BSOD Error on Desktop Computer – Thread Stuck in Device Driver


Hi guy, I found this error on a computer forum and decided to make an article out of this since it could be a common problem for many computer users. The issue is the computer frequently experiences BSDO Error. And on the screen, the error message says “Thread Stuck in Device Driver”.

Below are the best fix for this kind of error

Make sure that BIOS is Updated

It is very important for the BIOS to be updated in order for your components to function properly. For example, the newer Ryzen CPUs need you to have an updated BIOS, else you’ll experience some issues.

Here is a video on how to update your motherboard BIOS.

Make sure that you are using the Updated Drivers and Application for your GPU

Your graphics processing unit (GPU) is usually the reason for this kind of problem. So you need to make sure your have installed the right and updated driver. Then carefully read through useful information regarding your GPU especially on the steps on how to install it on your computer. Usually, this information is found on their website.

Make sure that you carefully follow the steps mentioned in the site. Do not try to do things on your own thinking that you already know what to do. There could be some specific steps that you need to perform in order to ensure that your GPU works fine.

A group of graphics cards, including (L-R) an MSI GeForce GTX 1050 OC 2GB, Zotac GeForce GTX 1060 AMP Edition 4GB and an Asus GeForce GTX 1070 Strix OC Edition 8GB, taken on January 20, 2017. (Photo by Olly Curtis/PC Gamer Magazine)

Make sure that your Power Supply is minimum 650 Watts

Surely when you assembled your computer you are planning to play lots of games on it and even have good plans when it comes to using latest GPU. So we suggest that you use minimum of 650 watts PSU.

The BSOD error with “Thread Stuck in Device Driver” usually happens on computers that has 450 watts of PSU. So in order to be safe, it would be best to get a PSU which is 650 watts.

This matter since your power supply unit provides the needed power for all your computer components to work. The latest parts mean it requires more power to work effectively. If your PSU cannot supply enough, it leads to errors. Usually, your computer would shut down on its own.

Do a Research on What BIOS best works for your Processor

This could be the last thing you want to try. If nothing else still works, try doing your own research on this since it would depend on the processor you have.

Try installing new bios. It should be one that works perfectly for the processor you use. I personally haven’t tried this yet so make sure that you ask someone who knows about this before giving it a try.

Base on what I have read online, new processors have certain BIOS that works best for them.

If you want to learn more about BIOS, this one is a good read.

UPDATE : AsRock Motherboards

If you have BIOS v3.70 and is using RAVEN processors, it would be best to downgrade to BIOS to v3.10.

Important note: BIOS v3.70 is not recommended for Raven processors

There are also cases where 3.20 version works for them so the main idea is to try to downgrade your BIOs version and see which works for you.

Here is an excellent video about BIOS update and Rollback

Downgrade BIOS ASROCK users

Get into BIOS setup menu by pressing F2 after turning on the computer.

Select the Instant Flash utility under [Tool] menu to execute it. ASRock Instant Flash will automatically detect all devices and only list those BIOS versions which are suitable for your motherboard. Select the suitable BIOS version and flash.

Save the BIOS files you need on a device such as USB disk 

Here is a link to the ASUS guide for complete instructions:

ASRock BIOS Upgrade Instruction

Important Reminders during BIOS Downgrade

  • Make lose POWER during the process
  • plug the USB in a known working port
  • Remember that your PC will just take longer than expected to POST only for once after immediately flashing the new BIOS, so don’t worry too much when this happens

Important notes from Asrock

On BIOS version 3.3 and 3.2

ASRock do NOT recommend updating this BIOS if Pinnacle, Raven or Summit Ridge CPU is being used on your system

Compilation of CPU and MOBO combination where this problem is common

  • Ryzen 5 3400g with asrock b450m hdv r4.0
  • Ryzen 3 3400G   (Radeon Drivers 20.5.1) with  ASRock A320M-HDV V4.0
  • Ryzen 7-3750h CPU with ASUS FX505DD
  • Ryzen 3 3200G CPU with ASRock B450M-HDV 
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