FIX: SPECIAL POOL DETECTED MEMORY CORRUPTION caused by ntoskrnl.exe BSOD 0x000000c1 (Solved)

On a Windows 10 based computer the following  BSOD error appears: "SPECIAL_POOL_DETECTED_MEMORY_CORRUPTION, caused by the file ntoskrnl.exe with error code 0x000000c1. The Bug check error "0x000000c1 – SPECIAL POOL DETECTED MEMORY CORRUPTION" commonly is caused from an installed software or a device driver and is not due to a hardware problem.

SPECIAL POOL DETECTED MEMORY CORRUPTION, Bug Check Code 0x000000c1 BSOD Error in Details:
"A problem has been detected and Windows has been shut down to prevent damage
to your computer.
The problem seems to be caused by the following file: ntoskrnl.exe
*** STOP: 0x000000c1 (0xfffff30dd554cfc0, 0xfffff30dd554c22c, 0x0000000000034038,

*** ntoskrnl.exe – Address 0xfffff803c544aca0 base at 0xfffff803c52a2000 DateStamp



This tutorial contains detailed instructions to resolve the blue screen error 0x000000c1 – SPECIAL POOL DETECTED MEMORY CORRUPTION caused by the file "ntoskrnl.exe".



The Blue screen problem "Stop 0x000000C1: SPECIAL POOL DETECTED MEMORY CORRUPTION " may caused for several reasons e.g. faulty devices drivers, corrupted system files, virus attacks or from a program that running on the background. To fix the issue, follow the methods below:

Method 1. Scan your system for Viruses and Malware.

The first step to resolve the "SPECIAL POOL DETECTED MEMORY CORRUPTION " blue screen problems, is to ensure that your system is virus/malware free. For that task follow the instructions in this guide: How To Scan Your Computer for Viruses and other Malicious Programs.


Method 2. Uninstall your Antivirus/Security Software.

"The "SPECIAL POOL DETECTED MEMORY CORRUPTION" blue screen problem, may caused after the automatic update of your Antivirus/Security program (especially if you 're using AVAST or AVG). So, proceed and completely uninstall your antivirus program from your system and restart your computer.
– If the BSOD problem, doesn't occur after antivirus removal, then proceed to download and re-install the latest version of your security software on your system.


Method 3. Start Windows in Clean Boot State.

The next method, to resolve the "SPECIAL POOL DETECTED MEMORY CORRUPTION" BSOD problem, is to start Windows in a "clean boot" state, in order to identify which program causes your system to crash.

To start Windows in Clean Boot state:

1. Press the Windows image_thumb8_thumb + R keys to open the run command box.
2. Type msconfig and press Enter.



3. At Services tab, Hide all Microsoft Services checkbox and then press the Disable All button, to prevent all non Microsoft services from starting at Windows startup.


clean boot state

4. Then select the Startup tab and Disable all other programs which starting during Windows startup and run on the background. *

* Note: On Windows 10 or 8, select Open Task Manager in order to disable the startup programs.

Windows clean boot


5. When done, click OK and Restart your computer.
6. If after restarting, your computer is working fine and without BSOD problems, then launch the System Configuration utility again and enable one by one all the disabled items and restart your system, until you find out which one causes the BSoD problem. *

* Note: To exit from Clean Boot state, launch the System Configuration utility and at the General Tab choose Normal startup.


Method 4. Check Memory (RAM) and Hard Disk (HDD) for problems.

Blue Screen Problems, may be due to a damaged RAM module or a bad hard drive. To test and diagnose your RAM and HDD components for problems, follow the instructions in these guides:



Method 5. Update Device Drivers.

In some cases, the BSOD issue "SPECIAL_POOL_DETECTED_MEMORY_CORRUPTION caused by the module ntoskrnl.exe", occurs because of an invalid or corrupted device driver. So, proceed and update the drivers of the following devices on your computer with this order:

1. Video Adapter (VGA).
2. Chipset.
3. Ethernet Adapter.
4. Wi-Fi adapter (if exists).


Method 6. Analyze Minidump.

When Windows crashes with a blue screen, stores the details of the BSoD screen to small file(s), which called "MiniDump". The analysis of the Minidump file(s) can help you to troubleshoot and resolve the blue screen problem. To accomplish this task follow the instructions in this article: How to Analyze MiniDump Files with BlueScreenView.

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