SPECIAL_POOL_DETECTED_MEMORY_CORRUPTION is a Blue Screen of Death error, and just like any other BSoD error, this one will crash Windows 10 and restart your PC. This error can be caused by certain hardware issue or incompatible software, and today we’re going to show you how to fix it.
How to fix SPECIAL_POOL_DETECTED_MEMORY_CORRUPTION error
Table of contents:
- Update Windows 10 and all your drivers
- Run the Hardware Troubleshooter
- Run the SFC scan
- Run DISM
- Roll back your graphics card drivers
- Uninstall problematic software
- Update your BIOS
- Remove your Bluetooth adapter
- Check your RAM and motherboard
Fix – SPECIAL_POOL_DETECTED_MEMORY_CORRUPTION
Solution 1 – Update Windows 10 and all your drivers
As we previously mentioned, this error can be caused by hardware or software, and since Windows 10 might have few issues with certain hardware and software, you could potentially get this error . Fortunately, Microsoft is working hard to fix any hardware or software incompatibility issues, and it is releasing new patches through Windows Update frequently. Windows updates fix many security vulnerabilities and issues related to both hardware and software, so if you’re having BSoD errors such as SPECIAL_POOL_DETECTED_MEMORY_CORRUPTION, we strongly advise you to update Windows 10.
In addition to updating Windows 10, it’s also important to update your drivers. Drivers are in charge of your hardware, and if certain driver isn’t compatible with Windows 10, that can lead to system instability and BSoD errors. You can easily update your drivers, and all that you have to do is to download the latest drivers from your hardware manufacturer’s website. Bear in mind that you’ll have to update drivers for all major hardware components in order to fix this error.
Update drivers automatically
Searching for drivers on your own can be time-consuming. So, we advise you to use a tool that will do this for you automatically. Using an automatic driver updater will certainly save you from the hassle of searching for drivers manually, and it will always keep your system up to date with the latest drivers.
Tweakbit’s Driver Updater (approved by Microsoft and Norton Antivirus) will help you update drivers automatically and prevent PC damage caused by installing the wrong driver versions. After several tests, our team concluded that this is the best-automatized solution.
Here is a quick guide on how to use it:
- Download and install TweakBit Driver Updater
- Once installed, the program will start scanning your PC for outdated drivers automatically. Driver Updater will check your installed driver versions against its cloud database of the latest versions and recommend proper updates. All you need to do is wait for the scan to complete.
- Upon scan completion, you get a report on all problem drivers found on your PC. Review the list and see if you want to update each driver individually or all at once. To update one driver at a time, click the ‘Update driver’ link next to the driver name. Or simply click the ‘Update all’ button at the bottom to automatically install all recommended updates.
Note: Some drivers need to be installed in multiple steps so you will have to hit the ‘Update’ button several times until all of its components are installed.
Solution 2 – Run the Hardware Troubleshooter
Windows 10‘s built-in troubleshooter is a tool that can resolve all sorts of issues in Windows 10. Including BSOD issues.
Here’s how to run Windows 10‘s troubleshooter:
- Open the Settings app and go to Update & Security section.
- Select Troubleshoot from the menu on the left.
- Select BSOD from the right pane and click Run the troubleshooter.
- Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the troubleshooter.
Solution 3 – Run the SFC scan
If the troubleshooter failed to resolve the problem, we’re going to run the SFC scan. This is a command-line tool that scans your system for potential issues, and resolves them, if possible. So, it might be helpful with the SPECIAL_POOL_DETECTED_MEMORY_CORRUPTION error, as well.
- Right-click on the Start Menu button, and open Command Prompt (Admin).
- Enter the following line and press Enter: sfc/scannow
- Wait until the process is done (it may take a while).
- If the solution is found, it will automatically be applied.
- Now, close the Command Prompt and restart your computer.
Editor’s Note: This article continues on the next page.Editor's Note: This article was originally published in June 2016 and was revamped and updated in August 2020 for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.