"Stop 0xC2 BAD_POOL_CALLER" Error Message on Print Server

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A Windows 2000-based print server may randomly stop responding (hang) with a "Stop" error message on a blue screen. The stop code is 0xC2, and the first parameter is always 0x00000007.

When this occurs, you may not be able to log on until after several "Stop" errors and restarts. The System event log on the server will contain many printing-related error messages.
When it is processing some kinds of print jobs, Win32k.sys might doubly free a pool. This causes the "Stop" error message.
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows 2000. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in theMicrosoft Knowledge Base:
260910 How to Obtain the Latest Windows 2000 Service Pack

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.

This problem was first corrected in Windows 2000 Service Pack 1.
For additional information about how to install Windows 2000 and Windows 2000 hotfixes at the same time, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
249149 Installing Microsoft Windows 2000 and Windows 2000 Hotfixes

Article ID: 258069 - Last Review: 12/05/2015 19:19:37 - Revision: 3.3

Microsoft Windows 2000 Server, Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server, Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition

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