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Solved: Thread stuck in device driver BSOD Error in Windows 10 version 1803

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THREAD_STUCK_IN_DEVICE_DRIVER BSOD error ( stop code 0x100000ea )mostly occurs when a device driver is stuck spinning in an infinite loop, while it waits for the hardware to enter the idle state. This is usually a driver problem and rarely hardware. So when you receive this BSOD error, please Make sure your computer device driver is updated. If the device driver is outdated or not working, your computer will receive Thread stuck in device driver BSOD error. since it’s Mostly caused by faulty video card driver or damaged graphics card. Here some applicable solutions you may apply to get rid of this:




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Fix thread stuck in device driver BSOD Error

If your system unable to boot due to boot due to this 0x100000ea Blue Screen error then startup repair may help to fix this issue. Windows 10 Have an Advanced Startup option where you can find lots of troubleshooting tool. include safe mode boot, system image Recover, System Restore, advanced command prompt and Startup Repair. Here first access the Advanced start options then go to Troubleshoot.

Note: If after one restart windows start normally then no need to access advanced options,  you can directly apply steps below to prevent feature thread stuck in device driver (0x100000ea) BSOD error.

Windows 10 Advanced Boot Options
Windows 10 Advanced Boot Options

Perform startup Repair

When you select startup repair this will restart the window and during startup, this will start to diagnose your system. During this diagnostic phase, Startup Repair will scan your system and analyze the various settings, configuration options, and system files as it looks for corrupt files or botched configuration settings. More specifically, Startup Repair will look for the following problems:

  1. Missing/corrupt/incompatible drivers
  2. Missing/corrupt system files
  3. Missing/corrupt boot configuration settings
  4. Corrupt registry settings
  5. Corrupt disk metadata (master boot record, partition table, or boot sector)
  6. Problematic update installation

If Startup Repair detects any of these types of problems, it will automatically attempt to fix them. If Startup Repair can fix the problem, it will do so without any intervention. It will then restart the system and boot normally. Now After That check Thread stuck in device driver windows 10 Blue Screen Error solved if still, you face the same problem follow next steps.

Boot Windows into Safe Mode With Networking

Mostly This Error causes due to outdated or corrupted Display Driver so that if your windows do not start normally after several Restart Then its time to boot your windows into safe mode. Safe mode is an inbuilt troubleshooting feature which disables unnecessary and programs during the startup process. windows 10 safe mode loads the operating system with a minimal set of system device drivers just enough to boot windows os and in safe mode the startup programs, add-ons etc do not run. Now In Safe Mode Fallow bellow Troubleshooting Steps like, update/Reinstall Display Driver, Update Other Device Drivers, Repair Corrupt System files etc.

Update / Roll Back / Reinstall Display Driver

Most of the time Outdated corrupted video card drivers can be the main cause for Thread stuck in device driver windows 10 Blue Screen Error, so make sure you have the latest driver for your video card. or sometimes After the update the display driver if it’s not compatible with windows then this will cause the blue screen error. So for that, you have to Try all Three methods Update,  Roll Back, Reinstall Display Driver and check Which option worked for you.




Update Display Driver

Lets first update the Installed Display Driver To do this press Win + R from the keyboard Type devmgmt.msc and hit Enter. This will open the Device manager screen now Find and expand Display Adapter. There you should see your Installed graphics card drivers like AMD Radeon / Nvidia and Intel HD graphics etc. Just right-click on it, and choose Update driver software.

update display driver on windows 10
update display driver on windows 10

When update driver software screen opens Choose Search automatically for driver software As shown below image. This will search for the available updated driver from windows update and install it after complete simply Restart the windows.

Also update other drivers like check on all installed drivers if you find any driver listed with yellow mark tingle then this driver is not working properly, then you have to update the installed driver or just reinstall the Driver.

Use Roll Back Driver 

If after update the display driver you started to face this problem then the updated driver may not compatible with your windows. Then use the Driver roll Back option to use the old installed driver and it may fix your issue. To do this Again open Device manager find your installed Graphics driver right click on it now select properties. When graphic Properties opens select Driver Tab you will find option Roll Back Driver select on it this will Roll back your driver to previously installed driver. After that Restart the windows and check There is no more BSOD error.

