The “Thread stuck in device driver” BSOD (Blue Screen of Death) error in Windows 10 always occurs when a certain driver gets stuck in an infinite loop and waits for the hardware to go into hibernation mode.
The following troubleshooting tips will walk you through the most common solutions to the “Thread stuck in device driver” BSOD error and end with the least common solutions.
What causes thread stuck in device driver error in Windows 11?
The error occurs when the driver goes into an infinite loop, waiting for the corresponding hardware to go into hibernation mode.
This error is caused by faulty or corrupted drivers and can be easily fixed. This error is also categorized as BSOD because when it occurs, the system freezes, and a blue screen appears with the error message “Thread Stuck in Device Drivers” at the bottom.
How to fix Windows 11 BSOD error – thread stuck in device driver?
Update your drivers
Press Windows + X on your keyboard to open the Power User menu, and select Device Manager from the list.
When Device Manager opens, find the driver you want to update, right-click it and select Update Driver Software.
Select Automatically check for updated drivers and wait for Windows 10 to download the appropriate driver.
Repeat these steps for all the drivers you want to update.
Perform BSoD troubleshooting
Open the Settings app and go to Update and Security.
From the left menu, select Troubleshooting.
In the right pane, select BSoD and click Run Troubleshooter.
Follow the on-screen instructions to complete troubleshooting.
Starting an SFC scan
Right-click the Start menu button and open the command line (Admin).
Enter the following string and press Enter: sfc/scannow.
Wait for the process to finish (this may take some time).
If a solution is found, it will be applied automatically.
Now close the command line and restart your computer.
Install the latest updates
Many of these patches offer new features, security improvements, and various bug fixes for both hardware and software. Therefore, we strongly recommend that you download the latest updates if you want to ensure that your PC is safe and bug-free.
The BSOD (Blue Screen of Death) error "Thread stuck in device driver" in Windows 10 always occurs when a certain driver gets stuck in an endless loop and waits for the hardware to go into hibernation mode. This problem is usually related to the driver hardware itself.
Few things are scarier than a computer that won’t respond. You’ve tried clicking the mouse, pressing the power button, shutting the computer down, and reopening it – and nothing happens. Your Windows 11 computer still can’t wake up from hibernation mode. So how do you solve this problem?
Next, we’ll look at the possible reasons why your Windows 11 computer won’t wake up from hibernation mode. Then, we will present four quick ways to troubleshoot your computer. First things first!
What causes the “Windows 11 can’t wake up from hibernation mode” issue on Windows 11?
A problem that is often noticed is the power-saving plan settings. It is usually recommended to manually adjust the power plan settings to suit your needs, but if your system has an automatic power plan installed, scheduling your computer’s sleep and wake-up times can be arbitrary.
Of course, it is possible that your operating system has an outdated version and needs to be updated urgently. Windows 11 is a relatively recent version, so bug fixes, patches, and updates have been and are somewhat more frequent than usual. Although your system should manually check for updates and notify you, it is always a good idea to manually check for pending updates.
It could just as easily be a host of other problems, but there is no way to pinpoint them. It just depends on the problems with your computer. Regardless, a solution should be found.
How do I resolve the “Windows 11 can’t wake up from hibernation” error on Windows PC?
Open the device manager.
Find the mouse and keyboard.
Right-click on them and select Update drivers.
Select Automatically check for drivers.
Wait and follow the on-screen instructions to continue.
Launch the power troubleshooter
Press Windows + I to open settings.
Select your system.
Click Troubleshooting > Other Troubleshooting Utilities.
Find Power > select it > click Run.
Follow the instructions.
Change mouse properties
Press Windows + R to open “Run”.
Type devmgmt.MSC and press Enter.
Find and expand Mice and other pointing devices.
Right-click and select Properties.
Switch to the Power Management tab.
Select the Allow this device to wake up your computer check box.
Disable Quick Startup
Press Windows + S.
Type Control Panel and press Enter.
Go to System and Security > Power Options.
In the left pane, select Select Power Button Actions.
Click Change settings that are not currently available.
Uncheck Enable Quick Start (recommended).
Click Save changes.
Change power plan settings
Press Windows + R.
Type powercfg.CPL and click OK.
Find the power plan you are using and click Change Power Plan Settings.
Click Change advanced power settings.
Extend sleep mode.
Disable Allow Hybrid Sleep and enable Allow Wake Timer.
Expand USB settings and enable the USB Selective Suspend option.
Sometimes your computer won't wake up from hibernation because your keyboard or mouse won't allow it. Here's how to use your keyboard and mouse to wake up your computer Press the Windows logo key and R on your keyboard at the same time, then type Devmgmt. MSC in the box and press Enter.
