You are unable to continue your work, nor can you restart the system. This is the time when you can check for the problem on your device. This sudden crash can be caused by unbalanced resolution, insufficient RAM, corrupted files, or a problem with your graphics card.
Wondering why your system suddenly crashes while you are working?
For this, you must first understand the basics of the graphics card and its functions on a computer or laptop.
What is a graphics card?
A video card, also known as a video card, video card, video card, or video card, is an expansion card that works primarily to generate output images for your device. Your Graphics Processing Unit is the main component that performs the calculations for your graphics card.
The graphics card can also be one of the reasons for the system collapse. However, your graphics card typically displays early warnings about replacing your graphics card before it is completely worn out. So first we should take a look at the ways your graphics card is signaling it is dying.
Symptoms of a video card malfunction
Your graphics card is causing problems when you start to see strange colors all over the screen. You may also find gaps or lines appear all over the screen. This may mean that your graphics card has a problem.
The screen may stutter when the graphics card is not working properly. The screen may suddenly freeze and you may not be able to find your way out. If your stuttering is accompanied by the warning signs listed below, chances are your graphics card is causing all of your problems.
If your system goes down and you see a blank blue screen in front of you, you have to assume that your graphics card is the one that is causing the problems. Every time you start working with visual graphics, your system may stop working and a blue screen will appear in front of you.
Blue screen error
If you encounter any or all of these issues, then you can be sure that your graphics card needs to be resolved.
What steps do you need to follow to wake up and keep your graphics card from causing problems? Let’s talk about them.
Solutions for solving problems with the graphics card
Restart your graphics card
You can use a shortcut — Windows key + Ctrl + Shift + B simultaneously on your device. This will restart your graphics card. No running applications or games will be closed when using this shortcut. The screen may go black and you may also hear a beep. This keyboard shortcut works with all graphics cards, from AMD to NVIDIA.
Uninstall and reinstall the graphics drivers
You will first need to uninstall and then reinstall the graphics drivers on your device to fix the problem.
The graphics driver can be uninstalled using the device manager. Device manager is a panel that allows you to install and uninstall devices and drivers on your system.
The steps to uninstall the graphics driver are:
- Press the Windows key + R on your device. This will launch the Run menu window.
- In this menu field, enter devmgmt.msc. After pressing the Enter button, the Device manager window will open.
- You will get the list in front of you. From there, you can double-click the Graphics Cards category. A list of all active devices on your system may appear. Right-click on your graphics card name, and then select uninstall device.
- Then a confirmation dialog will appear. You can click «Remove the driver software for this device.
- Click the uninstall button.
This will uninstall the graphics driver from your device.
Now you can reinstall your graphics driver in a variety of ways.
After the uninstall is complete, you can reinstall the graphics driver by following the instructions below:
- Allow automatic installation of the graphics driver. After the uninstall is complete, you can restart your device and Windows will automatically reinstall the graphics driver. However, this standalone reinstallation does not install the latest graphics driver on your device.
- Reinstall the graphics driver with Driver Easy. Download Driver Easy to your device. Launch the app and scan your device with the app. It will scan all problem drivers and an option to update them will appear on the screen. You can edit all of these graphics drivers, which will solve your graphics driver problem.
You can follow one of the steps above and reinstall the graphics driver on your device. After that, your graphics card may stop causing problems.
Update your graphics driver
Updating your graphics driver can be one way to fix problems with your graphics card. Here are the steps you need to follow:
- Click Windows + R on your device.
- A run dialog will appear on your screen. You need to type devmgmt.msc in the box and click the Enter button.
- This will bring up a list of all graphics cards on the screen. Right-click on your graphics card name and select «Properties.’
- Select the «Drivers» tab from the drop-down menu. Click on the driver update option that will appear later.
- The system will ask you to search for available updated driver software.
- Follow the on-screen instructions.
Your graphics driver may be updated and may stop causing problems.
Reset the graphics card from the BIOS
You may find it helpful to reset your graphics card from the BIOS. Therefore, you can try.
The following are the steps you need to follow to reset your graphics card from the BIOS:
- Restart your device. You can start resetting the graphics card in the BIOS after clicking the Esc key on your computer keyboard. A message box will appear prompting you to press «F10» to start the process.
- You can press the F10 key twice to start the BIOS setup on the device. A drop-down menu will appear on the screen. From there you can select «Advanced Chipset Features». You can use the keys on the keyboard to navigate between these options.
- Another list of options will appear on the screen. From there, you can select the ‘Video BIOS Cacheable.
- Then you can press the + and — keys to enable the BIOS setting.
- Then you can press the F10 key on your keyboard. Click «Yes» that will appear on the screen. This process will reset your graphics card in the BIOS.