Your operating system pops up following error while running video-intensive applications:
STOP Error Code 0x000000EA (THREAD_STUCK_IN_DEVICE_DRIVER)
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Alternative manual troubleshooting steps are given below:
Update Graphics Adapter Driver
Your graphics adapter driver may be outdated. An outdated graphics driver may result into system compatibility issues. It may have stopped responding or functioning due as it is not compatible enough to run on the Windows environment you’re currently using.
There are two ways to update driver for your graphics adapter:
Visit the website of its manufacturer. Under Downloads navigation link > Drivers icon, you’ll be prompted to select your Model, Operating System and so on. Fill up the appropriate details, and proceed with the download.
Driver Download Pages:
Using Device Manager
Using Device Manager tool: Press Windows Key + X; choose Device Manager. Expand top node representing your laptop name; and then Display Adapters node. Right click your existing display adapter, choose “Update driver software” option to bring a wizard that guides you step by step. You’ll be prompted to either automatically check for new driver updates, or locate the downloaded driver setup file.
Temporarily Remove your Graphics Card
Your graphics card may be encountering issues while running video-intensive applications. Power off and unplug your machine, carefully remove the Graphics Card from its slot, and then turn on your machine again.
Test the system for a few days. If you run without any issues, there’s likely a problem with your previous Graphics Card, a replacement is needed.
Perform Hardware Troubleshooting
Windows contains a set of toolkit to diagnose common system issues without needing to diagnostic steps. It can detect hardware issues and try to resolve them its own.
1. Open Control Panel. (Choose that option after pressing Windows Key + X)
2. Type the following in its Location Bar:
- Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\
3. Click “Troubleshooting” icon.
4. Click Hardware and Sound.
5. Follow the on-screen instructions.
Disable Hardware Acceleration Feature
STOP Error Code 0x000000EA may occur due to non-functional display and performance features resulting from incorrect system settings. Hardware Acceleration feature may be turned on, while your system doesn’t support it. Disable that feature as follows;
1. In the Search Box on your Taskbar, type “Display Settings”
2. Open that from Search Results.
3. You have now Settings window opened with default Display tab.
4. Click the link labelled “Advanced display settings” at the bottom.
5. Click “Display adapter properties” link.
6. Now click the Troubleshoot tab, and then move “Hardware acceleration” slider to “None”.
7. Uncheck the box labelled “Enable write combining”.
8. Save the changes by clicking OK | Close.
Prevent Non-Functional Startup Items from Loading
One or more startup items registered to run after Windows boot interval are causing this issue. Using the Task Manager disable such faulty startups.
1. Open Task Manager. Select that option after pressing Windows Key + X.
2. Expand the existing UI. Just click “More details” icon at bottom left.
3. Click Startup tab, and then disable all Non-Microsoft startups excluding your Antivirus, Firewall security software.
4. Exit the tool; reboot your system.