All machines are bound to face an error and your computer is no different. It is a machine and does face many types of issues due to software or hardware. One of such critical errors is the devastating BSOD or Blue Screen of Death with an unhappy smiley, something like 🙁 accompanied by an error message “VIDEO_SCHEDULER_INTERNAL_ERROR”.
Although it may seem to be a cause for concern, but there are ways that this error can be resolved without you having to get a new PC or reset/format your existing one. Resetting your PC is not a major issue, but the loss of your data can cause serious troubles, one which everyone would like to avoid especially if you don’t have a backup of your data. Well, lucky you, here are a few steps that can take your computer back to normal making the BSOD Video Scheduler Internal Error in Windows 10 seem just like a bad dream you once had.
What Causes BSOD Video Scheduler Internal Error on Windows 10 PC?
Before we jump to the first step, it is important to know the reason as to why this error occurred in the first place, which will help us to determine if the step we want to carry out on our PC is logical and is related to the factors that can cause BSOD Video Scheduler Internal Error on Windows 10 PC. Here are a few reasons identified for the occurrence of Blue Screen of Death errors on a Windows 10 PC:
- Graphic Card issues. Graphic Card issues can be both Software and Hardware. Outdated Graphics drivers would come under software issues and a faulty Graphics card would be a hardware issue which will have to be replaced.
- Corrupt System Files. It is difficult to determine how the existing system files get corrupted, but it can be due to installing new software or the presence of a malicious file. Powering off your computer from the main switch without proper shutdown can also cause your system files to get corrupted as they were being processed while the computer was running.
- Malware infection. Malware and other such small applications are being developed everyday by cyber criminals who want to infiltrate your privacy and gain access to your system. This can be one of the major causes for any malfunctioning of your computer.
- Windows Registry corruption. Another factor to cause BSOD Video Scheduler Internal Error on Windows 10 PC is the tamper of Windows Registry. A Registry is a hierarchical database of all the settings in your computer and is also known as the backbone of any system. A simple switch in the settings of the registry can render your PC in an unstable state.
- Recent Hardware/Software changes. Any new hardware recently attached to your computer might not be compatible and can cause BSOD to occur. Similarly, if you have installed a new software or update an existing one, it may lead to conflict with the existing system files and cause instability.
Steps to resolve BSOD Video Scheduler Internal Error on Windows 10 PC.
There are quite a few steps to resolve BSOD Video_Scheduler_Internal_Error on Windows 10 PC. Most of them are simple and quick tasks, which you might have carried out many times on your PC unknowingly. Here is the list compiled with the simpler steps on the top:
1. Run Anti-Virus
The first step that is recommended to perform at all times, even if your computer is stable is to check your system for infection. This is the most common step for all issues faced on your computer including the BSOD Video_Scheduler_Internal_Error in Windows 10. If you don’t have a third-party Antivirus in your system, fear not, there is always Windows Defender, a default Anti-Virus by Microsoft which according to many techies is doing a pretty good job in eliminating malicious software and keeping your system safe.
One of the best Security Software that I have been using for years is Advanced System Protector. I have used quite a few and chosen ASP because it has an easy to use interface and the software receives constant updates of new virus definitions frequently.
To download Advance System protector, click the download button.
A word of caution: Never install or run two different security programs on your computer as each one identifies the other as a potential threat and cause system issues.
2. Install Available Windows Updates
Another quick remedy to get rid of the BSOD Video Scheduler Internal Error in Windows 10 is to check for the Windows Updates and install if there are any pending updates. Microsoft releases software patches and fixes from time to time so the users can enjoy a stable, hassle free user experience.
Note: It can also be possible that the BSOD error occurred due to a recent driver update by Microsoft. In this case check for any update installed the previous day and uninstall it.
3. Remove Recent Hardware/Software Additions
The next possible resolution would be to remove all the peripheral devices attached to your computer including Pen Drives. It could be very much possible that a particular hardware might cause a conflict and unplugging that device could resolve the BSOD Video_Scheduler_Internal_Error in Windows 10. However, you need not disconnect your Mouse and Keyboard from the system.
Just like hardware, check if you have installed any new software, program or application in your system recently. I have already covered uninstalling updates in the previous step and now it is time to go back to the same Programs and Features settings and check for installed applications. Remove any programs installed within a couple of days and then check your system if the same error reoccurs.
