Computer wont recognize my graphics card

By Whiskeyd0g
Sep 27, 2013
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  1. I was simply trying to install the lastest drivers on my Nvidia Geforce GT 545 on my Alienware X51 today. The installation completed and I restarted my computer. When I went to the Nvidia control panel, I got the following message.

    "NVIDIA Display settings are not available.You are not currently using a display attached to an NVIDIA GPU."

    So now I am seriously stuck. I cannot system restore either. I really need help because I don't know what else to do. Reformatting is an option, but I want to see if there is anything I can do before I conclude to that.

    Also I detached the video card and sprayed the dust off for good measure. It did not help.
    Im running the onboard intel hd graphics card now and cant play any of the games ive paid for. plz help! I've checked in my device manager and my NVIDIA card is not displaying there either. Ive also done a BIOS update on it as well. Nothing. Plz tell me im not funked. Any advice would be much appreciated.
  2. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,473   +963

    Go to the device manager, under "Display Adapters", does the GT 545 show?

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