Fixing Windows 10 Video_TDR_Failure Error

Video card fatal errors: Blue screen is very common. This article will provide you with solutions to fix TDR VIDEO REFUSAL in Windows 10.

BSOD errors are a common problem these days. In particular, it has escalated in modern Windows 10. We cannot hold Microsoft responsible for this. In most cases, this problem is caused by third-party components that we use on our PC. By the way, this article explains the methods to fix TDR video errors in Windows.

Typically, a blue screen with fatal errors is the result of a driver problem, bad memory, a corrupted system file, or a hard drive problem. So the troubleshooting methods are the same. The main thing is to determine the real cause of the problem. This makes troubleshooting easier.

The VIDEO_TDR_FAILURE error (igdkmd64.sys or nvlddmkm.sys) is caused by a file named igdkmd64.sys or nvlddmkm.sys. This file is for Intel Integrated Graphics. So, this issue is most likely caused by driver incompatibility with Windows 10.

Reinstall the graphics drivers

If your video card fails, you can barely start Windows because the graphics driver is one of the first items to load. Install a new copy of your driver, but in safe mode. To do this, reboot your computer and use the keyboard that was assigned to start the process. Usually this is the F8 key or the Delete key. Open the Device Manager from the WinX menu.

Select the graphics cards, right-click them and select “Delete” from the drop-down menu.

Also, during the uninstallation process, click “Uninstall driver software for this device” to completely uninstall the driver.

Then start your computer as normal. Download and install the latest driver version, this time clicking Scan for hardware changes in the same Device Manager section.

Change Intel HD Graphics settings

If your device has a built-in Intel HD graphics card, follow these steps.

Intel HD graphics has an icon in the system tray at the bottom of the screen. Click to launch it, then go to Graphics Properties and select 3D Options.

Then follow these steps:

  • Check to see if the optimal application mode is activated, if not.
  • In the Antialiasing section, find the Use Application Options and disable the Conservative Morphological Antialiasing.
  • Then go to the general settings and click the balance mode.
  • Then go back to the graphics panel.
  • Go to Video Settings and click Application Settings under “Default Color Correction”.
  • Then click on the Application Settings in the input box. Click Save and apply and restart your computer.

Downgrade your Nvidia driver

As explained in the previous solution, uninstall the Nvidia driver and visit the Nvidia website to download the new drivers.

When looking for drivers, be sure to download driver version 353.54.

Version 353.54 is an older version, but unlike the latest version, it has no problem with Intel drivers.

You can also download the latest drivers for your device from the Intel website.

Clean your hardware

The endless debate about whether clean equipment actually improves productivity is not over.

I won’t go into details right now, but just say it’s better to have dust-free equipment than not.

If none of the above solutions resolves your problem, open the cover and blow dust off the graphics card and other components.

It definitely won’t hurt. Unless you’re careful and don’t damage your equipment in the process.

Hope at least one of these solutions helped you fix the VIDEO_TDR_FAILURE problem in Windows 10.