Bad Pool Header error is a common BSOD (Blue Screen of Death) error. This error can occur in any version of windows, including Windows 10. The error shows a blue screen and makes the PC restart. Usually, like many other BSOD errors, once the PC restarts the problem goes away. But if you recurrently face Bad Pool Header Error, you need to take some steps to solve this problem.
Cause of the error Bad Pool Header
It is hard to pinpoint the exact cause of Bad Pool Header BSOD error. It is often found that the error is related to various software issues. PCs running two operating systems interchangeably often face this error.
Fixing the error
Like other Windows BSOD errors, there is no sure fix of Bad Pool Header Error. There are various ways to address this problem and which solution method works depends on your system. Anyway, you can try the following methods one by one to see which one can solve your case.
Scan your PC with an antivirus:
As the starter, scan your PC with a reliable antivirus and see if that works. It is not unlikely that the Bad Pool Header Error is caused by a virus. Remember to update your virus definition before scanning.
Restore your system to a previous state:
In Control Panel search for System Restore. The follow the steps to restore your system to a previous state. Restart your PC and check if it has solved the error.
Check your hard drive for errors:
Right click on your system drive (usually C drive). Then go to Properties > Tools. Now click on Check Now. Check mark both the check boxes that appear next. Then start the disk checking. It will prompt you to schedule the disk checking to the next restart of your PC. Do that and then restart.
Check your RAM for errors:
Press Windows key + R key. This will bring out the Run prompt. Type mdsched.exe in the Run box and click Ok. This will open the Windows memory Diagnostic tool. It will restart your PC and check for problems in your RAM.
Uninstall your security program:
If you are using any third party antivirus or firewall now it is time to uninstall that program and check if that solves the issue. Oftentimes this works.
Hopefully one of the above methods will work for you and fix the bad Pool Header Error. But if nothing works then you should repair your system files by using a bootable Windows DVD.