How to fix DRIVER_CORRUPTED_EXPOOL error in Windows 10

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DRIVER_CORRUPTED_EXPOOL error is one of the most inconvenient and worrying problems for Windows 10 users. It is characterized by constant restarting of the computer causing annoyance. For this reason, we invite you to read this article with which you will learn how to fix DRIVER_CORRUPTED_EXPOOL error in Windows 10


DRIVER_CORRUPTED_EXPOOL refers to a crash of the system expressed by pop-up messages, sudden computer shutdown, improper system startup along with blue screen of death, browser errors and poor performance of Windows 10.

Typically, the DRIVER_CORRUPTED_EXPOOL error occurs whenever the user tries to open an application, play a video game, or perform an operation in Windows 10. This is a rather annoying failure, as it causes an unexpected reboot of the system interrupting the normal functioning of the services.


One of the causes of the DRIVER_CORRUPTED_EXPOOL error is a conflict in drivers, a corrupted registry or set of logs on the system, some hardware and software compatibility issues, or due to an error running Windows 10 updates.  

How to fix DRIVER_CORRUPTED_EXPOOL error in Windows 10

To fix the DRIVER_CORRUPTED_EXPOOL error in Windows 10 you need to face several aspects that can run into this error. The purpose of this procedure is to solve the problem effectively as explained below.

 Update the operating system

First of all, you have to update correctly Windows 10. To do this, go to "Settings" and select the "Update and security" section. Hit the "Scan" button for Windows Update to find the latest updates and click "Download" if the packages are available.

 Once installed updates for Windows 10, restart your computer and see if the DRIVER_CORRUPTED_EXPOOL error is resolved.

Update all drivers

Another important step is to update the drivers you have installed for the devices to work on your computer. To do this, press the "Win + X" keys and click on "Device Manager".

In the new window, find the driver that needs to be updated. Right click on the device and click "Update Driver Software". You choose "Automatic search for driver software" to have the system find the latest version available.

Use the Ccleaner tool

You can also update all programs installed on your PC using an application that you will find on the CCleaner website. For this, make sure you download and install CCleaner on your computer and once you access this tool, locate the “Tools” option.

Check the boxes of the programs that need updating and press the "Update" button. Wait a few minutes for the process to complete and check that your internet connection is constant. We recommend that you know what software updates are for, as this will help you maintain the integrity and security of your PC.

Change antivirus software

On certain occasions, the antivirus software can cause the DRIVER_CORRUPTED_EXPOOL error. Therefore, it is recommended to uninstall this application and delete all files related to antivirus software. Check if the problem is resolved and proceed with installing another antivirus on your PC.

Eliminate problematic apps

Some applications can cause the DRIVER_CORRUPTED_EXPOOL error. Some users, in fact, report that possibly the programma “VirtualBox” it can cause system problems. For this reason it is recommended to delete this application and check if the error has been resolved. 

Resolves hardware compatibility issues

You can diagnose hardware problems to see if there is a motherboard compatibility issue. Also, it may be necessary update the BIOS. To do this, check your motherboard type and other details that will allow you to locate the update file on the manufacturer's website.

This procedure is delicate and should only be performed by experienced users, as a failure to update the BIOS could permanently damage the motherboard.

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