Fix: Display Driver NVIDIA Windows Kernel Mode Driver Stopped Responding

Feb. 22, 2019 / Updated by Bessie Shaw to Windows Driver Solutions

“I keep facing the problem ‘Display driver NVIDIA Windows Kernel Mode Driver, Version 375.57 stopped responding and has successfully recovered’ How do I solve this?"

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Do you encounter the same issue above? This problem usually occurs when viewing a video on YouTube or playing a game. It could be related to missing or damaged updates or drivers. If you're struggling with this problem, this post could be your saver. Take your time following the methods below. They will assist you to fix the Display driver NVIDIA Windows Kernel Mode Driver stopped responding issue. You don’t have to try them all. If the previous method does not work, try the following ones. Once your issue is resolved, stop there. Let's get started now.

Method 1. Restart the Computer and Check for Windows Updates

When you come across the Display driver NVIDIA Windows Kernel Mode Driver stopped responding issue, the first thing you can do is to restart your computer several times, and then check if there are Windows Updates. Sometimes this method may work.

Method 2. Uninstall and Reinstall the NVIDIA Graphics Driver

In most cases, the Display driver NVIDIA Windows Kernel Mode Driver stopped responding issue could be caused by the faulty NVIDIA graphics driver. To get rid of the issue in this case, try to uninstall and then reinstall the NVIDIA graphics driver. Follow these steps:

Step 1. Press Windows + R to launch the Run dialog box.

Step 2. Type “devmgmt.msc” into the box and hit Enter to open Device Manager.

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Step 3. In the list of devices, expand the Display adapters to find the NVIDIA graphics driver.

Step 4. Right click on the NVIDIA graphics driver and select Uninstall device to uninstall it. Make sure that you check the option to delete the driver package from the system.

Step 5. After uninstalling the NVIDIA graphics driver successfully, restart your computer.

Then if you have enabled the Windows automatic update feature, Windows will automatically reinstall the NVIDIA graphics driver after the reboot. If not, click on the Action tab in Device Manager, and then select “Scan for hardware changes”. This step will help you reinstall the NVIDIA graphics driver. Remember to restart your computer once the driver is reinstalled successfully.

Method 3. Update the NVIDIA Graphics Driver

Outdated graphics driver may be partly to blame for the Display driver NVIDIA Windows Kernel Mode Driver stopped responding issue. Therefore, another viable method to resolve this issue is to update your NVIDIA graphics driver. You can follow the steps in this post: 2 Ways to Update Outdated Drivers in Windows 10.

If you are just a computer noob, a trustworthy driver update utility like Driver Talent would be your good helper. It will automatically find out all the outdated drivers on your computer and help you update them in a few minutes. It saves time and effort. Why not have a try? Click on the Download Now button below to get it directly. The following steps will show you how to update your NVIDIA graphics driver with Driver Talent.

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Step 1. Open Driver Talent and click on the Scan button to perform a full scan on your computer.

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Step 2. If your NVIDIA graphics driver is detected as updatable, click on the Update button on its right to update it.

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Step 3. After the update is completed, restart your computer to let the update take effect.

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