If you are dealing with “Video Driver Crashed and was Reset” error message on your computer, you might be able to fix the issue using various methods as provided below.
Video Driver Crashed and was Reset Error
While “Video Driver Crashed and was Reset” error is commonly reported by gamers, it is also known to occur while playing videos using the Media Player and while watching YouTube or Flash videos on the internet.
There could be various reasons for this error, ranging from overloading of the GPU to outdated or corrupted drivers for the Graphics Cards on your computer.
1. Close Active Programs and Processes
Keeping multiple browser tabs and programs open at the same time can cause the problem by placing excessive demands on the GPU.
Close all the open programs and browser tabs on your computer and this should reduce significantly reduce resource usage on your computer.
2. Run Video Playback Troubleshooter
If the problem is occurring while playing videos, the built-in Video Playback Troubleshooter in windows 10 might help in fixing the problem.
1. Open Settings and click on Updates & Security.
2. Click on Troubleshoot in the left-pane. In the right-pane, select Video Playback and click on Run the Troubleshooter.
3. Follow the onscreen instructions to allow the troubleshooter to find and fix problems on your computer.
3. Update Graphics Card Drivers
Follow the steps below to see if an updated driver is available for the Graphics Card installed on your computer.
1. Right-click on the Start button and click on Device Manager.
2. On Device Manager screen, expand the entry for Display Adapters > right-click on the Graphics Driver and click on Update driver.
3. On the next screen, select Search automatically for updated driver software option and follow the onscreen instructions to Update Driver.
4. Repeat the above steps to for other Graphics Cards installed on your computer.
After updating Graphics Driver, restart your computer and see if the problem is now fixed.
4. Download Updated Driver from Manufacturers Website
If Windows is unable to find the required driver, visit the Manufacturers website and see if an updated driver is available.
If a driver is available, download the driver software and follow the instructions to install the Drivers on your computer.
5. Adjust Visual Effects for Best Performance
Setting the Visual Effects on your computer for best performance, instead of best appearance can help in fixing the problem by reducing the load on GPU.
1. Right-click on Start and click on Run.
2. In the Run command window, type SystemPropertiesAdvanced and click on OK.
3. On the next screen, make sure that you are on Advanced tab and click on Settings button under “Performance” section.
4. On the next screen, make sure you are Visual Effects tab and select Adjust for best performance option.
5. Click on Apply > OK to save these settings on your computer.
5. Increase GPU Processing Time Using Registry Editor
Note: This method is meant for advanced users, proceed carefully and do not make any mistakes while you are in the registry.
1. Right-click on the Start button and click on Run.
2. In the Run Command window, type regedit and click on OK.
3. On the Registry Editor screen, navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\GraphicsDrivers.
4. Click on GraphicsDrivers folder in the left pane. In the right-pane, create a new DWORD by right-click in any Blank space > New > DWORD (32-bit) Value.
Note: You can choose DWORD(64-bit) if the OS on your computer is 64-bit.
5. Name the newly created DWORD as TdrDelay.
6. Double-click on TdrDelay and type 8 as the “Value Data” in Edit DWORD pop-up.
6. Click on OK to save this change to the Registry.
Close Registry Editor and restart your computer for the changes to Apply.