Nvidia graphics card not detected on Windows 10 [EASY SOLUTIONS]

Milan Stanojevic
by Milan Stanojevic
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Nvidia graphics card not detected

Solution 4 – Use Command Prompt

Several users reported that Nvidia driver can’t detect the graphics card, and you can fix this problem by using Command Prompt. To do that follow these steps:

  1. Open Command Prompt as administrator. You can do that by pressing Windows Key + X and selecting Command Prompt (Admin) from the menu.
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  2. Once Command Prompt opens enter bcdedit /set pciexpress forcedisable and press Enter to run it.
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  3. Close Command prompt and try to install your drivers again.

If you’re having trouble accessing Command Prompt as an admin, then you better take a closer look on this guide.


Solution 5 – Update your BIOS

BIOS is in charge of your hardware, and by updating your BIOS you allow your motherboard to work with new hardware. Users reported that after updating their BIOS the issue with Nvidia graphics card was fixed.

We have to mention that updating BIOS can sometimes be a potentially dangerous procedure, therefore use extra caution in order to avoid causing permanent damage.

For detailed instructions on how to update your BIOS be sure to check your motherboard manual.

Few users reported that reflashing their BIOS, even with the latest version installed, fixed this problem. Even if you have the latest version of BIOS installed you might have to perform the update again just to fix this error.

Updating BIOS seems scary? Make things way easier with the help of this handy guide.

Solution 6 – Check if your graphics card is properly connected

Sometimes Windows 10 can’t recognize your graphics card if it’s not properly connected. To fix this problem, check if your graphics card is properly installed.

You might even remove it and install it again and check if that fixes the problem.

Other Nvidia graphics card related issues

There are many other problems occurring while using Nvidia graphics as GPU. You might have encountered them already while using Windows 10. You can find the fixes by checking them below:

Keep an eye on our “Fix” section to spot the newest fixes related to possible Nvidia graphics issues and errors. Let us know if there are other issues unknown to the community so we could help them fix them.

Solution 7 – Uninstall recent updates

Several users reported that a certain update caused this issue on their PC. If this problem started appearing after a Windows update, you need to find the recent updates and remove them. To do that, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Settings app and go to Update & security section.
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  2. Click on View installed update history.
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  3. Select Uninstall updates.
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  4. List of installed updates will appear. Now double click an update to remove it.

If removing the updates solves the problem, you need to block those updates from installing again. To see how to do that, be sure to check our guide on how to prevent Windows from installing certain updates.

As we already mentioned, your graphics card is one of the most important hardware components, and if Windows 10 can’t recognize it be sure to try some of our solutions.

If you have any other suggestions or questions, feel free to post them in the comments section below.


Editor’s Note: We have updated this article in order to remove a harmful link. The link comes from a software producer that modified its product without giving us prior notice.

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  • at Solution 2, every nvidia that I click on for Uninstall gives the message that it cannot uninstall, a restart is required, sofa king frustrating