How to Restart Graphics Driver in Windows 10?

If you have been working on a Windows PC for a very long time, you might have faced a situation where your display doesn’t work as expected. It may be seen as a different situation, including a black screen, screen frozen, keyboard and mouse inputs don’t respond. This points out that the display or the graphics driver has some problems. While Windows 10 can recover the graphics driver on its own with 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 in Windows 10

This guide will show the steps that can help you restart and recover your graphics drivers. Your work will not be lost in this process; however, the screen may flicker for a second or two.

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

This is the best way to reset or restart the graphics driver using the Win+Ctrl+Shift+B keys combination on your Windows 10/8. Once you press the keys simultaneously, the screen flickers for one or two seconds, or the screen goes black for one or two seconds and will be back again. In case it is not working for you, check if your Windows Key is disabled. In many gaming PCs, the onboard software disables the windows key.

Remove & Update corrupt Display or Graphics Driver.

If the graphics driver is failing a lot, chances are there; your display driver is corrupt. Either reinstall the driver or update to the latest version. Often, old drivers are not compatible with the latest Windows Update, due to which, display drivers stop answering.

Step 1. To uninstall the graphics drivers from your Windows 10 PC, open the Device Manager (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 shows a list of all the hardware components inside your computer or connected to it. Browse the list of hardware and find the graphics device for which you want to uninstall the driver. Right-click or press-and-hold (on a touchscreen) the name of the component with the questionable driver. From the menu that appears, click Properties.

Step 3. In the Properties window that appears, click the Driver tab. In the Driver tab, click the Uninstall Device button to remove the graphics driver altogether.

Step 4. An Uninstall Device dialog window opens. Check the box labeled “Delete the driver software for this device.”

Step 5. Finally, click the Uninstall button to delete the drivers completely from your Windows 10 PC.

Now restart your computer, and Windows will automatically download and install the proper drivers for your hardware. It should fix the graphics driver’s error on Windows 10.

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