Overwatch No Compatible Graphics Hardware Was Found [Solved]

Camilla Mo, in Graphic issues Tags: Graphics CardsWindows

When you are trying to play Overwatch, if you receive error message “No compatible graphics hardware was found. (0xE0070150)“, you can use methods below to fix the problem. Apply to Windows 10, 7, 8 & 8.1.

Method 1: Make sure you have the display cable plugged into the external graphics card

The error would occur if the game is trying to use the integrated graphics card but not the external graphics card. So make sure you have the display cable plugged into the external graphics card and not the motherboard.

 

Method 2: Reinstall the game to C:\ drive

If the game is not installed on C:\ drive, you can try reinstalling it to C:\ drive. This method has worked for some other players who were experiencing the same issue as you. Try it and it may work like a charm for you.

 

Method 3: Update the graphics card drivers

Updating the graphics card drivers may resolve the issue. You can download the new drivers from the graphics card manufacturer’s website (NVIDIA, AMD, Intel, etc.). 

Usually, the downloaded driver file is in .exe format. You can double-click on the downloaded file to install the driver. If updating the driver in this way doesn’t fix the error, you may need to install the driver step by step. Follow steps below to manually install the driver.

1. Unzip the downloaded driver file to a specific location.

2. Open Device Manager.

3. Expand category Display adapters. Right-click on the graphics card (the card being used)and select Update Driver Software…

4. Select Browse my computer for driver software.

5. Select Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer.

6. Click Have  Disk…

7. Click Browse to find the location of the unzipped driver file. Open the Graphics sub-folder and the .inf will be automatically selected. Then follow the on-screen instructions to complete the install.

If  you have difficulty updating drivers manually, we recommend using Driver Easy to help you. Driver Easy can scan your computer to detect all problem drivers. You can download the Free version to have a try. If you find it helpful, you can consider upgrading to the Pro version. If you go Pro, you will have higher download speed and can update all drivers with just one-click. 

 

Method 4: Roll back the driver

If you have newer graphics card driver installed, you can try rolling back the driver to fix the error. Follow steps below to roll back the driver.

1. In Device Manager, right-click on the graphics card (the card being used) and select  Properties.

2. Go to Driver tab and click Roll Back Driver. (Note if the button is grayed out, it means the driver is not updated. You can’t roll back the driver.)

3. Click Yes to continue. 

Hope methods here help you fix the error.

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  • Temtaque Smash

    How do you enable GPU scaling for Intel Graphics Card?

  • Golden Maknae

    Method 4: Roll back the driver its working but the gameplay very lag from (intel??) to microsft basic adapter

  • PopcornTV

    Im using a laptop. Would the above methods work the same way?
    =

  • The CoD Hunter

    im nvidia 🙁
    still not working :'(
    help

  • Ben Brajcic

    THANK YOU SO MUCH I HAVE WAY TO MUCH PROGRESS TO LOSE

  • realnotagain

    Did all this and only the roll back worked until I read another post over at blizzard forum.
    [quote=”176141767465″]Found a solution to my problem. Had to go into the Display settings for Radeon and turn on GPU Scaling. Would like to know why this fixed it, but thread can be locked.[/quote]

    • Camilla Mo

      Hi realnotagain,

      Thanks for your sharing. This may help others as well.

    • Anastacia

      OMG! THANK U FOR POSTING THIS!! IT FIXED MY PROBLEM FOR OW!

    • ccwiowa

      Dude you saved me man. After searching for 3 hours this was the fix. Thank you so much!

      • Camilla Mo

        Hi ccwiowa,

        I am glad that it helps.

    • Bloempjes

      Thank you! I’ve been screwing around with clocks and option settings in the AMD software but this easy change fixed the issue.

      • Camilla Mo

        Hi Bloempjes,

        I am glad that it helps.

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