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NVIDIA Graphics Card Not Detected in Device Manager Windows 10

Today, I will discuss the issue of NVIDIA graphics card not being detected in the Device Manager in Windows 10.

Show Hidden Devices and Reinstall Driver Manually

To show hidden devices in Device Manager and reinstall the driver manually for your NVIDIA graphics card that is not detected in Windows 10, follow these steps:

1. Open Device Manager by right-clicking on the Start button and selecting it from the menu.
2. Click on the View tab at the top and select “Show hidden devices” from the drop-down menu.
3. Look for any grayed-out devices under the Display adapters section, right-click on your NVIDIA graphics card, and select “Uninstall device.”
4. Download the latest driver for your NVIDIA graphics card from the official website and install it manually by following the on-screen instructions.

Download and Install New Drivers

  • Go to the NVIDIA website to download the latest drivers for your graphics card.
  • Enter your graphics card information to find the correct drivers for your specific model.
  • Download the driver software to your computer.
  • Run the installer and follow the on-screen instructions to install the new drivers.
  • Restart your computer to apply the changes.

Restore and Update BIOS

To restore and update the BIOS on your Windows 10 device to potentially fix a NVIDIA graphics card not being detected in Device Manager, follow these steps:

1. Access your BIOS settings by restarting your computer and pressing the designated key (often F2, F10, or Del) to enter the BIOS menu.

2. Locate the option to reset to default settings or update the BIOS firmware.

3. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the BIOS restoration or update process.

By restoring or updating the BIOS, you may resolve any compatibility issues that are preventing your NVIDIA graphics card from being detected in Windows 10.

Repair Corrupted System Files

1. Press Windows key + X and select Command Prompt (Admin).
2. Type “sfc /scannow” and press Enter to start the scan.
3. Wait for the process to complete and restart your computer.
4. Check Device Manager to see if the NVIDIA graphics card is now detected.

If the issue persists, you may need to update your graphics card drivers or seek further assistance from NVIDIA support.


Why isn t my NVIDIA graphics card not being detected in Device Manager?

My NVIDIA graphics card may not be detected in Device Manager if the GPU Power Saving setting is set to Optimized instead of Standard. Adjusting this setting should make the GPU visible in Device Manager.

Why doesn t Windows 10 detect my NVIDIA GPU?

Windows 10 may not be detecting your NVIDIA GPU because the dGPU feature needs to be enabled in BIOS settings. Restart your computer and access BIOS by pressing F2 or Del. Navigate to Chipset > dGPU Configuration (or Switchable graphics) and ensure that the dGPU feature is set to Enabled.

Why is my graphics card not being detected?

Your graphics card may not be detected due to outdated graphic drivers. Updating your graphics driver on Windows 10 can help resolve this issue. Additionally, a new GPU driver or a malfunctioning/incompatible graphics card driver could also be causing the problem.

Why is my NVIDIA graphics card hidden?

Your NVIDIA graphics card may be hidden because the Show Hidden Devices option is not checked or the graphics driver needs to be reinstalled. Downloading and installing new drivers may also help resolve this issue.

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