It could be a hardware problem>> Possibly RAM
But since it's Windows 8 your trying out... Did you get all compatible drivers for your laptop?
What is make/model of laptop?
Is all the software your running up to date and Win 8 compatible
Try using bluescreenview.. Let it read some of your dump files and give you some insight
i'm using a vaio e-series vpcek25eg model.
amd dual core e-450 apu (1.65 ghz)
64-bit with 2gb memory and 320 gb hard disk drive.
this happened when i tried to install freeyoutubedownloader software in the internet... it asked for something to install, i just clicked yes, and then booom..error occur. i checked on my control panel settings to see if the program was installed, but it wasn't. nothing new was added to my laptop.. BUT still the bad_pool_header is there that reboots my laptop.
i tried to reformat my unit last week, and it was okay.. until this freeyoutubedownloader did this to me.