Bad pool header Windows 10

What is Bad pool header Windows 10?

Bad pool header Windows 10 is an error that usually occurs when there is a problem with your computer hardware.

 

How can you fix Bad pool header Windows 10?

Some of the solutions to this error include uninstalling the corrupt driver, fixing the registry, testing hardware, and reinstalling Windows.

 

Please see our in-depth walk-through solutions below.
Staff Asked on September 18, 2017 in Microsoft Windows.
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4 Solution(s)

Solution 1: Uninstall the driver

“Bad pool header in Windows 10” may be caused by a Windows 10 driver with an issue. It may also be caused by a driver not compatible with the Windows 10 version installed. To resolve this issue, you need to determine what driver it is.

If you recently installed a driver resulting in the error, the driver might have caused it. Therefore, you just need to uninstall that specific driver.

Use the instructions below to uninstall the driver. This solution will recommend you to access safe mode in Windows 10 so all drivers installed will be disabled. The reason for entering safe mode is that, if the driver is the cause of the error, you would not encounter it while attempting to uninstall the drivers.

Option 1. Access in safe mode

  1. Hold Shift and Press restart. 

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  2. Or Click Windows button and Letter I at the same time, to direct you to Windows Setting and follow the image above. 

Option 2. Use Windows bootable device

  1. Insert the Windows 10 installation CD/DVD or USB. 
  2. A message will appear “Press any key to boot from CD or DVD”, press any key to boot from the Windows installation CD/DVD or USB.
  3. Select your language, time and keyboard, and click “Next.”

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  4. Click “Repair your computer.”
  5. Click “Troubleshoot ==> Advance Option ==>Start up Setting ==> Restart.”

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  6. Select from Enable Safe mode or Safe mode. 

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  7. Now go to the Control Panel and select “Uninstall program.”
  8. Look for the newly installed driver that did cause the BSOD and uninstall it.
  9. Restart your computer.

NOTE: Due to BSOD restart, your Windows 10 will direct you to Automatic repair window, to access Advance option, therefore you may skip steps 1 to 4. You could also hard press the power button on the computer until you access Automatic repair. (Note that this is not advisable because it could damage your hardware.)

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Solution 2:  Fix Registry

“Bad pool header Windows 10” may also occur if you have recently installed new software. The software might have altered a registry or disk-link library (DLL) files. This case is common when installing an illegal software such as Windows activation crack tool. Fixing the registry may fix the error. Please see the instructions below.

  1. To access Advance option, please see solution 1.
  2. For Windows 10: Click Troubleshoot ==> Advance Option ==> Command prompt.

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  3. Type “C:” press enter key ==> “dir”press enter key ==> “cd \windows\system32/config” press enter key ==> “mb backup” press enter key ==> “copy *.* backup”press enter key ==> “CD” regback” press enter key ==> “dir” press enter key ==> “Copy *.* ..” press enter key ==> “A” (note: must be) Capital A press enter key.  

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  4. Then, close Command prompt and click continue.

NOTE: Due to BSOD restart, your Windows 10 will direct you to Automatic repair window, to access Advance option. Therefore, you may skip steps 1 to 4. You may want to do a repetitive power button hard press until you access Automatic repair. (Note that this is not advisable because it could damage your hardware.)

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Solution 3. Test Hardware

“Bad pool header Windows 10” may also be caused by a defective hardware. If this is the case, you could test and check all hardware if it is functioning correctly. You could do this by following the guide below.

The first thing to do is to turn off the computer and unplug the computer from the power source and then follow the instructions below.

