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Ddkmd.sys blue screen errors in Windows

Blue Screen of Death errors are the most serious errors that you can encounter on Windows 10. These errors will crash your PC and cause you to lose your data, therefore it’s crucial that you know how to fix VIDEO_SCHEDULER_INTERNAL_ERROR error.

VIDEO_SCHEDULER_INTERNAL_ERROR can cause problems on your PC, and speaking of problems, users reported the following issues as well:

  • Video Scheduler Internal Error Nvidia, AMD – The most common cause for this error is your graphics card and both Nvidia and AMD users reported this problem.
  • Video Scheduler Internal Error overclock – This error can also appear after overclocking your device. If you overclocked your device recently, be sure to remove overclock settings and check if that fixes the problem.
  • Video Scheduler Internal Error while gaming – Many users reported this problem only while gaming. If you have the same problem, there’s probably an issue with your graphics card.
  • Video Scheduler Internal Error graphics card – Your graphics card can cause this error to appear, and if you’re having this issue, you might want to try updating your graphics card driver and check if that helps.
  • Video Scheduler Internal Error after sleep – In some cases, this error can appear after your PC wakes up from sleep. If this happens, be sure to check your computer settings.
  • Video Scheduler Internal Error Surface Pro – This error can occur on every Windows device, and Surface Pro is no exception. If you’re having this error on your Surface Pro, be sure to try some of our solutions.
  • Blue Screen of Death Video Scheduler Internal Error – This error always comes with a Blue Screen of Death message that will cause your PC to restart. To fix the issue, you might have to check your hardware.
  • Video scheduler internal error Chrome – Several users reported this issue in Google Chrome. However, you can fix this problem simply by disabling hardware acceleration in Chrome.


  1. Download the latest Windows 10 updates
  2. Download the latest drivers
  3. Install the older version of AMD drivers
  4. Change your graphics card settings
  5. Disable hardware acceleration in Chrome
  6. Change the size of graphics memory in BIOS
  7. Reset Windows 10
  8. Check for faulty hardware

Solution 1 – Download the latest Windows 10 updates

Every operating system has its share of issues with hardware and software, and the same applies to Windows 10.

Even though Windows 10 has some minor issues, those issues can cause Blue Screen of Death errors to appear, therefore it’s crucial to download latest updates.

Microsoft is frequently releasing new updates and these updates bring security improvements and new features as well many bug fixes related to hardware and software.

If you wish your PC to be safe and stable, we strongly advise you to download the latest patches by using Windows Update.

Windows 10 downloads the necessary updates automatically, but you can also check for updates manually by doing the following:

  1. Press Windows Key + I to open the Settings app.
  2. When Settings app opens, go to Update & security section.
    Video Scheduler Internal Error Nvidia update & security
  3. Now click on Check for updates button.
    Video Scheduler Internal Error overclock check for updates windows 10

Windows will now check for available updates. If any updates are available, Windows will download and install them in the background. After updating Windows, check if the problem still appears.

If you can’t open the Setting app, take a look at this article to solve the issue.

Having trouble updating your Windows? Check out this guide that will help you solve them in no time.

Solution 2 – Download the latest drivers

Without appropriate drivers your hardware won’t be recognized by Windows 10, so you won’t be able to use it. To prevent BSoD errors from appearing, we strongly advise that you update all your drivers.

Updating drivers is a fairly simple task, and all that you need to do is to visit your hardware manufacturer and download the latest drivers for your device.

If you find the driver updating process a bit confusing, be sure to check our guide on how to update graphics card drivers for detailed instructions.

According to users, they had issues with Intel drivers, therefore if you have any Intel devices installed we urge you to update their drivers first, and then update drivers for all other hardware components.

Updating your drivers is crucial for your system’s stability and safety, but downloading drivers manually isn’t the most efficient way to fix these problems.

To update all your drivers with just a single click, we suggest that you try this Driver Update software.

Did you know that the majority of Windows 10 users have outdated drivers? Be a step ahead using this guide.

Solution 3 – Install the older version of AMD drivers

Video Scheduler Internal Error while gaming AMD

Sometimes your graphic card drivers can cause VIDEO_SCHEDULER_INTERNAL_ERROR BSoD error to appear, especially if your drivers are out of date or corrupted.

To fix this error, it’s recommended that you remove your graphic card drivers and install the older version of the drivers.

