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FIX: DRIVER_CORRUPTED_EXPOOL error on Windows 10


It’s worth mentioning that almost any installed application can cause this error to appear, therefore be sure to remove any recently installed or updated applications.

Few users reported that VirtualBox can cause these types of problems, so if you’re using this tool be sure to remove it or to update it.

Another problem can be Radeon software, and many users reported that DRIVER_CORRUPTED_EXPOOL BSoD error was fixed after removing this program.


4. Update Windows 10 and all your drivers

  1. Press Windows Key + X to open Power User Menu and select Device Manager from the list.
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  2. When Device Manager opens, locate the driver that you wish to update, right-click it and choose Update Driver Software.
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  3. Select Search automatically for updated driver software. Windows 10 will now download the best driver for your device.
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  4. Repeat this step for all drivers that you want to update.

Blue Screen of Death errors can be caused by both hardware and software issues, but fortunately Microsoft is working hard on improving Windows 10.

By using Windows Update to download the latest patches you’ll ensure that your system is safe from malicious users and software.

We also have to mention that these updates bring many fixes related to hardware and software compatibility, and if you want to ensure that your PC doesn’t get a BSoD error, be sure to download the latest updates.

Although Windows updates are important for your system stability and safety, it’s also important that you update your drivers regularly.

Downloading drivers is fairly simple, and you can download all the necessary drivers right from Device Manager by following the above steps.

Downloading drivers by using Device Manager is quick and simple, but some users argue that this method isn’t the best.

According to them, Device Manager doesn’t always download the latest drivers, therefore if you want to install the latest drivers, you’ll have to manually download them.

Downloading drivers is fairly easy, and you can download the necessary drivers from your hardware manufacturer’s website.

Users reported that DRIVER_CORRUPTED_EXPOOL error was fixed after updating the chipset drivers, so be sure to update those first.

Update drivers automatically

If that doesn’t fix the issue, be sure to update all drivers on your computer.

Downloading drivers manually is a process that carries the risk of getting the wrong driver installed, which may lead to serious malfunctions.

The safer and easier way to update drivers on a Windows computer is by using an automatic tool such as Driverfix.

Driverfix automatically identifies each device on your computer and matches it with the latest driver versions from an extensive online database.


5. Update BIOS

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If any of your hardware components aren’t fully compatible with your motherboard that can lead to Blue Screen of Death errors.

Several users reported that they managed to fix DRIVER_CORRUPTED_EXPOOL error by updating BIOS, so you might want to try that.

Updating BIOS is an advanced procedure, and if you don’t perform it carefully you can cause permanent damage to your PC, therefore be extra careful if you decide to update BIOS.


6. Reset Windows 10

  1. Restart your computer a few times during the boot sequence to enter Automatic Repair.
  2. Choose Troubleshoot > Reset this PC > Remove everything. You might get asked to insert Windows 10 installation media, so be ready to do that.
  3. Select Only the drive where Windows is installed > Just remove my files and click the Reset button.
  4. Follow the instructions to complete Windows 10 reset.

Error DRIVER_CORRUPTED_EXPOOL can be caused by certain software, and you can fix most software related issues by performing a Windows 10 reset.

To reset Windows 10, you might need a Windows 10 installation media, and you can easily create one by using an empty USB flash drive and Media Creation Tool.

We have to warn you that resetting Windows 10 is similar to clean install, so be sure to back up all important files from your C partition before you start this process.

If the issue still persists, it’s most likely that you have a hardware problem, so be sure to check your RAM and all other major hardware components.

DRIVER_CORRUPTED_EXPOOL BSoD error can cause certain problems on Windows 10, but we hope that you managed to fix this problem by using one of our solutions.


FAQ: Learn more about the DRIVER_CORRUPTED_EXPOOL error

  • What does driver corrupted Expool mean?

Driver Corrupted Expool is the BSoD error DRIVER_CORRUPTED_EXPOOL that shows up because there are some device driver issues on your PC.

  • How do I fix a corrupted Expool driver?

The solution is to uninstall the driver that is causing the problem and restart the computer. Do you still have this problem? Then follow our step-by-step guide to fix this issue.

  • How do I run a BSoD troubleshooter?

To perform the BS Troubleshooter in Windows 10, run the troubleshooter recommenden by Windows. You can also check a solution for your error code in our BSoD Hub.

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in December 2017 and was revamped and updated in February 2021 for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.



This post was written by Milan Stanojevic and was first posted to WindowsReport

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