Something went wrong with the projection error on Windows 10

Windows 10 is made with the aim of building an operating system to enhance a user’s productivity. Hence, modern computers running Windows 10 have capabilities to wirelessly project their screen to an external display. Microsoft has a pre-installed and dedicated app — Connect, which helps another device project their screen on the computer. But this feature is really delicate. It will not work properly if not configured properly. And if some configuration does not work out well, it will display an error – Something went wrong with the projection.

This error is caused due to issues with the Display driver, hardware error, damaged system files, and more.

Something went wrong with the projection error

Something went wrong with the projection

The following methods are effective to fix this issue with projection on Windows 10:

  1. Update, Rollback, or Reinstall the Display Driver.
  2. Run Network Troubleshooters.
  3. Run Video Playback Troubleshooter.
  4. Undo any recent changes.
  5. Reset Windows 10 without deleting any files.

1] Update, Rollback or reinstall the Display driver

There are possibilities that the driver got updated in the background, and hence, a flawed installation might have caused the issue. Else, an outdated an incompatible driver might also trigger the same issue. Lastly, a corrupted or improper installation would do the same.

Something went wrong with the projection

The Display driver is the backbone of this feature on Windows 10. You can either update the Graphics Driver or rollback or reinstall it. These actions can be performed from the Device Manager under the section of Display adapters.

Also, you can try to update, rollback, or reinstall the Network drivers. They can be found under the section of Network Adapters.

3] Use the Network Adapter troubleshooter

The issue can also be caused due to an issue with the Network Adapter settings. You can use the Network Adapter troubleshooter to fix the error.

4] Use Video Playback troubleshooters

Inside the Settings app for Windows 10, navigate to Update & security > Troubleshoot.

And run the Troubleshooter for Video Playback.

This should automatically detect and fix any problems that you are facing on your computer.

4] Undo any recent changes

If the Projection worked earlier and after a few software or hardware changes that you made, the feature is not working and throwing the Something went wrong with the projection error, there is something you can do about it.

Installing a new software might modify the projection configurations.

So, you have to undo all these changes and check if that fixes your issues. For that, uninstall any new software installed or remove any hardware you inserted to your computer safely. Make sure that any hardware that you remove is when the computer is turned off.

5] Reset Windows 10 without deleting any files

In some cases, as the last option, resetting Windows 10 without deleting any files have helped resolve this issue. While performing a reset, make sure you Keep all the personal files.

This should have made the projection feature working on your computer.

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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.

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