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Solved: Video TDR Failure (nvlddmkm.sys) BSOD on windows 10

Windows 10 Blue screen error 0x00000119, also shown as VIDEO_TDR_FAILURE or VIDEO_SCHEDULER_INTERNAL_ERROR, is likely due to a problem with the display driver for your graphics card stops responding or malfunctioning. Here Video refers to Display (Graphics) driver, TDR stands for Timeout, Detection, and Recovery components in Windows. And a problem with the graphics card driver or your graphics card stops responding results Video TDR Failure BSOD.

“Your PC ran into a problem and needs to restart. We’re just collecting some error info, and then we’ll restart for you. (0% complete)  If you’d like to know more, you search online later for this error:  VIDEO_TDR_FAILURE (nvlddmkm.sys)



The most common reason for this issue is that due to incompatible graphics card drivers or graphics devices are being overloaded beyond their capabilities. If you are also struggling form this Windows 10 BSOD error Video_TDR_Failure here are some effective solutions you may apply.

Note: If due to this VIDEO_TDR_FAILURE BSOD System frequently restarts, Boot into safe mode. That starts windows with minimum system requirements and allows perform troubleshooting steps below.

Disconnect All external devices, that include the printer, scanner, external HDD, etc. And restart windows if there is no more BSOD problem then the problem is with one of the external devices. You have to find out the problematic device.

Update/reinstall display (Graphics) driver

The most common reason for this issue is that due to incompatible graphics card drivers or graphics devices are being overloaded beyond their capabilities. Check and ensure that your system is running with the latest Windows 10 compatible graphics card drivers.

Update Display Driver

Try updating the Graphics card drivers from the device manager and check if it helps:

  1. Press Windows key + R and type devmgmt.msc and hit Enter.

  2. This will open the device manager, display all installed device driver list

  3. Spot and expand the “Display adapters”.

  4. Right, click on the Graphics card driver and select “Update Driver Software”.

  5. When it prompts you to choose an option How do you want to search driver, then go with Search automatically for updated driver software?

If you have a driver available on your PC, then select Browse my computer for driver software, then select the appropriate location, where the driver is located on your PC for updating it. (Also Ensure that PC is connected to the Internet while performing this step)

Once this is done, restart the computer to check the problem is fixed.

If it doesn’t fix the issue, then Right click on the same driver and select “Uninstall” then restart the system and let the system install the driver automatically on Start. Check and see if it resolve the issue.

Reinstall Graphics driver

Download and install the latest Windows 10 graphics card drivers for your device from the Manufacture’s website instead of from the NVIDIA website and check if it helps. Most probably it will fix the issue

If no updated drivers are available on the manufacturer’s website for Windows 10, then trying installing drivers in compatibility mode. Compatibility mode runs the program using settings from a previous version of Windows.

Follow these steps to install the drivers in compatibility mode and check if that helps.

  1. Download the latest available driver from the manufacturer’s website.

  2. Uninstall the existing graphics card drivers from your PC through Control Panel.

  3. Right-click on the driver setup file and click on ‘Properties’.

  4. Click on the ‘Compatibility’ tab and check the box ‘Run this program in compatibility mode for’ and select Windows 8/8.1 or 7 operating system from the drop-down menu and proceed with the installation.

  5. Once this is done, restart the computer and check if the issue persists.

Modify PCI Express Power Management Settings

Sometimes, Low power in the CPU and graphics card can cause any type of problems. Especially laptop users, Recommended to “Leave your power settings to high performance”.  You can set high-performance power settings from the control panel, search for power options. When the power options window opens click on show additional plans and select Radio button High performance.

If you don’t want to leave power settings to high performance but want to disable power saving for PCI express, You can follow these instructions.

  1. Open Control panel, Search and open power options

  2. Here click on Change plan settings next to the power plan you are currently

  3. Now, Find PCI Express and expand it.

  4. Then expend Link state power management.

  5. Change the settings to off for plugged in and on battery option.

  6. Click on Apply and OK. then Restart your PC.

Modify PCI Express Power Management Settings

Make sure Windows having the latest updates installed

It’s very important that your operating system is up-to-date, as these updates are created specifically to fix issues like this. Check for updates of windows and its drivers. Updating can work greatly. It fixes many bugs. So, You will have a good chance to get rid of VIDEO_TDR_FAILURE.

  1. To check and install available windows updates open Settings.

  2. Now Click Update & security.

  3. Click the Check for updates button and then install all updates found.


This is exclusively for AMD Radeon users. In this solution, we will replace the file in atikmpag.sys with a fresh one here follow the steps to do this.

  1. Press Windows + R, type C:\Windows\System32 click ok

  2. Here find the file named atikmpag.sys and rename it to atikmpag.sys.bak.

  3. Now open the C drive and Look for a folder called ATI.

  4. In ATI, there will be a file named atikmpag.sy_ there copy it to the desktop.

  5. Now open Command Prompt (Admin).

  6. Type chdir desktop and enter to change the directory to Desktop

  7. Then, Type the following commands and hit enter for each.

  8. expand.exe atikmdag.sy_ atikmdag.sys expand -r atikmdag.sy_ atikmdag.sys

  9. Now, You should see a new atikmdag.sys file in the desktop.

  10. Just copy it to C > System32. Restart your PC. It should fix VIDEO_TDR_FAILURE.

If you have installed Nvidia Graphic Driver on your system Do the same for nvlddmkm.sys

  1. Go to C:\Windows\System32\Drivers and rename “nvlddmkm.sys” to “nvlddmkm.sys.old”.

  2. Go to the Nvidia directory (usually in C: Nvidia or C:drvvganVidia) and find the file nvlddmkm.sy_.

  3. Copy the file to your Desktop directory.

  4. Open command prompt as administrator

  5. Change the directory to Desktop by typing “chdir Desktop“.

  6. Then, type “EXPAND.EXE nvlddmkm.sy_ nvlddmkm.sys“. Or, “expand -r nvlddmkm.sy_ nvlddmkm.sys”.

  7. When the expansion is complete, copy the new nvlddmkm.sys from your Desktop to C:\Windows\System32\Drivers and Restart the windows.

  8. Check this helps to fix the problem

Scan and Fix Damaged System Files

It is possible to be due to the corrupted system files or missing system files you will getting this video tdr failure nvlddmkm.sys Windows 10 Blue Screen Error. In this case, you can use SFC /Scannow command to check the file system. If this System File Checker finds out the protected files are overwritten by incorrect files, it will extract the correct system file from the system file backup (namely dllcache) and replace the incorrect file.

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