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Display Driver Stopped Responding and has Recovered

Today my computer display just went black and came back within a few seconds with an error message Display Driver Stopped Responding and has Recovered. It has extra details too; Display Driver Intel Graphics Accelerator Drivers for Windows Vista (R) stopped responding and has successfully recovered. I am using Windows 7 on my PC and I am confused after reading this message. Why do I get Vista error message on a computer running on Windows 7? To learn more about it, I went through many technical forums and blog and I realize it is a common issue. There are so many queries regarding this issue. If you haven't experienced it yet, the below image will give you more information.
Display Driver Stopped Responding and has Recovered

Reasons For Display Driver Error

Most of the users complain they received this warning after adding new hardware to their computers. After adding a new Graphics card, changing PCI card etc, many users witnessed this issue. Overheating and outdated display driver is also in the suspected list. So before going through the solution, it is better to ensure which reason caused this on your laptop.

Fix Display Driver Stopped Responding Issues
  1. Run Microsoft Troubleshooter

    It is recommended to run Microsoft troubleshooter Hardware Devices not Detected or not working, to fix the display driver issues.

  2. Update Display Driver

    As I explained before, the outdated display driver may stop the working of display on a laptop. It is recommended to update the drivers to the latest version available. You can download the latest version from the manufacturer website.

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