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JSI Tip 2350. How do I use Driver Verifier to troubleshoot Windows 2000 device drivers?

Microsoft has written a knowledge Base artice, Q244617 - How to Use Driver Verifier to Troubleshoot Device Drivers in Windows 2000. I quote:

"Driver Verifier is included in Windows 2000 to promote stability and reliability, and you can use this tool to troubleshoot driver issues. In Windows 2000, kernel-mode components can cause system corruption or system failures as a result of an improperly written driver, such as an earlier version of a Windows Driver Model (WDM) driver. This article describes how to use Driver Verifier to isolate and troubleshoot a driver in the system.


This article discusses the following topics: 

Driver Verifier Capabilities

I/O Verifier

Driver Verifier Requirements

Enabling Driver Verifier

Debugging Driver Verifier Violations

Driver Verifier and Graphics Drivers

Driver Verifier Manager (Verifier.exe)

Global Counters

Pool Tracking


Volatile Settings

Command-Line Interface"

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