Getting the wdf01000.sys error in Windows can be frustrating. However, the fix is simple once you understand why the error occurs. Here is a brief explanation of what wdf01000.sys is, how it fails, and how to fix it.
Note: The troubleshooting tips in this article apply to Windows 10, Windows 8, and Windows 7.
What is wdf01000.sys?
Wdf01000.sys is a driver for Windows and part of what Microsoft calls the Windows Driver Framework. When it’s working properly, you don’t realize it’s being used. All current users of Windows 10, Windows 8, and Windows 7 will probably find at least some reference to wdf01000.sys in the system.
How does the wdf01000.sys error occur?
This error can happen for any number of reasons, including outdated drivers on older devices, malware downloaded accidentally, and corrupted files. In addition, these errors can occur at any time, not only when starting programs or plugging in devices, but also when you perform specific actions.
Although errors can be listed in a number of ways, wdf01000.sys is usually in the text of the crash dump or error code, quoted at the end of the error message.
How to Repair wdf01000.sys Error
The wdf01000.sys driver is standard software, and error prevention or correction is consistent across all versions of Windows.
1. Using System Restore
Restore the computer to a previous system restore point and reinstall any new software or drivers you added. By restoring the system to an earlier time, you can eliminate the update or the code that caused the error.
2. Restart the computer
First, disconnect all devices. After the computer restarts, reconnect each device until the error recurs, then update the driver for that device. This helps isolate the driver causing the error. While it may take more time to test each component, it will get you right to the source of the problem.
3. Scan virus
Once the scan is complete, perform any required repair actions. Malware can cause all sorts of errors and problems with your computer. A thorough and regular malware scan can also prevent many problems.
4. Check for corrupted or outdated drivers
Use Device Manager to display the drivers installed on the computer. Corrupt and outdated drivers are marked with a yellow exclamation mark. Corrupt or outdated drivers cause this type of problem, and updating the driver will prevent the error and any problems related to it.
5. Repairing Windows system files
To repair corrupted files, use Windows System File Checker (SFC). Corrupted files are just as bad (or possibly worse) than outdated ones. Corrupt files on the system can cause errors and problems with other software on the system.
6. Running the Check Disk
This command scans for corrupted files. In many cases, checking the system with Check Disk will isolate and fix these problems.
7. Re-register wdf01000.sys
Use the System Registry to perform this task.
Important note: Always locate the reinstallation and system backup files before making changes to the registry. Registry is a complex part of the Windows operating system, and making the wrong changes can cause more problems.
8. Reinstall Windows
When the above steps fail, this last option usually prevents the problem from happening again. When the reinstall is complete, restore the files from the backup. Reinstalling Windows means that everything on the computer will be erased, so make sure you have a current backup of your files and applications before you begin.
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