To bring your computer or monitor out of hibernation mode, move your mouse or press any key on your keyboard. If this does not work, press the power switch to wake the computer. NOTE: The monitors will come out of hibernation mode as soon as they detect a video signal from the computer.
Perhaps your operating system is running on an outdated version and requires an urgent update. Windows 11 is a relatively recent version, so bug fixes, patches, and updates have been and are somewhat more frequent than usual.
The error message “The referenced account is currently locked out and cannot be logged in” usually appears on computers in a domain where the user has repeatedly entered the wrong password and been locked out of the domain. The problem may seem serious, but it is not impossible to solve.
What is the reason for the “Referred account is currently blocked” error?
According to experts, the “Referred account is currently locked and cannot be logged in” error usually occurs on Windows 10 systems that belong to a domain with a locked account threshold policy configured.
The “Referred account is currently locked and cannot be logged in” error can also occur when an account is temporarily locked after entering the wrong password multiple times on the login screen if you have multiple accounts with a configured account lockout threshold policy on your computer.
How can I fix the “referenced account is currently locked” issue?
Update your local Group Policy Editor
Type “gpedit.MSC” in the search box while holding down the Windows + R keys.
Press OK or Enter to open the Group Policy Editor.
Go to Computer Configuration, then Windows Settings Security Settings.
Then Account Policy Account Lockout Policy in the Local Group Policy Editor.
In the Properties window, double-click the Account Lockout Threshold policy and enter 0 in the Value field.
Apply and OK are the next steps.
You can now restart your computer and try to log in to your normal account.
Set the account password to indefinite
Open Run and type “lusrmgr.MSC” in the box.
When the window appears, click on User Now, right-click on the locked user account, and select Properties from the context menu.
On the General tab, select the “Password never expires” checkbox.
Apply and OK are the next steps.
You can now log out of the administrator account and attempt to log in to the locked account.
Changing time and date settings through the BIOS
In the BIOS, go to the Main tab and update the date and time. The mouse does not work when you enter the BIOS. Therefore, you must use the BIOS commands.
You can select a day and time in the future to enable the connection.
Be sure to save and exit the BIOS without making any other changes.
This will also change the date and time of the operating system.
You may be able to reconnect to your computer without getting a warning about the problem.
Using a local administrator account to unlock
Activate the local administrator account offline.
Use the local administrator account to log in to the workstation.
Open the local security policy editor. (secpol.MSC).
The account lockout policy can be found under Security Settings -> Account Settings -> Account Lockout Policy.
Click OK after opening the Account Lockout Threshold policy and set it to 0 (zero).
Log in to the locked account after restarting your computer.
The error may occur when an account is temporarily locked out after an incorrect password has been entered several times on the login screen when there are multiple accounts on the computer for which you have configured an account lockout policy.
One of the most useful security features that Microsoft recently introduced for Windows 10 is the ability to log in to Windows 10 using a PIN. Yes, this option is available to Windows 10 users and is very useful, especially if you want to add an extra layer of security to your privacy.
However, sometimes you may get the error message “Something has happened and your PIN is not available” when logging in to your Windows 10 computer. The full message is “Something has happened and your PIN is unavailable. Click to set your PIN again.”
The good news is that this problem can be solved and you can log back in to continue doing the hard work. Let’s see how to get around this problem.
What causes the “Something happened and your PIN is unavailable” error?
You can’t get past the login screen: In this case, users are locked out and there’s no other way to log in. This situation usually occurs after changes have been made to the startup configuration or to some internal modules.
Know how to use passwords: Passwords are an alternative to PINs and can be used instead. If you can log in or access another user account, you can easily solve this problem using workarounds.
How do I solve the “Something happened and your PIN is unavailable” problem?
Remove the last update
On the login screen, while holding down the SHIFT key, click on Power -> Restart.
After restarting, click Troubleshooting -> Advanced -> Remove Updates.
Click Delete last quality update. *
After uninstalling the update(s), try logging in with your PIN.
Log in to your Microsoft account from another device
Make sure your PC is connected to the Internet.
Log in to your Microsoft account from another PC or device (such as a phone or tablet).
Restart your PC and enter your PIN again to log in to your PC.
After you have logged in to Windows, go to Start -> Settings -> Accounts -> Login Options.
Select Windows Hello PIN, and then click Delete.
After deleting the existing PIN, click Add to create a new PIN for your account.
Resetting a PIN
Make sure your PC is connected to the Internet.
On the login screen, click I forgot my PIN and follow the instructions to reset your PIN.
Log in to Windows 10 with your account password
On the login screen, click Login Options.
Then click the Key icon.
Enter your password and press Enter to sign in to Windows.
Once you are in Windows, go to Start -> Options -> Accounts -> Login Options.
Select Windows Hello PIN and click Delete.
