We’ve often discussed Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) errors on Windows 10. In this post, we’re going to discuss yet another BSOD error around which we came recently. This BSOD error is related to memory corruption on your system. Here is the error message and screenshot for your reference:
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Stop Code: BAD POOL HEADER
From the developer point of view, BAD_POOL_HEADER bug check has a value of 0x00000019. There is another similar error called BAD_POOL_CALLER, you may spot with value 0x000000C2. Both of these errors generally occurs due to faulty RAM and/or due to bad pool request. The meaning of this stop code can be interpreted as follow. Suppose ‘X’ is a process that entered into memory pool. Now once the process is done, it tries to came out of that memory pool and if it fails to do so, Windows restarts your machine automatically to prevent any extra damage to your system. So when Windows audits this error and ran it such situation, you see the BSOD as shown above. Once Windows restarts of its own, the process is no longer available and your system acts normally.
So this message may appear once or twice to your system and when system recovers itself and everything becomes normal, you can ignore it. But if this stop code message appearing repeatedly, you need to fix it, to secure your machine from further damage.
FIX : BAD POOL HEADER BSOD In Windows 10
Instead of faulty RAM on your system, this issue might occur due to third-party antivirus tool you’re using. So try uninstalling the antivirus program and make sure you’ve updated all devices drivers and see if it helps you to prevent this stop code. In case if issue persists, go ahead with these fixes:
FIX 1 – Using Blue Screen Troubleshooter
Microsoft has employed in-built troubleshooters to take care of issues in Windows 10. These troubleshooters can automatically detect issues and fix them, without requiring additional inputs from user side.
To deal this BSOD message, you can run Blue Screen Troubleshooter using steps mentioned here:
FIX 2 – Using Windows Memory Diagnostics Tool
Windows Memory Diagnostics is an excellent in-built tool in Windows for checking the memory corruption. Since this BSOD error is generally caused by faulty RAM, you must to run Windows Memory Diagnostics tool here to deal this issue.
Following guide will show how to run Windows Memory Diagnostics:
FIX 3 – Using Driver Verifier
We all know Driver Verifier is in-built Windows feature to track real-time behavior of system drivers. So if any hardware driver is causing this stop error on your system, Driver Verifier will help you to catch this.
Here is the guide on how to use Driver Verifier:
We hope after trying above mentioned fixes, you should be able resolve the issue, finally. But in case if problem still persists, simply look for the crash dump file at C:\Windows\Minidump (assuming C: as system root drive). Post this dump file (.DMP) to Microsoft Community or Technet IT Pro forums to have assistance from dump analysts.
Hope something helps!