The video driver stopped responding and was reset

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While playing a video on your computer, you may encounter an error message out of nowhere, saying “The video driver stopped responding and was reset". This issue leads to additional issues like color flickering, black screens on various video streaming websites. If you are facing this problem, don't worry. This problem usually occurs due to a damaged graphics driver on the computer.

Solution 1: Update the graphics driver

Old graphics driver can sometimes cause this problem on your computer.

1. At first, right-click on the Windows icon. Then click on "run".

2. Write "devmgmt.msc"And then click"ok".

3. When Device Manager appears on the screen, you need to expand the "Video cards".

4. Next, right-click the graphics driver and then click "Update Driver".

5. To allow Windows to search for the driver, click "Automatically searches for drivers".

Windows will search for the latest driver and install it on your computer.

Solution 2: Adjust the visual settings

Adjusting the visual settings on your computer should fix the display problem.

1. Press Tasto Windows + R.

2. So you have to write "sysdm.cpl“. Click on “ok".

3. In the System Properties window, go to "Advanced".

4. You need to click on "Setting…“In” Performance “.

5. On the "Visual Effects" tab, click the radio button next to the "Adjust for better performance".

6. Then click on "To apply"Y"ok“To save the change on your computer.

Next, you need to restart your computer.

After rebooting, you will no longer have to face the problem.

Fix 3 - Edit Record-

There is a possibility that the graphics driver will not respond to the Windows request in the allotted time. Increasing the time limit should fix the problem.

1. Digita “regedit“In the search box.

2. Then press Log in to access the Registry Editor on your computer.

3. When you have the Registry Editor open on your computer, expand the left side to go to this location ~


Follow these steps depending on the version of Windows (32-bit or 64-bit) you are using.

Steps for 32-bit Windows users

for. Next, you need to right click on the right side and then click on "New>". Then click on "Valore DWORD (32 bit)".

b. You must name this new key as "TdrDelay".

C. Hence, double click on him "TdrDelay“To change the value.

7. Next, set the "Value data:" section to "8".

8. Finally, click on "ok".

Steps for 64-bit Windows users

for. Right-click the space, then click "New>"And then click"Valore Q-Word (64 bit)".

second. Give this key the name "TdrDelay".

C. Now, to change the value of this delay, double click in this key.

re. In the Edit QWORD (32-bit) value window, type "8".

myself. Then click on "ok".

Close the Registry Editor window e start again your device for this change to take effect.

After rebooting, the problem won't bother you anymore.

Fix 3- Uninstall and reinstall the graphics card

1. You need to press Windows key + X from the keyboard.

2. Click on "Device administrator“To access the utility.

3. From the list of drivers, expand the section labeled "Video cards".

4. Next, right click on the NVIDIA graphics controller. Then click on "Uninstall device".

5. If a confirmation message appears, click "Uninstall".

Close Device Manager e start again your computer.

This should solve your problem.

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