4. Check your Graphics Drivers.
The word Video is almost related to Graphics in your computer, which brings our attention to the next troubleshooting step which involves the Graphics card. If it is a hardware issue, then the best option is to take the computer to a technician. But before that lets check the drivers for your Graphics card. A Driver is a small program which communicates between your hardware and operating system. To update the drivers, open Device Manager and follow the steps below:
Step 1. Open the Device Manager by typing these exact same words in the search bar on the bottom-left of your screen.
Step 2. In the new window, locate Display Adapters and click on the arrow preceding it.
Step 3. The name your Graphics Card will be displayed. Right-click on the name and choose Update Driver. Windows will automatically search for the latest update for your Graphics card and install it.
Step 4. Once the update is installed, restart your computer for the changes to take effect.
If updating the drivers does not resolve the BSOD Video Scheduler Internal Error in Windows 10, then the next step would be to re-install your video drivers. Follow the same steps to open the Device Manager and locate Display Adapters.
Now choose the third option that is labelled as Uninstall Device. Proceed with the installation and restart the computer. In Windows 10, any uninstalled default driver is automatically installed automatically when the computer restarts. But if does not then you can download the executable file from the Windows Download Center or the Graphics Card Manufacturer’s website.
5. Check for System File and Hard Drive corruption.
To check the system file error, get ready and put your programming cap on. This process requires you type some commands in the MS DOS operating system. You will have to run Check Disk, System File Checker and DISM. First open the Command Prompt in Administrator Mode by following these steps:
Step 1. Type Command Prompt in the search bar on the bottom left of your screen and among the search results, right click on Command Prompt and choose Run as Administrator.
Step 2. A new black & white window will open. Type the following command to check Hard Drive Corruption.
chkdsk /f /r
Note: If you see an error message stating that the Check Disk command cannot run then type ‘Y’ and restart your computer. The process will automatically initiate when your computer boots next time.
Step 3. To check for system file corruption and to fix them, type the following command in the Command Prompt in Admin Mode.
Step 4. The final step on Command prompt would be to run the Deployment Image Servicing and Management or DISM for short.
Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /StartComponentCleanup
Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
Note: Run the command in Sequence one after the another.
Step 5. Restart your computer and it will fix the BSOD Video Scheduler Internal Error in Windows 10.
6. Run Disk Cleanup
Disk Cleanup helps to delete unnecessary files from your computer and resolve BSOD Video_Scheduler_Internal_Error in Windows 10. It is recommended to carry out this step at least once a month on your computer even though it is in a perfect stable state.
Step 1. Open This PC by pressing the Windows key and the letter E.
Step 2. Click on This PC from the left side list. Then right click on the Local Drive C and select Properties.
Step 3. In the new window, click on Disk Cleanup. It will take some time to complete the process.
Step 4. A new window will appear with the list of files that can be deleted. Select all and click on the Cleanup System Files button at the bottom.
Step 5. After the cleanup process completes, restart your PC for changes to take place.
7. System Restore
System Restore helps to restore your computer to a previous stable state. It does not delete any files but the only limitation with this step is once the computer is restored to a previous state, you will lose all the setting changes and installed programs done after that System Restore Point was created. To resolve BSOD Video_Scheduler_Internal_Error in Windows 10 initiate a System Restore by following the below mentioned steps:
Step 1. Type System Restore in the Search Box.
Step 2. In the new Window that opens, click on the System Restore button.
Step 3. Click on Next and then choose a date when you knew that your system was running fine.
Step 4. Click on Next and your system will automatically restart, restored to a previous date.
8. Check for the Graphics Card physically
If you know how to open your tower case in your desktop then you could probably check the card physically to see if it is plugged in properly and is not damaged from anywhere. Otherwise, you could take it to a local service center to get it examined.
9. Restore your PC back to Factory Settings.
If all the above-mentioned steps do not work, then unfortunately the only option left to resolve the BSOD Video_Scheduler_Internal_Error in Windows 10 is to restore the computer back to its factory state. For steps on how to do that click on the link below.
Any more steps on BSOD Video Scheduler Internal Error on Windows 10 PC?
That concludes the list of all the steps (Tried & Tested) for BSOD Video Scheduler Internal Error in Windows 10 that can resolve almost all types of critical errors in your PC. But somewhere, I feel that the list I have compiled after a lot of research might just be missing a step or two. If you know of any step not listed here, then do share in the comments section below and I will add them here making this list one-of-its-kind complete archive for things to do when faced with the dreadful BSOD Video Scheduler Internal Error in Windows 10.