Usually, you get Display driver stopped responding and has recovered error for one or more of the following reasons:

The graphic driver in your Windows is outdated or corrupted.

Visual effects or too many programs run in the background.

Your video card is very old and not compatible with your updated driver.

TDR (Timeout Detection and Recovery) fails.

To solve this problem, I collect some of the tried-and-trusted solutions on Quora, Reddit, and other reputable forums. Here you are.

Note: Before addressing any computer issue, I always recommend scanning and repairing any underlying problems affecting your PC health and performance:

Step 1 Download PC Optimization Utility.

Step 2 Click PC Checkup to find existed or potential Windows system errors, junk files, and invalid registry entries.

Step 3 Click Fix to repair all the issues.

How to Fix Display Driver Stopped Responding and Has Recovered Error in Windows 10

Solution 1 Adjust Visual Effects and End Unneeded Programs

Too many programs running at the same time could cause performance issues and then your display driver has no memory to use. You should:

1. Go to search box on the Start menu, type or copy Adjust the appearance and performance of Window and choose the option.

2. Select Visual Effects > Adjust for best performance.

3. Also, you could avoid overheating GPU.

Solution 2 Adjust Timeout Detection and Recovery (TDR) Registry Value

We do this to increase GPU processing time to prevent the Stopped Responding error.

1. Press Win + R to open Run command, type regedit in and press enter to open Register Editor.

2. Extend the tree nodes: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SYSTEM > CurrentControlSet > Control > GraphicsDrivers.

3. Click Edit on the toolbar > New. Choose your 32-bit or 64-bit operating system.

4. Type TdrDelay as the file name > double click TdrDelay file and add 8 for as Value Data. Click OK.

 Solution 3 Reinstall Errored Display Driver
First of all, you need to uninstall the graphics driver that could be outdated.

1. Right-click the Windows icon (Start menu) in the taskbar and choose Device Manager.

2. Find the graphic-related driver, find them on their manufacturer’s website and note down, and right-click to uninstall. (The errored ones usually with yellow exclamation mark on)

To install an updated driver, you have to go their manufacturer’s website to download.