BAD POOL CALLER Error – Windows

BAD_POOL_CALLER Stop Error 0x000000C2 is one of the blue screen of death (BSoD) issues occurring after the Windows upgrade. Windows may be a very easy to use and a stable operating system, but at times you may find it throwing up errors.

This error can be causes by a large variety of different things which means there are also multiple solutions to the problem which need to be checked in order to make sure there is nothing left to do. Occasionally this error appears when the software tries to request resources that were unavailable

The error reads:

Your PC ran into a problem that it couldn´t handle, and now it needs to restart.

Sometimes, You may see additional error codes like 0x000000C20xC2 etc. According to Microsoft: “The BAD_POOL_CALLER bug check has a value of 0x000000C2. This indicates that the current thread is making a bad pool request”

There are a few things that cause BAD_POOL_CALLER Error. Like other blue screen error, it may appear due to driver or hardware issues. Third-party programs, services, and corrupted system files also can create this problem.

These are the some typical things you may experience with this blue screen Error on Windows. BAD_POOL_CALLER also comes with these symptoms.

  • Your keyboard and mouse response time may increase unnaturally.
  • PC may show you the error just after startup or after opening any specific programs
  • Your browser, MS Office or any active programs may freeze and crash suddenly. Then the blue Screen will appear with the error name Bad Pool Caller.
  • When you connect an external device like USB storage drives or printers, this BSOD may appear.
  • Damaged or corrupt memory issues, virus or malware.

Fix BAD POOL CALLER Error on Windows

Fix Error #1: Check for updates

  1. Navigate to Settings, Update & Security and Windows Update.
  2. Click ‘Check for updates’.

Fix Error #2: Run Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool

BAD_POOL_CALLER Error, many times it is caused by an issue with your RAM memory (who would’ve thought). If your RAM memory is damaged in any way, the best solution is to replace it with a new one. But first, you should make sure it’s broken. This can be done by running the Windows Memory Diagnostic tool.

  1. On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key and R Key at the same time to invoke a Run command. Type mdsched.exe and press Enter.
  2. You could choose Restart now and check for problems (recommended) to check the status of your memory card right now.
  3. You will be seeing a blue page showing the progress of the check and number of passes it will run on memory.
  4. Once your Windows restarts, it will tell you if there is something wrong with your memory. If there is, you need to replace your bad RAM with a new one.

Fix Error #3: System File Checker

  1. Click on Windows button and Search for cmd and you will get Command Prompt as a search result. (Right click on it & select Run as administrator option)
  2. A Command Prompt window will popup. In Command Prompt, enter the following lines command and hit Enter after each one.
     sfc /scannow
     chkdsk /f C:
  3. Let the process complete and make any repairs as necessary. Once the process is finished, exit the cmd.
  4. Now type memory in the Windows search bar and select “Windows Memory Diagnostic.
  5. In the set of options displayed select “Restart now and check for problems.”
  6. After which Windows will restart to check for possible RAM errors and will hopefully display the possible reasons as for why you get the Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) error message.
  7. Reboot your PC and check if the problem is resolved or not.

Fix Error #4: Error Cheking. Scan Hard Disk

  1. Another cause of this blue screen error is faulty hard drive. You should check if you need to get your hard drive replaced.
  2. IMPORTANT: Please make sure you have closed all open programs and files before your disk check.
  3. On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key and E at the same time. Click This PC.
  4. Right-click the hard drive that you want to check and click Properties.
  5. Now from the Properties window select Disk Cleanup and click clean up system files.
  6. Again go the properties windows and select Tools tab and click on Check under Error checking
  7. Follow the on-screen instruction to finish error checking and Restart your PC and boot to windows normally.

Fix Error #5: Check What Cause the Bad Pool Caller

If you’re not sure what causes the Bad_Pool_Caller in your Windows 10, you can enter Event Viewer and to check the system event logs and troubleshoot Windows Bad Pool Caller error.

  1. On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key and R at the same time to invoke a Run command. Type eventvwr.msc into the dialog box and hit Enter.
  2. In Event Viewer, expand Windows Logs and navigate to Application option.
  3. Check the latest event with Error under Level and Application Error under Source in the middle panel.
  4. If you find errors with the applications, do a search for related solutions.

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