AMD or NVIDIA Graphics Card not detected on Windows 10

NVIDIA graphics card not detected

A graphics card is a piece of computer hardware that displays the image you see on your computer screen. This is a great way to establish the connection between the monitor and the computer. However, sometimes you may experience problems with AMD or NVIDIA graphics driver. At these times, your Windows 10 system does not detect your NVIDIA or AMD graphics card. You may see error messages like:

  • NVIDIA GPU not detected
  • AMD graphics card not detected.

AMD or NVIDIA graphics card not detected

If the AMD or NVIDIA graphics card is not detected on your Windows 10 system, follow the suggestions below:

  1. Activate the graphics card
  2. Use the command prompt
  3. Install the latest graphics drivers
  4. Update the BIOS.

Although we mentioned the procedure for NVIDIA cards, AMD users should follow a similar procedure. Before you begin, you may want to create a system restore point first.

1]Activate the graphics card

This problem usually occurs if the graphics card is disabled in Device Manager. So in such a case, activating the graphics card would be a good place to start. Here is a little guide to do:

  1. hurry Win + X keyboard shortcut to open the Power User menu.
  2. To select Device Manager in the menu list to open it.
  3. Expand Display adapters
  4. Locate your NVIDIA card.
  5. Right click on it and select Disable.
  6. Once disabled, right-click 0 again and select Enabled.

Then restart your device and once it starts up, check if it fixes the problem.

However, if you don’t find the Enabled option here, it looks like your graphics card is already activated. In such a case, you should opt for the following effective workaround.

You must follow a similar procedure for AMD drivers.

2]Use the command prompt

Fixed Nvidia graphics card not detected on Windows 10

If activating the graphics card does not solve the problem, run a command and check if it resolves the problem.

To do this, open the command prompt with administrative privileges, type the following command and press Enter:

bcdedit /set pciexpress forcedisable

After running the command line, close the window and restart your device.

Once you restart, try installing the driver and check if the graphics issue is resolved now.

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3]Install the latest NVIDIA drivers

AMD or NVIDIA graphics card not detected

If none of the above methods work for you, you should download the latest NVIDIA drivers for your computer.

Before you begin, you must first remove all previous NVIDIA drivers installed on your device.

To do this, open Windows settings (Win + I) then select the applications Category.

Under Applications and features , scroll the scroll wheel and find the drivers related to NVIDIA.

Now select them one by one and then click on the Uninstall button.

Then follow the on-screen instructions to complete the uninstall process.

You must follow a similar procedure for AMD drivers. You can also download or update the AMD drivers.

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4]Reset BIOS

You may want to reset your BIOS to the default settings and see if that helps. You can also update your BIOS and see if it helps.

I hope you find this article useful.

NVIDIA graphics card not detected

  • Keywords: Drivers, troubleshooting

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