While playing heavy games (or using other graphic intensive software), users have reported an issue where they get the error:Application has been blocked from accessing graphics hardware in Windows 10. When an application (usually a game), is new and the graphic drivers are not updated enough to support it, we get the error. However, this might not be the only reason and simply updating the drivers wouldn’t help. Here is how to fix this.
Fix 1 – Using SFC and DISM commands in command prompt
1. search cmd in windows 10 search box.
2. Right click on the command prompt and choose run as administrator.
3. Now type sfc /scannow in the command prompt window and hit enter key to execute the command.
Wait for the command to be executed fully.
4. Now, copy and paste the command given below in the cmd window. Wait for some time to get it executed fully.
DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Scanhealth
5. Again, copy and paste the command given below in the cmd window. Wait for some time to get it executed fully.
DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth
6. Now, restart your Computer and check the Game again.
Fix 3 – Using compatibility settings of game
1. Right click on the game exe file and click on properties.
2. Now, Click on compatibility tab.
3. Now, Check the option Run this program in compatibility mode for.
4. Select Windows 7 from the dropdown.
5. Click on Apply.
Now, run the game again.
Fix 2 – Update the drivers
1. Search Device manager in windows 10 search box. Click on the device manager icon to open it.
2. Now, Click on display adapter to expand it.
3. Right click on your graphics driver and choose update.
4. Follow On screen instructions.
If this doesn’t work, you might consider downloading the drivers from Intel’s download center. If you check through the links, they mention the latest games covered by each update. It could be helpful in resolving the issue.
Fix 3 – Run the Hardware and Devices troubleshooter
We could use the Hardware and Devices troubleshooter to resolve the problem. The procedure is as follows:
1] Click on the Start button and then the gear-like symbol to open the Settings menu.
2] Go to Updates and security and then the Troubleshoot tab.
3] Select the Hardware and Devices troubleshooter from the list and run it.
4] Restart the system once done.
Fix 4 – Keep your game or application on preference for the Graphic card hardware
While you cannot increase the parameters of your graphic card, you can prioritize it towards a single application. Here’s how to do so:
1] Click on the Start button and then the gear-like symbol to open the Settings window.
2] Go to System > Display.
3] In the Display menu, click and open Graphic settings.
4] In the section “Choose an app to set preference,” either choose your game or application through the drop-down menu or browse for it.
5] Restart your system and check if it helps.