Thread Stuck in Device Driver Error in Windows 10

You working on your final office presentation before Christmas and suddenly, you see a BSOD pop-up on your screen saying”Thread Stuck in Device Driver”. If you do not know how to fix this error, then we are glad to inform you that you’re in the right place.

Today we will be clearing all your doubts and queries from what is this error, and how to solve it. Continue reading the article to get all your doubts cleared.

What is Thread Stuck in Device Driver Error in Windows 10?

The Thread Stuck in Device Driver is a BSOD (Blue Screen of Death) error that the users of Windows 10 started to encounter recently. The error usually occurs due to a bad or misconfigured device driver file caught in an endless loop while it waits for the hardware to enter an idle state.

The error code is 0x100000ea and as the name suggests, it is basically a driver problem instead of a hardware issue.

Depending upon your PC you might get one of the following messages:




“The THREAD_STUCK_IN_DEVICE_DRIVER bug check has a value of 0x000000EA”


What Causes This Error?

You might be thinking that what actually caused the Device Manager Error Code. What sin I have committed that led my PC to this driver problem, is the question that you might be thinking about.

Well, this driver error is not your fault, it is basically a technical issue and below are some of 0x100000ea error

  • Misconfigured or outdated device drivers
  • Driver conflict after installing new hardware.
  • Corrupted or outdated video driver/video card
  • Installing corrupted hardware
  • Old BIOS
  • Mismatched registry entry
  • Missing system files
  • Bad storage device
  • Virus/Trojan

How To Fix Thread Stuck in Device Driver Error?

Till now, you have got all the information regarding the 0x100000ea driver error. Now, let’s get to the main point, i.e. How to solve this BSOD error. You can go through the solutions below and find out which method works best for you.

Method 1: Update the Video Driver

As corrupted or outdated video driver/video card is one of the causes of 0x100000ea driver error so reinstalling or updating the Video driver might solve the issue. Follow the steps below to update the Video driver of your PC

1: Go to the Start menu

2: Search for devmgmt.msc and select devmgmt or Device Manager.

3: Select “driver” and click on Update


Method 2: Replace Video Card

If updating the Video driver didn’t solve the 0x100000ea driver error, then replacing the Video card might help you. Look out for a new Video card in the market that meets all your requirements and is compatible with your PC.

Method 3: Update Your BIOS

Outdated BIOS could also be one of the culprits of the Thread Stuck in Device Driver error in Windows 10 so Updating the BIOS might solve the 0x100000ea problem. Different manufacturing companies have different methods to update the BIOS of their machine. To know about the process of Updating the BIOS of your system, follow the steps below:

1: Open Start, enter msinfo in the search bar and click on System Information at the top

2: Check your system’s model name and BIOS version

3: Go to your BIOS manufacturer’s support site. The easiest way to do this by searching Google for your system’s manufacturer name, system’s model name, and “drivers” or “BIOS” and then selecting the proper link

Step 4: Download the latest BIOS file from the website. Make sure that the BIOS file you are downloading is newer than the current BIOS version of your system.

Now, you have successfully downloaded the BIOS file for your system. As already said, the process to update BIOS varies from company to company so in order to update the BIOS file you can search for the process to Update BIOS at the support website of your manufacturing company.

Method 4: Run BSOD Troubleshooter

Running the Troubleshooter is another way through which you can solve the Thread Stuck in Device Driver problem. Below are the steps to Troubleshoot

Step 1: Go to the setting of your PC and click choose Update and Security

Step 2: Go to the Troubleshoot tab under the Blue Screen section and click on run troubleshooter

Your PC will automatically start scanning for problems and will fix them. Restart your PC after the scan is completed

Method 5: Reinstall The Operating System

If you’ve tried all the methods to resolve the issue, but the problem still persists, then the last and the best way to resolve it is Reinstalling your Operating System. Make sure to back up all the important files and documents before reinstalling the Operating System as doing so will delete all the files and docs in your PC

Final Words

To sum up, in this article we have shared with you all the information about Thread Stuck in Device Driver Error in Windows 10 and various methods to solve the driver error. Let us know through the comment section which of the above methods worked for you. Also, share down any other method that you know, to solve the 0x100000ea error.

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