Recently, many Windows users complaining that their “Nvidia graphics card not detecting” on their Windows system. This issue is due to the problem with the driver. We know that the graphics card is the most essential hardware components in the system. If something goes wrong with that, your system behaves improperly.
The said error may be the result of incompatible drivers, improper connection and many other reasons. Anyway, after understanding all the reasons behind this error, we have collected some definite solutions. So, without wasting time, we can go straight to the solutions. Let’s look at them in detail.
Fix 1: Reinstall the latest Nvidia drivers:
If your system does not detect the Nvidia graphics card, you will need to reinstall the drivers to avoid the issue. Before reinstalling you need to uninstall the current drivers then download and install the latest drivers for your system. To reinstall the latest drivers, follow these steps,
- Firstly, launch the Settings app and then locate the Apps section from the menu.
- Then from the list of applications, locate Nvidia drivers, click over it and select Uninstall tab. Along with the application, delete all the files and folders related to the same drivers. (For that, you can use any third-party app remover tool).
Once deleted the Nvidia drivers, then go to the official website of Nvidia and download the latest drivers for your graphics card. Make sure while installing the latest drivers select on Fresh install.
Fix 2: Ensure that the discrete Graphics Processing Unit is enabled in BOIS:
As per several suffered users, after enabling dGPU in BIOS, the said issue has been resolved for them. Here we recommend the same. To enable the dGPU in BIOS, follow these steps,
- When your system in the boot process, press F2 or Del to enter into BIOS.
- Then go to Chipset, and make a search for dGPU configuration.
- Now locate the dGPU feature and set it as Enabled.
Fix 3: Verify the Graphics card is enabled:
Sometimes, your graphics card gets disabled due to several reasons. If it is disabled, your system does not detect your Nvidia graphics card. So, you need to verify the graphics card is enabled or not. To verify the graphics card is enabled, follow these steps,
- Firstly, press Windows + X altogether and, from the menu, select Device Manager.
- Then expand the Display adapters section and, right-click on the graphics card and select Properties.
- Inside the Properties window, from the vertical menu, select, Driver tab and click on the Enable button. In case, the Enable button is missing, then you need to understand that the graphic card is already enabled.
Fix 4: Run Command prompt:
As per some suffered users, using the Command prompt, they easily resolved the said issue. You can also do the same here. S as to run the Command Prompt, follow these steps,
- Firstly, in the desktop search bar type “cmd” and open the Command Prompt window from the search result. Make sure you open it with Administrative access.
- Inside the command Prompt copy+paste or type the following command and then press Enter.
bcdedit /set pciexpress forcedisable
- Once you execute the command, exit from the Command prompt and install the drivers once more.
Fix 5: Update your BIOS:
Several affected users reported that updating the BIOS helped their system to detect the Nvidia Graphics card. BIOS is responsible for your hardware and, by updating the BIOS, you permitting your motherboard to work with new hardware.
Note: Keep in mind that this BIOS update process is very risky and, any mistake in the procedure can cause serious damage to your system. So, you need to update the BIOS at your own risk.
Fix 6: Uninstall recent updates:
If there are compatibility issues between recent updates and the system, your Nvidia graphics card may not be detected by your system. In this scenario, you may need to uninstall recent updates to allow your system to detects your graphics card. To uninstall recent updates, follow these steps, do so,
- Firstly, launch the Settings app and select the Update and Security option.
- Then from the right pane menu, click on the View update history link.
- Now select Uninstall updates link and find the recent updates and remove it from the system.
- Once all the recent updates uninstalled, restart your system and check for improvement.
A graphics card is one of the essential components of every system. Your system failed to recognize that card, which may lead to more complex issues, so you may need to deal with the issue as soon as possible. If you have any doubts or queries after reading this article, leave a comment in the below comment box.