How to fix Display Driver Failed to Start on Windows 10

Often, you might have noticed a usual notification “Display Driver Failed to Start” on Windows 10. It occurs due to some reasons when the Display driver gets old and is not updated to the new version. However, you can use Microsoft basic display adapter, but it’s not as good as Intel Display Driver. 

If you encounter this error the first time you may ignore it, but if getting often, you might have to think about it. Just start following our instruction to get rid of this error. 

Solve: Display Driver Failed to Start

Method 1# 

Update the Display Driver

If you didn’t update the driver for a long time, you might get this error, Updating the driver might be a good idea first. 

1: Press the Windows+X shortcut key on your keyboard, then open the Device Manager.

Display Driver Failed to Start on Windows 10

2: On the Device Manager window, just go to the Display driver.

3: Next, Right-click on your Graphics Driver and then Update Driver.

Display Driver Failed to Start on Windows 10

4: Now, Let the Windows search automatically for updated driver software. 

Display Driver Failed to Start on Windows 10

5: Windows will search online for the latest driver, If an update is available, it will be downloaded and installed.

Display Driver Failed to Start on Windows 10

Once the update is installed, you can restart your pc and check the error. 

If no update is available you will get a message “The best driver for this device is already installed”. 

If this method doesn’t help you to fix the Display Driver problem, time to jump on another method.

Method 2#

Disable and Enable the Display Driver

Sometimes Driver doesn’t work properly, Users may Disable the Driver and Enable it again. It usually takes a minute, and most of the time it works with most of the Drivers especially for WiFi drivers. 

1: Just go to the Device Manager the then Graphics Driver.

2: Right-click on the Driver and Disable it.

3: Again right click then Enable it. 

4: Under the Action Tab, Do a scan for hardware changes. 

5: Restart PC and check the error. 

Method 3#

Reinstall Intel HD Display Driver

If any kind of method is not able to fix this error, you may reinstall the Driver again, Just follow a few more steps.

1: First of all, Open the  Device Manager and go to the Display Driver.

2: Right-click on the Display Driver and then click uninstall option and follow further instruction.

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3: Click OK when you get a confirmation box and restart your PC. (Don’t delete the Driver).

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4: Once PC is restarted, Download the latest version of Intel Graphics Display Driver and install it on your PC. 

“When you will restart your PC, Windows will automatically Reinstall the Driver”

You can download the Display Driver from the Laptop or PC manufacturer website and install it on your Windows 10

Having said that if you’re getting error “Display Driver Failed to Start”, you may reset your PC without losing any data. 

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Method 4#

Contact Microsoft Support Team

You can discuss with the Microsoft support team about your problem, they will help to find out the actual issue. You can Schedule A Call Back From the Microsoft Support Team or do chat online using the “Get Help” application.

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