Windows 10 is one of the most popular OS in this global market. However, in reality, it is not free from technical glitches. Users often come across its technical glitches while using this OS. Video TDR failure Windows 10 is one of those common errors you can come across. If you have already faced such an error and don’t know how to fix the issue then try to focus on this article. It consists of several guidelines as well as causes and symptoms behind this issue.
When this frustrating error occurs on your device then you can come across a typical situation described below:
The active Windows of your device crashes and you may encounter a blue screen showing Video TDR failure Windows 10. If you have already faced this error and want to know how to overcome it then don’t worry you will get your answer in this article itself. Before trying out the solutions, let’s focus on the causes to encounter this error.
You may encounter this error due to several causes. For instance-
Due To Incorrect Graphics Driver Settings- You can encounter this error due to incorrect graphics driver settings of your system.
Outdated Version Of Graphics Driver- If you are using an outdated version of graphics driver then also you can encounter this error.
You can also encounter this error due to misconfigured device files.
This BSOD error generally occurs after restarting Windows and you can troubleshoot it using several methods given below.
Here, experts have provided more than one hacks to troubleshoot this issue on your own. Try to follow all of them carefully. It is recommended not to skip any one of them.
When this error occurs then you have to update display card and chipset drivers using following steps.
Open your device browser.
In the address bar type the address of the official website of the display driver manufacturer.
Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation process.
Now, check the status of the error, if it persists then try to follow the steps given below.
You can also try to reinstall the drivers to overcome this issue. In that case, try to follow the steps mentioned below.
Invoke in Safe Mode in Windows 10.
Open the Device Manager. Extend Display Adapters option.
Right-click AMD/ATI device and tap on the Uninstall.
Tap on OK.
Reboot your computer again on the safe mode and install a fresh version of graphics drivers.
Restart your computer.
If the error persists then try to follow the steps mentioned below.
You can also overcome this issue by replacing some files. On that note, try to follow the instructions given below. Before performing the process at first, download the freshest version of ATI/AMD graphics card driver.
Observe the path C:\Windows\System32\drivers
Now, find and navigate to the atikmdag.sys (or atikmpag.sys) file.
After that change, it’s named as atikmdag.sys.old (or atikmpag.sys.old).
Open the ATI directory.
Locate the file atikmdag.sy_ or atikmpag.sy_.
Copy the file to your desktop.
If you can’t find this folder in your system then you have to find it from the Start button of your computer using the following steps.
On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key and the R button simultaneously to open the Run dialog box.
On that box type cmd and click on OK to continue.
Type chdir desktop and press Enter to change the directory to your Desktop.
Type expand.exe atikmdag.sy_ atikmdag.sys and hit Enter to continue.
In some cases, you can also type in expand -r atikmdag.sy_ atikmdag.sys and hit Enter to continue.
After completing the expansion process, copy the new atikmdag.sys file from your Desktop to C:\Windows\System32\Drivers.
Now restart your computer and check the status of the error. If it persists then try to follow the next step as mentioned below.
If you are unable to fix this issue then you have to change the graphics settings using the steps as follows:
Go to the system tray and click on your graphics icon.
Navigate to the Graphics Properties and from the Control Panel window.
Click on the 3D settings.
Now, go to the Application Optimal mode and choose the Enable option.
Find the Anti-Aliasing and tap on the Use Application settings.
Disable Conservative Morphological Anti-Aliasing.
Tap on Balance mode in general settings.
After performing this step go to the graphics control panel and perform the following task.
Select Video settings.
From the Standard Color Correction option choose the ‘Application’ settings.
Go to the input range and tap on the Application settings.
Choose the Save profile and apply.
Now, check whether the error still persists. If not then try to follow the next step mentioned below.
You can also try to reinstall the graphics driver to overcome this issue. In order to perform this action, let’s focus on the steps given below.
Expand Display Adapters section and right-click on the display device.
You will be able to see a drop-down menu. Click on the Uninstall button.
You will be asked to make the Delete the driver software for this device be checked and press Enter to continue.
Reboot your system.
Use the Scan for hardware changes option to install the latest version of the driver.
After installation, you will be able to fix this issue on your own.
Hope, using the hacks and tricks you will be able to fix this issue on your own. In future, if you face any other technical glitches with your device then you can follow our website to get further troubleshooting tips. Stay glued with this article and derive the best outcome. If you have any other queries related to this error then you can post your queries.