Restart your graphical drivers (under Windows 10)

I hope it never happens to you, but chances are, it will. Because, let’s face it, Windows 10 is a great operating system, but things nevertheless go wrong once in a while. Your computer freezes and you can’t get it moving, no matter what you try. The simpliest step is to restart your computer, but once in a while there is another solution that might do the trick.

Windows 10 allows you to restart the drivers of your video card – without restarting your system. If the drivers of your video card are the reason why your system crashed, this should offer you the chance to continue. And the beauty of it is you don’t even have to restart your system. Use this trick to restart your video card drivers and you can continue working as if nothing happened.

Ctrl + Windows-button + Shift + B.

Four buttons – luckily close to one another, so it’s not too hard to use. When you apply this trick, the first you hear is a beep. Then your screen flashes (it turns black) and a few seconds later everything is in order again and you can continue where you left off (if and when your video card drivers were the issue, of course). Give it a try even if your video card drivers aren’t an issue – it will just restart the drivers and allow you to work.


Does it solve everything? Probably not. No, allow me to rephrase that: most certainly not. There is a lot going on under the hood of your Windows 10 computer, but if it is your video driver, then this will do the trick. Either way: this is an option to try when you have nowhere else to turn to.

Have fun!

Source: Computertaal (a Belgian-based website)

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