So I have an old Toshiba laptop with a home version of windows xp with sp3. I got a BSOD that refers to itself as "BAD_POOL_HEADER". Now I would have just simply googled for this problem, and I did, but it didn't help me. GBAtemp is my only hope left! What I've tried: Going into safemode and doing a sfc /scannow (I get a bsod when entering safe mode) Using a live Windows XP boot cd (It just goes right into installing windows, no options for recovery and such) Cleaning my registry with CCLeaner (it didn't help, not to mention I have about 30 seconds until my pc goes BSOD) Googling the problem (the results are either commercials for spamware or forum threads that have similar problems, but the solution to them was entering safe mode or using a bootdisk, which didn't work for me) NEW: Tried memtest + a check with gparted by using a debian live disk, there are no problems with my hdd Tried booting through a usb stick with ubuntu on it (so I can copy windows files from a disk onto my pc), didn't work. PC doesnt show any options for booting from USB, only from HDD, Floppy, CD Rom and lan.