You are not currently using a display attached to an NVIDIA GPU. [FIXED]

By Enya Zhang  Graphic Issues  DriversNVIDIA   0 Comment

If you’re greeted with the NVIDIA Display settings are not available. You are not currently using a display attached to an NVIDIA GPU error message when opening NVIDIA Control Panel, don’t panic.

Here’re 3 fixes that have helped other users resolve this error, check them out…

Try these fixes

All the fixes below work in Windows 10, 8 and 7. Just work your way down the list until the problem is resolved.

  1. Update your NVIDIA drivers (nearly always fixes the problem)
  2. Reinstall your NVIDIA driver
  3. Check if your monitor is plugged into the NVidia GPU port

Fix 1: Update your NVIDIA drivers (nearly always fixes the problem)

Perhaps the most common cause of the ‘You are not currently using a display attached to an NVIDIA GPU error message’ error is an outdated/corrupted/faulty NVIDIA driver.

Fortunately, this is also one of the easiest problems to fix. If you don’t have the time, patience or skills to update the driver 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 be troubled by the wrong driver you would be downloading, 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 steps (and you get full support and a 30-day money back guarantee):

  1. Download and install Driver Easy.
  2. Run Driver Easy and click the Scan Now button. Driver Easy will then scan your computer and detect any problem drivers.
  3. Click Update All to automatically download and install the correct version of all the drivers that are missing or out of date on your system (this requires the Pro version – you’ll be prompted to upgrade when you click Update All).

    You can also click Update to do it for free if you like, but it’s partly manual
  4. Restart your PC and check if NVIADIA control panel opens without fail. If it does, then congrats. But if the error still pops up, then move on to Fix 2, below.

Fix 2: Reinstall your NVIDIA driver

It’s also possible that your current NVIDIA driver is corrupted or in conflict with your Windows system and triggers the You are not currently using a display attached to an NVIDIA GPU error message. We can try uninstalling the driver before reinstalling it to see if it fixes the problem.

To do so:

  1. On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key and R at the same time, then type devmgmt.msc into the box and press Enter.

  2. Locate and double-click on Display adapters (aka. Graphics cardVideo card). Then right-click on your NVIDIA product right below and click Uninstall device.

  3. Click Yes to confirm the uninstall.
  4. Restart your computer.
  5. On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key and R at the same time, then type devmgmt.msc into the box and press Enter.

  6. Click Action > Scan for hardware changes so that Windows can reinstall the driver for your PC (a generic one though).

  7. Check if NVIDIA Control Panel opens fine this time.

Fix 3: Check if your monitor is plugged into the NVidia GPU port

If the fixes above didn’t help solve the error, then you might want to check the back of your PC to see if the monitor is plugged into the NVIDIA GPU port. Be sure to leave it with professional hands if you’re not comfortable playing around with computer hardwares.


How have the fixes above helped you with your troubleshooting? Do you have any ideas or tips to share with us? Drop a comment below and let us know your thoughts. ?

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