Full Fix: VIDEO_TDR_TIMEOUT_DETECTED error on Windows 10, 8.1, 7

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Blue Screen of Death errors are one of the most serious errors on Windows 10, and these types of errors can cause a lot of problems. Since these errors can be quite problematic, today we’re going to show you how to fix VIDEO_TDR_TIMEOUT_DETECTED error.

How to fix VIDEO_TDR_TIMEOUT_DETECTED BSoD error

VIDEO_TDR_TIMEOUT_DETECTED error can be problematic and cause crashes on your PC. Speaking of this error, here are some similar issues that users reported:

  • 0x117 video_tdr_timeout_detected – Sometimes this error can have a certain number code assigned to it. However, you should be able to fix the problem by using one of our solutions.
  • Nvlddmkm.sys video_tdr_timeout_detected – This issue can sometimes be caused by your Nvidia drivers, and in order to fix the problem, simply update them to the latest version and check if that solves the issue.
  • Video_tdr_timeout_detected windows 7 – This error can appear on other versions of Windows, and if you encounter it, you just have to make a couple of changes in your registry to fix it.
  • Dxgkrnl.sys microsoft corporation video_tdr_timeout_detected – Sometimes a specific driver might be causing this error to appear. To fix the problem, simply update your drivers and check if that helps.

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Solution 1 – Download the latest drivers

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Drivers are important part of your operating system, because drivers are used by your hardware and Windows 10 alike. If your drivers are outdated or if they have certain bugs, Windows 10 won’t be able to recognize the hardware associated with those drivers, and you’ll encounter a BSoD error such as VIDEO_TDR_TIMEOUT_DETECTED.

To ensure that your system is stable and safe from errors, we suggest that you update all your drivers. Updating drivers is fairly simple and you can do it by visiting your hardware manufacturer’s website and downloading the latest drivers for your device. Bear in mind that you might need to update all the drivers on your PC to fix this error. According to users, this error was fixed after after installing the latest chipset and Intel Rapid Storage drivers, therefore be sure to update those drivers first.

Updating drivers manually can be long and tedious process, but you can download all the necessary drivers by using this Driver Update software that automatically downloads drivers for you.


Solution 2 – Downgrade your graphic card drivers

Although using the latest drivers is important for system stability, sometimes the latest drivers might have certain bugs causing BSoD errors and other instability issues. Users reported that latest Nvidia drivers caused VIDEO_TDR_TIMEOUT_DETECTED error to appear, and according to them, the solution is to remove the problematic driver and install the older version of Nvidia driver.

To remove the Nvidia drivers, we advise you to use Display Driver Uninstaller and remove all files associated with Nvidia drivers. After removing the driver, visit Nvidia’s website and download the older version of the drivers for your graphic card. During the installation of the driver, be sure to select Custom installation and uncheck all options except Video card driver and Physx. Even though this solution is designed to work with Nvidia graphic cards, you can still try it even if you don’t use Nvidia graphics.


Solution 3 – Change the TdrDelay value

Windows has a special value in registry called TdrDelay, and this value is designed to check how long does it take for your graphic card to respond. If the graphic card doesn’t respond within the set time frame, the graphic card driver will crash and restart itself. According to users, you can fix the VIDEO_TDR_TIMEOUT_DETECTED BSoD error by changing the TdrDelay by following these steps:

  1. Press Windows Key + R on your keyboard and enter regedit. Press Enter or click OK.
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  2. Once Registry Editor opens navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\GraphicsDrivers key in the left pane.
  3. Check if you have TdrValue DWORD in right pane. If no such entry is available, you need to create it. To create a new DWORD right click the empty space in the right pane and choose New > DWORD (32-bit) Value. Enter TdrDelay as the name of the new DWORD.
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  4. Double click the new TdrDelay DWORD and set its Value Data to 8, or even 10.
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  5. Click OK and close Registry Editor.

Solution 4 – Slightly overclock your graphic card

Overclocking your hardware can increase your performance, but it can also cause your PC to produce more heat, and if you’re not careful you can even burn and permanently damage your hardware. Few users reported that they fixed the VIDEO_TDR_TIMEOUT_DETECTED Blue Screen of Death error by increasing the board’s power slightly over 100%. Increasing the power of your board is always risky, therefore we advise you to do it gradually.

Once again, overclocking is potentially dangerous and it can cause permanent damage to your PC, therefore be extra cautions if you decide to overclock your graphic card.


Solution 5 – Underclock your RAM

Underclocking is similar procedure to overclocking, but instead of increasing the performance of your hardware by changing its settings, you’re going to slightly decrease the performance of your RAM. Few users reported that the BSoD error was fixed after reducing the frequency of DDR3 RAM from 2400 MHz to 1600 MHz.

Underclocking your RAM is fairly simple, and you can usually do it right from BIOS. For detailed instructions on how to underclock your RAM and access BIOS, we advise you to check your motherboard manual. Bear in mind that underclocking comes with certain risks as well, therefore caution is advised.


Solution 6 – Check your cooling and clean your PC from dust

Overheating is the common cause for BSoD errors, therefore it’s important to check if your fans are working properly. Sometimes your fans can get clogged by dust, so it’s advised that you clean your PC and all its fans with pressured air. If the problem still persists, you might need to install better cooling.


Solution 7 – Check for faulty hardware

BSoD errors can caused by your hardware, therefore we advise to check if your hardware is working properly. Any recently installed hardware can cause these types of errors, therefore if you installed any new hardware we urge you to remove it or replace it. If the problem isn’t caused by any new hardware, be sure to check for faulty hardware components. Users reported that replacing their graphic card fixed the problem, so it’s a good idea to check your graphic card first.

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Solution 8 – Install the latest updates

If your PC keeps crashing due to VIDEO_TDR_TIMEOUT_DETECTED error, the problem might be a missing update. Sometimes there might be glitches with your system, and the best way to deal with them is to install the missing updates.

By default, Windows 10 automatically installs the missing updates, but sometimes you might miss an update or two. However, you can always check for updates manually by doing the following:

  1. Press Windows Key + I to open the Settings app.
  2. Navigate to Updates & Security section.
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  3. Click Check for updates button.
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If any updates are available, they will be downloaded automatically in the background. Once the updates are installed, check if the problem is resolved.


Solution 9 – Perform a System Restore

If this error started appearing recently, it’s possible that it’s caused by a problematic driver or an update. To fix this error, we advise you to perform System Restore. If you’re not familiar, System Restore allows you to restore your system and fix various problems. To perform system restore, do the following:

  1. Press Windows Key + S and enter system restore. Choose Create a restore point option from the menu.
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  2. System Properties window will now appear. Click the System Restore button.
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  3. When System Restore window opens, click Next.
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  4. Now you’ll see a list of restore points. If available, check Show more restore points checkbox. Select the desired restore point and click Next.
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  5. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the restoration process.

Once your system is restored, check if the problem is still there. However, keep an eye for driver and system updates. If the problem appears again, it’s possible that a specific update is causing this issue, so you need to block Windows 10 from installing the update.

VIDEO_TDR_TIMEOUT_DETECTED error is usually caused by your graphic card, but we hope that you managed to fix this error by using one of our solutions.


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


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