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Driver Verifier?

Discussion in 'MCDST' started by peat, Jan 13, 2011.

  1. peat

    peat Bit Poster

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    Hi,

    Does anyone know where I can find some information on driver verifier?
    I have my 70-271 next week and on the past exam questions i have tried there has been questions on this but my Sybex book never mentioned it.
    I have googled and can't seem to find any information on it.

    Cheers
     
  2. Phil182

    Phil182 Nibble Poster

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    5 minutes of googling;

    Driver Verifier (Verifier.exe) was first introduced as a command-line utility in Windows 2000[1]; in Windows XP, it gained an easy to use graphical user interface, called Driver Verifier Manager using which it is possible to enable a standard or custom set of settings to select which drivers to test and verify.

    Here's how to use it to troubleshoot a driver problem:

    1.Access the Run dialog box by pressing the [Windows]-R keyboard shortcut.
    2.In the Open text box, type the command Verifier.
    3.On the Select A Task page, leave the default Create Standard Settings as-is.
    4.On the next page, choose the Select Driver Name From A List.
    5.Select the check boxes next to the driver files that you want to verify.
    6.Click Finish and then reboot the system.
    If the driver(s) that you selected are causing a problem, the system will halt and display a BSOD (Blue Screen Of Death) along with an error message. If the selected drivers aren't the cause of the problem, the system will start up normally.

    Keep in mind that once you enable the Driver Verifier Manager it stays active until you disable it. To do so, follow these steps:

    1.Access the Run dialog box by pressing the [Windows]-R keyboard shortcut.
    2.In the Open text box, type the command Verifier /reset.


    more info

    Things to consider before you enable Driver Verifier Manager on production servers

    There's plenty out there...
     
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  3. peat

    peat Bit Poster

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    Thanks! That Microsoft page has most of the information I was missing.
    (why my google searching didnt find that page I am not quite sure though. :oops:)
     
  4. greenbrucelee
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    Its mentioned in the MS press books.
     
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  5. Phil182

    Phil182 Nibble Poster

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    No worries :)

    I take it you're not using the MS press book then, just the Sybex book ? As Mr brucelee says it's covered in there...
     
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  6. zebulebu

    zebulebu Terabyte Poster

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    I played Mitcham public course this week. I can verify that my driver is s***. Hope that helps :biggrin
     
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