The Display driver stopped working error mostly occurs when the Timeout Detection and Recovery (TDR) feature detects that the graphics card is unresponsive within the allotted time.
If you are facing the “Display driver stopped responding and has recovered” error, your PC may be temporarily frozen and unresponsive. Here are some effective solutions you can apply.
First, check and make sure your PC has the latest Windows updates installed and that may contain a fix for this problem. To check for and install the latest updates, open Settings > Update and Security, click the Check for updates button.
Temporarily disable security software (anti-virus) if available. Perform a clean boot of Windows and check if the error appears again.
Fix “Display driver stopped responding and has recovered” error in Windows 10/8.1/7
1. Reinstall display driver
- Press Win+R, type devmgmt.msc and click OK to open the Device Manager window.
- Expand Display adapters.
- Right-click the display driver and select Uninstall.
- After uninstalling the driver, restart the PC.
Now, go to the device manufacturer’s website and download the latest display driver software for your PC.
Install display driver. Restart Windows and check if the problem is resolved.
Note: If the problem is not resolved, try to install the driver in Compatibility mode.
- Download the driver from the manufacturer’s website.
- Right click on the setup file.
- Click Properties.
- Click the Compatibility tab.
- Check Run this program in compatibility mode for.
- Select Windows 8.
- Check Run this program as an administrator in PrivilegeLevel.
- Restart Windows and check if the problem is resolved.
Increase GPU processing time
Timeout Detection and Recovery is a Windows feature that can detect when the video adapter or driver hardware on the computer is taking longer than expected to complete an operation.
To do this, follow these steps:
Press Win+R, type regedit and click OK to open Windows Registry Editor.
Backup the registry database and locate the following registry subkey:
On the Edit menu, select New, then select the following registry value from the drop-down menu specific to your version of Windows (32-bit or 64-bit):
For 32-bit Windows:
- Select DWORD (32-bit)
- Enter TdrDelay in Name.
- Double-click TdrDelay and enter 8 in Value data, then click OK
For 64-bit Windows:
- Select DWORD (64-bit)
- Enter TdrDelay in Name.
- Double-click TdrDelay and enter 8 in the Value data, then select OK.
Close Registry Editor and then restart the computer for the changes to take effect.
Restart Windows and check if the problem is resolved.
Disable visual effects
- Press the Win+X key and click Control Panel.
- In the search box, type Performance Information and Tools, and then, in the list of results, click Performance Information and Tools.
- Click Adjust visual effects. If you are prompted for the admin password, provide the necessary confirmation.
- Click the Visual Effects tab, select Adjust for best performance, and then click OK.
Note: If accepting a less drastic option, select Let Windows choose what’s best for my computer.
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