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Error "Bad pool header" Installing Tableau Desktop


Published: 11 Jul 2014
Last Modified Date: 28 Jul 2016

Issue

When installing Tableau Desktop, a blue diagnostic screen might appear and the computer might shut down. When restarting the computer, the following error might occur:
 
Bad pool header

Environment

  • Tableau Desktop
  • Windows 8

Cause

A driver on the machine has failed and needs to be repaired, updated or uninstalled.
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