How to fix Bad Pool Header Error on Windows 10/8/8.1 PC/Laptop

Bad Pool Header error on windows 10/8/8.1 is BSOD blue screen error similar to DPC Watchdog error, Page Fault in Non Pages Area and more. This can occur on any computer desktop and/or laptop running on Windows 10, Windows 8/8.1. Windows 7, Vista and XP are not safe from it either but to a lesser extent. When you see this BSOD error on Windows try restarting the PC, usually it works to make the error vanish forever. This temporary error 0x00000019 can affect workflow if your are doing some work and all of sudden your PC screen turns blue with error message showing restart is required, all unsaved work will be lost. So, to avoid such a scenario, and to prevent Bad Pool Header Error on Windows PC from occurring over and over, follow our guide below to get rid of this error for good.


Bad Pool Header Error Reasons:

First thing you should know is why this error messages shows up on your PC screen. It maybe because hardware or software issue is causing it, incompatible driver software installed on PC, or faulty antivirus tool running in background and similar other reasons can cause this error. Also, one of the main culprits behind this error could be error prone Window registry. This error is also common on PCs running multiple operating systems.

Now that you know reasons behind Bad Pool Header Error lets move on to its solutions.

How to Fix Bad Pool Header Error on Windows PC:

If this error persists even after restarting PC then there are much larger issues at play and need immediate arresting before they further damage your PC. For that, see solutions below.

Fix 1 – Check for Viruses/Spyware/Malware

Always have a reliable antivirus tool installed on your PC. Scan PC for viruses, malware, spyware or other offline and online threats because could be causing Bad Pool Header Error.

FIX 2 – Update Windows Drivers and Software

Keep drivers and software on Windows updated, outdated and incompatible software and drivers can result in this blue screen error. Also, keep Windows OS updated by regularly installing latest updated released by Microsoft. To update drivers see instructions below:

  • Open Device Manager which contains the list of all hardware drivers installed on PC. Navigate to This PC > Properties and click Device Manager.
  • Click Scan for Hardware Changes option in top tool bar.
  • If you see any yellow exclamation mark next to any driver it means that it’s outdated and needs update. Right-click on that driver and click Update Driver Software from context menu or you can choose to disable or uninstall driver.

Updating outdated software and drivers can fix Bad Pool header error.

Fix 3 – Check Memory

Memory issues can be the reason behind Bad Pool Header error. Here’s is how to fix it:

  • Click Search Box and type memory in it
  • Next select the option Windows Memory Diagnostic from the search result list
  • Click Restart now and check for problems (recommended) option
  • This will scan PC to detect any problem related to PC memory.

Fix 4 – Disconnect External Devices

If you are using external keyboard, mouse, hard drive, joystick, USB or anything else and Bad Pool Header error shows up on the screen then immediately disconnect any hardware attached to it and restart PC. Hopefully this will resolve Bad Pool Header Error 0x00000019.

Fix 5 – Uninstall/Disable Security Software

Uninstall or delete third-party antivirus, security tools, apps, software or firewall tools that are causing this BSOD error.

Fix 6 – Clean Boot

With Clean Boot utility you will be able to know which software or app is causing this Bad Pool Error in the first place so that you can specifically deal with it instead of wasting time looking for entire PC for searching faulty tools. Here is how to run clean boot on Windows:

  • Press Windows Key + R or go to Start > All Apps > Windows System and hit Run.
  • Type msconfig in the Run dialog box and press enter to open System Configuration window.
  • On System Configuration window you will see a General tab click on it and uncheck load startup items option under Selective Startup, keep ‘Load System services’ and ‘Use original boot configuration’ options on.
  • Next click Service tab and check option Hide All Microsoft Services below Services list box. Now click Disable All button and hit OK
  • Close the window and restart PC.

Fix 7 – Open Windows in Safe Mode

Open Windows in Safe Mode and follow fix 2 and fix 6. Here is how to run Windows in Safe Mode:

  • Restart PC and start hitting F8 key
  • From advanced options menu screen select Safe Mode option.
  • This works for Windows 7/XP/Vista
  • Windows 10/8/8.1 users can click to see how to run Windows in Safe Mode

Fix 8 – Run Chkdsk Option

Chkdsk Windows tool scans PC to find out if there is any hardware issue that needs fixing automatically. Here’s how:

  • Open Command Prompt by right-clicking Start and choosing Command Prompt (admin) option. Or simply hit Windows Key + X on Windows 10/8 to open the option list and select Command Prompt from there.
  • Type chkdsk/f C: and hit enter
  • Type and press enter
  • This will restart PC

This will scan Windows for hardware issues and resolves them automatically to fix Bad Pool Header error.

Fix 9 – System Restore

If nothing else works then its time to restore Windows to an earlier point in time when it was working fine. For that go to settings to Restore Windows. Go to Settings > Update & Recovery > Recovery and click system restore option. This should bring PC back to normal.

If system restore didn’t work then go to setting > update & recovery > recovery and select reset PC option with either DVD or bootable USB. Insert Windows DVD or connect bootable USB to PC, restart PC. Click Repair option from Windows Setup screen. Then click troubleshoot and then Refresh PC, then choose Target OS. All done. this should fix error.

We hope that all methods above worked in solving your Bad Pool Header Error problem on Windows PCs.

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