You may encounter an error message stating “Can’t find the name of Intel ICD OpenGL driver” while opening a specific web browser, application, or game. It means you have an incompatible graphics card on your device.
In most cases, this error occurs after any major update from Windows or due to prolonged outdated drivers. There can be different reasons for this error and separate fixes to resolve them.
Some device-specific applications like Google Chrome, Nvidia Control Panel or Nvidia GeForce Experience can also cause this error.
If you are experiencing this error, the solutions given below can fix it.
Steps to Fix Intel ICD OpenGL Driver Error
This error message can pop up anytime while you use the system. The problem might be anywhere in your device. So we provided the best possible fixes for troubleshooting the OpenGL drive error.
Fix 1: Updating Intel Graphics Driver
Intel developers have acknowledged this driver issue and provided a solution to fix the error. Hence, Intel has been rolling out an update specifically targetting the “ICD OpenGL driver” error. To update the driver with the latest software, here are the steps:
- First, go to “This PC” and right-click to open a context menu. From there, select “Properties” to open a system layout.
- On the left-hand panel, select “Device Manager” and click to open it. A series of options will appear on the display.
- Find and select the “Display adapter” tab, then right-click on your primary graphics card.
- Next, click and select the first option to update your graphics driver automatically.
Note: You can select the second option to update the driver manually. But, if you don’t download the exact software for the same model, then your graphics driver or the updates may not work properly.
- Now, wait for the update to finish. After that restart your computer.
Check if the fix given above solves your driver error and find the name of ICD OpenGL. If you still facing the issue, try the other fixes.
Fix 2: Changing Application Architecture Version
The architecture version of an application can also be one of the possible causes of the Intel ICD OpenGL error problem. So, if an application is built for a 32-bit system but you are using it for a 64-bit computer, then it would exhibit the driver error.
To change the architecture of an application, you can follow these instructions:
- Open Run command on your system by pressing Windows+ R keys.
- Then type “cmd” and press Enter to launch Command Prompt.
- Now, type “wmic os get osarchitecture” in the Command Prompt and hit Enter.
- All the architecture that is being currently used should be now available under osarchitecture. However, verify your OS with the architecture of your application.
- If the architecture doesn’t match with each other, then uninstall it and reinstall the correct version.
After confirming the same architecture, reboot your system and check if the application is running correctly.
Fix 3: Reinstalling your Graphics Driver
If your graphic driver is corrupted somehow, it’s better to reinstall it after removing the software completely.
Although downloading certain updates for the driver may also trigger this error due to incompatible files. In that case, you can roll back the graphics driver to a previous version, which didn’t have this error.
To Uninstall the Graphics Driver partially, here are the steps:
- Go to the “Device Manager” and find “Display adapters“ as discussed in the first fix.
- Now, find your installed Graphics driver and click on the “Uninstall” option.
You can follow these instructions to completely remove your graphics driver from the system.
- Open Control Panel from the Start menu. Alternatively, you can type “control panel” in the Search box to locate it.
- Now, open the “Programs” tab and uninstall the graphics software from your computer.
This will remove your graphics driver completely. Now install the software for the same graphics card from the manufacturer’s site.
Note: Make sure you download the exact update for your graphics driver to resolve this error. And also choose the correct architecture of the update as your computer.
Make sure you follow the procedure accordingly as given in the fixes above. We hope that “Can’t find the name of Intel ICD OpenGL driver” error can be fixed with one of the solutions provided here.