[Solved] How to Fix Video Scheduler Internal Error – TechWhoop

A dreaded error screen in Windows 8.1 and especially in the Windows 10 update is the Blue Screen of Death or BSOD errors, which will restart your computer and restart it automatically. Video Scheduler Internal Error is one of these BSOD errors, and Windows users have frequently complained about this.

The biggest problem with this error is the random occurrence, and since the computer freezes immediately afterward and then restarts, you will lose all your unsaved work. Like other BSOD’s, this also occurs most often when the PC is being put into the sleep mode, or when you are just starting up your computer.

Video Scheduler Internal Error
Video Scheduler Internal Error

Another scenario where this problem occurs recurrently is while you are installing new software’s or when the installation is complete. Since during installation, there is a high chance of overloading on the Windows drivers, hence the frequency of this problem increases. The other causes for this Video Scheduler Internal Error are:

  • Issues with the hardware
  • Corrupt Windows registry
  • Virus or Malware
  • Corrupt system files in Windows
  • Windows driver issue (main reason)

Luckily there are several fixed to this error, and in this ‘How to fix video scheduler internal error’ article, we show you some of the possible solutions that you can employ if you are faced with this error. Since there are several solutions, you may have to try a few of them before coming to the solution that works for your computer.

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6 Ways to Solve Video Scheduler Internal Error


CHKDSK stands for Check Disk, which is a built-in function in your Windows that will check the hard disk for corrupt segments. For this, go to the Start menu of your Windows and search for ‘cmd’ which is the Command prompt. Right-click on the ‘Command prompt’ icon and select ‘Run as administrator.’

In the Command prompt type ‘chkdsk /f /r’ exactly as written here and press ‘Enter.’ Now, you will be prompted by a message, where type ‘Y’ and enter. After the disk checking is complete, you will have to restart your computer and check if the problem persists.


SFC stands for System File Checker. Like CHKDSK, this will check the system for corrupt files. For this, open ‘Command prompt’ with administrative rights (same as mentioned in the previous solution). Type- ‘sfc /scannow,’ exactly as written here and press ‘Enter.’

SFC Scannow
SFC Scannow

This command will begin the system file checking in your computer and detect any of the corrupt files on your computer. It may take a few minutes time to complete the scan, but if any corrupt file is identified, Windows will give you subsequent instructions on how to get rid of them.

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Update Video Driver

An outdated video driver may cause this BSOD error. Hence updating might solve the issue. However, this Video_Scheduler_Internal_Error often occurs after your computer has been updated and it might be that while updating the driver was not correctly installed. In this case, it will be best to roll back the update. To update or roll back follow these steps:

  1. Open the Windows ‘Run’ dialogue box by pressing the Windows button and ‘R’ at the same time.
  2. Type ‘devmgmt.msc’ in the Run dialogue box and press enter to open the Device Manager window of your computer.
Device Manager
Device Manager
  1. Browse through the list of devices on your computer and find the ‘Display Adapters’ option.
  2. Expand ‘Display adapter’ and right click on the video driver you see and select the ‘Update Driver software’ option.
  3. Select the option ‘Search automatically for updated driver software’. Your computer will search and update the driver, after which you should restart your computer.
  4. If you want to roll back on a faulty update, double-click on the video driver to open the driver window.
  5. The top pane of this window will have several tabs, select the ‘Driver tab’ and select the ‘Roll Back Driver’ option. If the previous update is working successfully, then this option will not be enabled.


DSIM stands for Deployment Image Service and Management, which you can run using the Command prompt following these instructions:

  1. Open Command prompt as administrator (as explained in the first two solutions) and type in the following commands (write these exact commands and press enter after each):
    Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /StartComponentCleanup
    Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
  2. The above commands might not work in all instances. If it doesn’t use these commands instead:
    Dism /Image:C:\offline /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth /Source:c:\test\mount\windows
    Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth /Source:c:\test\mount\windows /LimitAccess

You will have to replace ‘C:\RepairSource\Windows’ with the disk source of your recovery disc or Windows installation disc.

3. Finally, give this command- ‘Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /CheckHealth’ and restart your computer after the process is over.

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Update Windows

A standard solution to all BSOD problem on Windows 10 and 8.1 has been updating the Windows. Thus check your PC for new updates online and install them if there any. To update Windows 10 follow these steps:

  1. Go to the ‘Systems’ window of ‘Control panel.’
  2. In the ‘Settings’ section find ‘Update and Security’ and select the ‘Check for updates’ option.

Disable third party Security Software

Windows 10 comes with a built-in antivirus application called Windows Defender. So there is no requirement for a third party software like McAfee or AVG Internet Security. Instead, it has been seen that these software’s interfere with the proper running of Windows 10 and cause many of the BSOD errors. Thus, it is best that you uninstall all of the security software and see if it solves the Video_Scheduler_Internal_Error.

These solutions have solved the Video Scheduler Internal Error in the majority of the cases. If you find yourself in the minority with the problem persisting, try solutions like- Analyze the Dump file, fix damaged or corrupted Windows registry or perform a clean boot to disable all third-party services.

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