Error DXGI_ERROR_ERROR_DEVICE_REMOVED occurs because graphics driver has crashed. This is perhaps one of the most annoying and frustrating errors that gamers come across when they are completely engrossed in their games.
Users report that while playing Battlefield 1, ArmA, Crysis, GTA etc. videogames, this error occurs causing the whole game to crash.
It can be time consuming to search for answers especially when all you can find is reports of complaints, and few answers that give us a solution. However, we have some methods and solutions you can try to fix this error so you can go back to playing your game in no time!
First, you need to understand that this error occurs because there’s an issue with your graphic or video card. The driver error means your graphics card has crashed, which in turn causes your game to crash.
To fix this error, follow the methods given below.
Method 1: Updating your Graphic card driver automatically
An outdated or an incompatible version of your Graphics card driver can cause such an error to occur. The simple solution is to update your driver. Here’s how to do it:
- Press both your Windows and R keys together to open Run Next, type “devmgmt.msc” in the given space and click on OK button to proceed.
- Search for Display adapters and then double click on it to expand the category. Next, under the category, right click on your graphics card and select Update driver from the context menu.
- Now, select the option of Search automatically for updated driver software.
- Windows will now begin to search for the correct and latest driver for your computer. After that you should follow the provided instructions to install the update.
If, however Microsoft is unable to search for an update for your computer, you will see a message that reads “The best drivers for your devices are already installed”. Then, you can visit the official website of your graphics card manufacturer (NVIDIA, Intel, AMD, Matrox etc.), and look for and install the update yourself.
Method 2: Install an older version of Graphic card driver
If the method above has not worked for you then you can try downloading an older or previous version of your driver. Visit your graphics card manufacturer’s website, search for an older version and download it.
When the installation process is complete check to see if you have been successful in removing the error.