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Proven Solutions to Fix Bad Pool Header in Windows 10

Updated on Dec 28, 2018 by Abby Haines to Data Recovery


This page offers you full solutions to fix bad pool header error in Windows 10. Try these methods one by one when your PC keeps freezing and shows you a blue screen with BAD_POOL_HEADER error. If any help on data recovery is needed, please try EaseUS bootable recovery software to get the job done.

What is a bad pool header

Just like unmountable boot volume error, whea uncorrectable error, a bad pool header error is one of Blue Screen of Death problems. When it appears, your computer keeps freezing and shows you a blue screen says that: 

"Your PC ran into a problem and needs to restart. We're just collecting some error info, and then we'll restart for you. (0% complete)

If you'd like to know more, you can search online later for this error: BAD_POOL_HEADER"

Part 1. Steps You Can Take To Fix Windows Bad Pool Header Error 

Many users who have upgraded to Windows 10 report that their PC continuously restarts itself but always cannot boot up properly because of bad pool header error. It's very frustrating because the computer keeps freezing and is not usable. Then, how can you stop code with this error in Windows 10? Next, we will give you our advice. 

Before trying some complex methods, we would like to first recommend you some quick and easy fixes:
  • Disconnect all external devices except for the mouse and keyboard.
  • Disable any third-party antivirus applications like Malwarebytes.
  • Reboot your PC and continuously press Shift + f8 to boot into safe mode. 

Step 1 - Update Device Drivers

Except for third-party antivirus applications like Malwarebytes, device driver issues are probably the most common reason for Windows bad pool header error. Now, you can take the following steps to keep your device drivers are always up to date.

1) Open Start menu, go to "Devices and Printers".
2) Here, right-click on your computer and select "Device Installation Settings".
3) Select "Yes, do this automatically" and then click "Save Changes".
4) Follow the necessary steps to continue the process.

Step 2 - Test Your RAM

By theory, RAM problems would be suspect as one of the causes for bad pool header error. So please follow the steps below to test your RAM to check if it works.

1) Click Start, in the search box, type in: Memory Diagnostics Tool.
2) Right-click on Memory Diagnostics Tool and choose Run as Administrator.
3) Follow the instructions to start the diagnostic process.

Part 2. Recover Data When Windows Bad Pool Header Error Attacks

Having tried all the troubleshooting steps mentioned above but the bad pool header error still persists? If it is the case, I am afraid the only solutions is to reinstall Windows. And if any help on data recovery is needed, please try EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard WinPE Edition to get the job done. 

1. Download EaseUS bootable data recovery software and create a bootable disk on a working computer.
2. Go to BIOS, change the boot sequence of the computer that reports bad pool header error.
3. Restart the computer and run EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard from the WinPE bootable disk.
4. Select the disk you want to scan to find all your lost or existing files.
5. After scanning, filter and preview all the listed data by file types, and then selectively recover those files you want. Here you should save all the recovered files on a different drive or memory card in case of data recovery failure.

Recover Data When Windows Bad Pool Header Error Attacks