Windows Blue Screen of Death is a common error and the error messages are various. In this post, MiniTool Software will focus on the VIDEO_TDR_FAILURE Error on Windows 10 and show some effective solutions. If you are facing this problem, read it to solve it.


Oftentimes, some users reflect that after they upgrade to the latest Windows 10 version or update the graphics driver, the computer boots into the blue screen of death (BSOD). Usually, the blue screen comes with an error message as VIDEO_TDR_FAILURE.

The following is an example:


When you receive this VIDEO_TDR_FAILURE error message, it means that a dysfunctional graphics card or graphics card driver has faulty. It can be caused by atikmpag.sys, nvlddmkm.sys or igdkmd64.sys files. Usually, you can see the target fault driver in the brackets behind the error message of VIDEO_TDR_FAILURE, for example, VIDEO_TDR_FAILURE(atikmpag.sys).

On the other hand, this issue can also happen after the computer unexpected reboot.

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The Reasons for VIDEO TDR FAILURE Windows 10

Many situations can cause this Windows 10 stop error VIDEO_TDR_FAILURE. We list some main reasons as follows:

The display driver is outdated.

Too many programs are running in the background.

Hardware issues like over-clocked components, incorrect component compatibility & settings, insufficient system cooling, insufficient system power, and defective parts can also cause this issue.

When you boot into VIDEO_TDR_FAILURE BSOD, you can just restart the computer to see whether the device can boot normally. If not, you can try the following solutions.

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Reinstall or Update the Default Graphics Drivers

Since you can’t boot the computer successfully, you need to enter the safe mode to do this work.

After access safe mode, you can follow these steps to update the drivers:

1. Open Device Manager.

2. Unfold the Display adapter section.

3. Right-click the display device.

4. Choose Uninstall.

uninstall device

5. Check Delete the driver software for this device if you see the following window.


6. Press Uninstall.

At last, you can restart your computer to see whether it can boot normally. If the computer can boot successfully, you can go to the Device Manager and use the Scan for hardware changes option to update the driver to the newest version.

Besides this way, you can also go to the manufacturers’ official site to download and install the latest driver version manually.

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Change the Graphics Settings for Intel HD Graphics

If you are using Intel Graphics, you can also change the graphics settings for Intel HD graphics to try fixing VIDEO TDR FAILURE on Windows 10.

First, you need to download and install the Intel Driver Update Utility from its official site. Then, you can launch it and use it to see whether there is any new available graphics driver to update. If there is, update it by following the guide.

Then, you can change the graphics settings for Intel HD graphics:

  1. Right-click the Windows desktop and select Graphics Properties.
  2. Select 3D from the control panel.

Now, you can do these things:

  1. Select Enable under the Application Optimal
  2. Select Use Application settings under Anti-Aliasing.
  3. Turn off Conservative Morphological Anti-Aliasing.
  4. Click on Balance mode in general settings.

After doing these things, you can return to the Graphics Control panel and then do these things:

  1. Select Video settings.
  2. Select the Application Settings under Standard Color Correction.
  3. Click the Application Settings under the Input range.
  4. Click Save profile and Apply.

We hope this method is helpful to fix VIDEO_TDR_FAILURE Error on Windows 10.

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