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Driver Verifier - Enable and Disable

How to Enable or Disable Driver Verifier in Windows 7
Published by Jonathan_King
01 Aug 2010
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How to Enable or Disable Driver Verifier in Windows 7

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Driver Verifier runs in the background, "testing" drivers for bugs. If it finds one, a Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) will result; the corresponding dump file will hopefully show the faulty driver.




OPTION ONE
To Enable Driver Verifier
1. Start typing verifier.exe into the start menu, and open Verifier.

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2. Select "Create custom settings (for code developers)", and hit Next.

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3. Make sure Standard settings, Force pending I/O requests, and IRP Logging are selected, and hit Next.

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4. Select "Select driver names From a list", and hit Next.

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5. Click on "Provider" at the top to sort the list by manufacturer; select all drivers not provided by Microsoft Corporation.
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6. Press Next, and OK to the resulting window.

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After a reboot, driver verifier should be enabled. Use your computer as you normally would, although expect frequent BSODs if there are driver issues. If the system doesn't crash after 24 hours, disable driver verifier.



OPTION TWO
To Disable Driver Verifier
1. Start typing verifier.exe into the start menu, and open Verifier.

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2. Select "Delete existing settings"
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If you cannot get into Windows to turn off Verifier, try using Safe Mode.

01 Aug 2010   #1
reventon

Windows 7 x64, Windows XP SP3, Fedora
 
 

Nicely written!


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04 Aug 2010   #2
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Very well done, Jonathan. Good clear instructions with illustrations.
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04 Aug 2010   #3
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Nice one, JK.
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04 Aug 2010   #4
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

Good one JK, I didn't know that was there.
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06 Aug 2010   #5
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Thanks guys.
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08 Aug 2010   #6
EvilOzzmess

7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

This didn't work for me. I applied all settings as described, it said I needed to restart so I told it "OK" and nothing happened. I manually restarted, and it just booted up normally without any special screen or status report for the verification... I'm having BSODs though so that could be it.

What should I do to try and force this to work?
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08 Aug 2010   #7
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by EvilOzzmess View Post
This didn't work for me. I applied all settings as described, it said I needed to restart so I told it "OK" and nothing happened. I manually restarted, and it just booted up normally without any special screen or status report for the verification... I'm having BSODs though so that could be it.

What should I do to try and force this to work?
It's probably working, it just doesn't show anything.

Open a command prompt and enter verifier /query.
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22 Sep 2010   #8
Bali

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

HI JK! UMMM should i verify this drivers too? )= kinda need some help here x.x


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22 Sep 2010   #9
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Yep, you want everything that doesn't say Microsoft, Unknown, or Macrovision.
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