Fix Video_TDR_Failure error in Windows 10

Over the years there has been a significant improvisation in the performance of GPU (Graphical Processing Unit). As the technology scene is evolving day by day, the current trend GPUs are capable of handling more and more complex content than the previous generations. GPU is responsible for the faster computation of graphical content that boosts the performance of video and graphics. It basically lessens the work of CPU and produces a smooth, faster video and graphics.

Multimedia content like videos is heavily used on a day to day basis be it an entertainment industry or computer simulations or even a multimedia games. While the high-quality graphics solution is provided by the graphical and multimedia drivers, users are facing problems related to GPU drivers in Windows 10.

Users who have recently upgraded to Windows 10 or have their graphics driver updated (atikmpag.sys nvlddmkm.sys or igdkmd64.sys) are facing blue screen of death error before starting the Window. The system displays the blue screen error as  VIDEO_TDR_FAILURE. This BSOD (Blue Screen of Death) also occurs after the unexpected restart of the computer. VIDEO_TDR_FAILURE error seizes the normal function of graphics card driver which eventually stops responding.


Video_TDR_Failure stop error

The Stop Error screen displays the file name depending on your graphics card that is triggering the error. This error may show up the file called igdkmd64.sys or nvlddmkm.sys which are related to Intel integrated graphics. If you are using AMD or ATI graphics card, then the error may show up the file name atikmpag.sys. Proceed with the following solutions to fix the error in Windows 10.

1] Reinstall the default Graphics Drivers

Boot Windows 10 in Safe Mode and open Device Manager from the WinX Menu.

Expand Display Adapters section and right-click on the display device.

Click Uninstall from the drop-down menu.

When asked, select the checkmark on Delete the driver software for this device and hit Enter.

Reboot your system into normal mode.

Install the latest version of the driver for your system using the Scan for hardware changes option.

The idea is to ensure that you have a fresh installation of the latest driver for the device.

2] Change Graphics Settings of Intel HD Graphics

Follow these steps if you’re using Intel Graphics.

Go to system tray and click on Intel HD graphics.

Go to Graphics Properties and Choose 3D settings from control panel window.

Do the following now:

  1. Click on Enable under Application Optimal mode.
  2. Click on the Use Application settings under Anti-Aliasing.
  3. Turn off Conservative Morphological Anti-Aliasing.
  4. Click on Balance mode in general settings.

Having done this, go back to the Graphics Control panel and do the following:

  1. Choose Video settings.
  2. Click the application settings under the Standard Color Correction.
  3. Click on Application settings under the Input range.

Click on Save profile and apply.

Restart your computer and see if it has helped.

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