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’s 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. You may not have to try them all; just work your way down until you find the one works for you.
IMPORTANT: You’ll need to be logged into Windows on the problem computer to try any of these solutions. If you can’t log into Windows, power on and off your PC 3 times to perform a hard reboot and restart it in Safe Mode, then try these solutions.
As mentioned, 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.
There are two ways for you to get the right drivers for your devices: manually or automatically.
Manual driver update – You can update your drivers manually by going to the manufacturer’s website and searching for the most recent correct driver. Note that you should always go to the PC manufacturer if you’re a laptop user.
Automatic driver update – If you don’t have the time, patience or computer skills to update your drivers manually, you can, instead, do it automatically with Driver Easy. Driver Easy will automatically recognize your system and find the correct drivers for your system, and your variant of Windows 10, and it will download and install them correctly:
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 the flagged devices to automatically download the drivers, then you can manually install them (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Or click Update All to automatically download and install the correct version of all the drivers that are missing or out of date on your system (this requires the Pro version – you’ll be prompted to upgrade when you click Update All).
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.
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.