Resolve the Blue Screen BAD_POOL_HEADER error in Windows® 7
What are the tips to resolve Blue Screen BAD_POOL_HEADER in PC with Windows 7?
Windows 7 is one of the most successful operating systems released after Windows Vista. All the computer users soon switched to Windows 7 because the new operating system has many advanced features and Windows 7 is available in different editions suitable for different user segments. Like in all Windows based computers, you might come across the blue screen error in Windows 7 too. However, here, most of the errors are easy to fix. If you observe their occurrence thoroughly and if you read the detail error code and report that is displayed on the screen when a blue screen error is occurred, it can solved easily. Blue screen BAD_POOL_HEADER error is one type of blue screen error that is commonly found in Windows 7. This error message occurs when there is a glitch in any application programs or device drivers. To avoid such issues, we recommend you to refer to the user manual before installing any software program and download the applications, games or other files only from trusted sites. Virus infection can cause software corruption and create glitches in the operating system. So, install the latest antivirus program and run system scan on your computer in regular intervals to avoid virus infection.
Following are some tips to fix the Blue screen BAD_POOL_HEADER error in Windows 7:
- Disable startup items
- Registry clean up
- Uninstall newly installed programs
Disable startup items
As we discussed earlier, Blue screen BAD_POOL_HEADER error occurs due to a glitch in any start up program or in the operating system. When this error occurs, the computer does not start in Normal mode. The computer freezes with the blue screen error. As the first troubleshooting step, you need to restart the computer. Sometimes a simple restart fixes the issue. If you still get the same error message, you need to start the computer in safe mode and disable all or unwanted startup items and services (except windows services) in system configuration utility and then try to start the computer in Normal mode.
Registry clean up
BAD_POOL_HEADER error can occur due to bad or conflicting registry entries that are created by various applications that you work on. It is not easy to find the problematic registry entries in Windows registry and delete them. There are many registry cleanup programs available for download which is capable of deleting all the invalid registry entries. You can download one of those from trusted websites and run it on the computer in safe mode and then restart the computer in Normal mode.
Some application or new updates that you recently installed on the computer may be causing the issue. So, restart the computer in the safe mode and uninstall the newly installed program and updates. Then try to start the computer. If you are not sure what program you installed recently, you can restore the computer to an earlier date using the system restore utility.
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