Your display might not function as expected if you have been working on a Windows PC for a very long time. Various situations may occur, including a black screen, frozen screen, keyboard and mouse inputs not responding. This indicates that the display or the graphics driver may have some issues. Windows Update can help fix the graphics driver on its own. Windows 10 automatically downloads and installs the latest graphics drivers with every Windows Update; you can restart the Graphics Driver manually at any time.
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
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
Step 3. In the Properties window that appears, click the
Step 4. An Uninstall Device dialog window opens. Check the box labeled “Delete the driver software for this device.”
Step 5. Finally, click the
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.