As a long-time Microsoft Windows user, you may have experienced computer problems yourself, such as a black screen display, keyboard or mouse not responding at all or frozen screen.
These problems may have something to do with graphics or displays not working as expected. This could be because the graphics driver is having problems.
To resolve the issue, you can try restarting the graphics card driver or display adapter. Starting in Windows 8, Windows has a keyboard shortcut for restarting the graphics card driver.
To restart the graphics card driver in Windows 8 or Windows 10, you can use the keyboard key combination Win+Ctrl+Shift+B .
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When a keyboard shortcut is used, the screen flashes, changes to black display and a beep sound is also heard. A moment later, everything returns or appears as before you used the keyboard shortcut.
All previously open apps will stay open and your work won’t be lost either. This keyboard shortcut resets the graphics card drivers for NVIDIA, AMD as well as Intel.
How to restart Graphics Card Driver in Windows 10
If the above methods don’t fix the problem, it’s possible that the driver is corrupt or the old driver is no longer compatible with the latest Windows updates.
You can try to fix it by uninstalling the driver and restarting Windows. Windows should automatically reinstall the necessary drivers through the Windows Update system.
In situations where Windows does not install the required driver, you can try to install the driver manually via the Update driver option.
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That’s how to restart the Graphic Card on a Windows 10 computer, but it can also be applied to Windows 11 and Windows 8 and 8.1 and of course it can also be applied to Windows 7.