Application Has Been Blocked From Accessing Graphics Hardware – What To Do To Fix

Many Windows 10 users have issues with Application Has Been Blocked From Accessing Graphics Hardware. When they play some games like World Warcraft 3, Minecraft … they receive a notification regarding application blocked and is not allowed to access graphics hardware. In this article, I will share a few solutions to solved this issue.

Application Has Been Blocked From Accessing Graphics Hardware Windows 10

Fix: Application Has Been Blocked From Accessing Graphics Hardware in Windows 10

Method 1: Using Device Manager

This fix applies to following Intel HD Graphics card running machines:

Intel HD Graphics 515, 520, 530 cards (6th Generation), Intel HD Graphics 5500, 6000 cards (5th Generation), Intel Iris Pro Graphics 580 card (6th Generation), Intel Iris Graphics 540, 550 cards (6th Generation), Intel Iris Graphics 6100 card (5th Generation), Intel Iris Pro Graphics 6200 card (5th Generation), Intel HD Graphics 4200, 4400, 4600, 5000, 5200 cards (4th Generation), Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200 card (4th Generation), Intel HD Graphics 5300 card (Intel Core M Processors).

Step 1. You go to this website to download updated display drivers (of same architecture).

Step 2. Next, using WinRAR or 7Zip to extract file download, then you copy the extracted folder to <your system root drive>\Windows\Temp.

Step 3. Open Device Manager by pressing Windows Key + X and select Device Manager from the list.

Step 4. In Device Manager, you locate Display Adapter and right click your display driver, click Update Driver Software option.

Application Has Been Blocked From Accessing Graphics Hardware

Step 5. Then you select Browse my computer for driver software option, to go to step 6.

Browse my computer for driver software

Step 6. Next, you click Let me pick for a list of device drivers on my computer.

Application Has Been Blocked From Accessing Graphics Hardware Fix

Step 7. At this step, you select Have disk button on next screen.

application has been blocked from accessing graphics hardware solved

Step 8. When Install from Disk window appears, you click Browse and go to <your system root drive>\Windows\Temp folder where you unzipped folder you get at step 2.

Application Has Been Blocked From Accessing Graphics Hardware

Step 9. Inside this folder, you open Graphics sub-folder and select gdlh32.inf (for 32-bit edition) or igdlh64.inf (for 64-bit edition) file then click Open.

Step 10. Now you just click Yes to start installing driver.

Step 11. When the driver has been installed successfully, you can exit Device Manager and restart your computer. After restart and check if the problem is resolved.

Method 2: Using Registry Editor

This is an easy solution help you can fix Application Has Been Blocked From Accessing Graphics Hardware on Windows 10. Using this method, you will increase the value of registry corresponding to Timeout Detection and Recovery so that GPU processing time can be increased. To do that,  you doing the following:

Step 1. First, you open Registry Editor by pressing Windows + R Keys and type regedit in Run dialog box, then hit Enter.

regedit

Step 2. In see the left pane of Registry Editor, you go to following registry key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\GraphicsDrivers

Step 3. In the right pane of GraphicsDrivers key, you create a registry DWORD (32-bit) value named TdrDelay.

Step 4. Next, you double click on it to set its value data to 8 and click OK to save changes.

TdrDelay

Step 5. Now you exit the Registry Editor and restart your computer.

Method 3: Run System File Checker and DISM commands

If you want to fix Application Has Been Blocked From Accessing Graphics Hardware error in Windows 10, you can run System File Checker and DISM commands. To do that,  you doing the following:

Step 1. First of all, you launch Command Prompt as Administrator.

Step 2. Now, you type sfc /scannow in command prompt window and tap Enter.

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Step 3. Next, you type DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Scanhealth and tap Enter.

DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Scanhealth

Step 4. Then, you type DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth and tap Enter.

DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth

Step 5. Finally, you restart your computer and check if the problem is resolved.

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You can watch this video below to learn more how to fix Application Has Been Blocked From Accessing Graphics Hardware error using Registry Editor

These are three solutions that should definitely fix this error ‘Application Has Been Blocked From Accessing Graphics Hardware‘. If you have any other Windows 10 related errors you can check for the solution in my Windows 10 tips section. Thank you for reading! Can we please hit likes and share on this article?

 

 


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