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How to fix the Windows 10 error wdf01000.sys

Another wdf01000.sys error message on a Blue Screen is SYSTEM_THREAD_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED.

However, all the wdf01000.sys error messages will include wdf01000.sys in them, and this system error can occur fairly randomly or when running specific software.

If you have wondered what exactly is wdf01000.sys, it is a Windows driver that helps your computer to communicate with hardware and other connected devices.

The wdf01000. sys error and other blue screen errors can often be due to corrupted or missing system files.  This is how you can fix the wdf01000.sys BSoD error in Windows 10.

How can I fix error wdf01000.sys on Windows 10?

1. Use Restoro

Blue Screen of Death, or BSOD (as it is commonly known), is a stop or exception screen error that appears whenever your Windows PC is affected by a fatal system error.

The colored screen (blue, red, black, pink) that is associated with this problem has become a synonym for issues on Windows, and entails a system crash or a state in which your operating system can no longer run safely.

BSoD errors can appear because of a variety of causes including malfunctioning hardware, corrupt drivers, problematic DLLs, power supply issues, or even overheating of specific components of your PC.

Hardware issues that cause BSoD can be obviously resolved by replacing/repairing the damaged components, but resolving this issue when software is the fault can be very tricky and potentially dangerous for your system.

To avoid any unwanted issues by attempting a fix on your own, we recommend that you use a specialized Windows repair software, and the best option for this task is by far Restoro.

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This powerful and yet compact software enables you to resolve BSoD errors with just a few clicks of your mouse and without the need to worry about any other side effects.

Next, we will present you with a step-by-step guide that will allow you to successfully set up Restoro, and start resolving a great variety of issues, including the dreaded BSoD :

  1. Download and install Restoro
  2. Launch Restoro
    • Restoro will now compile data about your PC
      Restoro first scan
  3. Wait for it to find any system stability issues and possible malware infections
    • Once the scan is complete, Restoro will show you a summary of your PC’s current status
      Restoro repair
  4. Press Start Repair
    • Restoro will now start downloading and replacing and faulty registries, DLLs, and any other damaged files it may have found during the scan.
    • This is possible thanks to the online libraries that is uses for comparison, replacing damaged data with its perfectly functional equivalent
  5. Restart your PC for all the changes to take effect

Your PC should now work perfectly fine, and you will no longer have to worry about slow response times, BSoD errors, or anything of the sort.

Disclaimer: This program needs to be upgraded from the free version in order to perform some specific actions.

2. Run a System File Checker scan

  1. Open the Windows search bar and type cmd.
  2. Click Command Prompt (Admin) to open the Command Prompt as an administrator.
  3. First, enter the following command and press Enter:
  4. Then input sfc /scannow in the Command Prompt, and press the Enter button.
  5. When the SFC scan is complete, the Command Prompt might state Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files and successfully repaired them. If that’s the case, restart Windows.

Note: The wdf01000.sys error, and other blue screen errors can often be due to corrupted or missing system files. The System File Checker is a Windows tool that restores corrupted system files.

3. Check for device driver errors

SYS file errors can be due to corrupted driver files. Thus, updating, or at least reinstalling, corrupted device drivers might resolve the wdf01000.sys error.

You can update the drivers manually, which is time-consuming, or by using software that does this automatically, such as DriverFix.

4. Run Check Disk

  1. Press the Cortana button on the taskbar.
  2. Enter the keyword Command Prompt in the search box.
  3. Right-click Command Prompt and select the Run as administrator option.
  4. Enter chkdsk /f in the Prompt, and press the Return key.

Note: The wdf01000.sys error can also be the consequence of hard drive corruption. As such, Check Disk is another utility that might potentially fix the BSOD error. 

5. Reinstall problematic software

  1. Open Run with the Windows key + R keyboard shortcut.appwizcpl command
  2. Next, enter appwiz.cpl in Run and click OK to open the window shown directly below.
  3. Select the software you need to reinstall.
  4. Press the Uninstall button.
  5. Click Yes to provide further confirmation.
  6. Then restart your desktop or laptop.
  7. If you can, download an updated copy of the uninstalled software from the publisher’s website.
  8. Then open the program’s setup wizard to reinstall the software.

Note: If the wdf01000 error occurs when launching or running a specific program, reinstalling the software might resolve the issue. That will replace all the files and registry entries for the software.

6. Open the Blue Screen Troubleshooter

  1. To open that troubleshooter, press the Cortana button.
  2. Input the keyword troubleshoot in the search box.Mouse not dragging properly
  3. Click Troubleshoot to open the window in the snapshot directly below.
  4. Select the Blue Screen troubleshooter, and then click its Run the troubleshooter button.
  5. The troubleshooter window will then open and might detect some issues.

Note: As the wdf01000 error is also a BSOD error, the Blue Screen troubleshooter might come in handy for fixing it.

This post was written by Matthew Adams and was first posted to WindowsReport

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