{Solved} 6 Ways to Fix BAD_POOL_CALLER BSOD Error


While working with windows if you encounter an Error message or a blue screen displaying the message Bad_Pool_Caller and your system automatically Re-starts, then you need not worry. The system automatically shuts down the application and restarts itself to prevent any further loss of data on your device and restricts the application from running. Either the error stops popping up once after the device is restarted or will be continuously popping-up. You need to take actions to resolve the same immediately.

Bad_Pool_Caller error is caused when a thread of your processor requests to use a resource that is currently unavailable or doesn’t even exist, and in such a situation the system is unable to decide how to handle such a situation and freezes the screen for a while or displays the Bad_Pool_Caller error and restarts itself.

How to Fix BAD_POOL_CALLER BSOD in Windows 10

To resolve the issue, we are providing some easy steps which are reliable and tested and will tackle the Bad_Pool_Caller error.

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Updating the Device Drivers

Outdated version of drivers installed on your system can cause the Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Error such as Bad Pool Caller, and to resolve the same, you need to install the latest updated version of drivers for these devices (do remember to update all the outdated version of drivers). For updating the drivers, follow these simple steps.

1. Press “Windows Button” and then type “Device Manager.”

Device Manager

2. Under device manager, update the drivers for all the devices which are outdated and incompatible with your system. Then right-click on the device and click on update the driver. Windows will automatically search for the latest available drivers and perform the task for you. You can either manually update the drivers by installing them from the manufacturer’s website.


3. Once done with updating the drivers, Re-start your device to make the changes visible.

Updating the drivers, in most of the cases resolves the matter of Bad_Pool_Caller Window 10, and the blue screen won’t appear again until and unless the drivers are compatible with your system. If updating the drivers doesn’t work well for your system, just uninstall the drivers and reinstall the updated compatible version of drivers again for your device. It should work well for you.

Check for Windows Updates

If your system encounters the BSOD error, then it’s always advisable that you check for any windows update available that you haven’t installed yet and needed your attention. Immediately check the update and install it on your device to resolve the error. To do so, follow these steps:

1. Press “Windows Button” and then type “Windows Setting.”

Windows settings

2. Under the Setting window, check the Update status for your device by clicking on the “Check Updates” button. Afterward, windows will automatically perform the checking and will display the results for you. If there are any updates available, then install the update and make the desired changes to tackle the Bad_Pool_Caller error.

Check for Updates

3. Finally, restart your device to make the changes visible and get rid of the Blue screen BSOD error.

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Hardware Incompatibility

Sometimes the faulty hardware installed on your device also causes the Windows 10 Bad_Pool_Caller error as they might not be functioning correctly and hence needs to be rectified and taken care of. Either perform a check for any damage or simply replace the hardware device with an alternate device and check for its response with your system. If the BSOD error doesn’t pop up, it ensures that there is a fault with your hardware component. Replace the same and get rid of the Bad_Pool_Caller error.

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Uninstall the Installed Antivirus

Many of you might be unaware of the fact that windows are already pre-installed with an inbuilt Windows defender that safeguards your system from any damage. Hence uninstalling the third party antivirus installed on your system won’t cause much trouble and in fact, can resolve the Bad_Pool_Caller error for you. Follow these steps to uninstall the antivirus from your system.

1. Press “Windows Button” and the type “Add or Remove Programs.”

Add or Remove Programs

2. Then scroll through the screen and locate the antivirus installed on your system.

3. Aftrerwards, right-click on it and then click on “Remove.”


4. Your antivirus will be uninstalled in a while. Re-start your device after the uninstallation to make the changes visible, and the blue screen won’t appear again.

(Don’t forget to turn on the windows defender if it’s not already turned on.)

Memory Check

You can also perform a memory check to locate any fault in RAM. To perform the same, follow these steps:

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1. Press ” Windows Button + R ” to invoke the run command.

Command Prompt (Admin)

2. Under this type “mdsched.exe” and then click on OK.


3. Finally, a dialog box asking for your permission to Restart your device now or later will appear. Make your selection accordingly and as per your selection windows will perform the memory check up on the next restart.

If there will be any error, windows will try to overcome the same and fix the issues for you.

Hard Drive Check

If the above methods don’t work well for your system, then it’s advisable to perform a hard drive check as well to ensure any problem with the hard-drives of your system. To do the same, follow these steps

1. Open “My Computer” and right click on the Drive and then click on “Properties.”


2. Then under the “Tools” section click on “Check.”

Check now

3. Windows will perform the Hard drive check and will reflect and resolve if there are any issues with the same. Perform the same operation for every drive.

Restart your device once, and the BSOD error screen showing the Bad_Pool_Caller error won’t appear again.

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What does bad pool caller BSoD mean?

If your Windows 10/8/7 computer appears the Bad Pool Caller BSOD error, it means a thread in your processor has made a bad pool request. Your Windows computer can’t read a specific file or some settings which it needs.

What is bad pool caller 0x000000c2?

a pool is built in Windows used to allocate memory for drivers. While the bad pool caller (bug check error code 0x000000C2) means that a processor thread had made a bad pool request.


We hope that the methods listed above will resolve the issue of Bad_Pool_Caller and the error won’t appear again. Still, if the problem persists, do feel free to write us back and we would love to assist you regarding the same.

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