DRIVER_CORRUPTED_EXPOOL error, whose stop code is 0x000000C5, is one of the BSOD errors. This error may occur when your computer is in sleep mode or occur abruptly when you are using your computer. And the ultimate reason for the blue screen error is most probably a driver issue which caused the system pool corrupted. Here are several solutions you can use to fix the problem.
Solution 1: Uninstall Problematic Drivers
In Device Manager, you may see some devices have a yellow triangle mark beside the device name. These devices usually have a problematic driver, which may cause your BSOD error. So you need to uninstall them and let your computer reinstall them automatically.
- Press Windows key and R key to open Run.
- Input devmgmt.msc and click OK.
- Expand all options, and locate devices with a yellow triangle mark.
- Then right click one of them, and choose Uninstall device.
Repeat this action to uninstall all faulty drivers. Then restart your computer. And see if your blue screen problem is solved.
Solution 2: Update Drivers
Outdated or incompatible drivers can result in various kinds of blue screen errors, including DRIVER_CORRUPTED_EXPOOL error, so checking for driver update regularly is necessary for you.
You can check for updated drivers on your computer manufacturer’s official website. In addition, go to Settings > Update & security > Check for updates to make sure available Windows updates are installed.
Solution 3: Remove Third-party Antivirus software
If neither uninstalling faulty drivers nor updating drivers can help you, the reason may lie in your antivirus software. If you didn’t install any third-party antivirus program, you can skip to next solution. Many users choose to install some third-party antivirus software or security software instead of just using Windows Defender.
Though these software may give your computer good protection from viruses and malware, they could cause some problem at the same time. You need to remove them and check if the problem remains.
Solution 4: Uninstall Recently Added Programs
The applications on your computer could be the reason if removing antivirus software didn’t work, especially the apps you installed recently. In the program list, locate those you installed not long before you had the error. Try to uninstall them and see if this way helps.
Solution 5: Update BIOS
Another way you can have a try is to update your BIOS. Some users have proved it to be useful. If you cannot fix your problem by above solutions, you may as well apply this fix.
But this is an advanced procedure, so you need to be careful when updating BIOS in order to not damage your computer. You can download appropriate BIOS on your computer manufacturer’s official website. Provide the required information of your computer and BIOS correctly so that you can find the right BIOS.
Supposing you received the error message “DRIVER_CORRUPTED_EXPOOL” when use your computer, try the solutions above one by one to find out which of them can fix your problem. Hope your problem can be fixed soon.
Guest article written by: I’m Moolin, an editor of windows10skill.com. I always write some passages about settings of Windows 10 and solutions to various problems on Windows 10.