How to Troubleshoot Windows 11 Thread Stuck in Device Driver BSOD Error

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

  1. Press Windows + X on your keyboard to open the Power User menu, and select Device Manager from the list.
  2. When Device Manager opens, find the driver you want to update, right-click it and select Update Driver Software.
  3. Select Automatically check for updated drivers and wait for Windows 10 to download the appropriate driver.
  4. Repeat these steps for all the drivers you want to update.

Perform BSoD troubleshooting

  1. Open the Settings app and go to Update and Security.
  2. From the left menu, select Troubleshooting.
  3. In the right pane, select BSoD and click Run Troubleshooter.
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete troubleshooting.

Starting an SFC scan

  1. Right-click the Start menu button and open the command line (Admin).
  2. Enter the following string and press Enter: sfc/scannow.
  3. Wait for the process to finish (this may take some time).
  4. If a solution is found, it will be applied automatically.
  5. 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

Most Windows device driver problems are caused by missing, corrupt, or outdated drivers. This is just one of the many reasons why you need to keep your device drivers up to date.

  1. Press Windows + X on your keyboard to open the Power User menu and select Device Manager from the list.
  2. When Device Manager opens, find the driver you want to update, right-click it, and select Update Driver Software.
  3. Select Automatically check for updated drivers and wait for Windows 10 to download the appropriate driver.
  4. Repeat these steps for all the drivers you want to update.