Roll Back Driver option
Roll Back Driver option

Note Roll Back option only available if you updated your driver from old to new one.

Reinstall Display Driver

If above both methods not work then Reinstall the Display Driver may Reinstalling video driver works surprisingly get fix your problem. To do this same open the device manager and select the installed graphics driver. Now right click on it select Uninstall. this will prompt for confirmation to delete the driver.

Uninstall Graphic Driver
Uninstall Graphic Driver

Here tick mark on Delete driver software for this device and click on ok, After that Restart the windows. On next start download latest Display driver software for your system from the manufacturer website and install. Check there is no more blue Screen error on your system.

 Intel Graphic Driver Download

AMD Graphic Driver Download

Download Nvidia Graphic Driver




Disable Fast startup

This is another nightmare feature, introduced to reduce the windows startup time. But most of the times this Feature cause issue such as windows stuck at black screen or system frequently restart with different blue screen error. A number of users on Microsoft forum, Reddit mention disable fast startup feature help them to fix the number of startup problems include Thread stuck in device driver BSOD error.

You can disable fast startup option from open Control Panel -> All Control Panel Items -> Power Options -> Choose what the power buttons do -> change settings that are currently unavailable and then uncheck the fast startup option as show image below. Click ok and apply to make save changes.

Disable fast startup option
Disable fast startup option

Run SFC and DISM command

If you notice this Thread stuck in device driver BSOD error started after recent windows 10 version 1803 upgrade there might be chance corrupted, missing system files may causing the issue. We recommend running the SFC utility, a useful utility to check and restore missing, corrupted system files on Windows PC.

Again open the command prompt as administrator type sfc /scannow and hit the enter key. This will start scanning process for missing, corrupted system files, if found any the SFC utility will restore them from a special folder located on %WinDir%\System32\dllcache.

Run System file Checker Tool
Run System file Checker Tool

Wait until 100% complete the scanning process, then after Restart windows. If Sfc scan results Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them. that cause on same command prompt window Run the DISM command: DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth. Wait until 100% complete the command after that again run sfc /scannow command.

DISM restorehealth command
DISM restorehealth command

Disable Security Software: This error is sometimes caused by interference from a third-party antivirus software. To see if that’s the problem for you, temporarily disable your antivirus and check if the problem persists. If this resolves the problem, contact the vendor of your antivirus software and ask them for advice, or install a different antivirus solution.

Uninstall Third party application: Also if you notice the problem started after install any third party application simply press Windows + R, type appwiz.cpl click ok. From programs and features right-click on recently installed applications and select uninstall.

Update windows: Also make sure your system has installed latest windows updates. Windows 10 is set to install updates automatically, you can manually check for updates from Settings -> update & security -> windows update -> check for updates.

If you are running windows 10 version 1703 or later you can Run the Blue Screen troubleshooter from settings -> update & security -> troubleshoot -> Blue Screen and run the troubleshooter. This will check and fix the problem which prevents windows start normally and causing startup BSOD error.

Run blue Screen Troubleshooter
Run blue Screen Troubleshooter

Sometimes outdated BIOS can cause this THREAD_STUCK_IN_DEVICE_DRIVER BSOD error at startup. So make sure BIOS version is updated to do this Click Win key + R, type msinfo32, and hit Enter. Select System Summary and find your BIOS version. Make sure that you remember the type of your BIOS. At best, write down its name somewhere.

BIOS version
BIOS version

After that, navigate to the official website of your PC’s/laptop’s motherboard manufacturer and check if there is a newer version of the type of your BIOS available. If it is, download it and run its .exe file. Finally, restart your PC.

Overheating is a major cause of various computer errors. Your video card, in particular, can be affected by overheating. The card’s chipset easily locks up when the card is overheated. It is, therefore, very necessary that you keep your computer cooled. Both the fans and UPS should be clean and be functioning properly.

Also Refer Bellow Video Steps Performed to fix THREAD_STUCK_IN_DEVICE_DRIVER Blue Screen Error in Windows 10


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Also always avoid installing nulled, pirated software on your PC. Regularly perform a full system scan for virus malware infection. Install only trusted applications and regularly check and install windows updates to prevent this.

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