XP/2K/2003: Use Driver Verifier Tool to Isolate and Troubleshoot Driver Issues

Posted August 24, 2004 by mikejc in Windows

The Driver Verifier tool can help you troubleshoot and isolate driver problems. Driver problems can cause your PC to behave erratically and impact stability.


Driver Verifier is a powerful weapon that can be used to isolate and troubleshoot driver issues. For example, you can configure the Driver Verifier tool to force enhanced checking on non-signed drivers.

Use the following steps to activate and configure the tool:

    1. Click Start.
    2. Click Run.
    3. Type verifier in the open textbox and press OK

More information for using Driver Verifier can be found here

Do not use Driver Verifier if you use Norton Antivirus as noted here.

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