VIDEO_TDR_FAILURE Error on Windows 10 — How to Fix It

Sep. 18, 2018 / Updated by Bessie Shaw to Windows 10

The Video_TDR_Failure error, T stands for Timeout, D for Detection, and R for Recovery components, often appears with the BSOD (Blue Screen of Death) when the computer restarts unexpectedly, or before you starting Windows. General VIDEO_TDR_FAILURE notifications include atikmpag.sys, nvlddmkm.sys and igdkmd64.sys, depending on your graphics card brand.

Why Is the Video_TDR_Failure Error on Windows 10

The Video_TDR_Failure error can be triggered by various reasons. But to a large extent, the most likely reason is that there is something wrong with your graphics card driver, causing your graphics card stops responding or working. And that error forces the Windows to check out for the fixes eventually.

If you are trapped in Video_TDR_Failure error, don’t in a hurry to throw out your display card and purchase a new one, try the three methods below to fix it.

Read More: How to Fix the "Display Driver Stopped Responding and Has Recovered" Error on Windows 10

Method 1. Use Device Manager to Update the Display Driver

Take the step-by-step instructions to update the display driver with the Windows 10 built-in program, Device Manager.

1. Press shortcut keys Win + R and then type devmgmt.msc to open Device Manager.

2. Expand Display adapters section.

3. Find the display driver, right click the device on your computer and then click “Choose Update Driver Software”.

4. Select “Search automatically for driver software”.

5. Follow the on-screen instructions to install the updated display driver.

6. Restart your computer.



Method 2. Enter Safe Mode to Reinstall Graphics Drivers

Please note that this method requires the downloaded file of the latest version of the chipset driver and the graphics driver. Entering to the safe mode allows you to update drivers, copy files, and perform troubleshooting tasks. Below is how:

1. Enter Safe Mode in Windows 10.

2. Turn to Device Manager. Expand Display adapters then right click the display device and choose Uninstall.

3. Click OK at the prompt window.

4. Restart your computer and enter into the normal mode to install the latest version of chipset driver on your computer.

5. Reboot your PC one more time.

6. Double-click the downloaded driver file to install the graphics card driver.


Method 3. Fix the VIDEO_TDR_FAILURE Error on Windows 10 with Driver Talent

If you know nothing about the computer errors & fixes and prefer a quick way to troubleshoot driver related issues, you might as well use a professional driver update and management utility tool, like Driver Talent, to download and update you well-matched display drivers automatically.

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Take the three easy steps and Driver Talent will resolve the VIDEO_TDR_FAILURE error on Windows 10.

1. Launch Driver Talent. Make a deep detection of all the drivers on Windows 10 by clicking “Scan”, graphics drivers included.

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2. All the missing, outdated, corrupt or broken drivers will be listed after scan, click “Repair” to fix problematic graphics drivers or click “Update” to download and install the most updated display drivers on Windows 10.

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Note: Considering driver’s stability, we don’t recommend you to update what aren’t broken.

3. Restart your computer to make the newly installed display drivers come into effect.

Note: In case of driver crashes or for restoring drivers, it is recommended to back up drivers with Driver Talent before installing new graphics drivers.

Hope this post can help you to rule out the VIDEO_TDR_FAILURE error on Windows 10. If you would like to share more workable solutions with us, please leave comments below.

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