How to Fix Video Scheduler Internal Error?

Let me guess, you just installed new hardware or software. And now you are getting a BSOD with VIDEO_SCHEDULER_INTERNAL_ERROR. Or something like this-

Right so far? Well, I am no fortune teller but if you are getting this error then I am your 911. Cause in this article, I will teach you How to Fix Video Scheduler Internal Error? But first, let us learn a bit more about the error itself.

What is Video Scheduler Internal Error on Windows 10

The Video Scheduler Internal Error is a BSOD error, that only pops up when something is wrong with your Windows Video Drivers. The reason it happened due to the new hardware or software you installed is due to incompatibility with Windows Video Drivers.

This BSOD error is often caused by the Graphic card or its driver. But there are other possible reasons as well.

  • Incompatible Drivers
  • Infected Software
  • Hardware issues
  • Corrupt or Malfunctioning Windows Files
  • Corrupt Windows Registry

The main reason why you get the error is that any of these software issues caused conflicts with your Windows Video Driver. Which endangers both Windows and your personal data, so Windows shuts itself down and tries to solve the error itself. Yeah, when it was restarting over and over.

But when it fails, you get a BSOD or the Blue Screen of Death. It is basically a protocol to protect Windows from getting further damage and ask for external help obviously.

So let’s provide some and help Windows patch itself.

How to Fix Video Scheduler Internal Error?

Since it is a BSOD error there are few common fixes you can always do, but before that, you will have to do two things.

  1. If you have new hardware installed in your System, ensure that it is properly installed. Also, ensure that the new peripheral is compatible with your motherboard.
  2. In the case of BSOD, you can either access your PC despite the error or you can’t even log in. So, if you can log in Windows, skip to the Second Method and if you can’t, then start with the first one.

1. Boot in Safe Mode

No matter how effective a solution is, you can’t use it unless you have the authority to do so. The same happens in the case of BSOD sometimes, since Windows tries to resolve the problem over and over again, it gets stuck in a loop of restarts.

Here is how you get out of it-

  • Insert a bootable device, and boot/reboot your PC. Navigate through bios to access Boot menu. You can also do it directly by holding a pre-assigned key. For my PC it is the Delete key.
  • Now select the inserted Bootable device and go to the Windows Installation screen
  • On the installation screen, click on  Repair your computer on the left bottom corner of the screen.

  • Now navigate through Choose an Option-> Troubleshoot-> Advanced Settings -> Startup Settings.

  • Under the Startup settings, press F4 to boot in safe mode.

2. Run SFC Scannow

The System File Checker is a lifesaver when it comes to an error related to Windows files. It is an in-built Windows tool that helps you replace any malfunctioning or corrupted Windows or its driver’s file. It basically replaces the damaged file with an original copy of the same file stored in System 32.

To use sfc scannow

  •  Press Windows + X and click on Command Prompt(admin).

open cmd as administrator

  • Now, type in “sfc/scannow” and press Enter.

Use cmd as admin to run sfc/scannow

  • This process takes some time, so be patient. Once the scan is complete, restart your PC and check if the problem persists.


3. Use DISM

The DISM or Deployment Image Servicing and Management Tool is a command-line tool used to mount Windows Image. In case SFC fails to complete its task, you can always rely on DISM as it will help repair corrupt Windows image or .wim files. To run this tool,

  • Open Command Prompt as admin.
  • Now type the following-
  • Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /CheckHealth” then press Enter.
  • Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /Scan-Health” then press Enter.
  • Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth” and press Enter again.

  • Now reboot your PC and see if the problem remains.

4. Update Windows

After a proper repair, it is time to updated your system. This will no only update the files replaced by SFC but will also update Windows driver, ultimately solving any compatibility issue. To update Windows

  •  Open Start and type”Windows Update“.

  • Navigate through the menu and click on Update and Recovery.
  • In the Windows Update menu, Click on “Check for Updates

  • Now click on Install Updates to download Windows updates.

  • Restart your PC to install updates.

5. Update Video Card Drivers

Incompatible Video Card/Graphic Card driver is the biggest reason this error is caused. If you are using integrated GPU, then you don’t need to do this step as Windows update will also take care of that.

But just to be safe, follow along. You can also uninstall and re-install the GPU driver if you want to. Here is how-

In the Start menu search bar, type Device Manager. 

  • Under Device Manager, go to Display Adapters.

  • Now right-click on your Display Adapters and click on Update Driver.

  • Select “Search automatically for updated driver software“.

  • Wait, till Windows find an update and download it automatically.
  • After the installation restarts your PC and then check if the problem persists after.

6. Scan For Virus

If the problem is not solved so far, then there is a very good chance that your system is infected. So you do the obvious run a full system scan.  That’s because infected files can very much stop your Windows from doing basic stuff causing BSOD. So, running a full system scan will help you find and remove the infected files.

If you don’t use any Antivirus, you can always rely on Windows Defender. To use Windows Defender,

  • Open Start menu and search Windows Defender.

  • Now under Scan options and click on Full and Scan now.

  • This process will take at least 5hrs so leave your PC for some time. Once the scan is complete, remove the infected files.

Final Words

The Video Schedule Internal Error is only caused if Windows faced error related to its Video drivers. It is a BSOD error but solving it with the given fixes won’t be a problem. If you face any issue solving this problem, feel free to mention in the comment section.

Also if the problem was caused due to a newly installed hardware or software, removing it will instantly solve the issue.

Also Check: How To Reset Windows 7 Password [Full Guide]

1 comment
  1. “Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /Scan-Health”

    Should be

    “Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /Scan-Health” (minus the ‘-‘)

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