How do I troubleshoot Windows graphics errors?

1. Continue Troubleshooting with System Restore

If the issue was caused by a recent Windows update, try restoring your computer to a previous point before the update.

1. Press the ‘Windows’ key and ‘R’ simultaneously
2. Type “rstrui.exe” in the run box and click ‘OK’.
3. System Restore window will open
4. Click ‘Next’ and select the restore point you want to use
5. Click ‘Next’ once more and follow any on-screen instructions

2. Check Your Computer’s Power Supply
Most of the graphics card errors are related to lack of power supply. To ensure that the computer has enough power for the graphics card, check the power supply requirements for your specific model.

1. Identify which type of power supply you need
2. Make sure that it meets the required power supply requirements
3. Unplug and then re-plug your power cables into the graphics card.

3. Update Graphics Card Drivers
If you continue to experience an issue with your graphics card, it is important to make sure that your graphics card drivers are up to date. Outdated and incorrect drivers can cause issues such as stuttering, lagging, and even crashing.

1. Identify your graphics card model and manufacturer
2. Go to the manufacturer’s website and download the latest version of the driver
3. Right click on ‘My Computer’ and choose ‘Properties’
4. Click on ‘Device Manager’
5. Expand Display adapters
6. Right click on your graphics card and select ‘Update driver software’
7. Choose the option to search for driver software on your computer
8. Follow the on-screen instructions and complete the installation process

4. Disable Initialization Settings
The initialization settings of your graphics card may be causing the problem. As a first step in troubleshooting, try disabling these settings.

1. Right click on your desktop and select ‘Graphics Properties’
2. Choose the ‘Initialization’ tab
3. Uncheck all the options under the ‘General’ section
4. Click ‘Apply’ and then ‘OK’

5. Clean Out Dust and Dirt
Graphics card errors can be caused by dust, dirt, and debris that build up inside the PC over time. This can block the airflow and affect performance. Consider cleaning out the inside of your PC by using compressed air.

1. Unplug all cords from the PC.
2. Open the case of the PC
3. Use canned air to blow out the dust and debris from the inside of the PC
4. Ensure that all fans are cleaned out properly
5. Re-assemble the PC and plug in all the necessary cords

6. Replace Power Supply or Graphics Card
If you continue to experience issues with your graphics card, consider replacing the power supply or the graphics card. The power supply must meet the required specifications for your graphics card to function properly.

1. Identify the power supply and graphics card currently in your PC
2. Find a suitable replacement power supply that meets the required specs
3. Install the new power supply and reconnect all the necessary cables
4. If you’re replacing the graphics card as well, install the new one and connect the display cable to it

7. Reset Graphics Card BIOS
Sometimes resetting the BIOS (Basic Input Output System) can help fix graphics card errors.

1. Disconnect all cords from the PC
2. Open the side panel of the PC
3. Remove the graphics card from the motherboard
4. Locate the reset switch on the graphics card
5. Turn off the PC and press the reset switch for about 5 seconds
6. Reinsert the graphics card into the motherboard
7. Reconnect all cords and start PC

8. Overclock Graphics Card
It is possible to overclock the graphics card to increase its performance. However, this is not recommended as it may cause errors and damage the graphics card.

1. Check documentation to make sure your graphics card is compatible with overclocking
2. Download the appropriate software
3. Run the software and adjust the settings to overclock the graphics card
4. Monitor the system’s performance and make sure there are no errors

9. Contact Hardware Manufacturer
If none of the above solutions work, it is best to contact the hardware manufacturer for further assistance. They may be able to diagnose the problem and provide a solution.