FIXED: video_tdr_failure atikmpag.sys error

The reason to the video_tdr_failure atikmpag.sys error that appears on your screen is an issue with the AMD/ATI graphic card. However it’s no big deal just a small issue between the graphic card and the operating system, you can fix this issue by using these below-mentioned methods.

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How to fix video_tdr_failure atikmpag.sys error in Windows 10?

Update your graphic driver

  • Press Windows key + X key
  • Next, click on Device Manager
  • head to Display Adapters section. Now find your graphic card driver
  • Next, right-click on the driver and click on uninstall
  • Then tick the Remove the driver software for this device box and click ok
  • After the driver has been removed, Restart your PC
  • Now go to your respective graphic driver’s site and download and install the latest drivers

Use command prompt:

  • Before opening command prompt download the latest built of ATI / AMD graphics card driver
  • Then, head over to the following location: C:WindowsSystem32drivers.
  • Look for the atikmdag.sys file and rename it into atikmdag.sys.old.
  • Access the ATI directory located on your C drive and copy-paste the atikmdag.sy_ file on desktop
  • Next open the command prompt and run as admin
  • After that type in the following command and press Enter:

chdir desktop

  • Now, enter expand.exe atikmdag.sy_ atikmdag.sys and press Enter.
  • When the process is completed then copy the atikmdag.sys and paste it to C:WindowsSystem32Drivers.
  • Finally restart the PC

Reinstall graphic driver in Safe Mode:

  • Press Windows key + R keyThe RUN box will appear type MSConfig and press Enter.
  • From the system configuration window, select the Boot Tab
  • Now select the option of “Safe Boot”
  • And now you’ll reboot to the safe mode.
  • Then simply update your graphic drivers like before


If you were able to fix the error using this article as a guide the please leave your feedback in the comments section below.

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