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How to Fix NVIDIA Driver Not Working Issue

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NVIDIA drivers are a very important piece of software, especially if you are a gamer. To play high-end games like GTA, COD, or Warzone, you must download and install NVIDIA graphic card drivers. Sometimes these drivers are causing some serious issues with Windows 10 and 11. Somany users have reported NVIDIA driver problems after installing the new Windows 10 update. Some reported driver crashes, while others have trouble installing the latest GeForce Experience update. Hardware failures could cause poor PC maintenance, damaged Windows 10 updates, and driver issues. In this article, we will share how you can fix NVIDIA driver issues in Windows 10.

What is NVIDIA driver Issue?

Users have reported a range of problems with the NVIDIA drivers with the latest Windows 10 updates. The company is working hard to improve its gaming technology and graphics. With these graphic issues, you can’t play games on your Windows PC. So you have to fix it.

How to Fix NVIDIA Driver Not Working Issue

Before you reinstall your OS or repair your PC, check the below guide to fix the NVIDIA black screen problem: Display driver stopped functioning issue on your computer.

Check for all physical errors manually.

If you are using a PC, follow these steps and check for all physical errors on your computer. You will need to clean your internal hardware and graphic card. You have to remove all dust.

If you are doing this for the first time, then contact any professional.

Method 1: Clean dust from desktop PC

Step 1: First of all, turn off your computer and then disconnect the power cable.

Step 2: Remove the side door of your PC cabinet.

Step 3: You have to use a pressurized air-like blower to remove the dust from all the internal components. Take extra care with processors, graphic cards, or motherboards.

Step 4: Also remove dust from the processor fan and graphics card fan using compressed air.

Step 5: After cleaning, connect the computer with power. Keep the computer open while testing.

If the game and your graphic card are working fine, reconnect the power cord to your computer, close it, and then power it on.

If your PC still has problems after cleaning it, you will need to reinstall NVIDIA drivers.

Method 2: Cleanly Install a Stable NVIDIA driver

If you have already tried this method and are still facing the same issue, you have to use the clean installation of the NVIDIA driver.

Step 1: First, you have to uninstall the NVIDIA driver with Display Driver Uninstaller Application (DDU). This tool will remove the driver from your system.

Step 2: Regular uninstallers for NVIDIA software could leave some files behind in the registry. DDA can be used to uninstall the software completely.

Step 3: To download DDU, use Google search and then download it.

Step 4: After the download is complete, extract it on your PC.

Extract DDU on your PC

Step 5: Again, double click on the 7zip file and extract it again.

double click on the 7zip file and extract it again

Step 6: You can see the display driver uninstaller application. Open the DDU app.

Open the DDU app

Step 7: Choose NVIDIA driver from the options.

Choose NVIDIA driver from the options

Many users think it is good to reboot the PC in safe mode before running the DDU cleaner. However, most of the users haven’t experienced any issue with DDU in normal boot mode. So it is up to you.

Step 8: If you want to reboot in Safe Mode, close the notice.

Step 9: Choose GPU driver and then select NVIDIA.

Choose GPU driver and then select NVIDIA

Step 10: Then click on the reboot in safe mode button.

Step 11: Open the start menu and then search for Change Advanced Startup Options.

Change Advanced Startup Options

Step 12: Select Restart from the Advanced Startup section.

Click on Restart in Advanced Startup

Now you will be navigated to the Windows boot options. Follow these steps to boot into safe mode.

Step 13: Once you restart your PC, you will see troubleshoot options.

Step 14: Then click on Advanced Options > Startup Settings > Restart.

click on Startup Settings

Step 15: Press F4 to reboot the PC in Safe Mode.

Press F4 to reboot the PC in Safe Mode

Step 15: Again in the safe mode, open the DDU app and then choose NVIDIA driver and GPU from the list.

Step 16: Now click on clean and restart.

Step 17: Once your computer restarts, your old NVIDIA drivers will be removed automatically.

Step 18: Now go to NVIDIA’s official website and download the latest driver.

Step 19: Use the search option and find the correct driver with the model number.

Step 20: Now download the driver and install it.

NVIDIA graphics driver install

Step 21: Once installed, restart your PC and see if you are facing the same error or not.

Method 3: How to Uninstall NVIDIA Driver using device manager

Step 1: Press the Window key + x to pop out the Power Use Menu.

Step 2: Go to the Device Manager from the list.

 Step 3: Once you click it and the manager opens, find the NVIDIA driver.

Step 4: Right-click on the driver.

Step 5: There will be a pop-up catalog. From the list, choose “Uninstall.”

Uninstall NVIDIA Driver using device manager

Step 6: Click on “delete the driver software for this device.”

Step 7: Click on “OK.”

Once it’s over, restart your pc to see if it fixed the error.

Method 4: Use 3rd party Driver Updater Tools

If you don’t want to waste time downloading and installing NVIDIA drivers manually, then you can use driver updater tools like Driver Easy and Driver Talent. These driver updater softwares will scan your entire system and update all required drivers on your Windows 10.

All you have to do is just install any Driver updater tool and scan your PC.

Once the scan is completed, click on Update All.

It will start downloading and updating the new NVIDIA driver.


Computer constantly freezing, How to fix it?

If so, it is probably because your graphics card is outdated or the drivers are corrupted. To fix this, you have to update NVIDIA drivers.

Is your computer having a lot of problems while running the game?

This could be because your graphics card is outdated, or you don’t have the right drivers installed. For both problems, you can easily resolve them using driver update. Open your control panel, find the device manager section, click on your current graphic card, choose “Update Driver“.

Fix a device not recognized by your PC?

If your device does not show up in Device Manager, then the first thing you should do is to run Windows Update and search for your drivers. If you have not updated your drivers, then your driver signature might be corrupt. You can download software that will scan your drivers and then fix the corrupt driver signature.

Are you having a lot of trouble while running games?

If so, then your computer’s graphics card might be causing a problem in the communication process. This problem can only be fixed by upgrading the graphics drivers. To do this, you need to use driver update tools to scan your system and update outdated drivers. After doing that, you should install the new graphic drivers and reboot your computer. You will then be able to run your games without any problem.

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NVIDIA drivers are the most important drivers for Windows users. Because without it, you can’t run high-quality games on your Windows PC. If you have an NVIDIA graphics card then you have to install a compatible driver on your PC. We have shared all common solutions to fix the error. If you need more help then comment below.

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Harshil Patel
Harshil Patel

Harshil is a tech enthusiast with the zeal of changing the way people look at technology. He is often found testing out new gadgets when he's free!

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