Rendering Device Lost

Updated: 1 year ago
Article ID: 32553

Common Problems

Your rendering device has been lost! Application closing!

This error occurs when you experience a TDR (timeout detection and recovery) incident while playing Overwatch. You can read more about these errors on Microsoft's support site. Follow the steps below to resolve the problem.

  1. Set your components to factory default speeds to resolve crashes due to overclocking.
  2. Update your drivers and operating system to resolve any compatibility issues.
  3. Try closing background applications to resolve any software conflicts.
  4. Overheating can cause performance issues, game crashes, and full computer lockups. Check for overheating components.
  5. Missing or corrupted Windows® system files may cause this error. Use System File Checker to repair and replace system files.

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