Driver Verifier - Enable and Disable in Windows 10
is a diagnostic tool built into Windows 10
, it is designed to verify both native Microsoft drivers and third party drivers. Driver Verifier's
verification process involves putting heavy stress on drivers with the intention of making bad, outdated, incompatible or misbehaving drivers fail. The required result is a BSOD (Blue Screen of Death) which will generate a crash dump for debugging purposes.
Machines exposed to Driver Verifier
will run very sluggishly due to the stress being applied to the drivers.
It is not advised to run Driver Verifier
for more than 48 hours at a time. Disable Driver Verifier
after 48 hours or after receiving a BSOD, whichever happens soonest.
create a Restore Point
prior to enabling Driver Verifier