The “Display driver stopped responding and has recovered” error very often occurs when playing games on a PC or Laptop, no matter how powerful the machine configuration is. Usually, this error only appears in games that need an Internet connection when playing on Windows 10, Windows 8 and 8.1, Windows 7.
This error occurs when the Timeout Detection and Recovery (TDR) feature detects that the graphics card (GPU) is not responding for a certain time or receives no response from the Windows Display Driver Model (WDDM).
Other errors similar to “Display driver stopped responding and has recovered” may be displayed with different warnings, including:
- Display driver has stopped responding and has recovered
- Display driver has stopped responding and recovered
- Display driver has stopped responding
- Display driver stopped responding
Causes Of The Display Driver Stopped Responding And Has Recovered Error
Every time you start your computer, open any application or play a game, watch a movie, Windows system or any program may go into the state of “inactive” or sometimes display a blue screen of death (BSOD) or a completely black screen.
And immediately, you will see the error message “Display driver stopped responding and has recovered”. We can review a few of the main reasons below:
- Drivers are outdated, corrupted or corrupted by computer viruses.
- The video card is old, but you have not installed or updated the latest driver to be compatible with your current game or program.
- Many programs work together, leading to conflicts and errors.
How To Fix Display Driver Stopped Responding And Has Recovered Windows 10
When the PC or Laptop using Windows encounters this error, please apply a few simple ways below to fix it.
Editing the Registry on Windows
Note: This method will tell you how to modify the Registry, although you can interfere with the Registry to fix the problem. However, please consider following the instructions in the correct order to avoid other possible issues while doing so.
Step 1: Press the Windows + R key combination to open the Run dialog box. Then enter the following command line and press Enter to open the registry dialog box.
Step 2: Find the path below.
Step 3: At the interface on the right side of GraphicsDrivers, right-click on the support and select New >> select DWORD (32 bit) or (64 bit) depending on the Windows operating system that is being used.
Step 4: Name this value TdrDelay and press Enter.
Then, double-click TdrDelay and enter a value of 8 in the Value data box. Finally, click OK to save.
Now, you can restart your computer and experience the results.
After modifying the registry here, if the problem occurs or does not work this way, you can delete the added TdrDelay and restart your PC.
Update the latest driver for the computer
The priority driver that is the graphics card driver, in the previous article I talked about ways that can help you update the latest and most effective driver for both PC and Laptop, if you do not know how to do it.
Turn off running applications in the background
If you open too many apps, browse windows or play multiple games simultaneously, it may cause the above errors. Therefore, if your computer has a weak configuration, especially using the onboard card but the RAM is quite low <2GB, you should limit running many applications simultaneously.
Can you fix the error with the tips above and do you know any other ways to fix the “Display driver stopped responding and has recovered” Windows 10 error? Leave your comments in the section below!