How to fix 'ATIKMPAG.SYS' blue screen error in Windows 10, 8 and 7

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Through the following guide we will teach you how to fix ATIKMPAG.SYS blue screen error in Windows 10, 8 and 7 , an annoying problem that prevents you from continuing to use your computer.

What is ATIKMPAG.SYS error?

First of all, it is important to point out that there are several variants of the ATIKMPAG.SYS error, this error is specifically related to the graphics component of our computers. For this reason, it specifically refers to the type of chart we have.



In fact, while many people get the error with the name ATIKMPAG.SYS, the errors nvlddmkm.sys e igdkmd64.sys si they refer more or less to the same thing. This error usually appears in the following way VIDEO_TDR_FAILURE (ATIKMPAG.SYS) and as we have pointed out, it refers to a graphic error.

The term TDR derives from the English "Timeout, Detection, and Recovery", which we could translate as "Time out, detection and recovery". This message does refers to the fact that the graphics system has stopped working and that Windows was unable to successfully perform a restore.

The message then appears as a blue screen and does not allow you to use your computer. In any case, there are some methods we can use to fix ATIKMPAG.SYS error on our computers, in turn, the ones mentioned above.

Fix ATIKMPAG.SYS Blue Screen Error in Windows

A blue screen with the ATIKMPAG.SYS error is often associated with computer graphics problems . Fortunately, there are several very simple measures we can take to fix the problem.

Update your graphics card driver

As mentioned above, the ATIKMPAG.SYS error refers to a problem with the computer video and this is often related to installing the wrong driver. That said, it will be necessary to update our graphics card driver by downloading the correct version.



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In this case, bearing in mind that the error refers to AMD graphics cards, you will need to access the official AMD driver download site. Once there, select the graphics card template that you have installed on your computer. In case you don't know, don't worry, there are ways to find out which graphics card you have installed in Windows.

It is highly recommended uninstall the previous one before installing the driver. Once the installation is complete, ATIKMPAG.SYS error is resolved in most cases. On the other hand, if you get any of the nvlddmkm.sys and igdkmd64.sys errors instead, you can try updating your Intel or Nvidia video graphics card, as appropriate.

Check for overheating

ATIKMPAG.SYS error appears many times when the graphics card overheats and stops working. This may be due to al fact that the graphics fan is not working correctly.


Programs to measure the CPU temperature normally also work to know the temperature of the graph. Therefore, we encourage you to use this type of software and see if the temperatures are too high . If you see figures close to 90 degrees, you may have a temperature problem.

Therefore, check that the fan on the chart is spinning, if not, it will need to be replaced.

Damaged graphics card

Although graphics cards are very durable components, unfortunately failures can begin after a while. In the most extreme cases, the graphs will stop working correctly, generating errors such as the ATIKMPAG.SYS error.


If none of the solutions listed above work correctly, the graphics card may already not work . If so, we recommend that you install a graphics card for the purpose of testing it. You can borrow the component from a friend to see if there is a problem.

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