The DRIVER_CORRUPTED_EXPOOL Error on Windows 10 indicates that one or more of the drivers is corrupt. However, since the driver is incompatible, it messes up with configuration files in the system. Thus, even if we update the drivers, we would have to correct the messed up files.
DRIVER_CORRUPTED_EXPOOL Error on Windows 10
1] Run the Blue Screen troubleshooter before anything else. Go to Settings >> Updates and Security >> Troubleshoot and select the Blue Screen Troubleshooter.
2] Run a Windows update since that could help in updating all the drivers.
3] Scan the system for virus and malware.
Try the following solutions to fix the issue:
Note: if you are unable to log in to the system, try booting in Safe Mode. the procedure to boot a system in Safe Mode has been explained here.
1] Update all the drivers
2] System Restore
3] SFC scan
4] Update the BiOS
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Solution 1] Update all the drivers
Since we do not know which driver is corrupt and interfering, we would need to update all the drivers in the system. Here’s the procedure to update drivers in Windows 10. However, since it would be difficult to update all the drivers one by one, we could either use a third-party software for updating the drivers or the Automatic update utility on Intel’s download center.
Solution 2] System Restore
1] Search for Control panel in the Windows search bar and open it.
2] Go to Recovery >> Open System Restore.
3] Run through the System Restore process. Choose the restore point and confirm it.
4] Restart the system and observe if the issue reoccurs.
Solution 3] SFC scan
Since the corrupt driver might result into missing files in the system, an SFC scan would be helpful. An SFC scan checks for missing or corrupt files in a system and replaces them if possible. Here’s the procedure for an SFC scan.
Solution 4] Update the BiOS
An obsolete BiOS could be reason behind the DRIVER_CORRUPTED_EXPOOL Error on Windows 10. Even if you update the drivers, it might not exactly resolve the issue in that case.
1] Press Win + R to open the Run window and type the command msinfo32. Press Enter to open the System Information page.
2] Check the information BiOS Version/Date. Note it down.
3] Now search online for the latest version of the BiOS which is in series of the version we noted down.
4] Download and install the new version.