Fix wdcsam64.sys Memory integrity Error in Windows 11 or 10

Top 4 methods to solve – Incompatible drivers – Resolving incompatibilities with these drivers will enable you to turn on Memory integrity – wdcsam64.sys in Windows 11 and 10.

wdcsam64.sys

wdcsam64.sys is a driver associated with WD External Storage developed by Western Digital Technologies. Some users are facing an error due to this incompatible sys file. The error message is, “Incompatible drivers – Resolving incompatibilities with these drivers will enable you to turn on Memory integrity – wdcsam64.sys”. Even after uninstalling the driver through Device Manager, the issue persists and you can not enable Memory integrity in Core isolation on Windows Security.

Because of Memory integrity wdcsam64.sys error you can not turn on Core isolation since Windows security scans and ensures that all the drivers are compatible for the enabling. If any driver is incompatible the application lists down it and recommends resolving the issue. The main solution to this problem is to remove this from your computer so, let’s see the method –

wdcsam64.sys Memory integrity Error in Windows 11 or 10

Here is how to fix wdcsam64.sys Memory integrity error in Windows 11 or 10 –

Way-1: Uninstall the driver through Program and Features

Wester Digital Technology website itself suggests uninstalling WD Sam using Program Features in Control panel so follow the steps –

  1. Press Winkey+R.
  2. Type – appwiz.cpl.
  3. Once the Program and Features window opens, find WD Discovery or another item related to wdcsam64.sys and right click on it.
  4. Click on Uninstall.
how to fix wdcsam64.sys Memory integrity error in Windows 11 or 10
  1. Once a wizard appears, click on “Uninstall”.

Delete leftovers of WD Sam Discovery:

  1. Then press Windows and E simultaneously to access File Explorer.
  2. On the ribbon of the File Explorer, hover on See more and select Options.
  3. Switch to the View tab.
  4. Check the option Show hidden files, folders, and drives.
  5. Click on Apply and close Folder options window.
  6. Then click on Local disk (C:) from the Quick access navigation pane on the left side.
  7. Go to Users and then double-click on the folder named with your Username.
  8. Locate .wdc and delete it.
  9. Open AppData.
  10. Then go to Local and enter the Temp directory.
  11. Delete all the folders titled WD Discovery.
  12. In the same way, find the following folders and remove them –
"C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Local\Western Digital\WD Discovery
C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Roaming\WD Discovery
C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Roaming\WDDesktop
C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Roaming\Western Digital\WD Discovery
C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Roaming\Western Digital\WDDesktop
C:\Program Files\WD Desktop App
C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\wdcsam64.sys"
  1. Restart the computer to get rid of Memory integrity turned off due to incompatible driver wdcsam64.sys.

Way-2: Delete WD Discovery using Sysinternals tool Autoruns

Autoruns, the Sysinternals tool, is the most effective and safest utility to remove the driver to fix wdcsam64.sys Memory integrity Error in Windows 11 or 10.

  1. Navigate to this page and download the current version of Autoruns.
  2. Extract Autoruns.zip and launch the app using the supporting.exe file.
  3. When the tool completely loads type wdcsam64 in Quick filter search box.
  4. Press Enter to get resulting files and folders.
  5. Look for the wdcsam64 related items in the app and delete them.
Delete WD Discovery using Sysinternals tool Autoruns
  1. Reboot your PC to enable Memory integrity.

Way-3: Try to uninstall the app using Device Manager

Normally, Device Manager allows to update, uninstall, and disable a driver but in some cases, the tool does not show wdcsam64. However, if you can see the file in the devices’ list try it out to wipe out it using the below method –

  1. Right-click on Start.
  2. Select Device Manager.
  3. Click on View -> Show hidden devices.
  4. Find WD Drive Management devices.
  5. Right click on WD SES Device.
  6. Select Uninstall.
  7. Once a pop-up appears, check the box saying – Delete the driver software for this device.
  8. Click on ‘Uninstall’ and reboot the device.

Way-4: Using third-party apps

In addition to Programs and Features, Autoruns, and Device Manager, third-party programs can also be used to delete wdcsam64.sys driver. These are Wise Program Uninstaller, IObit Uninstaller, and Revo uninstaller completely clean the driver and its traces.

Methods:
Way-1: Uninstall the driver through Program and Features
Way-2: Delete WD Discovery using Sysinternal tool Autorun
Way-3: Try to uninstall the app using Device Manager
Way-4: Using third-party apps

That’s all!!

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