Bad Pool Header error is related to memory allocation issue in Windows 10. Bad Pool Header error usually trigger Blue Screen of Death (BSoD).
The following are likely to cause Bad Pool Header blue screen error in Windows 10:
- Device driver issues
- Existence of bad sectors on your hard drive
- Disk write issues may also trigger this error message
Available Options to Fix Bad Pool Header Blue Screen Error in Windows 10
- Disconnect All Attached Devices
- Uninstalled Recently Installed Drivers or Software
- Boot to Safe Mode, then Perform Clean Boot
- If Everything Else Fails try DISM and SFC Commands
Here are the details for each Fix
1Disconnect All Attached Devices
Some users have reported that when they connect a Modem to their computer they experience bad pool header blue screen error.
So the first step to fix bad pool header error is to disconnect all external devices connected to your computer.
Follow the steps below to try this fix:
- Disconnect mouse, keyboard, modem and any external device connected to your computer. Then boot the computer.
- If the computer boots without errors, connect the devices one at a time and boot the computer. I suggest you start by connecting your mouse. Then keyboard (for desktops)
- When you discover the device that is causing the error, you may disconnect it permanently or try restarting the device. You could also try changing the cable connecting the device to your computer
If this fix does not resolve bad pool header error, try the next fix.
2Uninstalled Recently Installed Drivers or Software
I mentioned in the introduction of this guide that bad pool header error is most likely caused by a device driver.
So, my next recommended fix is to uninstall any device driver or software you installed recently. To apply this fix, use the steps in Uninstall Recently Installed Software or Driver (opens in a new browse).
3Boot to Safe Mode, then Perform Clean Boot
Here are the steps for this fix:
- Use the steps in this guide to boot Windows 10 to safe mode – Start Windows 10 safe Mode by Interrupting Normal Boot (opens in a new browser tab).
If you are able to boot to safe mode without the bad pool header blue screen error, then you may be able to determine the service or startup program causing the error.
- To do this use the steps in How to Enable Clean Boot in Windows 10 to determine programs that may have caused the memory issue and fix it.
4If Everything Else Fails try DISM and SFC Commands
If the 3 suggested fixes in this guide does not fix bad pool header blue screen error, try this:
- Open this guide How to Fix DISM Error 50 in Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016.
- Follow the steps to run the DISM and SFC command as described.
DISM and SFC command are known to fix most Windows error incuding Blue Screen of Death (BSoD) errors.
All the fixes discussed in this guide have fixed bad pool header blue screen error for so many Windows 10 users. I hope one of them worked for you.
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