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how to reset graphics driver

If display issues frequently happen, this indicates that your graphics driver has some problems. To remove these problems quickly, you can try resetting this driver, and here is a tutorial on that from MiniTool Partition Wizard.

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Are you always stuck in the black screen, freezing screen when you are using your computer? If these display issues frequently happen, a guess we have is that your graphics driver has some problems. In this case, you can try restarting your graphics drivers to clear cache data or other problems.

Well, how to reset graphics driver on Windows 10/11? There are two ways, and keep reading to check them.

How to Reset Graphics Driver Windows 10/11?

You can reset your graphics driver using either Windows shortcut or Device Manager, and the detailed steps are below.

Reset Graphics Driver via Windows Shortcut

Using the Windows shortcut Win + Ctrl + Shift + B is the easiest way to restart graphics driver on Windows 10 and Windows 11. Although it is quite easy, there are some important things to be noticed:

  • Do not apply this way when you have unsaved works on your computer.
  • Do not use this way repeatedly, which might destroy your system.

Once you press these keys together, your screen will turn black for a second and will become normal in less than a second. If this Windows shortcut is not working, or in other words, nothing happens after you press these keys, please check if the Windows key is disabled.

Reset Graphics Driver via Device Manager

How to reset graphics driver Windows 10/11? If the above way does not work due to some reasons like Ctrl key not working, you can reset your graphics driver via the Windows built-in tool “Device Manager”.

Here are the steps:

Step 1: Open Device Manager on Windows 10/11.

(This is feasible on both Windows 10 and Windows 11) right-click the Windows icon on the taskbar and then choose the Device Manager option from the menu.

choose Device Manager

Step 2: On the Device Manager window, locate and expand the Display adapters entry.

Step 3: Right-click the listed item and then choose the Uninstall Device option. Then, confirm that you want to uninstall it.

choose Uninstall device

Step 4: Once the uninstallation completes, restart your computer.

Wait patiently. In this case, Windows should install the required graphics driver automatically. Then, see if the display issue is solved or will appear again.

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Bottom Line

Now you know how to reset graphics driver on Windows 10/11, and it is your turn to try restarting your graphics driver if you are stuck in display issues. If you run into any questions when implementing the Windows + Ctrl + Shift + B shortcut or using Device Manager, you can leave them in the comment zone, and we will reply to you as soon as possible.

Tip: Do you want to manage your disk or partitions on Windows 10/11 easily? You can give MiniTool Partition Wizard a try. It is a safe and reliable disk management tool that comes with the features like Create Partition, Format Partition, Extend Partition, Data Recovery, OS Migration, and so on. At the time of this writing, MiniTool offers a discount on this tool.

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