After Windows Update, if you see a Blue Screen with Stop Error VIDEO_DXGKRNL_FATAL_ERROR in Windows 10, here are some solution that might help you troubleshoot the issue. This error message may be accompanied by error codes such as 0xD80310B0, x05F6C614D, 0x680B871E or 0x96D854E5 and indicates that the Microsoft DirectX graphics kernel subsystem has detected a violation.



If you get this Stop Error, here are a few things you could try.

1] Reinstall/Update the Graphics Driver

Uninstall your Graphics Driver and install it again. If that doesn’t solve your issue, you might need to update the Graphics Driver. To update the driver, open Device Manager. After opening it, expand the Display adapters option, right-click on the driver and select Update driver option.


Then, you need to go through the screen options to complete the update. For your information, some people had to replace the graphics driver since it was not compatible with other hardware like the motherboard.

If you need to uninstall the Nvidia driver, after you have uninstalled it, download the latest Nvidia driver and install it. After a reboot, remember to set Nvidia as the default GPU.

2] Reinstall DirectX

Download the latest version of DirectX for your version of Windows from Microsoft and install it afresh on your system.

3] Use System File Checker

The System File Checker tool helps users search for changes in registry keys as well as system files. Following that, it can restore the original file if it detects any change. Video_Dxgkrnl_Fatal_Error message can appear due to recent changes made by different software or drivers. Run System File Checker and check whether it solves the issue or not.

4] Troubleshoot in Clean Boot State

Driver-side issues can be solved using Clean Boot as well. If you do not know, Clean Boot is nothing but booting the system with all non-Microsoft process, startups, and services disabled. That way, you can find out the offending process manually.

If you need more help, you may refer our Windows Stop Errors Guide.

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  1. Patricia

    Hello, you cannot reinstall DirectX on Windows 10.

  2. That’s correct. That is a general solution applied for older version of Windows.

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