How to Fix Bad Pool Header BSOD Error in Windows

How to Fix Bad Pool Header BSOD Error in Windows

September 18, 2018 By kirsten

    Sometimes, Blue screen of death errors can ruin a windows user’s day. Bad Pool Header is a very common BSOD error. It may appear randomly in any versions of windows. But, Recently, Many Windows 10, 8.1 and 8 users have reported about this problem. So, In this article, You will know about some ways to fix bad pool header.

    Like other blue screen errors, It can be caused by any hardware or software fault. If you use any incompatible application or antivirus, that may create BSOD like this. When you encounter this error, You should remember what was the last thing you did before encountering bad pool header. It may be a windows update or a driver update, may be a hardware replacement etc. If you can find out the possible reason behind this problem, It will be easier to fix it.

    Fix Bad Pool Header Error

    This blue screen of death may appear temporarily. After restarting your computer, It may disappear. But sometimes it may become your nightmare. If this blue screen error occurs frequently or it totally prevents you to access your PC, You should take steps to fix it.

    How to Fix Bad Pool Header:

    After restarting your PC, it should be solved. If this problem still exists, you should follow some methods to repair bad pool header blue screen error. If you can’t access your PC normally, You should try these methods in safe mode.

    Method 1: Update Drivers and Windows

    Try to update your drivers the latest version. Update your windows too. If you are using latest drivers, then find which drivers are incompatible with your version of windows. After that, remove these incompatible drivers. You can update drivers from device manager. To do it –

    • Press Windows logo key + R from keboard.
    • Type devmgmt.msc and press Enter.
    • Now, You will see all of the drivers list in new window.
    • Right click on any one that you want to update. The select Update driver software…
    • Now, Follow next instructions.

    You can disable or uninstall drivers from device manager.

    Method 2: Disable Indexing Service / Windows Search

    Disabling indexing service can fix bad pool header. You should have administrator access to your PC to do this method.

    • At first go to RUN (Press Windows Logo + R), type services.msc and press enter.
    • Now find Indexing service or Windows Search and double click on it.
    • Then change the startup type “Automatic” to Disabled or Manual.

    disabling windows search service

    It may fix the error.

    Method 3: Uninstall or Disable Security Software

    Bad Pool Header Error 0x00000019 can be caused by your thirdparty antivirus, antimalware or firewall programs too. So, You can disable these programs and see what happens. If it fix the problem, You can completely uninstall that culprit program.

    Method 4: Run chkdsk

    Running chkdsk command can detect and fix any hard disk related problems automatically. To do it-

    • Open command prompt in admin mode. You can right click on it and choose Run as administrator. But if you are using windows 10 or 8, You can press Windows Logo + X from keyboard. Then select Command Prompt (Admin).
    • Now, Type chkdsk /f C: and press Enter.
    • Then type Y and press Enter.
    • Now, Your PC will restart. Windows will find and fix any hard drisk related problems automatically and it will also fix the BAD POOL HEADER.

    Method 5: Run Memory Check

    Sometimes, This error may be caused by memory problem. So you should find out memory problems to fix bad pool header.

    • At first click on start button and type memory.
    • You will see Windows Memory Diagnostic.
    • Click on it.
    • Now select “Restart now and check for problems (Recommended)“.
    • Windows will automatically detect any memory related problems.

    If you find any problems, Read: How to Fix  RAM Problems.

    Method 6: Perform Clean Boot

    A clean boot actually doesn’t fix any errors of windows. But it helps to identify if there any thirdparty programs or services is causing any problem. To know how to do it, Read: How to Perform Clean Boot.

    Method 7: Check for Viruses/Malware:

    Scan your PC for viruses. Sometimes malware may create bad pool header error. To scan for malware, you can use Malwarebytes.

    Method 8: Disconnect All External Hardware

    Any of external hardware may create this error too. So, You can disconnect every external hardware except mouse and keyboard. Then restart your PC. If it solves your problem, You should be sure that any of your external hardware was responsible for bad pool header blue screen error. So, Try to find it out.

    Method 9: Start Windows in Safe Mode

    Start your PC in Safe Mode. Then follow the method 1 and 6. It should fix bad pool header. To start windows in safe mood –

    • Restart or Switch On Your PC.
    • Press F8 continuously, before windows logo appears.
    • Then select Start Windows in Safe Mode.

    It will work for Windows 7 or below versions. But if you are on Windows 8 or 10, Read: Boot Into Safe Mode Windows 10 /8

    Method 10: System Restore

    System restore is another solution to fix any blue screen error. Just restore your PC to earlier restore point, When it was running without any issues.

    Fixing BAD POOL HEADER by Analyzing Small Memory Dump File:

    Actually, I can’t give you any guarantee that above methods will work for 100%. But, I can give you a great way to get fixed this BSOD. Just follow the instructions.

    • At first create small memory dumpt file. To know how to do it, Read this article.
    • You will find the mini-dump file in C:\Windows\Minidump folder.
    • Upload it to OneDrive, Google Drive or Dropbox and share the link in Microsoft Answer Forum.
    • Any representative person form microsoft will reply you and give you the better instructions how to fix this BSOD problem.

    Last to Way to Bad Pool Header Error:

    All of these methods given above may fail to resolve bad pool header blue screen error. Then you have to follow this method. At first try to restore Windows to earlier restore point and see if the problem still exists. If it doesn’t work, Try to refresh/repair or reset your Windows.

    These are the most common ways to fix bad pool header. If you still need help, You can post on our forum or microsoft community forum with details. Hopefully, You will get help from there.