Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Diagnose Driver Problem on Windows Vista Howto

Tech Blog - If you encountering blue screen of death(BSOD) after installation of new hardware, have been experiensing BSOD, and you suspect that it is a driver problem you probably know how time consumming it is to determine which driver is causing the problem and what is the issue and the solution for it, good thing with Windows Vista Microfot has included a tool for verifying and diagnosing drivers installed on your computers, now let got to the howto.

To get to the Verifier screen, click start > run > type verifier.exe a window like the one below should come up

Select Create Standard Settings then click next

Then Automatically select unsigned drivers as most driver problem are caused by unsigned drivers.

Verifier should give you a list and you can try uninstalling it and see if the problems goes away if not, you could try going to the verifier again then select Automatically Select Drivers Built for Older Versions of Windows as you might have installed an incompatible driver.

Hope this helps!

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