WDF_Violation Blue Screen Error on Windows 10 [Solved]

Sophie Luo, in Graphic issues Tags: BSOD

WDF_VIOLATION ( with WDF standing for Windows Driver Framework) in Windows 10 usually indicates that Windows found an error in a framework-based driver. It is less likely that this error is caused by your hardware. As such, the resolutions to this problem are not that difficult to find. 

In this post, we will be showing you some of the effective methods to tackle the WDF_VIOLATION blue screen of death problem on your Windows 10.

The options below are proven to be helpful for some, but not others. So you might need to try them out one by one so as to find the correct one for you. 

If you CAN log on to your computer desktop 

If you CANNOT log on to your computer desktop

If you CAN log on to your computer desktop 

  • Update Device Drivers

As mentioned above, the WDF_VIOLATION is usually caused by certain drivers, display or video driver in most cases. Therefore, the easiest way for you to do is to update device drivers for your PC. 

1) It is highly suggested that you download and update device drivers from your PC manufacturer: Go to the support website accordingly, then go to the support web page for your PC. Choose the available device drivers, then download them one by one.

When the download finish, install them as per the instructions. You may need to restart your computer several times for the changes to fully take effect. 

Note: If you cannot locate display driver for Windows 10, try the latest version such as Windows 8.1 available. 

2) If you cannot find appropriate drivers in manufacturer website, please consider finding such drivers from chipset manufacturer.

It should be noted that chipset manufacturers provide drivers to PC manufacturers, who later add some unique features to the drivers, which enables the device drivers to be fully incorporated with their PCs. 

Therefore, the device drivers you get from chipset manufacturer cover only the very basic functions and features. You should choose with discretion. 

3) If you don’t have the time, patience or computer skills to update your drivers manually, you can do it automatically with Driver Easy

Driver Easy will automatically recognize your system and find the correct drivers for it. You don’t need to know exactly what system your computer is running, you don’t need to risk downloading and installing the wrong driver, and you don’t need to worry about making a mistake when installing. 

You can update your drivers automatically with either the FREE or the Pro version of Driver Easy. But with the Pro version it takes just 2 clicks (and you get full support and a 30-day money back guarantee): 

1) Download and install Driver Easy.  

2) Run Driver Easy and click Scan Now button. Driver Easy will then scan your computer and detect any problem drivers. 

3) Click the Update button next to a flagged USB driver to automatically download and install the correct version of this driver (you can do this with the FREE version). 

Or click Update All to automatically download and install the correct version of all the drivers that are missing or out of date on your system (this requires the Pro version – you’ll be prompted to upgrade when you click Update All). 


  • Use Driver Verifier

Warning: You must be in the Administrators group on the computer to use Driver Verifier. In the middle of the session, your PC could crash. So, it must be used when you have backed up all your important data and files. 

Driver Verifier is a tool provided by Microsoft to monitor Windows kernel-mode drivers and graphics drivers to detect illegal function actions which might be harmful to the system. To activate it: 

1) On your keyboard, press Windows key and X at the same time, then choose Command Prompt (Admin)

When prompted to provide administrator permission, click Yes

2) Type verifier in the command prompt window. Then hit Enter

3) Choose Create standard settings and then click Next to continue. 

4) Choose Automatically select all drivers installed on this computer. Then hit Finish button to start the verification. 

When the detect process finishes, just follow the instructions to get rid of the WDF_VIOLATION blue screen error fixed. 

  • Scan for possible virus

Some users reported saying that they found the culprit to be the unwanted third party programs or drivers. 

As a result, it is suggested that you perform a full scan using the trustworthy antivirus program. If you find any possible unwanted programs, just uninstall them from your PC to see if the problem can be solved. 

If you CANNOT log on to your computer desktop

  • Hard Boot

For laptop users, perform a hard boot. Turn off your PC first, then unplug all the external devices from your machine. Remove the battery and the power cord. Now, press and hold the Power button for at least 30 seconds, for some brands, longer. 

Put the battery back on, then the power cord. With all the peripheral devices still unplugged, turn on your PC. When you see the log in screen, plug in your plug-in devices one by one. 

For users who cannot even log on to the system, we suggest that you perform a reset on your Windows 10. 

  • Reset Windows 10

If you have a DVD or USB flash drive with the ISO files of Windows 10 installed, just plug the media in and boot from them. Follow the on-screen instructions to finish the reset. 

If you currently do not have an available USB or DVD with the setup files for Windows 10 in, you can follow the instructions in the post below to create one:

How to Burn Windows 10 ISO to USB

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