Error Code 0x00000041

Error Code 0x00000041

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The “MUST_SUCCEED_POOL_EMPTY” stop error (0x00000041) is a Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) error indicating that a kernel-mode thread has requested too many resources, which is unable to be fulfilled by the system.

When the nonpaged pool – a system memory area that is never swapped out to disk and is available for kernel-mode components when they need to allocate system memory – is empty and a kernel-mode thread requires nonpaged pool resources, this error can occur.

How to fix:

  1. Hardware diagnostics: Faulty or incompatible hardware can sometimes cause these types of issues. Running hardware diagnostics and checking for potential incompatibility could be a first step.
  2. Driver Updates: Outdated or corrupt drivers could also be a cause of this issue. Ensure that all your system drivers, especially those related to hardware, are up-to-date.
  3. System Updates: Keep your system updated with the latest Windows updates, as these often include patches for such issues.
  4. Memory Management: If you are writing a device driver or similar system-level program, ensure that your program is managing memory correctly, particularly that it is not using up all the nonpaged pool resources. Tools like the Windows Driver Kit (WDK) and Static Driver Verifier can help identify issues in your code.
  5. Professional Help: If you’re unable to resolve the issue, consider reaching out to a professional or a developer community for help.

As always, because this is a low-level system error, caution should be taken when dealing with system-level tasks to prevent further issues.

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