To remove the graphic card driver we advise you to download and use Display Driver Uninstaller. If you need more options, be sure to check out this article with the best uninstallers available right now.

After uninstalling the graphic card driver you need to visit AMD’s website and download the older version of the drivers. Bear in mind that even if you don’t own AMD graphic card, you can still try this solution.

After you install the older version of the driver, you’ll need to prevent Windows from auto-updating it in the future. To do that, follow the easy steps from this guide.

AMD graphics card isn’t recognised in Device Manager? Don’t worry, we’ve got the right fix for that.

Solution 4 – Change your graphics card settings

Few users reported that VIDEO_SCHEDULER_INTERNAL_ERROR error can be fixed by changing your graphic card settings. According to users, they had to change the settings in the Intel Control Panel and Nvidia Control Panel to performance instead of quality.

If you’re using Nvidia graphics you should also set the Physx to default in Nvidia Control Panel.

If you don’t use Nvidia card, you can also change the similar settings in Catalyst Control Center. If you have trouble opening Catalyst Control Center on Windows 10, be sure to check out this guide to solve the problem quickly.

Nvidia Control Panel doesn’t launch on Windows? Don’t panic, we’ve got the right solution for you.

Solution 5 – Disable hardware acceleration in Chrome

Few users reported this error while watching videos in Chrome, and according to them, the only solution is to disable hardware acceleration in Chrome. To do that, follow these simple steps:

  1. Click the Menu button in Chrome and choose Settings.
    Video Scheduler Internal Error after sleep Chrome settings
  2. Scroll down and click on Show advanced settings.
    Video Scheduler Internal Error Surface Pro Chrome Advanced settings
  3. Navigate to System section and uncheck Use hardware acceleration when available.
    Blue Screen of Death Video Scheduler Internal Error Chrome disable hardware acceleration
  4. Restart Chrome to apply changes.

Solution 6 – Change the size of graphics memory in BIOS

If you use integrated graphics, you can fix this problem by changing the size of graphics memory in BIOS. To see how to access BIOS and how to change the size of graphics memory, we advise you to check your motherboard manual for detailed instructions.

Users reported that setting the graphics memory to 128MB for Intel graphics fixed the problem, so be sure to try this solution, even if you don’t have integrated Intel graphics.

If Windows skips BIOS, fix the issue quickly by following this guide.

Accessing BIOS seems too big of a task? Let us make things easier for you with the help of this amazing guide!

Solution 7 – Reset Windows 10

BSoD errors such as VIDEO_SCHEDULER_INTERNAL_ERROR can be caused by certain software, and to fix this problem you can perform Windows 10 reset.

We have to warn you that this procedure is similar to clean install and it will delete all files from your C partition, so be sure to back them up.

Don’t know how to back up your data in Windows? Read this in-depth article and find out how to do it like a pro.

During this procedure you might also need a bootable USB flash drive with Windows 10, so be sure to create one. To start Windows 10 reset, do the following:

  1. Restart your computer a few times to start Automatic Repair.
  2. Choose Troubleshoot > Reset this PC > Remove everything. During this step you might be asked to insert Windows 10 installation media, so be ready to do that.
  3. Select Only the drive where Windows is installed > Just remove my files and click the Reset button.
  4. Follow the steps to complete the reset.

Need more info on how to factory reset your PC? Read this article and find out everything you need to know.

Disaster strikes and you can’t reset your PC! Fortunately, we’ve got the right solutions for you.

Solution 8 – Check for faulty hardware

Video scheduler internal error Chrome Motherboard

Your hardware can often cause these types of errors to occur, therefore you need to find and replace the faulty hardware. Few users reported that faulty graphic card caused this error, and replacing the card fixed the problem.

Bear in mind that sometimes certain hardware isn’t compatible with your current configuration, or with Windows 10, and that can cause this and many other errors to appear.

Few users reported issues with old TV cards, and according to them, removing the TV card fixed the error permanently.

VIDEO_SCHEDULER_INTERNAL_ERROR BSoD error is usually related to your graphic card, but you can easily fix this error by using one of our solutions.

If you have any other suggestions or questions, don’t hesitate to leave them in the comments section below and we’ll be sure to take a look.


Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in June 2016 and has been since completely revamped and updated for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.

Editor's Note: This article was originally published in November 2017 and was revamped and updated in August 2020 for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.
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