  1. Open the computer case.
  2. Remove all RAM stick and, clean the RAM gold pin using a pencil eraser and connect it again. Make sure that you push it down enough that the retention lever or the RAM slot lock snaps.
  3. Detach graphics card and other components such as a printer and network adaptor.
  4. Reconnect hard drive. If you have multiple hard drives, do not connect the secondary hard drives only the hard drive with installed Windows 10 on it.
  5. Reset your Motherboard BIOS by removing the CMOS battery and reconnect it after one minute.
  6. Clean your CPU fan from dust and make sure the CPU fan cable is connected to the motherboard properly.
  7. Test the PC, turn it on. Check if the CPU fan is working. If it is not, consider buying a new one. If good, proceed.
  8. If it proceeds to Windows Desktop turn it off again.
  9. Reconnect graphics card, secondary hard drive, and the other components. If the error occurs, your graphics card or add-on component might be the source of the BSOD. Reconnect it one by one and until you determine which one is causing the problem.
  10. If the error persists, please proceed below.

HDD test using Check Disk

Follow the solution 1 to access Command Prompt, if you could not access the Windows 10 desktop. However, if you could, please type CMD in your Windows search, then right-click Command prompt and select Run as Administrator.

  1. In the Command prompt, type in chckdisk /r, then press Enter and wait until the process is finished. 

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  2. If you encounter any error report, such as the image above, consider replacing your HDD.
  3. If the HDD is in good condition, please see test your RAM.

RAM test

Using Memtest86 

This solution is applicable even if you could not access Windows 10 desktop. However, you are required a working PC to create a bootable Memtest86. If you do not have any spare PC to use, try using your PC if you could still access the Windows 10 Desktop. If not. please skip Memtest86. Please see below for the instruction.

  1. Download Memtest86. Please see link http://www.memtest86.com/
  2. Create a bootable USB using the ISO image of MemTest86 or burn to a CD or DVD. A bundled software is included to create a bootable CD or USB.
  3. After you have created a bootable Memtest86, restart your computer and boot it to the USB or Disc drive.
  4. The Memtest86 will automatically test your RAM. If an error occurs, it will be in a red font. If memory is defective, consider it for a warranty claim or replacement.

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Unit with one RAM stick 

Move the RAM stick to another RAM slot on your motherboard.

If the error occurred only on a specific RAM slot, the motherboard RAM slot is defective. If your motherboard still has a warranty, please claim it. If the warranty is null, please use working RAM slot.

If the error follows the RAM using other RAM slots, the RAM is defective. If your RAM still has a warranty, please claim it. If the warranty is null, please buy a new one.

Unit with multiple RAM stick 

If you have installed a new RAM stick and you encountered the error, it might be the source of the error.

If you have a multiple RAM, try to determine which one is causing the problem by using the RAM one by one and using only one motherboard RAM slot. If one of the RAM enables you to access Windows 10 Desktop please create a bootable Memtest86 or use Windows 10 Memory Diagnostic to test your RAM. If the RAM passes the test please test another one. If one of the RAM encounters an error while the other pass, please claim warranty. If the warranty is null, please buy a new one or use the working RAM only.

If all of them fail using a same motherboard RAM slot, it is possible that the RAM slot is defective. If all of them pass the using Memtest86 or Windows Memory Diagnostic by using the same RAM slot, it is possible that one of the RAM slots is defective. Use the other RAM slots to confirm.

If the error persists, please install new Windows 10.

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Solution 4. Reinstall Windows 10

If all the components are in good condition and “Bad pool header Windows 10” persists, reinstalling Windows 10 may fix the error. If you encounter bad sector in the hard disk test from Solution 3 and decide to replace the hard disk, please be guided by the instructions below on reinstalling Windows 10.

  1. Insert the Windows 10 installation DVD or USB.
  2. A message will appear “Press any key to boot from CD or DVD”, press any key to boot from the Windows installation CD/DVD or USB.
  3. Select your language, time and keyboard, and click Next.
  4. Click Install Now.
  5. Click I accept the terms of the license, and then click Next.
  6. Click Custom (Advanced).
  7. Select the partition, and click Delete.
    NOTE: Delete all partition.

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  8. Select the Unallocated space and click Next.
    NOTE: If you want to define the size, click new, set the size and then click Apply. 
  9. Click ok to confirm.
  10. Wait until the installation process is finished.
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