How to reset a Graphics Card

If you are having trouble with your PC graphics card, one possible solution may be resetting the driver. The graphics card on your PC may be causing problems because of certain errors or an outdated version of the card. You will need to reset your graphics card if you are having trouble loading the screen of your PC with full resolution and/or the gaming performance is poor.

Graphics card reset procedure

Perform the following steps in order

Total Time: 10 minutes

  1. Click on the “Start” button that is usually located in the bottom left corner of the screen.

  2. From the pop-up menu, click the “Control Panel” button from the list of options.

  3. In the “Control Panel” window, choose the “System” option. A “System” window will appear on the screen.

  4. Click the “Device Manager” button on the top left corner of the System window.

  5. In the “Device Manager” window, double-click on the “Display Drivers” option.

  6. From the list of options, right-click the “Graphics Card” option.

  7. Select the “Uninstall” option from the menu. A pop-up window will appear on the screen asking if you are sure that you want to uninstall the graphics card. Click on the “Confirm” button.

You will be prompted to restart your PC. When you restart the computer, Windows will reinstall the driver after detecting the latest version of the graphics card. This will eliminate the errors in your GPU and reset it to the factory settings.