If you get error “Display driver stopped responding & has recovered”, your PC may temporarily hangs & become unresponsive. Don’t worry. You’re not a alone. Many Windows users are reporting this issue. You ca fix the issue with one of the solutions in this post.

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Why this error occurs?

The problem occurs when the Timeout Detection & Recovery (TDR) feature detects that the Graphics card has not responded within the permitted time, then the display driver is restarted to lớn prevent the need khổng lồ reboot. The following factors can cause the problem:

Problem display drivers

Too many running programs or specific application

Overheating GPU (Graphics Processing Unit)

GPU timeout issues (the most known cause)

How vị I fix it?

There are 5 solutions khổng lồ fix the problem. You may not need to try them all. Just start at the top of the list & work your way down:

Solution 1: Uninstall Graphic DriverSolution 2: Download and install lachạy thử graphic driverSolution 3: Increase the GPU Processing TimeSolution 4: Cthua Some Programs Running in the BackgroundSolution 5: Clean GPU Radiator

Solution 1: Uninstall graphic driver

Follow steps belowto uninstall the Graphic driver.

1) On your keyboard, press the Windows hình ảnh key& R at the same time to lớn invoke the Run box.

Type devmgmt.msc& cliông chồng OK toopen Device Manager window.


2) Expvà the Display adapters branch.Right-clichồng the display driver & cliông chồng Uninstall.

Following screen shot is for your reference, as the device name will vary depending on different device manufacturer.


3) After uninstall the driver, restart your PC and kiểm tra lớn see if the problem is resolved.

Solution 2: Download & install lademo graphic driver

If uninstalling the driver doesn’t resolve sầu the problem, try to lớn update the driver. If you don’t have the time, patience or computer skills to lớn update the driver manually,you can vì chưng it automatically withDriver Easy.

Driver Easy will automatically recognize your system and find the correct drivers for it. You don’t need to lớn know exactly what system your computer is running, you don’t need khổng lồ risk downloading & installing the wrong driver, & you don’t need to worry about making a mistake when installing.

You can update your drivers automatically with either the FREE or the Pro version of Driver Easy. But with the Pro version it takes just 2 clicks (& you get full tư vấn & a 30-day money baông chồng guarantee):

1)Download& install Driver Easy.

2) Run Driver Easy và click Scan Now. Driver Easy will then scan your computer and detect any problem drivers.


3) Cliông xã the Update button next lớn a flagged graphics driver to lớn automatically download and install the correct version of this driver (you can do this with the FREE version).

Or click Update All lớn automatically download & install the correct version of all the drivers that are missing or out of date on your system (this requires the Pro version – you’ll be prompted lớn tăng cấp when you clichồng Update All).


Solution 3: Increase the GPU Processing Time by adjusting the Timeout Detection & Recovery registry value

Note: This method will tell you how khổng lồ modify the registry. It may help fix the problem. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. It is recommended lớn bachồng up the registry before you modify it so you can restore the registry if a problem occurs.

1) On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key& R at the same time lớn invoke the Run box.

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Type regeditvà cliông chồng OK khổng lồ open Registry Editor.


2) Browse to lớn and then cliông chồng the following registry subkey: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetControlGraphicsDrivers


3) On the Edit menu in the right pane, right-cliông xã on the blank place. Cliông xã New, và then select the following registry value from the drop-down thực đơn specific to lớn your version of Windows.

If your PC is running 32-bit operating system, follow these steps:

a) Select DWORD (32-bit) Value.


b) Type TdrDelay as the Name and click Enter.


c) Double-clichồng TdrDelay and add “8” for the Value data và cliông xã OK.


If your PC is running 64-bit operating system, follow steps below:

a) Select QWORD (64-bit) Value.


b) Type TdrDelay as the Name & clichồng Enter.


c) Double-click TdrDelay and add “8” for the Value data & clichồng OK.


4) Restart your PC và check to see if the problem is resolved.

After modifying the registry here, if a problem occurs and you are not sure how khổng lồ restore the registry, you can delete the added TdrDelay Name và restart your PC.

Solution 4: Cthảm bại Some Programs Running in the Background

If too many programs are running at the same time, the PC performance can be slowed down. So try closing the programs & applications that you are not using.

If the problem occurs only when using a specific application, it may have sầu known issues or corrupt files. Cthua thảm this application và see if the problem resolves.

Solution 5: Clean GPU Radiator

Overheating GPU may cause the problem. And the GPU is easy lớn get overheating if the radiator is dusted. So clean the GPU radiator and see if the problem resolves.

Hopefully you find this article helpful. If you have sầu any questions, ideas or suggestions, feel miễn phí to leave sầu a bình luận below.