After deleting your existing PIN, click Add to create a new PIN for your account.
The error message "Something has gone wrong and your PIN is unavailable" appears when the PIN service is not working properly or conflicts with other Windows services. You can usually get around this error by using your password along with your PIN. Of course, it's even easier if you can reset the PIN through your Microsoft account.
Users face the problem of IDP Generic infection warning even when accessing some legitimate programs. So is it really a virus or just a fake warning? We found this to be a bug in AVG and Avast antivirus programs.
Avast and AVG recognize this as a flaw in identity protection. IDP stands for Identity Protection. There is no specific type of program for which the warning is displayed. But users have problems with legitimate software.
What is the cause of the IDP Generic error on Windows PC?
There are several reasons why idp generic warnings appear, but the most common one is outdated AVG or Avast antivirus software, which marks harmless programs as malicious. Another possible cause is outdated Java software.
If you get this warning, make sure that you have updated your antivirus software to the latest version. Both Avast and AVG have received updates that fix this problem, but if you haven’t updated them, you may still get the warning.
How to troubleshoot the IDP Generic problem on a Windows computer?
Restore the file detected in error
Run your antivirus program. The following instructions apply to Avast Antivirus.
Click on the Protection tab in the left pane, then click on Virus Chest.
The screen will fill with all the files detected by the program.
To restore a file, click on the three dots in the right corner of the file and select Restore and Add Exception.
Adding programs to the whitelist and exclusion list
Open the antivirus program and click the Menu icon.
Under Options, open Settings.
On the General tab, open the Exceptions tab.
To add a file to the whitelist, click Add Exception.
You can add specific files, folders, or websites that should be excluded from virus protection.
To add a file, click Browse, select the program/game you want to exclude by checking the checkbox in the folder field, and then click OK.
Updating the virus definition
To update the antivirus scanner, launch the application.
Then click the Menu button in the upper right corner.
Click Settings, then click the General tab.
Open the Update tab in the left pane. Click Check for updates.
Avast will check for pending updates and install them.
After installation, restart your computer and check if the antivirus detects the file in your Virus Vault again.
Generic IDP means that the recognition was performed by the Identity Awareness component of your antivirus program and that it is a generic file that has been recognized. Your files are flagged if the file does something identical to the malware that is causing the flagging.
IDP Generic is a potential threat to your system detected by your Anti-Virus program's IDP (Identity Detection Protection) feature. This feature is designed to protect your computer from viruses, malicious programs, and Trojan horses that can steal your personal information and data.
IDP stands for Identity Protection and means that a threat has been detected in a standard file. If your antivirus program gives a generic IDP notification, this may be a false alarm, which means you should update your software and add the marked file to the whitelist.
Nowadays, errors that occur during printing have become very common. Based on this, you may get some error codes 49 when printing a document or file using HP printer.
The main reason for this error is due to the lack of communication between the computer and the laptop. File errors can also be the cause of this problem. In addition to this, incorrect operations, corrupted data, incorrect dot commands and more can also cause the errors.
What causes the hp printer error 49 in Windows 10?
HP printer is printing incompatible versions of files.
Connecting to a third-party patch not designed to work with the printer.
Timing of jobs sent to the printer.
Simultaneous processing of jobs.
Network traffic that affects printer operation in this environment.
How to repair the error 49 on the hp printer?
Resetting the printer and deleting the print queue
Press the “Power” button on the printer to turn it off.
Unplug the printer’s power cord from the electrical outlet.
Disconnect the USB cable, Ethernet cable, or any other cable connected to the printer.
Enter the word “printer” in the search box and select “Printers and scanners” in the search results.
On the Printers and Scanners page, select the HP printer, and then click Open Queue.
The print queue opens. If you want to delete a single document, right-click the document you want to delete and select Cancel.
When prompted, click “Yes” to delete the document.
You can either delete documents one by one, or you can right-click anywhere in the window and select the “Delete All Documents” option to delete all documents from the print queue.
When prompted to confirm, click Yes to continue.
After deleting all documents or the document that you think is causing the error, click the Close button to close the window.
Reconnect the USB cable, Ethernet cable, or any other cable that you disconnected from the printer in step 3.
Plug the power cord back into an electrical outlet.
Press the printer power button to restart the printer.
Update the printer firmware
Open a web browser, type “support.hp.com/drivers” in the address bar and press enter.
On the drivers page, click on the “Printers” option to continue.
Enter your printer model name in the search box and select your printer model from the results.
On the driver download page for your printer, find the “Firmware” option and click the plus sign on the front to expand the list.
Finally, click on the “Download” link to firmware your printer.
Click the “Save File” button to begin downloading the printer firmware update utility file.
Double-click the firmware utility file you just downloaded and click “Yes” to continue.
