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Discus and support Application has been blocked from accessing graphics hardware after attempting to use... in Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging to solve the problem; I recently tried to use the screen recording function on my laptop(Windows icon + alt + R) to record the game I was playing but it failed. afterwards,... Discussion in 'Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging' started by ChristianQuijano, Jun 25, 2019.

  1. Application has been blocked from accessing graphics hardware after attempting to use...


    I recently tried to use the screen recording function on my laptop(Windows icon + alt + R) to record the game I was playing but it failed. afterwards, I noticed that the screen was blinking and that there was a notification stating "Application has been blocked from accessing graphics hardware".


    what I did after was shutdown my pc and start it up again and to my relief it was working properly. before I started up my game, that is. the screen started blinking again and I saw the same notification from windows. I restarted it again and tried playing another game where I had absolutely no problems at all. no screen blinking, no notifications, etc. upon seeing that my screen wasn't blinking, I tried reopening the game which I was trying to record again and the screen starts blinking again and the notification also kept popping up. I do not use another monitor and I have been playing this game for a month now and I have had no problems whatsoever. I have also not installed anything recently and have no windows updates that need to be installed.


    everything was working perfectly fine before I tried to use the windows recording function. I hope someone would be able to help me with this. thank you in advance

    :)
     
    ChristianQuijano, Jun 25, 2019
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  2. Kapil Arya MVP, Jun 25, 2019
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  3. Application has been blocked from accessing graphics hardware.

    Hi Matthias,

    • When you say, "Application has been blocked from accessing graphics hardware." what exactly are you referring to?
    • When are you getting this?
    • Which application are you referring to?
    • Have you made any changes to the system prior to this issue?
    Kindly elaborate the issue in detail to assist you accordingly.

    Thank You.
     
    ThofikhAhamad, Jun 25, 2019
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  4. Application has been blocked from accessing graphics hardware after attempting to use...

    Application Blocked from accessing Graphic Hardware

    Recently I've been experiencing the app blocked from accessing graphic hardware issue with a specific game I play a fair amount. The game seems to work but upon initial starting I would get clear audio but bad or no visuals forcing me to restart the game
    manually by shutting it down from the task manager. I have discovered a simple fix to this problem though, and it lies in the graphics settings for your display.

    To fix the issue I've been having I searched up and opened my computer's Events Log, to examine where the error was occurring and get an accurate description. (It gave the same message as the notification, this step may be negligible)….

    The next step in my process was to access my computer's system settings (for windows 10 the primary settings for your computer)

    Going there, select the display settings and look for a link text that says "Graphics Settings"

    Upon clicking on this, you will be presented with a graphics performance preference text and a drop down box that gives the options for a Classic Application or a Universal Application. I didn't fiddle with this at all but there is a browse button below that.

    Clicking this browse button I was able to select the application that was being blocked and I set it to always run in high performance mode. thus fixing my issue once I restarted the game in question.

    For reference I run an XPS 8930 with an Intel(R) Core i5-8400 CPU with 64 bit Windows 10 and an AMD RX 560 graphics card.

    I don't know if this will help anyone else, but a colleague of mine suggested I post my solution to the forums to help others experiencing the same issue.
     
    Lt_Longlegs, Jun 25, 2019
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