Display Driver Timeout Detection and Recovery

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 can detect when the graphics hardware or device driver take longer than expected to complete an operation. When this happens, Windows attempts to preempt the operation, and restore the display system to a usable state by resetting the graphics adapter. Typically, the only noticeable effect from this is a flicker of the display due to the reset and subsequent screen redraw. For more information, see "Timeout Detection and Recovery of GPUs through WDDM" at https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=77531 on the Microsoft Web site.


Event ID Source Message



Display driver %1 stopped responding and has successfully recovered.

Windows Display Driver Model

Core Operating System