Error after installing gamepad hardware



I just bought a Thrustmaster Firestorm Wireless Gamepad and installed.

It worked fine at the start but now when I run a game that I use it with (NBA Live 2003), it exits to a blue screen that kind of looks like a dos screen.

It gives me a message that an error occured so windows has to shut down the computer in order to protect it.

The error I keep getting is BAD_POOL_CALLER

It also says if it's the first time, just restart. If not, make sure new hardware is properly installed. (Which it is).

Does anyone know how I can fix this or what it is.



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Well for folks to be of more help you need to list some of the specs of your computer like what version of Windows and any else related to the error message.


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Well Hipster you managed to find a far amount of info for that error but its sad that its that buried on M$ site and also doesn't totally tell a person how to fix it or it does but its a bit over the person knowelge of computers. Here is the best line from the page "This Stop message is typically due to a faulty driver or software." like what else would it be as a lot of hardware problems would keep a system from booting.

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If not, make sure new hardware is properly installed. (Which it is).
That would be my starting point. A complete un-install, including any left over registry entries. Then install once more.

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