The PNP driver is a system-level driver provided by Microsoft for Windows 11. The driver is used to control plug-and-play devices including USB and onboard devices.
The DRIVER_PNP_WATCHDOG error has occurred in the blue screen of death since the Windows 8 era, but usually fewer users encounter this problem.
However, some users have also encountered this error when trying to upgrade Windows 11 since last week, and this error may be encountered regardless of whether the system is upgraded or newly installed.
Because this driver is related to plug-and-play devices, some users try to unplug the keyboard, mouse, graphics card, memory, and even the hard drive one by one to troubleshoot errors.
When the users who were tortured by the problem were trying their best to troubleshoot the problem but did not solve the problem, Microsoft issued an announcement stating that the error was a system problem and not a hardware problem.
I checked the Microsoft community and found that many users have encountered this error. The continuous blue screen of death or black screen of death has seriously affected the normal use of users.
Now Microsoft has confirmed that this error is a system problem, and there are problems starting from Windows 11 Build 22454 to this week’s Build 22458.
So if you encounter this problem, don’t try to upgrade again, but if the blue screen of death has occurred, you may need to reinstall the system to resume normal use.
Microsoft did not elaborate on this issue or provide a temporary solution. Users who are worried about this issue can also suspend the update and skip the problem version.
As a development version, the current stability of Windows 11 is relatively poor. If you don’t have time to toss about these problems, it is recommended to return to Windows 11 in the Beta channel.