How to Fix "Display Driver Igfx Has Stopped Responding and Has Successfully Recovered"

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How to Fix "Display Driver Igfx Has Stopped Responding and Has Successfully Recovered"
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The error message "Display driver igfx stopped responding and has successfully recovered" occurs when attempting to use or during the use of software. This error occurs with Intel integrated graphics chips. It tends to crop up when your system's memory runs low as well as when running graphically intensive software applications such as video games. If you are running a system that uses an Intel integrated graphics chip and you are encountering this error, there are several measures you may take to avoid or solve it.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy


  1. 1

    Update your chipset driver. Navigate to the manufacturer's website for either your PC (if you bought it prebuilt) or to the motherboard manufacturer's website. Download and install the driver. Driver software is usually located under the "Support" page found on many manufacturer's websites. Restart your computer to ensure proper driver installation.

  2. 2

    Update the software in which the error occurs. Software such as video games are often updated by their developers via patches, which may fix the issue. Navigate to the website of the application and check for updates or patches. Download and install the most recent patches for that software.

  3. 3

    Lower the amount of physical memory being used by your computer. Close any unnecessary programs such as unused Internet browser windows. Close programs running in the background by right-clicking their icon in your taskbar and clicking "Exit." Launch your task manager by pressing the "Ctrl," "Alt" and "Delete" keys simultaneously. Click on unnecessary tasks. Click "End Task." Following these steps will free up physical memory, lowering the chance of encountering the error.

Tips and warnings

  • Installing a new video card and disabling the on-board chipset will also eliminate this error. Installing more physical memory (RAM) may help, too.

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