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Using Windows 10 is very pleasing but tiring at times, this is mainly due to the fact that Windows 10 on PC has so many problems that one can never think of. The most popular problem that your Windows 10 computer can run into is the BSOD error. For those of you who don’t know what BSOD means, here it is. BSOD stands for Blue Screen Of Death.
There are many types of BSOD, but in this article, we are going to look at the WDF_VIOLATION BSOD error and how to fix it. This is in case your PC runs into this error.
What is WDF_VIOLATION BSOD error?
WDF_VILOATION BSOD error is an error that occurs in mostly HP laptops & computer desktops running on Windows 10. HP users run into the WDF_VIOLATION error after installing the Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1803.
The cause of this error is still not certain, but Windows experts have claimed that the error is caused by the file located at C:\Windows\System32\drivers\HpqKbFiltr.sys.
Even as Microsoft have failed to make a comment on the cause of this error, we believe that the HPQKBFiltr.sys is probably the HP Keyboard driver. Not minding this fact, we are here to see how to fix this error, and we will surely fix it no matter what, so let’s get to it.
How to fix WDF_VIOLATION BSOD error on Windows 10
Fortunately for us, Windows experts have provided a route for us to take in fixing this error, the only bad thing is that, it is a temporary fix. However, the steps works perfectly., so here they are;
1. Disconnect All USB Peripherals
Well, if you are facing wdf_violation BSOD error on Windows 10, then you need to disconnect all USB peripherals. Few users have reported that disconnecting USB devices like Mouse, Keyboard, USB Drives, etc sometimes fix the wdf_violation BSOD error on Windows 10. So, before proceeding to the further steps, make sure to disconnect all USB Peripherals from the Windows 10 computer. If the error still exists, then follow the next steps.
2. Disable USB Ports In Bios
As we have said, few users have reported that USB drives sometimes seems to trigger the wdf_violation BSOD error on Windows 10. So, if you are getting the error even after disconnecting the USB Peripherals, then head to the BIOS And Disable the USB Ports. For that, restart your computer and press F2 or Del to enter the BIOS. Next, head to the Advanced TAB > Miscellaneous Devices > External USB Ports. Now under the External USB Ports, find and disable ‘External USB Ports’
3. Disable The HpqKbFiltr.sys driver
Step 1. If your PC has just crashed, then you will see the recovery screen. On the Recovery screen, select ‘Troubleshoot’
Step 2. Under the Troubleshoot option, you need to click on ‘Advanced Option’
Step 3. In the next step, you need to select ‘Command Prompt’
Step 4. Now under the command prompt, you need to make sure which drive is associated with storing drivers. If it’s the C drive then enter the following command
BCDEDIT | FIND “OSDEVICE”
REN C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\HPQKBFILTR.SYS HPQKBFILTR.SYS_OLD
Note: If your Windows drivers are stored on the different drive, then make sure to change the replace the ‘C’ to the name associated.
Step 5. Once done, close the Command Prompt, and restart your computer.
How To Fix WDF_VIOLATION Error if your computer doesn’t have any file named hpqKbFiltr.sys?
Well, its worth to note that the error is not just limited to the HP computers or laptops. Sometimes, the WDF_VIOLATION Error was also seen on Dell and some other major PC brands. However, the error occurs after installing the Windows 10 October update.
So, if your computer doesn’t have any HpqKbFiltr.sys file and still you are getting the WDF_VIOLATION BSOD Error, then you need to reset your computer. The problem can be fixed by wdf violation windows 10 reset.
You need to enter the Boot Manager and then select the ‘Troubleshoot’. Under the Troubleshoot option, select Advanced Option. Now, you need to select ‘System Restore’ and restore your computer to the previous restore point. After the restoration process, you will no longer get the WDF_VIOLATION BSOD error.
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