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11 Easy ways to solve the BAD POOL HEADER error on Windows 10

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If you're a Windows user then there is nothing more annoying than a Blue Screen Of Death, also known as BSOD, error. BAD POOL HEADER is one of those errors. The BAD POOL HEADER stop Error in Windows 10 implied with the error code 0x00000019 means that the pool header is corrupted. A Bad Pool Header problem is created due to issues with Windows memory allocation. This problem generally arises once you have installed a new software or hardware. Mainly, anti-virus software which may not be compatible with your system. However, faulty drivers and routers, bad sectors or other disk write problems could also create this Blue Screen error.

The main causes for this error to occur are: 

1. Corrupt Device Drivers.

2. Faulty/Corrupt Registry Entries.

3. Damaged Hard Disk.

4. Bad RAM.

5. Corrupt Windows System files.

6. Anti-virus or Anti-Malware Softwares.

Let's us now look at the possible solutions to resolve the BAD POOL HEADER error. There are as many as 11 solutions presented below and we hope that these will solve your issue on your Windows 10 operating system.

Solution 1: Uninstall recently installed software

If you have lately installed any software, at first uninstall it and check if this resolves the issue or not. Mostly, what happens is that some of the third-party apps are the cause of the BAD POOL HEADER error. If you have happened to install any such third-party antivirus software, uninstall it for the time being as you can install it later. If this method, resolves the error then you can install some other application instead of the previous one.

You need to open the Control Panel window, and then click on “Programs and Features” to reach the list of programs which are installed on the computer. Uninstall the antivirus program – or the newly installed software.

Solution 2: Uninstall recently installed hardware

In case you have newly installed any hardware, you need to open Devices Manager, find the particular hardware driver, right-click on it and choose Uninstall from the following list. Reboot your computer after doing this and check whether that has resolved the issue or not.

Solution 3: Disconnect external devices

There can be another major reason for the BAD POOL HEADER error, and that is the external devices interrupting with your system. In order to eliminate this cause, you will have to disconnect all peripherals and external devices, just leaving the keyboard and the mouse. Once that is done, Reboot your system and examine if the error has been resolved or not. If this solution solves the issue then you might have to keep one or more external devices away from your system as they might be faulty. If it doesn't work, then you can look at the other options.

Solution 4: Disable Fast Startup feature

Fast Startup is one of the features of the Windows 10 operating system. But at times it can interrupt with your system and cause the BAD POOL HEADER error. This feature is enabled on your system by default. Disable it and check whether that helps you in resolving this error or not.

In order to disable it, follow the below steps:

1. Search and Open Control Panel

2. Now in Control Panel, look out for "Power Button".



3. Click on "Change what the power buttons do" Under Power Options.



4. Click on "Change Settings that are Currently Unavailable" from the window that pops up.



5. Scroll down and Uncheck Turn on Fast Startup just below the Shutdown Settings.



After doing this, restart your computer and check whether you're still getting Bad_Pool_Header Blue screen on your Windows 10.

Solution 5:  Use Restore Point.

One of the multiple Useful Highlights in Windows is Restore Point. If you already had Created Restore Point beforehand when your computer was running absolutely okay, then it's the correct chance to use that restore point. If you are accustomed to this feature, then this solution will not bother you enormously. But in case you do not hold the Restore point, then you can ignore this solution.

For New Windows Users, You need to open the Control Panel window, and in the top right search bar, type "Recovery" now and click on it.  Then you will notice open System Restore option. click Next and select your restore point.

This is one useful feature. It supports you to take your PC back to the point where your PC was running absolutely fine. That is why one must always Create a Restore point on Windows PC. It is of exceptional help.

Solution 6: Update Device Drivers

Another cause for this error can be faulty drivers. But your Windows updates all the drivers by itself, but at times this might fail so you will have to update it manually.

In order to update the device drivers, press the Windows along with the R key, which will enable you to access the Run window. Type devmgmt.msc to open the device manager. In the following list, you will notice a list of drivers. Right-click on each of the drivers and choose the “Update Driver Software” option and update each of the drivers one by one.

After doing this, examine whether the error is gone or not.

Solution 7: Perform a Clean Boot

If none of the above solutions worked for you, you should try to clean boot your system. Performing this can actually help to resolve the BAD POOL HEADER error. After doing this, If you don't encounter any further issue, this indicates that some non-Microsoft process is the cause of this error. You will have to manually try and distinguish that particular process.

Solution 8: Perform Hardware Clean Boot

A Hardware Clean Boot is not as same as the usual Clean Boot State. The hardware parts which may not be required for your computer to work are disabled in the Device Manager.

In order to do this, Press the Windows button along with the R key simultaneously to get to the Run window. Type devmgmt.msc and press Enter to open the Device Manager. You can disable the drivers for the following devices by right-clicking them and choosing the option to disable them.

1. Display Adapters.

2. DVD/CD-ROM drives.

3. Sound, video and game controllers.

4. Network Adapters.

5. Modems

6. Ports

7. USB Devices and controller – provided you are NOT using USB/Wireless Mouse or Keyboard.

Once, you have done this reboot your computer and check whether the issue still exists or not. If this does solve the issue, then this clearly indicates, one of these devices was causing the BAD POOL HEADER error. This time too, you will have to make an attempt and distinguish the device manually by trial and error method.

Solution 9: Run Windows Memory Diagnostics Tool

You can even try running the built-in Windows Memory Diagnostics Tool. Open the tool and click Diagnose your computer’s memory problems.? option. Once the run is finished, you can open the Event Viewer and look for the results in the Memory Diagnostics-Results entry.

Solution 10: Check your RAM

Sometimes a faulty RAM can also cause the BAD POOL HEADER error. So, consult with someone who is a hardware expert and try to check whether your RAM is fine or not.

Solution 11: Reinstall Windows on your PC

After trying all these solutions, if you still haven't been able to solve this problem then you can try the ultimate solution, and that is to reinstall the Windows 10 operating system once on your system.

Reinstalling actually resolves all the issues and you can start your system completely newly.

Methods to avoid the BAD POOL HEADER error in future

You may again encounter this error again, so it is better you do the following things which help you in avoiding the BAD POOL HEADER error.

1. Avoid Using Cracked/Nulled Softwares.

2. Keep Your Computer's Registry Clean and organized with Total System Care.

3. Avoid More than one Antivirus/Anti-Malware programs if not needed.

4. Always Keep your Device Drivers Up to Date with Driver Agent.

5. Create Restore Points when your PC is in top form.

I hope these solutions were helpful for you to solve the BAD POOL HEADER error. Thank you.

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