Fix NVIDIA Display Settings Are Not Available [Step by Step]

By Camilla Mo in Graphic Issues Tags: NVIDIA

When you open NVIDIA control panel, if you get error message “NVIDIA Display settings are not available. You are not currently using a display attached to an NVIDIA GPU”, don’t worry. You can use the top 2 methods here to fix the error.

Top Method 1: Plug the monitor into the correct port

The error may occur if the monitor was plugged into the wrong  port. So ensure the monitor is plugged into the correct port.

Tip: If you have more than one port, plug the cable to other ports and see if the problem resolves.


Top Method 2: Reinstall the NVIDIA graphics driver

You can go to NVIDIA’s website to check for and download the latest graphics card driver that you need.

If you’re not confident playing around with drivers manually, you can do it automatically with Driver Easy.

Driver Easy will automatically recognize your system and find the correct drivers for it. You don’t need to know exactly what system your computer is running, you don’t need to risk downloading and installing the wrong driver, and you don’t need to worry about making a mistake when installing.

You can update your drivers automatically with either the FREE or the Pro version of Driver Easy. But with the Pro version it takes just 2 clicks (and you get full support and a 30-day money back guarantee):

1) Download and install Driver Easy.

2) Run Driver Easy and click Scan Now. Driver Easy will then scan your computer and detect any problem drivers.

3) Click the Update button next to a flagged Nvidia driver to automatically download and install the correct version of this driver (you can do this with the FREE version). Or click Update All to automatically download and install the correct version of all the drivers that are missing or out of date on your system (this requires the Pro version – you’ll be prompted to upgrade when you click Update All).

Here take NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 for example. Driver Easy will detect the graphics card driver installed on your computer.

Hope the two methods above will help you fix the issue.

  • Galib Abrar Talukder

    All I did was go to Device Manager from Start Menu. Find my Display Adapter and my GPU.
    I just disabled my GPU and enabled it again. All is ok now.

    • shaan abdullah turk

      Thanks man

    • Rapula Modiagane

      thanks bro

    • Madhesh Anandan

      thanks a lot dude…

  • Martin Carlsen

    OMG thank you for tip #1! Plugged the hdmi in the motherboard instead of the gpu when I put in a new SSD :@

  • Azzubair Zainudin

    tq so much for your effort!

  • subhash semasinghe

    thank u