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How to Fix the ‘Could Not Initialize Graphics System’ Error on Windows 10?

Could not initialize the Graphics system’ is amongst the most common errors on Windows 10. A number of gamers often encounter this issue. And luckily, this error can be fixed easily. This graphics error is also known as Graphics Device Driver Error 43. Read on and follow the solutions mentioned below to fix this error on your Windows 10 device.

Update the Graphics Driver through Device Manager

You should pursue the steps provided below:

  1. Tap the Windows and R keys simultaneously to launch the Run box.
  2. After that, insert ‘Devmgmt.msc’ into it and hit the Enter button to invoke the Device Manager.
  3. Then find the Display Adapters from the Device Manager screen.
  4. Select the arrow icon to view the graphic devices.
  5. Go to the device you would like to update, and right-click on it.
  6. Now, choose the Update Driver option.
  7. You should enable the internet connection.
  8. Now, choose the option of ‘Search automatically for updated driver software.’ 
  9. The PC will browse the system storage and internet for the newest drivers and then install them.

Launch Windows Updates

You should pursue the steps provided below:

  1. Go to the Windows Search section.
  2. Thereafter, input ‘Windows update’ into it and select the OK button to launch the Windows Update screen.
  3. Select the button of ‘Check for updates.’
  4. After that, restart the system.

Enable Compatibility Mode for the Game

You should pursue the steps provided below:

  1. Reach the game’s installation folder and right-click on it.
  2. Then choose the option of Properties from the menu.
  3. You should choose the tab of Compatibility.
  4. Select the drop-down menu beneath the section of Compatibility mode and select the previous version of Windows.
  5. Beneath the section of Settings, tick the boxes of ‘Disable full-screen optimizations’, and ‘Run this program as an administrator.’
  6. Tap the button of Apply to save the changes.
  7. Now, click on the OK button.

Change Display Resolution

You should pursue the steps provided below:

  1. Reach the empty area over the desktop, and right-click on it.
  2. Choose the Display Settings option.
  3. Finally, extend the drop-down arrow beneath the Display Resolution and choose a new resolution.

Installing the DirectX Manually

You should pursue the steps provided below:

  1. Go to the Microsoft site and reach the screen of DirectX download.
  2. After that, select the button of Download to start the downloading process of the setup file.
  3. Then launch the file of ‘dxwebsetup.exe’ and pursue the on-screen steps to finish the installation.
  4. Once the installation process is over, restart the device.

By following the troubleshooting steps given above, you will be able to fix the could not initialize graphics system on Windows 10 error.

Daisy Martin arrived on the cyber security scene in the early 2000s when virus and malware were still new and slowly evolving. Her longtime affair with writing with an interest in the cybersecurity industry, combined with her IT degree, has contributed to experience several aspects of security suite industry such as blogging at


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