Summary: VIDEO DXGKRNL FATAL ERROR is one of the BSOD (Blue Screen of Death) errors in Windows 10. In this blog, we’ve shared the probable causes that may lead to this error in Windows 10. Also, we’ve mentioned the solutions to fix this error.

The Video DXGKRNL Fatal Error indicates that a violation has been detected by the DirectX graphics kernel subsystem. Generally, this error appears after updating the Windows OS. The error is also known as BSOD, Stop Error, blue screen error, or exception error. In this blog, we’ll outline the causes of the Video DXGKRNL Error and the solutions to fix the error.

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Causes of VIDEO DXGKRNL FATAL ERROR in Windows 10

There are various potential factors responsible for the VIDEO DXGKRNL FATAL ERROR. Some of them are:

  • Improper installation of DirectX
  • Corrupt DLL files
  • Corrupt Windows System File
  • Malware Attack
  • Outdated Graphics Driver
  • Damaged Hardware

How to Fix VIDEO DXGKRNL FATAL ERROR in Windows 10?

Here are some effective methods to fix the VIDEO DXGKRNL ERROR.

  1. Run the Hardware Troubleshooter

Follow the below steps to run the Hardware Troubleshooter:

    • Press Windows + R keys to open the Run window
    • Type “msdt.exe -id DeviceDiagnostic” and hit Enter
  • It will open the Hardware and Devices window
  • Click on the “Next” button. The hardware troubleshooter will scan and fix the hardware issue.
  1. Update Windows 10 on your System

It is always suggested to keep your Windows updated. Installing the latest Windows updates helps remove various bugs and issues.

Following are the steps to check for Windows updates.

  • Go to the “Settings” app on your Windows computer system.
  • Navigate to “Update & Security”.
  • Go to “Windows Update”.
  • Click on “Check for updates”.
  • It will automatically check for the latest updates.
  • Reboot your system and check whether the error has been resolved.

Also read, How to Recover Files After Windows 10 Update?

  1. Uninstall and Reinstall the Graphics Drivers

Uninstalling the graphic drivers may remove the bugs or issues that lead to blue screen errors. So, uninstall them and then reinstall them from the manufacturer’s official website. For example, if you have the Intel graphics driver, go to its official website and download the driver from there only.

Following are the steps to uninstall the graphics driver on your computer.

  • Press “Windows + X” keys together.
  • Select “Device Manager”
  • Navigate to “Display Adapters”
  • Right-click on your installed graphics card driver and click on “Uninstall Device”
  • Next, follow the on-screen instructions
  • Restart your computer system
  • You can now download the drivers from the manufacturer’s website.
  1. Perform the Clean Boot on your Computer

If you are unable to figure out which driver or program is triggering the blue screen error, run the Clean Boot on your system. It will diagnose the services, programs, or startups that might be causing this error. You can clean boot your computer with the help of this page.
Additional reading, How to recover data from Unbootable PC?

  1. Run the System File Checker Utility

Maybe, the corrupt system files are causing the VIDEO DXGKRNL FATAL ERROR in Windows 10. To check the corruption and repair the corrupt system files, you can run the System File Checker (SFC) tool. It will probably fix the issue. Follow the below steps to run the SFC Windows utility.

  • Type “cmd” on the search bar of the Windows system.
  • Right-click on “Command Prompt” and select “Run as administrator”.
  • In the Command Prompt window, type “sfc /scannow” and hit Enter.
  • The process initiates to repair of the corrupt system files.
  • Once the process is completed, restart your computer and check whether the error is resolved.
  1. Run DISM

DISM or Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool is an administrator-level command-line tool of Windows 10. It is an advanced tool that could resolve potential BSOD errors.

Follow the below steps to run this tool.

  • Type “cmd” in the search bar of the Windows 10 system.
  • Right-click on “Command Prompt” and select “Run as administrator”.
  • Type “DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth” and hit Enter.
  • Wait for the scanning process to complete.
  • Next, restart your computer.
  1. Turn Off the Fast Startup

The Fast Startup is an inbuilt feature of Windows 10 that allows booting the computer at a faster rate. But, at times, it causes startup issues. So, you can turn it off and check if it resolves the BSOD error.

Follow the below steps to disable the Fast Startup feature:

  • Go to the Control Panel of your computer
  • Open “System and Security”
  • Navigate to “Power Options”
  • Click on “Choose what the power button does” from the left pane
  • Next, click on “Change settings that are currently unavailable”
  • Turn off the “Turn on fast startup (recommended)” option
  • Click on “Save Changes” at the bottom of the window
  • Reboot your computer.

How to Prevent Video DXGKRNL Fatal Error in Windows 10?

  • Ensure that the Windows OS and the applications installed on it are up-to-date.
  • Keep an eye on the graphics drivers or display drivers regularly and make sure they are updated.
  • Always go with genuine resources to download graphics-related software on your system.
  • Avoid downloading applications from unreliable third-party websites.
  • Don’t tamper with the graphics and any other integral component of Windows OS.
  • Make sure that there is enough free space on your system to run essential processes of Windows OS without being halted.

Also check, Recover Data from Hard Drive


If you’ve encountered the DXGKRNL FATAL ERROR in your Windows 10 system, don’t panic. This issue can be fixed in most scenarios. You can try fixing the issue by using any of the methods mentioned in this post. You can also follow the useful tips, mentioned above, to prevent the error in the future.

  • How to get rid of video dxgkrnl fatal error windows 11 in a dell?

If dxgkrnl fatal error windows 11 occurs in a dell, the system shut down unexpectedly.  This dxgkrnl fatal error occurs in corrupted graphics drives on the PC or laptop.  We suggest restarting the computer if you face this issue, also the users can opt for Automatic Repair. A detailed explanation is mentioned in the blog.

  • What types of video dxgkrnl errors are reported by users?

Users have been reporting dxgkrnl errors on windows 10 on devices, sharing a few dxgkrnl errors on other devices

  1. Nvidia Video dxgkrnl fatal error in Windows 10
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  3. Acer Video dxgkrnl fatal error in Windows 10
  4. Lenovo Video dxgkrnl fatal error in Windows 10
  5. Video dxgkrnl fatal error in Windows 10 Asus
  6. Dell Video dxgkrnl fatal error in Windows 10
  7. Video dxgkrnl fatal error in Windows 10 AutoCAD
  • How do I fix 0x00000113?

This error 0x00000113 means the system component has malfunctioned. Users can fix this issue by manually editing elements, which has been explained in the blog.

  • What do you mean by Dxgkrnl Sys?

This dxgkrnl.sys error is associated with the Microsoft DirectX driver. This occurs when the system reboots. DirectX provides hardware acceleration for 3D games.

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