Using a keyboard shortcut:
Press Windows + Ctrl + Shift + B. This will restart your graphics driver without closing any open programs.
Uninstalling and reinstalling the graphics driver:
- Open the Device Manager.
- Expand the Display adapters category.
- Right-click on your graphics card driver and select Uninstall device.
- Confirm the uninstall action.
- Restart your computer.
- Windows will automatically detect the missing driver and install the default driver.
- You can also visit the website of your graphics card manufacturer and download the latest driver for your device.
If you are experiencing problems with your graphics card, such as display artifacts, games crashing, or your PC freezing, resetting your graphics driver may fix the issue.
Here are some additional tips for resetting your graphics card:
- Make sure that your computer is connected to the internet before you uninstall and reinstall your graphics driver. This will ensure that Windows can automatically install the latest driver.
- If you are having trouble uninstalling your graphics driver, you can use a third-party driver uninstaller tool.
- If you are still having problems with your graphics card after resetting it, you may need to contact your graphics card manufacturer for support.