Fix Thread Stuck in Device Driver BSoD Error

Windows 10 crashing with Thread Stuck in Device Driver BSoD error? Follow these steps to fix the BSoD error quickly and easily.

Depending on your computer, installed software and drivers, and its configuration, occasional BSoD errors are common. This is especially true if you have recently installed new drivers, under development software, Windows preview builds, made significant changes to system settings, etc. One such common BSoD error is “Stop code: THREAD_STUCK_IN_DEVICE_DRIVER.”

As you can tell from the name itself, this BSoD error is caused by a driver issue. To be specific, Windows 10 will throw the Thread Stuck in Device Driver error when it cannot use or access the graphics rendering process of the graphics engine. In some rare situations, it can also be a graphics card hardware problem. For whatever reason, the Thread Stuck in Device Driver is a common occurrence in AMD laptops.

The good thing is, it is relatively easy to fix the Thread Stuck in Device Driver error in Windows 10.

This simple Windows 10 guide lets me guide you through the steps to troubleshoot Thread Stuck in Device Driver BSoD error and fix it.

Fix Thread Stuck in Device Driver BSoD Error

To solve the Thread Stuck in Device Driver error, you either update or roll back the graphics driver update. It is pretty easy to do. Follow the below steps.

  1. Right-click on the Start menu.
  2. Select the “Device Manager” option.
  3. Expand “Display Drivers.”
  4. Right-click on the graphics driver.
  5. Select “Properties.”
  6. Go to the “Driver” tab.
  7. If you haven’t updated the driver recently, click “Update driver.”
    • Select the “Search automatically for drivers” option.
    • Windows will install the latest update, if available.
  8. If you have already updated the driver, click the “Roll Back Driver.”
    • Select a reason of your choice.
    • Click “Yes” to continue.
    • Windows will roll back the driver to its previous version.
  9. Next, close the Device Manager.
  10. Restart Windows 10.

First, right-click on the Start menu and select the “Device Manager” option to open it. Next, expand the “Display Drivers” menu, right-click on the graphics driver and select the “Properties” option.

open graphics driver properties

In the Properties window, go to the “Driver” tab.

graphics driver properties - fix Thread Stuck in Device Driver error

Here you have two choices. That is, to update the driver or roll back the driver to the previous version. Depending on your situation, follow the relevant section.

  • If you haven’t recently updated the graphics driver, click the “Update driver” button. Next, click the “Search automatically for drivers” option. This action will make Windows download and install the latest driver, if available.
  • If you have already installed the latest driver update, that might be the issue. In that case, you have to roll back to the previous version. To do that, click the “Rollback Driver” button. Next, select a reason of your choice and click “Yes.”
update graphics driver
roll back graphics driver

Once that is done, close the Device Manager and restart Windows 10.

After restarting, you should no longer see the Thread Stuck in Device Driver BSoD error in Windows 10.

If the error persists, it might be a hardware issue. In that case, re-seat the graphics card and see if it works. If you don’t know how to do it or if the problem is in a laptop, I recommend you take it to an authorized service center to diagnose the problem.

That is all.

I hope that helps.

If you are stuck or need some help, comment below, and I will try to help as much as possible.

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