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Driver Problem? Try XP Utility – Driver Verifier

June 28th, 2007 No comments

Driver Verifier is a hidden tool for monitoring Windows kernel-mode drivers and graphics drivers. Microsoft strongly encourages hardware manufacturers to test their drivers with Driver Verifier to ensure that drivers are not making illegal function calls or causing system corruption.

To use Driver Verifier, go to Start / Run and type VERIFIER in the text box.

In the Driver Verifier Manager, choose the Standard Settings

Choose Select Drivers from a list

Check the boxes next to the drivers you wish to select

You'll be prompted to reboot your machine. Once you reboot, either you'll see the dreaded blue screen, which will contain an error message. If your system reboots normally, the drivers selected aren't a problem.

*Important note: Your Driver Verifier Manager stays active until you disable it. To disable, go to Start / Run and type VERIFIER /RESET

For more information about the Driver Verifier, read “Using Driver Verifier to identify issues with Windows drivers for advanced users.”

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