OpenGL message “large number of errors”

Updated 09/29/2021 10:17 AM

I have seen this Event Log Message:

A large number of errors have been detected.

The error threshold has been exceeded and recovery is no longer possible.

This could indicate a serious problem. The application must close.

What does it mean?

If you received this message from an application (on a pop up message or in the Event Log), the application encountered a problem and was unable to continue. This is usually caused by the Graphics Card not being able to correctly process the commands sent to it. This can occur for various reasons, from driver or application issues to hardware or memory problems in your system.

How can this be fixed?

First, verify you are running the most recent driver for your application. Drivers certified by Professional Software vendors can be found here If your application is not listed, install the most recent driver for your graphics board from

If this is not successful, you should check with your application provider for any updates or patches to your application.

You should also verify that your system has no known hardware issues such as power supply problems or memory errors.

If you continue to have errors, please contact the manufacturer of your graphics card to help troubleshoot any potential hardware issues you may be having. A list of the companies is available here:

If none of the above suggestions solve the problem, please file a support request here by clicking on "Ask a Question" near the top of this page. Please make sure to correct enter the operating system, the NVIDIA driver version, the application name and version, graphics board maker and model, along with the steps which were taken to make this issue appear.

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