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Solved: NVIDIA Graphics Card not Detected in Windows 10

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Those who are crazy about computer games, they cannot prevent the situation that Graphics card often stops working. Some motherboards have inbuilt graphics memory but it won’t work for high-end games. Installing a brand new NVIDIA graphics card will increase a computer’s performance in all sense. So more and more users like the NVIDIA products because of its features and functionality.

Sometimes many users find that the NVIDIA graphics card won't be detected under the Display adapters item in Device Manager or windows 10 won't recognize this card. It probably shows up a compatible device or integrated graphics card in Device Manager such as Microsoft Basic Display Adapter or Intel (R) Iris(TM) Graphics 5100.

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We will introduce you how to solve this issue by this article.

Please check whether the NVIDIA device is in Device Manager or not at first.

1, Go to Device Manager.

2, Please click on View tab and choose Show hidden devices.

show hidden devices

All hardware devices are showing up in the device manager including hidden devices.

If there is not any NVIDIA device, please go ahead to follow.

Remove and Reinstall the NVIDIA Graphics Card Driver

1, Press Win icon > Settings icon in the lower left corner of the screen. You go into Settings.

setting option

2, Please click on System and choose the Apps and features option in the left menu. Then key in NVIDIA in Search this list box. You can catch some NVIDIA related programs. Please pick out all NVIDIA drivers and Uninstall them.

apps and features

Sometimes some Unknown devices perhaps are NVIDIA graphics cards which were not recognized by Windows 10. If you see a few Unknown devices under the Other devices item in Device Manager, please right-click on Uninstall and remove them all.

unknown device removed

3, Please reinstall the latest NVIDIA Graphics Card driver which is downloaded from NVIDIA or GeForce website.

nvidia driver web download

You can also connect with the vendor to get the drivers for chipset and BIOS and install them.

4, Reboot your computer and you can find the NVIDIA Graphics Card has appeared.

If above methods is useless for you, we suggest you use troubleshooting tool.


1, Please key in troubleshooting in Start box and click Troubleshooting option.


2, Select the Hardware and Sound and Hardware and Devices. The Windows will find and fix problems with devices and hardware automatically. Then go to Next.

hareware and device

3, After a few minutes, you can see Apply this fix and click it.

hardware devices apply this fix

4, You can restart your computer as per as requirement and reinstall the NVIDIA Graphics Card driver by yourself.

In addition, you can have a try to update Windows to fix it if above two methods are not good for you.

Check Windows Update

1, Please key in Windows update in Start box, you can see Windows update settings on the top of the menu and click it.

go to windows update

2, Click on Windows Update. You can find the Check for updates bottom and hit it. Available updates will be downloaded and installed automatically.

check for updates

3, Finished, the latest Windows update status could be showed. At the time, please click the Restart now to restart your computer.

windows status

4, Reinstall the NVIDIA Graphics Card driver. And then the card has been showed.


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