For Windows Vista and later:
- Click on the Windows start button.
- In the search box, type cmd and press Ctrl+Shift+Enter. This is a trick to elevate the the command box to run as administrator.
- In the command box, type verifier.exe
For Windows XP and Server 2003:
- At the Run command (Windows key+R) type verifier.exe and Enter.
The dialog appears similar to (XP shown, but Vista is almost identical):
Choose the task. For the first time, a good choice is using the default "Create standard settings". Select Next. The type of drivers to select appears:
While you might be tempted to select all the drivers, we'd recommend using the unsigned drivers (the first choice) or older drivers (second choice). You can also select a specific driver.
The more drivers that are tested at one time can end up flagging less important bugs that could mask the problem you're trying to solve.
Select Finish. The final screen appears:
Press Ok. You will need to manually restart the system (selecting Ok does not issue a reboot).