How to Solve Bad_Pool_Header Stop Code in Windows 10 

If you are experiencing random blue screens with STOP CODE 0x00000019, don’t panic. Below we have collected effective solutions to help you resolve the Bad_Pool_Header error. So read on and try them out.

Method #1: Enter Safe Mode when Windows can’t boot normally.

If your operating system doesn’t boot normally three times over, the fourth time it enters Automatic Repair. If you have launched your operating system normally, skip this method.

NOTE: Use this solution if you can’t get in Safe Mode.

1. Make sure your PC is turned off. Press the power button to turn on your PC, then press the power button until your machine shut down automatically.

2. Repeat step 1 to 2 times or more until you see a screen showing that the Windows is preparing for Automatic Repair.

3. Windows 10 will try to perform an automatic diagnosis for your machine.

4. In the Automatic Repair window, click Advanced options.

5. Select Troubleshoot option.

6. In the Troubleshoot screen, click Advanced options.

7. On the Advanced options screen, select Startup Settings.

8. On the Startup Settings screen, click Restart.

9. The computer restarts and another screen appears you will see a list of different startup options. You will be given three different options for entering Safe Mode:

  • Enable Safe Mode – press either 4 or F4 key.
  • Enable Safe Mode with Networking – press either 5 or F5 key.
  • Enable Safe Mode with Command Prompt – press either 6 or F6 key.

Method #2: Check Hard Disk Error

In some cases, corrupt files can cause Bad_Pool_Header error. Therefore, you need to inspect your machine for corrupt files. Here are the steps:

1. Go to the taskbar, then type cmd in the search box. Right-click on the first match then select Run as administrator.

After you open cmd as admin, you will see a User Account Control window is seeking permission to proceed. Click Yes.

2. In the cmd window, type the following then press Enter on your keyboard:


3. Hit Y on your keyboard.

So, the disk check will begin the next time you restart your computer. Check to see if you have resolved Bad_Pool_Header error. If not, proceed to the next method.

Method #3: Run the System File Checker

Corrupt or broken files can cause Bad_Pool_Header error. Fortunately, Windows 10 has a built-in tool called System File Checker that restores any problematic files in your machine.

1. In the search box, type command prompt then right-click on the first match and choose Run as administrator.

When you open cmd as admin, you will see a User Account Control window is seeking permission to proceed. Click Yes.

2. In the cmd window, enter the following:


Hit Enter.

3. Your machine will be scanned for corrupted files and try to fix them. After completing scanning, you will see the results on the window.

Hopefully, scanning for corrupted files and fixing them resolves your Bad_Pool_Header error. If not continue to the next method.

Method #4: Run a virus scan for your machine

A virus or malware can corrupt and infect your machine. Hence, causing Bad_Pool_Header error. The only way to verify this issue is by doing a full scan of the system with the help of an antivirus app. There are many antivirus programs. You can use whichever you prefer.

1. Launch your antivirus program. Go to the taskbar, then type the name of your antivirus in the search box. Select the first match.

2. Do a full scan, we highly recommend. This may take some time. Avoid opting for a quick scan.

3. Fix any issues that you find. Restart your PC then check if you fixed Bad_Pool_Header error.

Method #5: Disable Fast Startup

Power settings issues can cause Bad_Pool_Header error. According to Windows 10 users, you can fix this error by disabling a few power settings. To disable fast startup:

1. Go to the taskbar, then type control panel in the search box.Select the first match.

2. In the Control Panel, choose Hardware and Sound.

3. In the Hardware and Sound window, select Power Options from the right pane.

4. From the left pane, select Choose what the power buttons do.

5. A pop-up window appears, click Change settings that are currently unavailable.

6. Under Shutdown settings, unmark the checkbox next to Turn on fast startup (recommended. Then click Save changes.

Method #6: Check for Hardware Issues

As mentioned earlier, hardware issues can cause Bad_Pool_Header error. Therefore, you need to check for hardware issues. To do so:

1. Shut down your system.

2. Unplug your computer, then remove all your RAM.

3. Turn on your machine with the RAM, one by one. If your machine fails after a certain RAM, then you have found the culprit.


There you go, top fixes for your Bad_Pool_Header error code 0x00000019. Hopefully, you get your system up and running by now. Feel free to drop us a comment in the comment section below.

Abdelrahman Reda

Abdelrahman Reda is a Motivated Support Engineer with 6+ years of corporate and consumer support experience. His experience related to administration of Network, NOC support, computers and anti-virus server, data entry, networking sites, remote support.

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