Windows 10: When should I disable driver verifier If I don't get a BSOD?

Discus and support When should I disable driver verifier If I don't get a BSOD? in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; I have another post where people are helping me with BSODs on my gaming pc whenever I play games and they suggested I run driver verifier and send them... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by Shady, Jan 21, 2016.

  1. Shady Win User

    When should I disable driver verifier If I don't get a BSOD?


    I have another post where people are helping me with BSODs on my gaming pc whenever I play games and they suggested I run driver verifier and send them the two more bsod minidump files. My question is once I enable driver verifier how long should I wait to disable it? If I don't get a bsod within the first 1 hour of it running should I turn it off and assume my drivers are not the problem since when playing games I always get the bsod within the first 15 minutes.

    One more questions, they recommend that I turn off auto restart when I get a bsod, but if I do get a bsod with auto restart disabled how would I boot up again during a bsod? would I just press and hold the power button on the pc?

    here's the link to my other thread in case you want to look at it.
    How do I read/analyze this dump file so I know what is causing the BSO - Windows 10 Forums

    thanks!!

    :)
     
    Shady, Jan 21, 2016
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  2. imFHD Win User

    Frequent BSOD after updating to Windows 10

    I honestly don't know why verifier is not running. I have followed the steps exactly, and when it asks me to reboot, I do but my computer gets stuck on a reboot loop whenever verifier is enabled. I can't access my PC unless I go into safe mode and disable
    verifier. If I don't reboot and check if verifier is running, it shows that it is, but when it crashes it apparently wasn't. I checked the verifier/ query and it did return a list of drivers as you mentioned.

    What am I doing wrong?

    As for the drivers, I installed all the new drivers available and I don't know if I should manually replace these files? I must be doing something wrong. I follows the site you gave me previously, searched for the driver, followed the link to the website
    that is providing said driver, downloaded and installed the new driver from the website.

    I am currently running a memtest, so far it has gone through 5 passes with no errors, but I had to leave for work. I will check back on the progress when I get back.
     
    imFHD, Jan 21, 2016
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  3. "PDC_WATCHDOG_TIMEOUT"???

    I have followed your instructions to turn on the Driver Verifier. After restarting the PC I get a Blue Screen upon startup and I am forced to boot into safe mode. I do not know if the Verifier will be able to correctly identify the driver that is causing
    the crash in safe mode, so would you please follow up with this situation.

    ST

    P.S. I am not getting the blue screens repetitively when the driver verifier has turned off. Should disable the verifier and try the memtest instead?
     
    Surface Tester, Jan 21, 2016
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