Tips to Resolve Software Driver Conflicts Related to Your Computer Monitor

If you are required to name one of the most imperative components of your laptop or computer, then most of us will perhaps name the Monitor. If something goes wrong with the monitor, then the whole device gets useless. However, monitor driver conflict can cause problems to the functioning of the monitors. This article will direct you through the process of resolving Monitor Driver conflicts.

Importance of the Monitor

You computer or laptop is an assembled system that comprises many hardware components with specific and pivotal roles and monitor is definitely one of the very important hardware components. Despite the fact that you have an advanced or old computing system, you will always need the monitor to operate and control the various components in your computer such as the other hardware or software. Advancing technology brings up new replacement like touch pad for mouse, pen drives for floppies, and virtual keyboard for physical ones. But perhaps, monitor is one that imperative component that will never get replaced, at least not in a near or distant future.

As we all know that computer components let it be a monitor, or other hardware or software are prone to problems. Despite the best care taken, sooner or later these components do face minor or major issues. Thus, as a user you must carry some knowledge of troubleshooting computer problems. So that you can self perform basic troubleshooting or at least understand what the tech expert is doing, if you seek professional support.

Understanding the Monitor Driver conflict

It is very important to keep your monitor working. The uniformity in the functioning of the monitor usually gets hampered because of monitor driver conflict. For every piece of hardware component on your computer, there is software called the driver. This driver is like a software that controls the hardware. If software driver conflict occurs then the driver goes unresponsive and then the hardware, here the monitor, is no more controllable.

As a monitor controls a lot many components like graphics card, VGA card, etc, so there are separate drivers for each component. If driver conflict occurs for any of these components or devices related to the monitor, then it will impact the monitor performance and display.

When you buy your monitor, you usually get standard drivers installed in your Windows. But over the time of usage, the chances of driver conflicts arise. That might happen because the drivers get outdated. Also, you should read through the product manual carefully to find out whether there is any requirement of installing some unique or special driver to support the functioning of other monitor drivers.

Next, you should also ascertain that you got the latest versions of the drivers. You can check that and also do the updating using the Device Manager.

How to Use Device Manager?

It is very imperative to keep your monitor working. You can open the Device Manager in Windows, by pressing the “Windows Key + R.” Then, type the command devmgmt.msc and press ‘Enter.’ There you will see the hardware categories. Select the Monitor driver’s category to view all your monitor drivers.

Next, you need to identify the drivers that aren’t working properly or might have encountered driver conflict. To recognize the faulty drivers, look for the yellow triangle icons with yellow exclamation mark. Now right right-click the driver and then select Properties to view more details about the problem. Here you will learn that whether you need to install a new driver freshly or require updating the existing driver.

Manage a Device’s Drivers

For troubleshooting hardware and drivers problems, you must refer to the problem details shown by the Device Manager. You get the detailed information by right-clicking the faulty driver. Then select ‘Properties’ and then click the ‘Driver tab.’ Here you will see the following sections:

• Driver Details
• Update Driver
• Roll Back Driver
• Disable
• Uninstall

The device manager will direct you through the steps that you must adopt to resolve the driver conflicts. Whether you should go for the driver update or uninstall or disable, the driver will be explained and accordingly you must choose the action. Thus, Device Manager provides you many options for troubleshooting computer problems related to device drivers. It is also an effective tool that warns you about the potential software-driver conflicts. So that you can run updates at the right time and avoid unnecessary driver conflicts.