Reinstall Dell Display Driver Windows 10 to Fix Display Issues

Dell Display Driver” is software required to communicate your graphics card model integrated/installed in your computer and Operating system (Windows XP, 7 and/or later version) which you have. In other words, this driver acts as mediator between your graphics card and Operating System installed in your Dell PC/laptop.

Display Driver stopped responding and has recovered” is one of most of common display driver error that occurs usually when System is unable to detect graphics card, TDR (Timeout Detection and Recovery) features detect graphics card has not responded within permitted time, display drier is not properly installed and outdated display driver.

Sometimes, Dell Display Driver errors occur after upgraded your PC/laptop to Windows 10 latest version. After update, System is unable to detect display driver and result in, several issues related to display driver is occurred. The errors indicate that the recent Windows update causes display driver incompatibility issues and hence “Dell Display Driver not working properly” issue occurs.

If you received or receiving lots of bugs or vulnerabilities related to display driver installed in Dell device, then one reason behind the issue can be missing/corrupted or incompatible display driver with Operating System version installed. In this case, you need to clean install the latest Dell Display Driver or update display driver to fix the issue.

Some other display driver errors are Blue Screen of Death (BSoD) error, random freeze, black screen, display driver manager error and/or other similar errors can occur when something went wrong with display drivers or related settings in your computer. Don’t be panics, solution is here. Let’s go for the solution.

How to fix Dell Display Driver errors on Windows 10?

Method 1: How to download and install Dell Display Driver on Windows device from “Dell Official Website”?

To get graphics card driver for your Dell laptops or desktop PC, you can visit Dell official website.

Step 1: At first you need to visit “Dell Official Website”, enter your service tag/express service code and submit it or click “Auto-detect your product” to auto-detect your PC

Step 2: Select “Drivers & Downloads” from the manuals

Step 3: Choose the latest graphics/monitor/display driver from the list of drivers

Step 4: Click on “Download” to save the Dell driver file (.exe) on your device

Step 5: Once downloaded, double-click on “Downloaded file” or “Setup file” and follow on-screen instructions to finish the installation.

Step 6: After that, restart your computer to save the changes. Once done, please check if Dell Display driver Manager Error or similar issues are resolved.

Method 2: How to update Dell Display Driver on Windows PC/Laptop from Device Manager?

If display driver is already installed and still facing the problem like “Display Driver stopped responding and has recovered” and/or others, then either display driver is outdated or some other problem with display driver can be one reason behind this issue. So, you can fix this issue by updating display driver on Dell PC/Laptop.

Step 1: Press “Windows + X” keys together from keyboard and select “Device Manager”

Step 2: In the opened “Device Manager”, locate and expand “Display Adapters”

Step 3: Right-click on your display adapter driver and select “Update Driver Software..”

Step 4: Select “Browse my computer for driver software > Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer”

Step 5: Put the driver file you have already downloaded on your computer disk to complete the installation.

Step 6: Once done, reboot your computer and check if the problem is resolved.

Method 3: Increase the GPU Processing Time by adjusting the Timeout Detection and Recovery registry (TDR) value

This procedure will help you to “fix Display Driver stopped responding and has recovered” or similar issues by modifying registry value.

Step 1: Press “Windows + R” keys together from keyboard to open “Run Dialog Box”

Step 2: In the opened “Run Dialog Box”, type “regedit” and hit “Enter” key to open “Registry Editor”

Step 3: In the opened “Registry Editor” window, locate the following path:


Step 4: On the “Edit” menu in right pane, right-click on black space and click on “New”, select the following registry value from the drop-down menu specific to your version of Windows.

  • For 32-bit Windows OS: Select “DWORD (32-Bit) Value”, type “TdrDelay” as “Name” and click on “Enter” key. After that, double-click on “TdrDelay” and add “8” for the value data and click “Ok”

  • For 64-bit Windows OS: Select “QWORD (64-bit) value”, type “TdrDelay” as “Name” and click “Enter” key. After that, double-click on “TdrDelay” and add “8” for the value data and click on “OK”

Step 5: Finally, restart your computer to save the changes and please check if the trouble is resolved.

Other methods:

Step 1: Close the programs running in the background that you are not using. You can close them using Task Manager.

Step 2: Clean GPU Radiator to solve overheating GPU problem


All the steps/methods mentioned above can help you to fix “Display Driver stopped responding and has recovered”, “Dell Display Driver is not working properly” and/or other similar issues on Windows devices. You can read & follow our instructions to do so. If this post really helped you, then you can share this post with others to help them.

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