Display Driver Stopped Responding and Has Recovered – How to fix

Error “Display Driver Stopped Responding and Has Recovered” very often happens when gaming on your PC or Laptop whether to configure reliable matter where expenditure. Often, this problem only occurs in games that need to be connected to the Internet when playing on Windows 10, Windows 8 and 8.1, Windows 7, or Windows XP.

This error occurs when the feature Timeout Detection and Recovery (TDR) receiving ventricular graphics card (GPU)  does not respond within a certain time period, or does not receive a response from the Windows Display Driver Model (WDDM). Other errors similar to Display Driver Stopped Responding and Has Recovered may be displayed with different alerts, including:

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Reason “Display Driver Stopped Responding and Has Recovered”

Every time you start your computer, open any application or play a game, watch a movie, Windows system, or program that may be in a “Not in (not working)” state or sometimes displaying a blue screen of death (BSOD) or black screen completely. And immediately, you will see the error message “Display Driver Stopped Responding and Has Recovered”. There are several main reasons for this:

  • Drivers are outdated, corrupted or damaged by computer viruses .
  • The graphics card is outdated, but you have not installed or updated the latest driver to match the current game.
  • Many programs work together to cause conflicts and errors.

How to fix “Display Driver Stopped Responding and Has Recovered”

When your PC or laptop is running Windows with this error, take a few simple steps below to fix it.

1. Increase GPU processing time by adjusting the value in the Registry

Note: This method will tell you how to modify the Registry, although you can interfere with the Registry to fix the problem. However, consider following the instructions in order to avoid other possible problems.

Step 1: Press the Windows + R key combination to open the Run dialog box. Then enter the following command and press Enter to open the Registry dialog box.


Step 2: Find the path below.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE SYSTEM CurrentControlSet Control GraphicsDrivers

Step 3: At the right of the GraphicsDrivers interface, right-click on the anti-virus icon and select New >> choose DWORD (32 bit) or (64 bit) depending on which Windows operating system you are using.

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 the computer and experience the results.

After modifying the Registry here, if something goes wrong or does not fix the problem , you can remove the TdrDelay added and then restart your PC.

2. Update the latest drivers for your computer

The preferred driver 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.

Turn off running or running applications

If you open too many apps, browsing the web or playing multiple games simultaneously can cause the above errors. Therefore, if your computer has a weak configuration, especially with onboard graphics, but the RAM is pretty low <2GB, then you should limit running multiple applications simultaneously.

4. Should buy more or change the new curtain card

If you have tried two ways on the error still Display Driver Stopped Responding and Has Recovered “, then bring your PC or Laptop to the store for the technician to help you with the possibility of Onboard Card or discrete card. In this case, you can only replace the video card only.


These are simple tips that you can refer to whenever your PC or laptop appears to have problems. However, often when applying method 1 will solve the problem only. However, there are cases where you have to buy a new video card if you want to use your computer normally or to play games that you love.