How to Fix Driver Verifier Detected Violation Error

Introduction

The “Driver verifier detected violation error” is a common BSOD (Blue Screen of Death) issue that can keep you stuck at startup for hours. A few users have also reported that this BSOD error occurred on their devices in endless loops. This error is majorly encountered due to the presence of faulty or corrupt drivers, faulty hardware, virus or malware infection, and a couple of other reasons.

Prerequisites

  • an active Windows VPS/Server
  • Full administrator access

How to Fix the “Driver Verifier Detected Violation Error” on Windows Server 2019?

1. Roll Back Graphic Drivers

If your graphic card drivers are incompatible with the current Windows version, then you may encounter the “Driver Verifier Detected Violation error” on your device. To fix this, we advise you to roll back the graphics driver installed on your VPS/Server to check if it fixes the issue. Follow these quick steps:

  • Boot your VPS/Server into Safe Mode

On the Windows RE (Recovery environment) screen, click Troubleshoot.

On the Troubleshoot screen, click Advanced options.

Click Startup Settings.

Click Restart. Your VPS/Server restarts and another screen opens showing a lot of different startup options.

Press the number key to enter Safe Mode without network

Once you get into Safe Mode

Press the Windows + R key combination to open the Run dialog box.

Type “Devmgmt.msc” in the textbox, hit Enter.

In the Device Manager window, look for the “Display Adapter” option as it includes the graphic drivers.

Right-click on the respective graphic driver’s title, select “Uninstall Device”.

Uninstalling the graphic drivers will load it to its default version.

Reboot your machine and check if you’re still facing the BSOD hindrance.

2. Reset Driver Verifier

If rolling back the display drivers to the default version didn’t bring any luck, let’s move to our next solution.

We will now be resetting the Driver Verifier on Windows Server 2019 and delete all the existing settings.

  • In the safe mode, launch the Start menu search box, type Command Prompt, right-click on it and select “Run as Administrator”.
  • In the Command Prompt shell, type “Verifier” and hit Enter.

The “Driver Verifier Manager” window will now appear on the screen. Tap on “Delete Existing Settings”. Hit the “Finish” button to save your recent changes.

Reboot your device once done and check if the “Driver Verifier Detected Violation errors” persists.

3. Run the Memory Diagnostic Tool

In the safe mode, Press the Windows + R key combination to open the Run dialog box.

Type “mdsched.exe” in the textbox to run the Memory Diagnostic tool to check for any recent hardware failures.

Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the scan. Once done, reboot your device to see if it fixed the issue.

That’s all!