I'm posting this here in case anyone else has had this problem as I spent quite some time trouble-shooting this, and finally seemed to have addressed the issue.
The Problem — Windows Graphics Driver Crashes While Using After Effects
This problem has been occurring ever since I upgraded to Windows 11. The issue usually ends up with your system displays/monitors going black for a few seconds after which the driver recovers and your displays return to normal. After Effects, however, doesn't completely recover and you have to restart the program in order to see the timeline properly. This crash can happen at any time, but most often happens when switching to a different program or accessing other programs like Media Encoder.
Solution — Three Steps to Solve Issue
Use the Adobe Cleaner tool to completely remove After Effects (Link Here)
Disable GPU Acceleration in Windows 11 (Link Here)
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