Fix: SPECIAL_POOL_DETECTED_MEMORY_CORRUPTION error in Windows 10

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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:

  1. Update Windows 10 and all your drivers
  2. Run the Hardware Troubleshooter
  3. Run the SFC scan
  4. Run DISM
  5. Roll back your graphics card drivers
  6. Uninstall problematic software
  7. Update your BIOS
  8. Remove your Bluetooth adapter
  9. 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:

  1. Download and install TweakBit Driver Updaterdriver updater starting window
  2. 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.
    scanning proccess of Tweakbit driver updater
  3. 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.
    Automatically Update complete
    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:

  1. Open the Settings app and go to Update & Security section.
  2. Select Troubleshoot from the menu on the left.
  3. Select BSOD from the right pane and click Run the troubleshooter.
  4. 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.

  1. Right-click on the Start Menu button, and open Command Prompt (Admin).
  2. Enter the following line and press Enter: sfc/scannow
  3. Wait until the process is done (it may take a while).
  4. If the solution is found, it will automatically be applied.
  5. Now, close the Command Prompt and restart your computer.

Solution 4 – Run DISM

If previous troubleshooters failed to resolve the problem, we can try DISM. Deployment Image Servicing and Management (DISM) reloads the system image, which can lead to resolving various issues, including our BSOD problem.

We’ll walk you through both standard and the procedure that utilizes the installation media below:

  • Standard way
  1. Right-click Start and open Command Prompt (Admin).
  2. Paste the following command and press Enter:
      • DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
  3. Wait until the scan is finished.
  4. Restart your computer and try updating again.
  • With the Windows installation media
  1. Insert your Windows installation media.
  2. Right-click the Start menu and, from the menu, choose the Command Prompt (Admin).
  3. In the command line, type the following commands and press Enter after each:
    • dism /online /cleanup-image /scanhealth
    • dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth
  4. Now, type the following command and press Enter:
    • DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth /source:WIM:X:SourcesInstall.wim:1 /LimitAccess
  5. Make sure to change an X value with the letter of the mounted drive with Windows 10 installation.
  6. After the procedure is finished, restart your computer.

Solution 5 – Roll back your graphics card drivers

Few users reported that SPECIAL_POOL_DETECTED_MEMORY_CORRUPTION error was caused by beta version of Nvidia drivers, and according to them, rolling back to the previous version of the drivers fixed the issue. To roll back a certain driver, do the following:

  1. Press Windows Key + X to open Power User Menu. Choose Device Manager from the list.
    device-manager
  2. When Device Manager opens, locate your display driver and double click it.
  3. Go to Driver tab and click the Roll Back Driver button.
    roll-back-driver
  4. Wait for Windows 10 to install the previous version of the driver.

Alternatively, you can uninstall the display driver by following the same steps and install the final version instead of beta version. Some users are also suggesting to use Display Driver Uninstaller to completely remove any old graphic card drivers, so you might want to do that as well. It’s worth mentioning that this issue affects Nvidia users, but you can try this solution even if you use AMD graphic card.

Solution 6 – Uninstall problematic software

Certain software can also cause these types of errors, especially if it’s not compatible with Windows 10. According to users, NetLimiter doesn’t work well with Windows 10, and can cause SPECIAL_POOL_DETECTED_MEMORY_CORRUPTION error to appear, so if you’re using this software, we strongly advise you to uninstall it.

We also have to mention that antivirus programs can also cause these types of errors, and in order to fix them you might have to completely remove any third-party antivirus programs that you have installed. Uninstalling antivirus software isn’t always enough, and you’ll have to use dedicated removal tool to completely remove certain antivirus. Many antivirus companies have these tools available for their software, so be sure to download them.

Solution 7 – Update your BIOS

Several users reported that SPECIAL_POOL_DETECTED_MEMORY_CORRUPTION BSoD error was fixed after performing BIOS update, so you might want to try that. Updating BIOS unlocks new features and allows your motherboard to support newer hardware. To update BIOS, you just have to visit your motherboard manufacturer’s website and download the latest version of BIOS for your motherboard. We have to warn you that updating BIOS is an advanced procedure, and in order to properly update your BIOS and prevent any permanent damage we strongly advise you to check your motherboard manual for detailed instructions.

Solution 8 – Remove your Bluetooth adapter

As we previously mentioned, these types of errors can be caused by certain hardware, and few users reported that Bluetooth adapter was the cause for SPECIAL_POOL_DETECTED_MEMORY_CORRUPTION error. According to users, they managed to fix this problem by removing their Bluetooth adapter, so you might want to try that.

Solution 9 – Check your RAM and motherboard

Blue Screen of Death errors are often caused by faulty hardware, and one of the most common causes for these types of errors is faulty RAM. To fix this issue, we recommend that you test your RAM modules one by one until you find a faulty one. You can also perform a thorough scan of your RAM by using MemTest86+. If your RAM is working properly, be sure to check other major hardware components such as your motherboard, graphic card, hard drive, etc. We also recommend you to download this tool (100% safe and tested by us) to fix various PC problems, such as hardware failure, but also file loss and malware.

SPECIAL_POOL_DETECTED_MEMORY_CORRUPTION error can cause you big problems on Windows 10, but this error can be easily fixed by using one of our solutions.

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in June 2016 and has been since completely revamped and updated for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.

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