How To Fix: Driver WUDFRd Failed To Load

This error “driver wudfrd failed to load” usually occurs when the drivers are not compatible with the Windows 10 upgradations. The existing drivers conflict with the upgraded software and hence this conflict.


We know it becomes really frustrating when the error message appears again and again with a blue screen. But you don’t need to worry, we will provide you with solutions that will fix the error in no time. To know the solutions scroll down and follow the steps properly.  

Causes Of The “Driver WUDFRd Failed To Load” Error 

This error generally occurs after the upgradations of Windows 10. With the update, some drivers become incompatible with the existing hardware and that causes the error.

A blue screen usually displays the issue with an error message “wudfrd failed to load”. 

Fixing “wudfrd Failed To Load” Error

Here we will state some of the simple fixes that you can try easily to fix this wudfrd error. 

Solution 1: Update Windows 

Updating Windows sometimes fixes this and many other errors. Therefore you should always keep your Windows OS updated. If you have not yet updated your Windows, you need to do it now. 

  1. To update Windows, you need to press Windows key + I  and select Update and Security.
  2. Now you need to click Check for Updates and make sure you install any pending updates.
  3. After the update, you need to reboot your system to check if the error is solved.  

Solution 2: Fixing Power Supply Errors

If the error wudfrd shows when the system reboots and shuts down, it is because of the power supply incapable of holding the load and hence, shows the message. Problems with the power supply can even lead to different other issues in the system. So, check for any issue with the power supply and fix them at the earliest.

Solution 3: Turn Off Hard Disk Hibernation 

To turn off the hard disk hibernation, you can follow these steps: 

Hit Window key + X and then select Power options. Next, click on Additional power settings to open the Control Panel. 

Now you will have to click on Change plan settings and Change advanced power settings. Next, tap on Hard disk and turn it off. You will have to choose ‘Never’ for ‘On battery’ settings and click on Apply and Ok to save the changes.  

Solution 4: Reinstall USB Controllers 

To reinstall the USB controllers, you will have to press Windows key + R, type devmgmt.msc in the Run box and hit Enter to open Device Manager. Now, expand USB controllers, right-click each of the drivers and then select uninstall. When asked for confirmation, you need to select Yes. After all the controllers are uninstalled, you should now reboot your PC. This will automatically install the drivers and will hopefully, fix the issue you are facing. 

Solution 5: Update The Drivers That Are Incompatible 

Please visit the manufacture’s website to check for the recent updates, if your system is not set to auto-update. After installing the updates, you should always reboot your system. 

We hope you have resolved the issue by now. If you think we missed any important point or step please do not forget to mention that in the comment section below. We hope that you found our article helpful.