Windows® 7 graphics driver stopped responding
Explore causes that make Windows 7 graphics driver stop functioning and the ways in which they can be fixed.
Windows 7 graphics driver is the software which help to run various display properties in the new operating system Windows 7 from Microsoft. Microsoft has updated the display settings dialog box in the new operating system. The new and fantastic screen resolution dialog numbers indicate the active displays by showing them in blue rather than grey. Windows 7 has a ‘Detect’ button to probe the graphics cards for any additional displays in case it cannot detect them automatically. Another handy feature is the ability to choose to clone, extend, or disable a display from the ‘Multiple displays’ drop-down box, or by pressing ‘Windows Key + P’ which is the shortcut key to control two displays and is designed to help connect a projector.
Following are the causes, symptoms and fixing tips to redress the situation in which Windows 7 graphics driver stops responding:
- Tips to fix
The upgradation of the operating system or the updating of the Windows 7 driver software may be the problem. A clean installation of Windows 7 is preferable to avoid these problems. Some graphics driver errors can also lead to this type of problems. The incorrect configuration or applying of values in the display settings or their overloading can also result in these problems.
The hangs and blinks of the computer monitor is the main symptom of the issue with the graphics driver. The picture freezes and gets a lot of graphic errors mainly green stripes and dot if the driver stops responding. The monitor can became dark and the display of the error message stating that “the display driver stopped responding and has stopped” and “display driver stopped responding and recovered”. These blinks and hangs are proved to be a great annoy for all the users.
First of all check the compatibility of the graphics driver with the Windows 7 and also check that the driver software is correctly updated. Identify the make and model of your graphics card. Right-click on the graphics card entry and click ‘Uninstall.’ Windows will uninstall the device from the system and reboot the computer. Double click the display driver installation program on the Windows desktop to install the new display drivers and these new drivers will be free of corruption and might fix problems that encountered with the previous drivers.
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