What is Driver Verifier?
Driver Verifier is a very useful tool which is provided by the Windows operating system. The filename is verifier.exe. The tool is used to test corrupted drivers, especially for third-party programs.
If you wish to enable Driver Verifier, then visit these two links:
Driver Verifier Command-Line Options:
To access and use these commands, you must use an elevated Command Prompt to do so, please follow these steps:
- Click Start or use the the Windows flag key on your keyboard.
- In “Search programs and files” – type: cmd
- Right-Click “cmd” and then select Run As Administrator
- Accept the UAC prompt
Figure 1 – Elevated Command Prompt
Now, you will want to simply enter the desired commands into Command Prompt and Press Enter.
verifier /reset: This will clear all the current settings, after the next boot, Driver Verifier will no longer check any Drivers.
verifier /query: This will show the current activity of Driver Verifier, and what drivers are being checked.
verifier /querysettings: This will show the current settings and driver which will be checked after rebooting the system.
verifier /volatile: This will change any settings without having to reboot the system. The command can be used with /adddriver and /removedriver to check specific drivers.