging in so I'm wondering how this can be done.

     

    Also, does anyone know how to start Windows in safe mode?  I know it's shift + F8 but i'm not sure at what point i'm supposed to hit those keys.

     

    many thanks.

  • Subodh Adhikari Level 1 Level 1

    It's under monitors in Device Manager. You just right click it and then click disable

  • JonnFromVa Level 1 Level 1

    FYI, just disable the pnp monitor driver. Problem solved.

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