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Driver Verifier has detected a violation: fix it now!

In this article you will find out:

  • how to deal with this issue
  • how to protect your data

Are you ready? Let's read!

About this issue

“Driver Verifier Detected Violation” error is one of the common blue screen of death errors that is usually associated with faulty hardware. Here are the variants of this problem you can meet on your computer:

DRIVER_VERIFIER_DETECTED_VIOLATION; msdn bugcheck driver_verifier_detected_violation - the error occurs at startup or at shutdown.

DRIVER_VERIFIER_DETECTED_VIOLATION loop - causing the computer to end up in an endless BSOD loop.

Since this error is quite serious, it can harm your data (damage, delete, encrypt).

Therefore, you should tackle this problem as soon as possible and solve it immediately.

Let's fix it

1. Make sure your data is safe!

The best choice to keep your data safe is to use dedicated file recovery software with DiskInternals Partition Recovery. This software will repair the damaged file system of your vault only for a thorough data scan (in fact, your files and the previous file system will remain intact).

The program will easily recover all types of files from your storage, regardless of their size. DiskInternals Partition Recovery supports converting the following file systems: UFS, HFS, NTFS, XFS, Ext2 / 3/4, ReFS, FAT12, ReiserFS and Reiser4 and works with all versions of Windows.

The user-friendly interface of the application is equipped with a built-in recovery wizard for convenience and your confidence in a successful result. To get started, you can easily use the free trial of the software right now. You will make sure that you do not find a better solution to the problem “driver_verifier_detected_violation Windows 10”.

The preview function before file recovery is also completely free, so you have nothing to worry about, just follow the step-by-step instructions below.

Recovering files from storage:

1. Launch a free trial version of DiskInternals Partition Recovery.

2. The Repair Disk Wizard will start automatically.

3. Select the damaged storage and recovery mode: Reader, Fast Recovery (Uneraser) or Full Recovery (recommended).

4. Scanning may take some time, depending on the size of your storage.

6. Preview in a new window is a free feature you need.

7. Export of necessary recovered files. Buy a license and enter the license key, then choose a new safe and a new location to save the recovered files. Click Save.

Now be calm about your data and start fixing the blue screen of death.

2. Update OS

If you regularly update Windows 10, the risk that you will experience system errors is minimal, as Microsoft releases new fixes through Windows Update. So, by downloading the latest system updates, you will ensure that Windows 10 is compatible with other software.

To do this, press the Windows key + S and go to the Settings app.

Under Update & Security, Windows Update, and select then click the Check for Updates button.

After installing the available updates, restart your computer and the “driver verifier detected violation loop” error should disappear.

3. Work with drivers

Try rolling back the driver Nvidia to an older version. To do this, press the Windows + S keys at the same time and find the Device Manager app.

Next, select Display Adapters, your GPU and right click on it. Now select "Remove device" and then restart your computer. During reboot, the computer will install the default GPU driver.

If that doesn't work, try updating your graphics drivers by visiting the hardware manufacturer's website and downloading the latest drivers.

Alternatively, you can update all drivers on your computer to avoid these kinds of errors. In order not to waste a lot of your time on this, you can update drivers automatically using third-party software. This utility will automatically find the correct drivers and install them to keep your computer in working order.

Another option to fix the “Windows 10 driver verifier detected violation” error is to quit the driver verifier.

To do this, in the search bar type cmd, right-click on Command Prompt and navigate to the "Run as administrator" option.

Enter the command: verifier and press Enter.

In the new window, check the Delete existing settings box and save the changes.

You can also reset the Verifier component. Here's how to do it:

In the search bar, type the following commands:

verifier / reset, press Enter.

verifier cmd, press Enter.

Reboot your computer after exiting the command prompt.

4. Reset OS

To reset the system, restart your computer several times until you enter the recovery environment.

Next, select Troubleshoot, click Reset This PC and click Remove All, then follow the instructions on the screen. Wait for the reset process to complete.

5. SFC & DISM

Try running SFC scan followed by DISM scan.

First, open a command prompt and enter the following line: sfc / scannow

sfc scannow cmd and press Enter.

If the problem persists, try running DISM:

In the command line, paste the following command

DISM.exe / Online / Cleanup-Image / RestoreHealth and press Enter.

If you have internet problems, try using the installation USB or DVD. To do this, paste it into your computer and enter the following command:

DISM.exe / Online / Cleanup-Image / RestoreHealth / Source: C: RepairSourceWindows / LimitAccess, press Enter.

6. Look for malware

It is possible that a virus or malware has settled on your computer, therefore, it is always recommended to scan your computer for viruses.

You can use either a third-party antivirus solution or built-for this purpose Windows Defender.

7. Examine hardware

If none of the above helps, be sure to check your RAM, hard drive, adapters, motherboard, built-in fans, etc.

To test for hardware problems, do the following: Go to Search and open Run. Enter the command mdsched.exe and press Enter.

After the process is complete, restart your computer - now the “driver verifier detected violation” error should disappear from the monitor screen.

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