How To Fix WDF_VIOLATION BSOD Error On Windows 10
How To Fix WDF_VIOLATION BSOD Error On Windows 10

The WDF_VIOLATION error usually occurs with BSOD and it can ruin your Windows experience in literally no-time. WDF_VIOLATION stop code error is mostly seen in HP computers & laptops. So, if the same issue is creating problems, then read out the post to know how to fix the WDF_VIOLATION BSOD error on Windows 10.

How To Fix WDF_VIOLATION BSOD Error On Windows 10

Well, if you are using Windows operating system for a while, then you might agree to us on a point that Microsoft’s Windows OS has a very bad reputation when it comes to ruining the user experience. Let’s just admit that each update that we install on Windows, comes with bug fixes, adds new features, but at the same time, it triggers some unknown errors.

Just take a look at Microsoft Windows Forum, and you will observe complaining about different types of BSOD error after installing any new update. It’s worth to note that Windows Updates are not always the reason behind any stop code windows 10, but the chances of facing BSOD error after updating Windows are high.

Recently, a Windows user messaged us on Facebook regarding the WDF_VIOLATION error on Windows 10 operating system. The WDF_VIOLATION error usually occurs with BSOD and it can ruin your Windows experience in literally no-time.

So, what is WDF_VIOLATION Error?

WDF_VIOLATION stop code error is mostly seen in HP computers & laptops. Users are reporting that they are facing the WDF_VIOLATION BSOD error after installing the Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1803.

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WDF VIOLATION

Unfortunately, the actual reason behind the error is still not confirmed. Microsoft hasn’t commented anything regarding the error. However, Windows experts claimed that the error is caused by the file located at C:\Windows\System32\drivers\HpqKbFiltr.sys. Here the HPQKBFiltr.sys is probably the HP Keyboard driver.

How To Fix Windows 10 WDF_VIOLATION Error?

It’s worth to note that Microsoft has paused the rollout of Windows 10 October Update. However, there are few users who received and installed the update and they are facing the Stop code: WDF_VIOLATION BSOD error.

However, users who are facing the issue recently have something to cherish. Windows experts have managed to find a temporary fix for the WDF_VIOLATION Win 10 error and it really works.

If you are facing the WDF_VIOLATION error and want to fix the problem, then you need to rename the HpqKbFiltr.sys driver which is the culprit here. However, if you are unable to access the folder due to frequent crashes, then you need to follow the simple steps listed below.

Step 1. If your PC has just crashed, then you will see the recovery screen. On the Recovery screen, select ‘Troubleshoot’

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WDF_VIOLATION

Step 2. Under the Troubleshoot option, you need to click on ‘Advanced Option’

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WDF_VIOLATION

Step 3. In the next step, you need to select ‘Command Prompt’

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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”

cd c:\windows\system32\drivers

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.

So, this is how you can fix the WDF_VIOLATION Blue Screen of Death error on your Windows 10 computer. We hope that the above-given method had helped you to fix the stop code WDF_VIOLATION error. If you know any other working method to fix the error, then make sure to let us know in the comment box.



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Amarnath Chakraborty is the content writer at Tech Viral. He writes/edits about how-to tips, tutorials especially on Social Networks, Android, iPhone, Computer, Internet etc.

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