Fix Wdf01000.sys Blue Screen Error in Windows 10

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Many users have reported the Wdf01000.sys blue screen error while trying to install or run a program. The error also occurs when trying to load a specific driver.


Wdf01000 stands for Windows Driver Framework 01000 and occurs when new hardware or software is installed on the system. This triggers the loading of drivers associated with that specific hardware or software that is causing this problem.

Unlike most other blue screen errors, this one generally allows users to boot the system.

Try the following preliminary troubleshooting steps before proceeding to the more complicated ones.

1] Update Windows: Although all hardware and software may not be compatible with Windows 10 at any given time, Microsoft would push fixes in the form of updates.

2] Update Drivers: Since the problem is with the drivers, it is recommended to update the drivers (especially for problematic hardware or software).

3] Scan your system for viruses and malware with our antivirus software.

4] Run the Blue Screen Troubleshooter. To go Settings >> Updates & Security >> Troubleshooting >> Blue Screen.

5] Disconnect / uninstall specific hardware or software

Next, we could proceed with the following solutions:

1} Run an SFC scan

2} Run a CHKDSK scan

3} Re-register the wdf01000.sys file

Solution 1] Run an SFC scan

Wdf01000.sys blue screen error could also be caused by missing files in the system. An SFC scan would be useful to verify and fix this problem. Run an SFC scan on your PC.

Solution 2] Run CHKDSK

The CHKDSK command helps check for bad sectors on a system's hard drive, usually the root cause of blue screen errors. The procedure for doing this is as follows:

1] Find the command prompt in the Windows search bar and right click on the icon.

2] Select Run as administrator.

3] Enter the command chkdsk /f /r in the Admin Command Prompt window and press Enter to run it.

4] When asked “Do you want to schedule verification of this volume at the next system reboot?”, Type Y and press Enter.

5] Exit the command prompt window and restart the system.

Solution 3] Re-register the wdf01000.sys file

Re-registering the wdf01000.sys file may help resolve the issue if the problem was in the file.

1] Open Command Prompt as administrator as indicated in Solution 2.

2] Type the following command and press Enter:

regsvr32 C: Windowssystem32driverswdf01000.sys

3] Restart the system.

I hope this helps!

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