How To Fix Video Scheduler Internal Error?

Sometimes when installing new hardware or software, there can be a conflict between Windows 10 and your video drivers. This can result in a video scheduler internal error, which displays as a ‘Blue Screen of Death’ when the video scheduler detects a fatal violation.

The graphics card and associated driver are typically responsible for the VIDEO_SCHEDULER_INTERNAL_ERROR which shows a stop error code of 0x00000119.

The computer will probably restart if you get this error, after first freezing for several minutes.

The display will crash periodically which can be annoying.

What Causes Video Scheduler Internal Error

Let’s take a closer look at the possible causes of this error:

  • Corrupt, outdated or incompatible graphics drivers
  • Hardware problems
  • Corrupt Windows system files
  • Corrupt Windows registry
  • Malware or virus infection

7 Solutions to Fix Video Scheduler Internal Error

This issue can crop up at any time, whether you are playing a game, watching a movie or working on a document, but once the Blue Screen of Death appears you won’t be able to save any work.

Video Scheduler Internal Error

All you can do then is restart the computer. Before trying to fix the error, create a restore point in case anything goes wrong.

Solution #1: Run System File Checker and Check Disk (SFC and CHKDSK)

  • Press the Windows key and X
  • Click on Command Prompt (Admin)
  • Type this into the cmd then press Enter:

sfc /scannow
sfc /scannow /offbootdir=c:\ /offwindir=c:\windows

  • Once it is complete you can restart the computer
  • Right click on the Windows button then choose Command Prompt (Admin)
  • Type this in the cmd prompt: CHKDSK /f /r
  • Press Enter
  • Type Y then press Enter to schedule the scan in the next reboot
  • Reboot your computer again

Solution #2: Run Deployment Image Servicing and Management (DISM)

  • Press the Windows key and X
  • Click on Command Prompt (Admin)
  • Type this into the cmd, pressing Enter after each one:

Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /StartComponentCleanup
Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

If that doesn’t work, try this:

Dism /Image:C:\offline /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth /Source:c:\test\mount\windows
Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth /Source:c:\test\mount\windows /LimitAccess

(Changing the C:\RepairSource\Windows with your repair source location – recovery disk or Windows installation)

  • Now run DISM by typing this:

Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /CheckHealth

  • Reboot the computer to save your changes

Solution #3: Uninstall the Graphics Card Driver

  1. Open the Device Manager
  2. Find NVIDIA Graphics Card and right click on it
  3. Click Uninstall
  4. Click Yes if you’re asked for confirmation
  5. Type Control in the Windows search box then select Control Panel
  6. Select Uninstall a Program
  7. Uninstall everything you can see relating to NVIDIA
  8. Reboot the PC and download the setup directly from the manufacturer’s website (eg the NVIDIA site for an NVIDIA card)
  9. Reinstall the drivers

Also read: How to Fix “Video TDR Failure” Error?

Solution #4: Update the Graphics Card Drivers

  1. Press the Windows key and R
  2. Type this then press enter: devmgmt.msc
  3. Open the Display Adaptors and right click Nvidia Graphics Card
  4. Choose Enable
  5. Right click on the graphics card
  6. Click Update Driver Software
  7. Click Search Automatically for Updated Driver Software
  8. Hopefully this will fix the problem
  9. If not, choose Update Driver Software
  10. Click Browse My Computer for Driver Software
  11. Click Let Me Pick from a List of Device Drivers on My Computer
  12. Choose the compatible driver from the NVIDIA list then click on Next
  13. Once the process has finished, restart the computer

Solution #5: Run a Disk Cleanup

This tool, which is included with Windows, allows you to delete any temporary or unnecessary files.

This is how to do it:

  1. Go to My PC or This PC
  2. Right click on C: drive
  3. Click on Properties
  4. Click on Disk Cleanup which is under Capacity
  5. It will take a while to calculate free-able space
  6. Click Clean Up System Files under where it says Description
  7. Choose everything listed under Files to be deleted
  8. Click OK

Once Disk Cleanup is complete, restart the computer to save the changes

Solution #6: Run CCleaner

In the case of malware or a virus, it can be useful to run CCleaner or else run your malware or antivirus program instead. Hopefully this will fix the Video Scheduler Internal Error.

  1. Download CCleaner then install it by clicking on setup.exe
  2. Follow the on-screen directions
  3. Now launch CCleaner and click on Custom
  4. See whether anything has to be checked apart from default
  5. Click Analyze
  6. When complete, click Run CCleaner
  7. All cookies and caches will be cleaned out
  8. Click on Registry and check all the boxes
  9. Than Click Scan for Issues and wait until this is done
  10. Select Fix Selected Issues
  11. When asked whether you want to back up changes, choose Yes
  12. Select Fix all Selected Issues
  13. Reboot the computer

Solution #7: Ensure Windows is Up to Date

  1. Press the Windows Key and I
  2. This opens Settings
  3. Click on Update & Security
  4. Than Click on Windows Update
  5. Click on Check for Updates
  6. If any updates are pending, download and install them
  7. Reboot your PC


Hopefully one of the above solutions will get rid of the annoying Blue Screen of Death issue caused by the VIDEO_SCHEDULER_INTERNAL_ERROR.

It is best to work through the above fixes one at a time, until you figure out which one works for you.