Dxgkrnl.sys BSOD Blue Screen error in Windows 10/11 Fix

While using your Windows 10 or Windows 11 system you may face a peculiar Blue screen of death issue due to ‘Dxgkrnl.sys’ driver software. This problem is caused by corrupted or unstable graphics drivers on your system.  No need to worry further. There are some easy fixes to solve this issue.


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Restart your computer if you are facing this issue for the first time, check if it is booting up normally or not.

In case if you can’t access the PC normally, you need to open the ‘Automatic Repair‘ window.

a. Shutdown your computer.

b. Simply press the power button to boot up your system.

c. Then, when your system starts up, as soon as you have seen the manufacturer’s logo, press-hold the power button again to force shutdown your system.

d. Continue these steps for 2-3 more times and it will automatically reach the startup repair screen.

When your computer boots up, you will be in Automatic Repair mode.

 

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Fix 1 – Update graphics driver

This problem is caused by a faulty graphics driver. Installing the latest update may solve this issue.

1. Appear at the Automatic Repair mode.

2. After that you need to click on the “Advanced options“.

 

Autoatic Repair Adaced Optios

 

3. On the next screen you need to click on “Troubleshoot“.

 

Advance Troubleshoot

 

4. When the Troubleshoot window prevails, simply need to click on “Advanced options“.

 

Advanced Options

 

5. Next, click on the “Startup Settings“.

 

Startup Settings Re Min


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6. Simply, click on “Restart” on the bottom-left corner of the corner.

 

Startup Settings Restart Startup Repair Min Min Min

 

7. You need to press the ‘F5‘ key to “Enable Safe mode with Networking“.

As soon as you press that key, your system will boot into the safe mode.

 

Startup Settings Options Safe Mode Cmd 11

 

[Safe mode appears to have a black desktop with ‘Safe Mode’ written at four corners of the desktop screen.]

8. When your computer boots into Safe mode, right-click on the Windows icon.

9. Then, you have to click on the “Device Manager“.

 

 

Win + X Device Manager

 

10. Click on the drop-down list of the “Display adapters“.

11. Then click on “Update driver“.

 

Update Driver

 

12. To let Windows search the driver itself, click on “Search automatically for updated driver“.

 

Automatic Driver Update

 

Now just wait for Windows to download and install the latest graphics driver.

This should fix your problem.

 

NOTE

If Windows fails to discover a newer display driver, you can install a newer graphics driver itself.

1. You need to search for the “Nvidia drivers“.

2. Once the search results appear, click on “Download Drivers|NVIDIA“.

 

Download Driver

 

3. Simply set the ‘Product Type’, ‘Product series’, etc, and choose according to your graphics driver in ‘Option 1:’ settings.

4. To search for the latest driver, click on “SEARCH“.

 

Geforce Search

 

5. On your screen you will notice that the latest driver has appeared.

6. Then click on “Download“.

 

Download

 

Once the driver has finished downloading, close the browser window.

6. Acess the downloaded driver file.

7. Then, double-click on it.

 

Double Click Installer

 

8. Simply choose the “NVIDIA Graphics Driver and GeForce Experience” option.

9. To agree with the policy settings, click on “Agree and continue“.

 

Gefrorce Exp Isntall 1

 

10. In the Installation Options screen, click on the “Express (Recommended)

11. Finally, click on “Next” to start the installation process.

 

Nvida Express Installation

 


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12. The installation process may take 5 minutes.

13. Click on “Close” to close the window.

 

After Install

 

Once it is installed, click on “Close“.

Don’t forget to restart your system.

 

Fix 2 – Turn Off NVIDIA Surround settings

NVIDIA Surround controls the synchronization between multiple monitors.

1. Search for the “NVIDIA Control Panel“.

2. Then you need to click on the “NVIDIA Control Panel” to access it.

 

Nvidia Control Panel Search

 

3. When the NVIDIA Control Panel opens up, click on “3D settings” to expand it.

4. After that, click on the “Configure Surround, PhysX“.

 

Configure Surround Physx

 

5. On the right-hand side, in the ‘Surround configuration’ section, uncheck the “Span displays with Surround” option.

6. After that, click on “Apply“.

 


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Uncheck Surround

 

Restart your system.

 

Additional Tip

NVIDIA Surround manages your multiple displays. If you continue to face the issue despite attempting the above fix, try booting your computer with a single display. Check if this helps.

 

Fix 3 – Disable SLI in NVIDIA settings

If you are using multiple GPUs on your device then this error may be caused due to SLI technology.

1. Click on the Windows key and type “NVIDIA Control Panel“.

2. Then you need to click on the “NVIDIA Control Panel“.

 

Nvidia Control Panel Search

 

3. After accessing the NVIDIA Control Panel window, on the left-hand side, go here~

3D Settings > Set SLI Configuration

 

4. Now, on the right-hand side, in the SLI configuration settings, click on the radio button beside the option “Do not use SLI technology“.

5. Don’t forget to click on “Apply“.

Restart your system.

Check if the problem is still there or not.

Tips

If the problem is still bothering you can consider running a DISM scan.

a. Open up the CMD terminal.

b. Execute this set of codes. To do so, copy-paste the first code and hit Enter. Do the same for the other two.

Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /CheckHealth
Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth
Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

 

Dism Check Health

 

Once the CMD window.

Restart your computer.

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