Full Fix: Display driver failed to recover from timeout on Windows 10 & 7

Display drivers are essential for graphic cards, both external or the ones integrated with your motherboards. Moreover, the display drivers crash or get corrupted, so they enter an automatic recovery mode, which can fail to run sometimes. Here are some ways to fix that issue on your computers.

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Uninstall and update your graphic driver

  • Press Windows key + X key
  • Next, click on Device Manager
  • head to Display Adapters section. Now find your graphic card driver
  • Next, right-click on the driver and click on uninstall
  • Then tick the Remove the driver software for this device box and click ok
  • After the driver has been removed, Restart your PC
  • Now go to your respective graphic driver’s site and download and install the latest drivers

Overclocking the graphic card:

It may be possible that your graphic card isn’t getting enough, and overclocking could help in that and resolve the issue. Also, users can change hardware settings through the overclocking software, which is also considered a potential fix for the problem on your computers

Run a clean boot on your computer:

  • Press the Windows key + R key
  • The RUN dialogue box will appear
  • Type MSConfig and press Enter
  • Now head over to the services tab in the system configuration window and choose the hide all Microsoft services option
  • Now click the disable all button
  • Now head over to the Startup tab and click open task manager
  • Now disable every startup item from the list
  • Now navigate back to the system configuration window and click apply
  • Click ok and save changes
  • After that, restart your PC and see if the issue is fixed

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