Fix 0x00000016 Blue Screen Error on Windows 10

If you are a PC gamer, you are one who uses the resources to the maximum. While doing this sometimes, you also might also encounter a Blue Screen errors. One such Stop Error concerns the Graphics Card driver and it throws out the code 0x00000016. The same error code can be applied for two types of bug checks. They are CID HANDLE CREATION and VIDEO TDR ERROR. You can try the fixes for both of these errors.

0x00000016 Blue Screen Error

Fix 0x00000016 Blue Screen Error

We always recommend creating a System Restore Point first so that you can just roll back to the previous known stable state of your Windows 10/8/7 computer, should the need arise.

1] Reinstall your Graphics Card Drivers

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There is a strong possibility that the graphics drivers installed on your computer are not compatible with Windows 10 or have encountered some of the malfunction.  Updating your Graphics Drivers is not difficult. Just head to the Device Manager to do the needful. Or, you can just head to the Downloads section of your manufacturer’s website. Get all the drivers that are newer than what is installed on your computer.

2] Reinstall the game

You can try to reinstall that game that is giving you the error. For that first, you will have to uninstall the game and then run the setup again.

3] Disable the Sleep functionality of your monitor

Sometimes the Sleep functionality of the display might also cause this BSOD. Sometimes while the graphics card’s drivers are being used in the background, the display goes to sleep, and then when it is awakened, it may cause this BSOD. To prevent this you can try to prevent your computer from getting into Sleep mode.

4] Run Blue Screen Troubleshooter

You may also run the Blue Screen Troubleshooter. The built-in Troubleshooter is easy to run and fixes BSODs automatically. The online Windows 10 Blue Screen Troubleshooter from Microsoft is a wizard that is meant to help novice users fix their Stop Errors. It offers helpful links along the way.

5] Miscellaneous fixes

Firstly, check if your computer is getting enough power from the main power input socket.

Secondly, you can try to check if your computer is overheating because overheating can be a major causing in causing the hardware components to throw errors. You can also try installing some additional ventilation setups or add a system cooling.

Thirdly, if you have overclocked your CPU or the GPU, you should just try to undo it now. You can learn more about it in our guide: Is overclocking really worth it?

Fourth, check if the hardware you installed on your computer is physically in good condition to work as per your expectations.

I am sure that something here will help you fix the problem.

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Ayush has been a Windows enthusiast since the day he got his first PC with Windows 98SE. He is an active Windows Insider since Day 1 and is now a Windows Insider MVP. He has been testing pre-release services on his Windows 10 PC, Lumia, and Android devices.