NVIDIA Display Settings are Not Available Guide

If you have an NVIDIA graphic card, you may have seen a window on your computer stating that the NVIDIA display setting is not available.

Because you are not currently using a display connected to an NVIDIA GPU, you will receive this error message. There could be a number of causes for this issue. But don’t worry, I’ll show you a handful of effective and simple solutions to this problem.

Pro Tip: Before you start any of the methods, make sure you disable your GPU in the device manager (Windows + R and “devmgmt.msc”). Re-enable it after disabling it. You will discover the answer to the dilemma. If this is not the case,

How to Resolve NVIDIA Display Settings Aren’t Working

Let’s begin with the aforementioned Solution right now and solve this problem in a matter of minutes.

1. Examining 

The most important thing to remember is to make sure the cable is plugged into the correct port. Your CPU has two major ports: one for input and one for output.

1. Integrated graphics card from Intel

2. Graphics hardware from NVIDIA

Most people make the mistake of inserting a wire into a different port and are unaware of it. Look below the image to find the port. The Integrated System is represented by a blue arrow.

The Discrete is represented by a red arrow.

Step 1: Look at the underside of the CPU to see if the monitor is connected to the correct port.

Step 2: Make sure your display is connected to the discrete port, commonly known as the graphics port. If so, wonderful; if not, proceed to step 3.

Step 3: If it’s plugged into another port, unplug it and plug it into the graphics port.

After making the modifications, restart your computer to see if the problem has been resolved; if not, try another approach to resolve the problem.

2. Changing the Adapter Output 

Even after connecting the display wire to your graphics card, the error continues to appear. Then take the actions outlined below.

Step 1: Restart the process.

Step 2: If the issue persists, examine the wire to see if it is correctly inserted.

Step 3: Use the HDMI port on your graphics card if the cable is properly placed.

Step 4: You may also alter the output directly, for example, instead of HDMI or VGA, use display port.

The problem might be resolved if you follow these steps.

3. Checking the NVIDIA Display Driver Service 

If you’re an NVIDIA user, you’ll notice that your computer has a number of NVIDIA services active. NVIDIA’s display drivers service is one of the services it offers.

The display driver serves as a link between the NVIDIA hardware and the operating system. Now I’ll walk you through some actions to fix the problem. Follow the steps outlined below to update the service.

Step 1: On the keyboard, press window+ R to bring up the window dialogue box.

Step 2: In the dialogue box, type devmgmt.msc and press the OK button.

Step 3: Right-click on your NVIDIA driver after expanding “display adapter.”

Step 4: Select the newly installed driver.

Step 5: Select “Automatically seek for new driver software” and update it.

If the Nvidia service is deactivated, follow the instructions below to reactivate it.

Step 1: To open the run window, press Win + r on the keyboard.

Step 2: Click the ‘ok’ button after typing’services.msc’ without quotes.

Step 3: Double-click ‘Nvidia Display container Ls’ after scrolling down. Select ‘Automatic’ as the startup type. After that, click the Apply button and then ‘OK.’ To start the service, click the’start’ button.

Step 4: Double-click the ‘Nvidia Local System container’ after scrolling down. Select ‘Automatic’ as the startup type. After that, click the Apply button and then ‘OK.’ To start the service, click the’start’ button.

Simply restart the computer if the service has already been activated. If the issue persists, carefully follow the steps in the next section.

 4. Graphics Driver Updates/Rollbacks

To upgrade NVIDIA hardware, there are two options: manually or automatically. This step will also need the usage of the Display Driver Uninstaller (DDU) tool.

This application’s job is to clean up the old display driver’s leftovers. If replacing the graphic card does not cure the problem, there is another option for resolving the problem. This can be accomplished by carefully following the procedures.

Step 1: Verify that the DDU has been installed (Display Driver Uninstaller )

Step 2: After completing step 1, restart your computer in safe mode.

Step 3: When the application launches, choose the first option, “Clean and restart.”

Step 4: Press the window+R key on your keyboard. In the dialogue box that appears, type “devmgmt.msc” and then press Enter. If the driver does not install, right-click on any empty spot and select scan for hardware changes from the context menu.

Step 5: Now we only have two choices.

a) You can either go to NVIDIA’s official website and search for the newest driver for your hardware. (and manually install)

b) Allow Windows to install the most recent version on its own (search for updates automatically). I prefer the first method, which is to manually install the software.

To manually install, go to your browser’s search bar, type GeForce experience, and then click and download the first link, which is NVIDIA’s official website.

To circumvent the issue, restart your computer after downloading the driver.


Hopefully, utilising these four methods, you will be able to resolve your NVIDIA Display settings not available issue. These are the simplest methods for resolving your issue. I’m not sure what site it’s for, and when I found this piece, the title had been removed. Check to see whether it’s been published anywhere.