What should you do when you meet the “video driver crashed and was reset” error when you try to play a game? If you don’t know, then you should read this post carefully. In this post, MiniTool has gathered two methods for you to get rid of the error.

It is very annoying to encounter errors when playing games. And if you are a gamer in ARK: Survival Evolved, you may receive an error message saying that “Video driver crashed and was reset! Make sure your video drivers up to date. Exiting…”.

video driver crashed and was reset

ARK: Survival Evolved is an action-adventure survival video game developed by Studio Wildcard in collaboration with Instinct Games, Efecto Studios, and Virtual Basement in August 2017. The game is compatible with PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, OS X, and Linux.

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Why does this error appear? If you have been playing this game for some time, then the cause should be that your video driver is corrupted or outdated. Now let’s see how to fix “video driver crashed and was reset”.

Method 1: Make Changes to Your Video Driver

As we have mentioned before, you could meet the “video driver crashed and was reset” error when your video driver is corrupted or outdated, so you can try to update or reinstall your video driver to get rid of the error message.

Update Your Video Driver

Here is the way to update your video driver:

Step 1: Press the Win + X keys at the same time to choose Device Manager.

Step 2: Expand the Display adapters section and then right-click the Intel HD Graphics driver to choose Update driver.

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Step 3: Choose Search automatically for updated driver software and then follow the instructions showing on the screen to update your video driver.

Step 4: Restart your computer and then check if the error still appears.

Reinstall Your Video Driver

If updating your video driver cannot fix the “video driver crashed and was reset” error, then you can try to reinstall your video driver. Here is the way to do that:

Step 1: Open your Device Manager and then find your Intel HD Graphics driver to choose Uninstall device.

Step 2: Click Uninstall and then follow the instructions to do. Restart your computer.

Step 3: Open Device Manager again and then click on the Display adapters button to choose Scan for hardware changes.

Your system will automatically detect the missing driver and then you can check if the error is fixed.

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Method 2: Change the Launch Options of Your Game

Another method you can try to fix the “video driver crashed and was reset” error is to change the launch options of your game. Follow the instructions to do that:

Step 1: Open Steam and then go to Library. Right-click Ark: Survival Evolved to select Properties.

Step 2: Click SET LAUNCH OPTIONS and then type -USEALLAVAILABLECORES -sm4 -d3d10 -nomansky -lowmemory –novsync in the text box. Click OK to save changes.

Step 3: Close the Properties window and then try to play the game to check if the error disappears.

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Bottom Line

This post has listed two useful methods to get rid of the “video driver crashed and was reset” error, so if you meet the error, try the methods mentioned above.

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