Display driver stopped responding and has recovered

While playing a video on your computer you may stumble upon an error message out of nowhere, stating “Display Driver stopped responding and has recovered“. This problem comes with additional issues like color flickers, black screens on several video-streaming websites. If you are facing this issue, don’t worry. This problem usually occurs due to a corrupted graphics driver on your computer.


Fix 1 – Update graphics driver

Old graphics driver may sometimes cause this issue on your computer.

1. At first, right-click on the Windows icon. Then click on “Run“.

2. Write “devmgmt.msc” and then click on “OK“.


Run Devmgmt Wacom Pen Not Working Windows 10


3. Once the Device Manager appears on your screen, you need to expand the “Display adapters“.

4. After that, right-click on your graphics driver and then click on “Update driver“.


Udpate Display Driver New


5. To let Windows search for the driver, click on “Search automatically for drivers“.


Seach Automatic Graphics Driver


Windows will now search for the latest driver and install it on your computer.


Fix  2 – Adjust Visual settings

Adjusting the visual settings on your computer should solve your display trouble.

1. Press Windows key+R.

2. Then you need to type “sysdm.cpl“. Click on “OK“.


Run Command Search Sysdm.cpl Enter


3. In the System Properties window, go to the “Advanced“.

4. You need to click on “Settings…” in ‘Performance’.


System Properties Advanced Tab Performance Settings


5. In the ‘Visual Effects’ tab, click on the radio button beside the option “Adjust for best performance“.


Adjust For Beste Performance


6. Next, click on “Apply” and “OK” to save the change on your computer.


Apply Ok 2


After that, you need to restart your computer.

After restarting you won’t face the issue anymore.


Fix 3 – Modify Registry-

There is a chance that the graphics driver is not responding to Window’s request in the stipulated time. Increasing the time limit should fix the problem.

1. Type “regedit” in the search box.

2. Then hit Enter to access the Registry Editor on your computer.


Regedit New Press Enter


3. When you have opened the Registry Editor on your computer, expand the left side to go to this place~



Follow these steps according to the version of Windows (32-bit or 64-bit) you are using.

Steps for 32-bit Windows users-

a. After that, you need to right-click on the right-hand side and then click on “New>“. Next, click on the “DWORD (32-bit) Value“.


New Dword


b.You need to name this new key as “TdrDelay“.

c. Then, double click on the “TdrDelay” key to change the value.


Trd Delay Dc


7. After that set the ‘Value data:’ section to “8“.

8. Finally, click on “OK“.


Tdr Delay Dword



Steps for 64-bit Windows users

a. Right-click on the space and then click on “New>” and then click on “Q-Word (64-bit) Value“.


Qword New


b. Give the name to this key as “TdrDelay“.

c. Now, to change the value of this delay, double click on this key.


Trd Delay Dc


d. In the Edit QWORD (32-bit) Value window, put “8“.

e. Then, click on “OK“.


Tdr Delay Qword


Close the Registry Editor window and reboot your device to let this change take effect.

After restarting the problem won’t bother you again.


Fix 3- Uninstall and reinstall the graphics card

1. You need to press Windows key+X from your keyboard.

2. Just click on the “Device Manager” to access the utility.


Device Manager


3. From the list of drivers,  expand the section called “Display adapters“.

4. After that, right-click on the NVIDIA graphics driver. Then, click on the “Uninstall device“.


Uninstall Driver


5.  If you see a prompt for confirmation, just click on “Uninstall“.




Close the Device Manager and reboot your computer.

This should fix your problem.