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By northwood ·
Does anyone know of what practical use computer tech might have for the Driver verifier (verifier.exe)

Once you execute it from a command prompt, it just runs in the background, and stalls your system and you can't stop it. I had to apply an old restore point to get rid of it.

So is there any practical use for it and are there any instrucktions on how to use, implentent and stop it? Does it give you a report

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by TheChas In reply to Driver verifier

You only use verifier.exe IF and WHEN you are having problems with a device driver.

Here is a link to a Microsoft Knowledge Base Article that explains how to use verifier.exe:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/q244617/

The primary use of verifier.exe is for programmers who are creating device drivers to verify that the driver conforms to the Windows Driver Model.

Chas

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by dmiles In reply to Driver verifier

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


Directions
The driver verifier tool 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. Here's how to activate and configure it:


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

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