Symptoms of DRIVER_VIOLATION Blue Screen Errors
- “DRIVER_VIOLATION” appears and crashes the active program window.
- "STOP Error 0x121: DRIVER_VIOLATION" is displayed.
- A problem has been detected and Windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer. The problem seems to be caused by the following file:
- Your PC frequently crashes with Error 0x121 when running the same program.
- “The DRIVER_VIOLATION bug check has a value of 0x00000121. This bug check indicates that a driver has caused a violation.” is displayed.
- Windows runs sluggishly and responds slowly to mouse or keyboard input.
- Your computer periodically “freezes” for a few seconds at a time.
Reinstall your graphic card driver
On your keyboard, press the Windows + X key together to open the quick-access menu. Then click Device Manager to open it.
On the pop-up window, find and expand Display adapter catalog. Then right-click on your graphic card software to choose Uninstall device.
After uninstalling your graphic card driver, go to its manufacturer’s website, find and download the latest driver for you card model.
Then install the new driver on your Windows 10.
Disable & Reset Driver Verifier
1) Type cmd in the search box from Start menu. Then right-click on Command Prompt to choose Run as administrator.
Note: Click Yes when prompted by User Account Control.
2) On the open black window, type verifier and press Enter.
3) Now the Driver Verifier Manager would be open. Tick on Delete existing settings and click Finish.
4) Reboot your Windows 10 and the Driver Verifier would be disabled now.
The BSOD error should be solved, but if not, go on to follow the steps below to reset the verifier.
5) Run Command Prompt as administrator again via the same step 1).
Then type Verifier /reset in the window and press Enter to run it.
6) Reboot your Windows 10.