How to restart Graphics Driver in Windows 10

In this tutorial, learn how to restart Graphics Driver in Windows 10.

If you’ve been using your Windows PC for a long time, I’m sure you’ve run into a situation where your display isn’t working properly. Different scenarios can occur, such as a dark screen, a frozen screen, or no response to keyboard or mouse operations. This indicates that either the display or the graphics driver is malfunctioning. While Windows 10 can automatically recover the graphics driver, you may always manually restart the Graphics Driver in Windows 10 if the Video driver crashes. Let’s learn more about it.

How to Restart Graphics Driver in Windows 10

We’ll go over several approaches in this article to assist you restart and recover your graphics password. You can rest easy knowing that your work will not be lost if the screen flickers for a second or two.

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

Use the Win+Ctrl+Shift+B key sequence on your Windows 10/8 keyboard. For a split second, the screen flickers and goes black, then comes back in less than a second. If it still isn’t working for you, ensure sure your Windows Key isn’t disabled. Onboard software on many gaming PCs disables the windows key because it can mistakenly move the focus.

This is the simplest way to restart your driver without requiring an administrator account.

2] Remove & Update corrupt Display or Graphics Driver

If your graphics driver is acting strangely, it’s likely that it’s become corrupt. Either reinstall the driver or update to the most recent version is required. Many times, older drivers are incompatible with the most recent Windows Update, causing Display drivers stop responding.

There are two options for resolving this. You can manually uninstall it using Device Manager or the Control Panel. To finish this, you may need administrator privileges.

A] Uninstall the drivers using Device Manager


  • Open Device Manager by searching for it in the Start Menu or typing devmgmt.msc into the run prompt and press Enter.
  • Find and extend Display Adapters.
  • Uninstall the adapter by right-clicking on it.
  • Restart the computer if necessary.

Following that, Windows should automatically install the appropriate driver via the Windows Update system. If it doesn’t, you can always use the Update Driver option to manually install the driver.

B] Uninstall the drivers from Control Panel


Many OEMs are working on software that will allow customers to have more control over features that run on top of the driver. Nvidia provides a control panel that allows you to tweak a few display settings. It’s a good idea to delete OEM software after removing the driver from the device manager.

  • Type Control Panel into the search box, and when the software appears, click it to open it.
  • Type Programs & Features > Add or Remove Programs.
  • Locate and select the Driver software, then uninstall it.

After these two procedures, you may wish to reinstall the program and driver to ensure that your graphics card is fully utilized and not using the basic driver.

In this video, we are gonna show you how to restart graphics driver in Windows 10:

That’s about it.

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