The VGA Card is Not Supported by UEFI Driver [Error Fix]

This is a tricky issue, so here is what you can actually do about it

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Key notes

  • Your VGA card not being recognized by UEFI is actually a serious problem.
  • Luckily, you came to the right place to get something like this fixed for good.
  • You might need to remove the CMOS, so power down your PC and open it.

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If you are having issues with your VGA card not being supported by UEFI, we are about to show you what exactly you need to do.

What is a VGA card?

We’re happy you asked because we have the answer for you. In fact, the VGA card is a type of expansion card that generates a feed of output images to the display devices.

And, linking up with a PC’s motherboard, a video card contains a cooling mechanism, a processing unit, connections to a display device, and its own memory.

Keep in mind that, much like a motherboard or micro-computer, a video card is a printed circuit board that comes equipped with its own processing unit and memory.

What is the difference between a VGA card and a graphics card?

The untrained eye can get caught in these details and pretty much make no sense of what is happening with so many little parts working on your system.

Your graphics card (GPU) improves picture quality and supports high resolution and 3D effects, something that a VGA card will never do. 

On the other hand, the VGA card controls the display setting of the PC system. Graphics cards are used primarily for gaming, while VGA cards are used for video editing, and other multimedia projects.

How can I fix the VGA card not being supported by UEFI?

1. Connect with an HDMI cable

Don’t laugh and shrug when you hear that the simplest solutions are the easiest ones, because that might very well be the case here as well.

In fact, using the HDMI cable to connect the VGA card with the device’s motherboard is a solution that could resolve this issue for good.

Keep in mind that, if the BIOS of your motherboard supports the feature of multiple displays at the same time, this method could actually be the most effective option you have right now.

2. Clear the CMOS

In reality, this annoying issue can possibly be triggered by corrupted BIOS/UEFI settings, which is another factor to remember when faced with this situation.

If that is the case, the only viable way to resolve this issue is to actually remove the CMOS battery from your motherboard.

The Complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor (CMOS) is a small amount of memory on a PC’s motherboard that stores the Basic Input/Output System (BIOS) settings.

Doing so will therefore reset all the cached configurations of BIOS/UEFI and this does imply that all HDDs are functional and working properly.

Just shut down your device and remove all the cables from it. Afterward, unbox the motherboard and find the tiny battery in the middle, then remove it and place it back in.

3. Change the PCI-Express settings

  1. Click on the Power button, in your Start menu, and select Restart.start
  2. Press F10, F2, or F12 to access the BIOS menu on your PC (depending on the PC you have).
  3. Select the Advanced tab, then select Video Configuration, and press Enter.
  4. Choose the PCI-Express Graphics option and press Enter.
  5. Change the PCI-Express settings into Gen 3 from Auto.
  6. Press F10 to save the changes you made into the BIOS.

4. Reset BIOS

  1. Click on the Power button, in your Start menu, and select Restart.start
  2. Press F10, F2, or F12 to access the BIOS menu on your PC (depending on the PC you have).
  3. Go directly to the Exit tab.
  4. Select Load Setup Defaults, then press Enter.BIOS
  5. Select Yes.

Do I really need a VGA card?

It’s important to know that not all PCs need a graphics card and it’s completely possible to get by without one, especially if you’re not gaming.

However, there are some things to take into consideration. You still need a way to render what you see on your monitor, you’ll need a processor with an Integrated Graphics Processing Unit.

So, if your VGA card is not supported by UEFI on Windows 10, or Windows 11, now you know exactly what to do in order to fix the problem.

Has this guide been helpful to you? Be sure to let us know in the dedicated comments section below.

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