Video Dxgkrn Fatal_Error in Windows 10 Fix

Who I am
Marie-Ange Demory
@marie-angedemory
SOURCES CONSULTED:

support.microsoft.com

Author and references

A fatal error on a Windows 10 PC usually means a blue screen of death (BSOD) which can force a sudden shutdown of the entire system. One of those fatal errors is the VIDEO DXGKRNL FATALE error, which started appearing late after the latest Windows 10 1809 update and quite frequently. So what does the error mean?

Apparently the error is due to a breach in the Microsoft DirectX graphics kernel subsystem and the reason for the breach could be due to a faulty driver (mainly graphics drivers) forcing you to break graphics. Also, to check if this problem is related to external devices connected to the PC, you can try to remove these devices and restart the PC. If it is a driver related problem, the problem should be resolved.



However, if not, you can try the following methods to fix the problem. Video Dxgkrn Fatal_Error On your Windows 10 system.

* Note - If your system restarts very frequently and won't let you access and check what the problematic driver is, you can boot your system in safe mode. This will help boot your system using the default drivers, allowing you to proceed with the solution.

Method 1: Check if Windows is updated to the latest version

Step 1: To go Home, click on it and select settings from the menu.

Step 2: A settings window, click Update and security.

Step 3: Takes you directly to Windows update section. On the right side of the panel, press the button Look for updates button.



4 phase: Windows will automatically download and install any available updates. You can then restart your PC for the updates to take effect.

If this method doesn't help to get rid of the error, then follow the next method.

Method 2: update / reinstall any outdated drivers

Since BSoD or Blue Screen of Death may be due to outdated graphics drivers, you will need to update those drivers or reinstall the latest version to fix the problem. Let's see how.

Solution 1: updating the video driver

Step 1: Right click on Home and select Device administrator in the context menu.

Step 2: A Device administrator window, go to Video cards and expand it.

Then right-click the graphics driver below and select Update Driver from the menu.

Step 3: Then click Automatically searches for drivers.

4 phase: It will start checking for driver updates and, if available, will automatically download the update and even install it.

However, if no updates are available, a message "The best drivers for you are already installed". Press Close go out.

You can now restart your computer and the error should go away. However, if the problem persists then follow the next solution.

Solution 2: Reinstall the current display driver

Step 1: Right click on Home and select Device administrator in the context menu.


Step 2: A Device administrator window, go to Video cards and expand it.

Now, right click on the video driver below and select Uninstall device from the menu.


Step 3: Click Yup in the message to continue with the uninstall. Once completed, restart your PC. When you log in, Windows will automatically install the original video driver.

If not, go to Device administrator as shown in Step 1 and click Action. Now click Check for hardware changes. This will search for the original video driver and install it.

4 phase: So go to Video cards section and expand it.

Now, right-click on the graphics driver and select Update Driver from the menu.

Step 3: In the next window, select Look for drivers on my computer.

4 phase: In the next window, below Find the drivers in this location field, set the path of the driver you downloaded from the official site.

Click The next.

Step 5: Now the display driver will be installed and once finished, restart your PC for the changes to take effect.

Upon reboot, you shouldn't try the VIDEO_DXGKRNL_FATAL_ERROR never again. But, if the problem still persists, you can follow the next method.

Method 3: Disabling Fast Startup

The Quick Start feature is known to significantly reduce startup time, making Windows faster. However, sometimes this feature can cause the fatal error and then disabling it might be the solution. Let's see how.


Step 1: To go Home and write Control Panel in the search box.

Step 2: Left click on the result to open the file Control Panel window.


Step 3: A Control Panel window, go to Seen from and enter it Big icons. Then find Power options and click to open.

4 phase: Then on the left side of the panel, select Choose what the power buttons do.

Step 5: A System settings window, click Change the settings currently available.

Step 6: In the next window, under the file Shutdown settings section, uncheck the box next to Enable quick start (recommended).

Click on Save the changes to save and exit.

Now restart your computer and you should no longer see the fatal error.

However, if you still see the error then you can follow the method below.

Method 4: Using Command Prompt

You can try to repair any faulty Windows file by running the DISM / SFC command which can help you recover the missing files or repair them.

Solution 1: Run the DISM Restore Health command

Step 1: Go to the Windows search bar and type cmd.

Step 2: Right-click on the result and select Run as administrator Open Symbol of the system in administrator mode.

Step 3: A Symbol of the system (administration), run the following command and press Log in:

DISM / Online / Cleanup Image / RestoreHealth

4 phase: Now let the process get completed as it takes some time. Once completed, execute the second command as shown below and press Log in:

sfc / scannow

This process also takes some time, so be patient until it completes the check for damaged files and fixes them. When finished, you can restart your computer and the file Video Dxgkrn Fatal_Error it should be gone now.

However, if the problem persists, you can try the next method.

Method 5: Uninstall any recently installed programs

It is possible that some program you recently installed is causing the problem, so the best option would be to uninstall it and see if it works.

Step 1: To go Home and write Control Panel in the search box.

Step 2: Left click on the result to open the file Control Panel window.

Step 3: A Control Panel window, go to Seen from field and select Big icons from the drop-down menu. Now select Programs and features of the list.

4 phase: Then go to the right side of the panel and below Uninstall or change a program, right-click on the recently installed program and select Uninstall from the menu.

Now, wait for the program to uninstall and once completed, you can reboot your system and the BSoD error should go away.

While these methods should definitely fix the problem, if the problem persists, you can try running a virus scan with reputable antivirus software that can efficiently detect malware and virus attacks. If the error continues to appear, the last and best solution would be to perform a system restore. This can help restore Windows system settings to an earlier state when the system was working properly.

add a comment of Video Dxgkrn Fatal_Error in Windows 10 Fix
Comment sent successfully! We will review it in the next few hours.