How to Restart Graphics Driver on Windows 10?


There might have been times when you are using your Windows OS, which doesn’t work as expected. You may experience a black or a frozen screen, keyboard, and mouse inputs not responding. It explains that the display or the graphics driver is facing some issues. While Windows 10 can recover the graphics driver on its own, with every Windows update, it downloads the latest drivers and installs automatically on your Windows 10 PC with every Windows Update; you can always restart the Graphics Driver in Windows 10 manually.

Restart Graphics Driver on Windows 10

In this risewindows article, we will guide you on how you can restart and recover your graphics drivers. You may find your screen flickering for a few seconds; however, your work will not be lost in this process.

Restart Graphics Driver using Win+Ctrl+Shift+B Shortcut

The easiest way to reset or restart the graphics driver is by using the Win+Ctrl+Shift+B keys combination on your Windows 10/8. Once you’re done pressing the above keys simultaneously, your screen may flicker for a second or two. It may sometimes turn black, but it will return to normal after a few moments. If this is not working for you, check your Windows Key as it may be disabled. In many gaming PCs, the onboard software can disable the Windows key.

Remove & Update corrupt Display or Graphics Driver

If the graphics driver fails, you may want to check your display driver as it may be corrupt. You may either reinstall the driver or update it to the latest version. Since old drivers are not compatible with the latest Windows Update, display drivers often stop answering.

Step 1: Open the Device Manager to uninstall the graphics drivers from your Windows 10 PC. (To open the Device Manager, click the Search menu and type Device Manager. From the available search results, click the Device Manager to open it).

Step 2: The Device Manager will show a complete list of all the hardware components inside your computer or connected to it. Select the hardware and graphics device you want to uninstall the driver. You need to right-click or press and hold (on a touchscreen) the component’s name with the questionable driver. From the menu that appears, click Properties.

Step 3: A Properties window will appear; click on the Driver tab. Click on the Uninstall Device button to remove the graphics driver.

Step 4: Next, in the Uninstall Device dialog window, check the box labeled “Delete the driver software for this device.”

Step 5: Finally, click the Uninstall button to delete the drivers entirely from your computer.

Now when you reboot your computer, Windows will automatically download and install the proper drivers for your hardware. It will also fix the graphics driver’s error.

That’s it.

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