Stop BAD_POOL_HEADER Error for Windows

When the problem arises in the physical memory of computer then BAD_POOL_HEADER Error occurs in windows. This error can be used by the hard drive or RAM, relating to the incapability of the computer to process some tasks which use the hard drive or RAM.

The given below are some of the most common ways to fix this error.

Improve Windows to an earlier copyBAD_POOL_HEADER Error

If you’re unable to boot into Windows because of this error, you have to boot into Windows Safe Mode and restore Windows to an earlier copy. After doing so, continue with the suggestions presented below.

If you are incapable of booting Windows due to this error, you have to boot into Windows Safe Mode and restore Windows to an earlier copy.

Install the updated service packs

Hardware drivers that are installed by third-party programs usually cause this problem. Most errors will not be raised if you have the latest Microsoft Windows Service Pack installed on the computer.

This problem may cause due to the hardware drivers which are installed by the third party programs.

Obtain the most recent hardware drivers

Install the most recent drivers for any newly installed hardware device. If no new hardware has been installed, make sure you have the latest drivers for the below devices.

Install the updated drivers for all newly installed hardware device. Confirm that you are having latest drivers for the below devices if you are not having new hardware installation.

  • Network card or router (if present)
  • Any removable or external disk drive
  • Video card


A list of computer drivers and links for hardware manufacturer’s driver pages are found on driver’s section page.

Install the latest updates for software programs

Find the present updates for software programs which are running on your computer. If you installed recently a new program and you are getting an error for that, then make sure no updates are available for that program on the developer’s website. Try uninstalling the program by the Add/Remove programs in control panel if no updates exist.

If no programs are installed recently, temporarily stop programs from starting up with your computer.

Recently if you did not install any programs, temporarily stop programs from initializing up with your computer.

Problem between drivers/software and Microsoft’s Indexing Service

Stop the Indexing Service, by following the below steps if they are running.

Note:   You should be the administrator to follow the below steps.

  1. Click Start, Run, and type msc and click enter.
  2. Once in the Services window, scroll down to Indexing Service and double-click on that.
  3. Change the start-up type to either  Disabled or Manual in the Index services properties window.

Problem with disk drive

As discussed in the above causes for this, if programs have issues while writing to the disk drive, this error can be generated. RunScanDisk to confirm there are no errors present in this drive. If the errors are present, ScanDisk can try to fix those errors.

Terrible hardware

Even though this problem is normally determined by following the above steps, it is also likely that the error may be related to bad hardware (e.g. bad memory or bad hard drive).

Before thinking that these both are bad, we advise running a hard drive and RAM analytical test to check if both are bad. Use Ultimate Boot CD to run diagnostic tests.

You can try for erasing and reinstalling the windows. Even As more drastic, reinstalling Windows and bring up to date along with the latest updates, it is probably because of bad hardware. We advise you to test again hard drive, replacing the memory or both.


This is the procedure to be followed for Resolving BAD_POOL_HEADER Error.

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