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Display driver stopped responding and has recovered error

  1. #1


    Portland, OR
    Posts : 68
    Windows 8.1 Pro

    Display driver stopped responding and has recovered error


    I am using the latest version of Windows 8.1 on my desktop computer. Once in a while I get this popup that gives me the "Display driver stopped responding and has recovered" error:

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    I recently went to the Intel site and downloaded and installed an update to their driver, but that didn't help.

    Shall I be concerned about this error? And is there any way to fix it?

    PS. I checked the Windows Event Log for any errors and there's only one warning in the system log that says this:

    Display driver igfx stopped responding and has successfully recovered.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 85
    Windows 10 64-bit/ Windows 8.1 64-bit


    I've had it happen to my NVidia driver but once and when their new driver came out my problems went away. If this is a recurring problem, one solution is to do a clean install of your Intel drivers, scrub the old ones out and install the newest driver fresh. It can cause quite a few issues otherwise.

    Do a clean driver install and then see if it fixes your problem.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Display driver stopped responding and has recovered error
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