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    Driver Verifier - Enable and Disable in Windows 10

    Driver Verifier - Enable and Disable in Windows 10

    How to Enable and Disable Driver Verifier in Windows 10
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    Driver Verifier - Enable and Disable in Windows 10

    information   Information
    Driver Verifier 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 Driver Verifier's verification process involves putting heavy stress on drivers with the intention of making bad, outdated, incompatible or misbehaving drivers fail.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.

    Note   Note
    Machines exposed to Driver Verifier will run very sluggishly due to the stress being applied to the drivers.

    warning   Warning
    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.

    Always create a Restore Point prior to enabling Driver Verifier.





    Driver Verifier - Enable and Disable in Windows 10 INTRODUCTION Driver Verifier - Enable and Disable in Windows 10
     List of Contents

    Part One: Run Driver Verifier
    Part Two: Configure Driver Verifier Settings and Enable
    Part Three: Disable Driver Verifier



    Driver Verifier - Enable and Disable in Windows 10 PART ONE Driver Verifier - Enable and Disable in Windows 10
     Run Driver Verifier

    Select from one of the options below to run Driver Verifier.





    Driver Verifier - Enable and Disable in Windows 10 OPTION 1 Driver Verifier - Enable and Disable in Windows 10
    Run Driver Verifier by Searching Start Menu

    1: Click on the Start button and type Verifier into the Search box, then click on the Verifier tile.
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    Driver Verifier - Enable and Disable in Windows 10 OPTION 2 Driver Verifier - Enable and Disable in Windows 10
    Run Driver Verifier via Command Prompt

    1: Open a Command Prompt, type in Verifier then hit enter. You'll receive an 'Operation completed successfully' message and the Verifier window will open.

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    Driver Verifier - Enable and Disable in Windows 10 OPTION 3 Driver Verifier - Enable and Disable in Windows 10
    Run Driver Verifier from Task Manager

    1: Open Task Manager with more details.

    2: Click on File in the menu bar then click on Run new task

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    3: Type Verifier and hit OK.

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    Driver Verifier - Enable and Disable in Windows 10 PART TWO Driver Verifier - Enable and Disable in Windows 10
     Configure Driver Verifier Settings and Enable

    1:
    Click on Create custom settings (for code developers) then click Next

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    2: Check the following options:

    • I/O Verification
    • Force pending I/O requests
    • IRP logging

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    3: Choose Select driver names from a list then click Next.

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    4:
    Click on the Provider header to sort providers alphabetically, then select all non-Microsoft Corporation drivers. Click Finish.

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    5: You will be prompted to restart the PC, click OK then reboot. Upon reboot Driver Verifier will be enabled.

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    Note   Note
    There is no visible indication that Driver Verifier is running once you've rebooted, it runs in the background stressing drivers.




    Driver Verifier - Enable and Disable in Windows 10 PART THREE Driver Verifier - Enable and Disable in Windows 10
     Disable Driver Verifier

    Option One: Disable Driver Verifier through Verifier Manager
    Option Two: Disable Driver Verifier through Windows Recovery



    Driver Verifier - Enable and Disable in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Driver Verifier - Enable and Disable in Windows 10
    Disable Driver Verifier through Verifier Manager

    1: Run Driver Verifier

    2: Choose Delete existing settings then click Finish.

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    Driver Verifier - Enable and Disable in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Driver Verifier - Enable and Disable in Windows 10
    Disable Driver Verifier through Windows Recovery

    Note   Note
    Upon receiving a Driver Verifier forced BSOD Windows may fail to boot. In this scenario you'll be taken to the Recovery options which offer multiple ways to get Windows 10 booting again. The relevant options are outlined below.
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    1: Click on See advanced repair options.

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    2: Click Troubleshoot

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    3: Click on Advanced options

    Note   Note
    The Rollback to the previous build option pertains only to the Windows 10 Technical Preview.

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    4: Choose one of the following options:





    Driver Verifier - Enable and Disable in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Driver Verifier - Enable and Disable in Windows 10
    Disable Driver Verifier via Command Prompt


    1: Click on Command prompt

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    2: Choose an account to continue

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    3: Enter your Microsoft password

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    4: At the Command Prompt type verifier /bootmode resetonbootfail and hit enter. Reboot the PC for the changes to take effect.

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    Driver Verifier - Enable and Disable in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Driver Verifier - Enable and Disable in Windows 10
    Disable Driver Verifier via System Restore


    1: Click on System Restore

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    2: Choose the Restore Point to restore to, then click Next

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    3: Click Finish to confirm the Restore Point

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    4: Click Yes to continue

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    5: Choose This device belongs to me if the PC in question is a personal computer

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    6: Sign in to your Microsoft account

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    Driver Verifier - Enable and Disable in Windows 10 OPTION THREE Driver Verifier - Enable and Disable in Windows 10
    Disable Driver Verifier via Start-up Settings


    1: Click on Start-up Settings

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    2: Click on Restart

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    3: Press 7 to Disable driver signature enforcement

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    That's it,
    Gav.



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       2015-04-18 #1

    Nice!
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       2015-04-18 #2

    Thanks @Kari
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  3.    2015-04-18 #3

    Really useful, bookmarked!

    Thanks Gav
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       2015-04-18 #4

    You're welcome Moe, hope you find it of use in the future mate.
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       2015-04-18 #5

    Nice job Gav
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       2015-04-18 #6

    Thanks Colin mate
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       2015-04-19 #7

    A very well written tutorial! Great job Gav.
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       2015-04-19 #8

    Thanks Arc. High praise from all the heavy hitters.
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  9. Joined : Sep 2015
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       2015-09-23 #9

    None of the "exit verifier" options work.
    recently "upgraded" (I use the term loosely) from windows 8.1 to windows 10 - or at least tried to

    My PC does not boot - it fails with a DRIVER VERIFIER DETECTED VIOLATION error
    If I go into advanced options/troubleshoot/advanced options/command prompt, I can enter "verifier", but it shows no settings, I can "clear settings" but when I close verifier it says "no settings were changed"
    I can enter verifier /reset or the rebootonfail option to try to turn off verifier, but they appear to have no effect, since when I reboot I get the DRIVER VERIFIER DETECTED VIOLATION error

    I cannot boot into safe mode to turn off verifier. If I try booting into safe mode, I get the DRIVER VERIFIER DETECTED VIOLATION error

    I created a system restore point immediately before I ran verifier to initially check my BSODs. If I try to restore my restore point, It stops, and says, system restore could not complete.

    So, I am STUCK with verifier on, so cannot boot. any other suggestions? I do NOT have source media for windows 8.1 so cannot do a reset.
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