Fix DRIVER_VERIFIER_DMA_VIOLATION Blue screen error on Windows

Driver Verifier is an inbuilt utility inside of the Windows 10 operating system which is responsible for making sure the integrity of drivers. It detects and suspicious behavior of these drivers. If during runtime, it finds the driver signature or activity suspicious, it stops the suspected action by triggering a Blue screen of Death error. One such error is DRIVER VERIFIER DMA VIOLATION. It is common to occur in Windows 7, Windows 8.1 as well as Windows 10. The error says-

Your PC ran into a problem that it couldn’t handle, and now it needs to restart.

If you’d like to know more, you can serach online later the this error: DRIVER_VERIFIER_DMA_VIOLATION

The error code is 0xe6 and can be resolved using some straightforward methods.



The working methods to troubleshoot the DRIVER VERIFIER DMA VIOLATION Blue screen error on Windows are as follows:

  1. Disable Driver Verifier.
  2. Update, Rollback, or Uninstall the driver updated recently.
  3. Run the Hardware Troubleshooter.

1] Disable Driver Verifier

Driver verifier Reset

Open the Command Prompt utility with Admin level rights, execute the following command and reboot your computer:

verifier /reset

This will disable the Driver Verifier.

2] Update, Rollback or Uninstall the driver updated recently

There is no specific driver that triggers this blue screen of death error. If a driver gets updated by Windows Update or via the OEM software, it can result in BSOD because of incompatibility.

If the update is recent, you can roll back that driver to an older version that does not trigger this issue. In case there was no update it is possible that the drivers need to be updated to the latest version. Install a new version of that driver if available.

3] Run the Hardware Troubleshooter

The Hardware Troubleshooter might be one of the most reliable resort to fix the issue automatically. You can follow our guide to run it and check if that error does not pop up again.

Lastly, here is a thing about Driver Verifier. It is a tool for developers who create and test device drivers. It helps them to find problems, and fix them. Microsoft has a bunch of codes for DRIVER_VERIFIER_DMA_VIOLATION which they can make use to resolve the problem with it.

I hope, one of these methods will help you.

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Ayush has been a Windows enthusiast since the day he got his first PC with Windows 98SE. He is an active Windows Insider since Day 1 and is now a Windows Insider MVP. He has been testing pre-release services on his Windows 10 PC, Lumia, and Android devices.