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How to Fix NVIDIA Driver Crashing in Windows 10

NVIDIA Driver Crashing
Written by Kelly Houstan

Users are now reporting that NVIDIA drivers keep on crashing on Windows 10 and they also might not be able to play games. As well as they are experiencing lag as well as rendering issues. In addition to this, they are also experiencing Display freeze or stuck for a few minutes and then the NVIDIA drivers again recover. That makes everything back to normal. However, the main problem is that this happens every 5-10 minutes. That is really annoying, thankfully there are different ways that you could fix this issue in Windows 10. Just read this article to know all about How to Fix NVIDIA Driver Crashing in Windows 10. Let’s begin!

The possible reason for this problem seems to be corrupted as well as outdated drivers. However, in many cases, the newer drivers are the main reason for the crash and uninstalling. Then going back to older drivers seems in order to fix the issue also. So without now wasting any time let’s see how you can fix this issue with the below troubleshooting steps as well.

How to Fix NVIDIA Driver Crashing in Windows 10

Update your Drivers from the NIVIDA website

  • First of all, you guys should know what graphics hardware you have i.e. That Nvidia graphic card you guys have, just don’t worry if you don’t know about it as it can be easily found.
  • Tap on Windows Key + R and then in the dialog box type “dxdiag” and click on enter.
  • Now after that search for the display tab (there will actually be two display tabs one for the integrated graphic card and also another one will be of Nvidia’s). Tap on the Display tab and now find out your graphic card.
  • Now head to the Nvidia driver download website and now enter the product details that we just find out.
  • You can also search your drivers after inputting the information, tap on Agree, and download the drivers.

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  • Now after successful download, just install the driver and you have successfully updated your Nvidia drivers manually. This installation will also take some time, however, you will have successfully updated your driver after that as well.

Turn on Graphics card and manually try to update Drivers

  • Tap on Windows Key + R and then type “devmgmt.msc” (without quotes) and click on enter to open Device Manager.
  • Next, you have to expand Display adapters right-tap on your Nvidia Graphic Card and choose Enable.

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  • When you have done this again right-tap on your graphic card and then choose “Update Driver Software.
  • Just choose  “Search automatically for updated driver software” and let it finish the process.
  • Well, if the above step was able to fix your problem then really good, if not then continue.
  • Now again choose “Update Driver Software”, however, this time on the next screen choose “Browse my computer for driver software.
  • Then, you have to select “Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer.”
  • At last, select the compatible driver from the list for your Nvidia Graphic Card and then click Next.
  • Now let the above process finish and restart your PC in order to save changes. After updating the Graphic card you guys may be able to Fix NVIDIA Drivers Constantly crashing on Windows 10.

Turn off Vsync and select Maximum Performance in Nvidia Control Panel

  • You have to right-click on the desktop area and then click NVIDIA Control Panel.
  • Now tap on Manage 3D settings.
  • Just set Power Settings to Maximum Performance as well as turn off Vertical Sync.
  • Tap on Apply in order to save changes.
  • Just right tap on the battery icon on the system tray and choose Power Options.
  • Then in the Power Options window just choose High Performance under Choose. As well as customize a power plan.
  • Now reboot your PC in order to save changes.

Temporarily Disable Antivirus and Firewall | NVIDIA Driver Crashing

Many times the Antivirus program can also cause NVIDIA Drivers to Constantly Crash. In order to verify this is not the case where you guys have to disable your antivirus for a limited time. So that you guys can check if the error still appears whenever the antivirus is off.

  • First, right-click on the Antivirus Program icon from the system tray and choose Disable.
  • Next, choose the time frame for which the Antivirus will remain disabled.

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Note: Select the smallest amount of time possible such as 15 minutes as well as30 minutes.

  • When you do that, again try to connect to the WiFi network and then check if the error resolves or not.
  • Tap on Windows Key + I and then choose Control Panel.
  • Next, then you tap on System and Security.
  • Then just tap on Windows Firewall.
  • Now from the left window pane, now tap on Turn Windows Firewall on or off.
  • You have to choose to Turn off Windows Firewall and then restart your PC.  This would definitely Fix NVIDIA Drivers Constantly crashing on Windows 10 as well.

If the above method does not work, just make sure to follow the exact same steps in order to turn on your Firewall again.

Rollback your Drivers | NVIDIA Driver Crashing

  • Now again head to Device Manager and then expand Display adapters then right-click on your NVIDIA graphic card and choose Properties.
  • Then switch to the Driver tab and tap on Roll Back Driver.
  • Whenever the Drivers are rolled back, then reboot your PC in order to save changes.

This would definitely Fix NVIDIA Drivers Constantly crashing on Windows 10 and then continue along with the next method.

Uninstall your Drivers and install an older version of Nvidia drivers

  • You have to right-click on your NVIDIA graphic card under the device manager and choose Uninstall.
  • If asked for confirmation, then select Yes.
  • Tap on Windows Key + X and then choose Control Panel.
  • Now from Control Panel, just tap on Uninstall a Program.
  • Next, you have to uninstall everything related to Nvidia.
  • Then reboot your system in order to save changes and then again download the setup (follow Method 2). However, this time make sure you only download the previous version setup, not the latest version as well.
  • When you are sure that you guys have removed everything, then try installing the drivers again. The setup should work without even any problems.


Well, That is all from my side. If you want to know more about this article or have any queries. Then feel free to ask me anything in the comments section below.

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