Fix: No suitable graphics card found in Windows 11 / 10

What happens after installing a new game from Steam or Epic Games, if you stumble upon the “No suitable graphics card found” error message on your screen? The main reason behind the issue can be a case of minimum graphics driver requirement alteration by the game developers. But, sometimes an older graphics driver can cause the same issue. Try these workarounds first, and then, if those don’t solve your issue, try the main fixes.


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Workarounds

1. Simply reboot your device once. After rebooting try to play the game once more.

2. Disable any third-party antivirus you are using, then try to play the game.

 

Fix 1 – Remove the config file for the particular game

In the majority of cases, it seems that the main configuration file for the problematic game is the culprit.

1. At first, press the Windows key+E keys together.

Games do tend to store the main configuration files in the Documents folder on your system.

 

2. You can find the configuration file in the subsequent game folder.

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Example – Suppose, you are facing this issue with the “Cricket 19” game.

So, you will be able to find the config file here –

C:\Users\sambi\Documents\Cricket19

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You will find the configuration file inside the folder.

Usually, it is the ‘config.dat’ and ‘config.cfg’ file.

3. Just, select the file and tap on the bin icon to remove that particular file.

 

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Close the File Explorer. Then, restart the system.

Once you have restarted the system, launch the game. It will automatically create the configuration file. This should fix the graphics driver issue.

 

Fix 2 – Restart Steam

This can be a simple case of a Steam bug. Restarting the Steam client should help you resolve the issue.

1. Close the Steam app.

Usually, Steam closes down to the system tray and continues to run in the background.


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2. Now, tap on the arrow icon and right-click on the “Steam” app.

3. Then, click on “End task“.

 

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This should close the Steam app completely. But there may be some Steam app process, running in the background.

2. Now, right-click on the Windows icon and tap on the “Task Manager” to access it.

 

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3. When the Task Manager opens up, go to the “Processes” tab.

4. Then, locate any “Steam” process running in the background.

5. After that, tap on “End task” to kill that process.

 

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6. Scroll down through the Task Manager and make sure that all Steam processes are closed.

Close the Task Manager.

7. Now, launch the Steam app again.

 

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Open the game and check again.

 

Fix 3 – Set a lower resolution

Sometimes if you are trying to launch the game on a higher resolution screen, you may face this problem.

1. At first, press the Windows key+I keys together.

2. After that, tap on “System” on the left-hand side.

3. Next, click on the “Display” to access it.

 

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4. On the right-hand pane, set the resolution to a step lower resolution.

[Like, if your current resolution is set to 1920*1080, then set the resolution to “1280*960”. ]

 

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5. Then, tap on “Keep changes” to keep the lower resolution.

 

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Close the Settings.

After that, try to launch the game. Test whether this solves your issue.

 

Fix 3 – Update the graphics driver

NVIDIA releases regular patches for their cards to make them compatible with brand new title launches.

Way 1 – Using the Geforce Experience

You can update the graphics card using the GeForce Experience app.

1. At first, launch the GeForce Experience app.

2. Then, go to the “DRIVERS” section.

3. After that, tap on “Download” to download the latest version of the driver.

 

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Wait for a while as your system downloads the latest version of the driver.

4. Once it is done, tap on “Express installation“.

 

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Now, all you have to do is to wait till the GeForce Experience app installs the latest driver.

It may take a while. We suggest you restart the system once you have updated the driver.

 

Way 2 – Download and perform a clean install

You can download and clean install a new graphics card driver on your system.

1. At first, open the NVIDIA Driver downloads website.

2. Here, put the specifications of your graphics card in the particular sections one-by-one  (like the ‘Product type’, the ‘Operating System’, etc).

3. Finally, tap on “Search“.

 

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4. After that, tap on the “Download” button to download the latest graphics driver.

 

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Now, just wait till the driver is downloaded.

5. Next, open the File Explorer and navigate to the location of the downloaded driver.

6. Next, just double-tap on the installer to launch it.

 

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7. When you see the NVIDIA Graphics Driver window, toggle the “NVIDIA Graphics Driver and GeForce Experience“.

8. Then, click on “Agree and continue

 

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9. After that, choose the “Custom (Advanced)” option to try it out.

10. After that, tap on “Next“.

 

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11. Now, check the “Perform a clean installation” box on the installer page.

12. Finally, tap on “Next“.

 

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This will restore all the NVIDIA settings to the default values and deletes any in-built profiles of the card.

Once it is done, reboot your system. Later launch the game and test.

 

Fix 4 – Install .NET packages

Steam usually downloads Visual C++ Redistributable packages in the game installation folder.

1. Open the File Explorer.

2. Go to the location of the game files. It is in the Steam folder.

Usually, it is in a location like this –

G:\SteamLibrary\steamapps\common\Batman Arkham Knight\_CommonRedist

 

The drive letter “G:” can defer depending you have the Steam installed on another location.

 

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3. Here, you will find several Visual C++ Redistributable setup files.

4. Just, double-click on the first setup file to run it.

 

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Just follow the on-screen instructions to complete the process.

Similarly, install all the packages present in the folder.

Once you have done that, close the File Explorer. Reboot your machine to let this change take effect.

Additional Tips

1. Uninstall the problematic game from your system and reinstall it again.

Then, launch the game and test.


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2. Check whether there is a Windows Update pending or not.

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