Click the Down button to select the printer, then select the printer from the drop-down list.
Click on the “Send Firmware” button.
Wait for the firmware update to complete.
When the firmware update is successfully completed, click on the “Exit” button to close the utility.
Turn off the printer, disconnect it from the network/computer, delete any pending print jobs (on the computer), and restart the printer so that error 49 disappears. You can then reconnect the network/computer cable and try printing again.
Google Drive File Stream is free software from Google that syncs data from Google Drive directly to the user’s computer. It connects as an additional drive that the user can open and view the content stored in Google Drive. Data can be moved in and out of the drive and is also displayed in the Google Drive interactive area.
If the free software is no longer synchronized, the additional drive is no longer displayed and you should refer to the following article to make it functional again.
What causes the “Google Drive has detected a problem and has been stopped” message in Windows 10?
“The device connected to the system is not working” is a specific Windows 10 error that appears in the form of a pop-up window. You can easily close it by clicking the X button in the upper right corner of the pop-up window.
It usually appears when the PC is connected to an external hard drive, USB port, or other devices. In this case, the error simply tries to tell the PC user that the external device is not working properly and needs maintenance.
What are the causes of the “Device connected to the system is not working” error on a Windows PC?
This error means that your system is unable to communicate with the connected device and cannot transfer data from it. This error can occur when your computer is connected to a removable storage device and the connection is broken.
Some of the causes are driver incompatibility, USB port problems, etc. Note that this error may also occur if the external device is not connected. In addition, the error message may appear when opening documents, png files, etc.
How can I resolve the “Device connected to the system is not working” error on my Windows PC?
Format the device
Back up the data on the USB device on another computer.
Open File Explorer (on your keyboard, press the Windows logo key and E at the same time).
Right-click on the USB device and select Format.
Configure the formatting options, then click Start.
Try transferring some files using the USB device and see if the error disappears.
Restart your computer
It’s also possible that your operating system is corrupt and you’re seeing the “Device connected to the system is not working” error. Restarting your computer may help you solve these problems. Try restarting your computer and see if the error goes away.
Launch the SFC scan and the DISM command
Click the “Start” button and type “cmd”.
In the list of results, right-click Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator.
To run the SFC scan, type “sfc /scannow” and press the Enter key on your keyboard.
To run the DISM command, type “dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth” and press
Enter on your keyboard.
Reboot the computer. Then check to see if the error has been fixed.
Update the device driver
Download and install a third-party update driver.
Run the third-party driver update program and click Scan Now.
The third-party driver updater will then scan your computer and find any problematic drivers.
Click the Refresh button next to the USB device to download the latest and most correct driver for that device.
It turns out that corruption of system files can also cause error 0x80071AB1. Superficial damage can usually be fixed with SFC or DISM scanning procedures, but in more serious scenarios you may need to repair or a clean installation.
It is very frustrating to work on a computer and have only one user account to work with, try to save a file in the right place and suddenly see an error message pop up like this:
You do not have permission to save to this location. Contact your administrator to get permission. Do you want to save in the Public images folder? Yes or no.”
What causes the “You don’t have permission to save to this location” error message in Windows 10?
This message is mostly related to system settings and file/folder settings. You should be aware that a third-party antivirus program can change your system’s security settings, which can cause this error.
Running a program without administrator rights can cause the “You do not have permission to save to this location” error.
How do I fix the “You don’t have permission to save to this location” error in Windows 10?
Granting administrative rights
Press Windows + R, type “netplwiz” (without quotes) and press Enter to open the user account settings.
In the list of user accounts, select the one for which the error occurred.
After selecting the user, click Properties.
In the window that opens, switch to the Group Membership tab.
Here you will see three options, viz: Standard, Administrator, and Other.
Make sure you check the box next to Administrator and click Apply, then OK.
This will give you full access to save or change file permissions on your Windows 10 PC, so you can edit all files and folders with Administrator permissions.
Close everything, and it Fix You don’t have permission to save in this location, so try saving the file again.
Navigate to the C: drive, right-click and select Properties.
Go to the Security tab and click the Change button.
Select the Full control for private users and administrators check box.
Click Apply, and then click OK.
Right-click the C: drive again and select Properties.
Click the Security tab and then click Advanced.
Now in the Advanced Security Settings window, click Change Permissions.
Select the user account for which the error occurred and click Edit.
Make sure you select the Full Access option under Basic Permissions, then click OK.
Then click Apply and click OK.
Close everything, then reboot your computer to save your changes.
Format the drive with NTFS
Open Windows File Explorer by pressing Windows + E and go to This PC.
Select the problem drive and right-click Format.
Then select the NTFS file system from the list (the default).
Select the Quick Format checkbox, then click the Start button.
Close everything and try saving the file again in the desired location.