Fix NVIDIA Display Settings are Not Available

NVIDIA Display Settings are Not Available

“NVIDIA Display settings are not available” is a common problem that most of the users complain about when they try to access the NVidia control panel. This error might occur if the display is not attached to an NVIDIA GPU. If you are using Nvidia GPU laptops, you might face this error message.

Furthermore, due to various other reasons, you might find this error message. Well, here we are going to highlight all the possible solutions in a simple and easy language so that you can fix this error message of your own.

Why Do You Get “Nvidia Display Settings are Not Available” Message?

  • This error message might appear if the OEM drivers are not installed in the system.
  • If you are using the wrong port for your monitor then NVIDIA can not be detected and you can find this error message.
  • Using outdated NVIDIA graphic drivers can be another reason for this issue.

Effective Methods to Fix “NVIDIA Display Settings are Not Available” Error

If you find NVIDIA display settings are not available in Windows 10 then try out these following solutions to eliminate this problem.

1. Verify Display Connection

Verify Display Connection

It is essential to check the display connection or in which port the display is connected. Usually, you can find two ports where the display is usually connected. One is Intel integrated graphics and another your NVIDIA graphics hardware. 

Most of the users get confused between these ports and plug the display into the port of the motherboard. So, if you want to ignore this error message, ensure you have plugged your monitor into the graphics port. 

Once you make the proper connection restart your computer and save the changes. If this method will not work, try out the next method.

2. Install OEM Drivers

Install OEM Drivers

As we have mentioned earlier, OEM drivers are the best to resolve this issue. So, check out the below-mentioned steps and install them. But before that, you need to uninstall the graphics drivers.

Step 1:

  • Open the Run window by pressing the Windows key + R.
  • Enter “devmgmt.msc” and click on OK. 
  • On the Device Manager window, expand the Display Adapters section.
  • Locate Nvidia Graphics drivers and choose the Uninstall Device option by right-clicking on it.
  • Click Yes or Uninstall and confirm the uninstallation process.
  • Choose “Uninstall Device” by right-clicking on the Intel Graphics.
  • Click Yes or Uninstall to uninstall the drivers.
  • Once you are done, reboot the system.

Step 2:

  • Navigate to the official website of your laptop’s manufacturer.
  • Enter the serial number of your laptop, when you are prompted to do so.
  • Now, you can see a list of the updates and drivers.
  • Find out the graphics drivers for the operating system and download them.
  • Soon after you download the graphics drivers, install them on the system. Ensure to choose “Perform clean install” in the NVIDIA installation window.
  • Reboot the system once you are done.

Step 3:

In case, you notice incorrect drivers have been updated in Window 10 then check out the following steps:

  • Launch the Run box by pressing the Windows key +R.
  • Type in the run box “Control Panel” and click OK.
  • On the Control Panel window, hit System and Security. Then, choose “System” and select “Advanced System Settings”.
  • Go to the Hardware tab and click the Device Installation Settings button.
  • Check the box next to “No” (your device might not work as expected) and click Save Changes.
  • Reboot the system to save the changes.

3. Modify the Adapter Output

Modify the Adapter Output

After connecting the display cable to your graphics card, if you still find the “NVIDIA Display settings are not available then change the output of the adapter. Using a VGA to HDMI converter as well as an HDMI port on the graphics card can be a good option. You can also try a display port and check if the issue gets resolved or not.

4. Verify NVIDIA Display Driver Service

Verify NVIDIA Display Driver Service

There is an NVIDIA service that runs on your computer through which the display driver is managed. This service works as an intermediary between the NVIDIA hardware and operating system. 

If this service stops working due to some unwanted reason then NVIDIA hardware will not be able to detect and the NVIDIA graphics card. To check whether this service is working or not, try the following steps.

  • Click on Start and type in the search panel Run and press Enter.
  • In the Run box, type “service.msc” and click OK.
  • Scroll down and search NVIDIA Display Driver Service 
  • Once you get there, right-click on it and choose Properties 
  • Go to the Startup type and choose Automatic. Ensure the Start button is greyed out.
  • Click on Apply to save the changes.
  • Check whether the service is running or not and the error is resolved.

5. Update NVIDIA Drivers

Update NVIDIA Drivers


If none of the above-mentioned methods can solve this problem then update the graphics drivers. You can update in two ways- manually and automatically. 

In case, updating the drivers does not help you, try rolling back the Graphics drivers. To update the graphics drivers, you can install various applications that are available online. 

These applications will help you to remove the faulty drivers from the system. Once you uninstall the drivers, go to the official website of NVIDIA and search the latest driver for the hardware manually or you can choose the automatic process. 

Once you are done, restart the computer and see if the error still persists.

Note: If this issue is still not resolved then we recommend you to use repair tools. These tools will scan the system and fix system corruption or corrupted and missing files and increase the performance of the system.

Maria Colombo
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