Blue Scree - Bad Pool Error

  Ace46 11:19 24 Feb 2018

I am using Widows 10 and since the last update (20/2) am getting frequent blue screens with 'Bad Pool Error' displayed. Anyone else come across this and is there a fix please?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 12:59 24 Feb 2018

Probably because windows has updated a driver to a generic windows driver rather than one from the manufacturer.

The error can be caused by a piece of external hardware. If you have some external devices connected to the PC, disconnect all of them except the mouse and the keyboard and then boot up. If you don’t get the error again, plug your devices back into the PC, one at a time, and restart after each one. If you get the error again after plugging in a device, then you know that device or its driver is causing the error. Then try updating the driver for that device.

Next try updating or rolling back drivers for things like the graphics card wireless card etc.

However there can be other causes such as it has re-enabled Fast Bootup that can cause problems with some PCs or your antivirus can also ause this problem. Another cause is a faulty RAM module. As your problem started after an update Im more inclined to think its a driver problem.

  Ace46 15:24 24 Feb 2018

Thank you - I’ll investigate further

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