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.



Fix Driver Corrupted Expool Error On Windows 10

Preliminary steps

1] Run the Blue Screen troubleshooter before anything else. Go to Settings >> Updates and Security >> Troubleshoot and select the Blue Screen Troubleshooter.

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

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.

Search For Control Panelin The Windows Search Bar


2] Go to Recovery >> Open System Restore.

Open System Restore


3] Run through the System Restore process. Choose the restore point and confirm it.


Confirm Restore Point


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.

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.

Bios Version


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.