VIDEO TDR FAILURE BSOD Blue Screen of Death error

No one in their wildest dreams can think of a BSOD (Blue Screen of Death) affecting their Windows system. It’s one of the most dreaded errors to come across and some times even the end of your system. One such error is the Blue Screen of Death Error “VIDEO_TDR_FAILURE” on Windows 10.

Whenever you see this error, your computer keeps rebooting itself with the error message popping up every time preventing your computer to start normally. The primary reason behind this error is a corrupt or outdated graphics card driver. However, you may also see this error when too many programs are running in the background or due to to a sudden reboot. Whatever may be the reason, it is scary.

Fortunately, we have a couple of fixes for you that can help you get rid of this error. Let’s see how.


*Note – Make sure that you boot in safe mode to proceed with the below methods.


Method 1: Through Command Prompt


Step 1: Navigate to Start and in the search box, type cmd.


Desktop Start Seach Cmd


Step 2: Right-click on the result and select Run as administrator from the right-click menu.


Start Search Command Prompt Right Click Run As Administrator


Step 3: It open the Command Prompt in admin mode. Now, copy the below command and paste it into the Command Prompt window. Hit Enter:


powercfg -h off


Command Prompt (admin) Run Command Enter


You can now restart your computer and you should not see the error again.

However, if you still encounter the error, follow the 2nd method.


Method 2: Through Control Panel


Step 1: Press the Win + R keys on your keyboard to open the Run command.


Step 2: In the Run command search box, type powercfg.cpl and hit press OK to open the Power Options window in Control Panel.


Run Command Powercfg.cpl Enter


Step 3: In the Power Options window, go to your Selected plan and click to open Change plan settings.


Power Options Selected Plan Change Plan Settings


Step 4: Next, click on Change advanced power settings.


Change Plan Settings Change Advanced Power Settings


Step 5: It will open the Power Options dialogue box. Now, go to Wireless Adapter Settings and expand it.

Then, expand Power Savings and select Maximum Power Saving for both On battery and Plugged in options.

Press Apply and then OK to save the changes and exit.


Power Options Wireless Adapter Settings Power Saving Mode Maximum Power Savi Ng


Now, restart your PC and the error should be gone. If you still see the error, try the 3rd method.


Method 3: By Updating the Display Adapter


Step 1: Right-click on Start and select Device Manager from the menu.


Start Right Click Device Manager


Step 2: In the Device Manager window, locate Display adaptors and expand it.

Right-click on the adaptor and select Update driver.


Device Manager Display Adaptors Right Click Update Driver


Step 3: Next, click on Search automatically for drivers.


Search Automatically For Drivers


If any latest drivers available, it will detect and update automatically, so let it complete the process.

Now, reboot your PC and you should see the error and the Blue Screen of Death anymore.