Why no AMD Graphics Driver is Installed?

AMD Graphics Card helps you with your favorite Call of Duty series and other gaming software. It has many more features up its selves for its users. But, when you are about to unlock its exciting features and suddenly it fails to execute the command, then it leads to an annoying situation. Further, when you right-click on AMD Radeon Settings, a pop-up message appears “no AMD Graphics Driver is installed, signifying an error has occurred.

No AMD Graphics Driver is installed or the AMD driver is not functioning properly. Please install the AMD driver appropriate for your AMD hardware”– If this message appears, then your device is in serious trouble.

Hence, you need to mitigate the problem at the earliest. The benefit of reading this article is that you do not need to be a tech-acquainted to understand or perform the steps. Here, the points are more than easy.  In order to execute the steps, keep reading this article.

Probable Reasons Leading to “No AMD Graphics Driver is Installed” Message

This error is not dependent on the type of laptop you are using or on the OS version you are working on. AMD Graphics Card Driver simply allows Windows to recognize the onboard card and utilize it. But, the most common problem is that when the installation fails or becomes incomplete. Further, if you have unknowingly attached an incompatible version of the installed driver, then it can become non-functional.

Adding to all these, if you have a beta version of the graphics card, then certain real-time errors can occur with time. Now, whatever be the reason, there is always a fix available to help you out of the situation.

4 Essentials Hack to Prevent “No AMD Graphics Driver is Installed” Error Notifications

Here, in this section, we have listed all the feasible solutions that will help you to resolve the problem within a flicker of time.

Let us start with the first things, checking the driver version you are using. If it is not compatible, then you must get an AMD Display card that qualifies to be used along with your device. You can also try a simple disabling and re-enabling the hardware. If the case is another way around, then it is time to proceed with some advanced troubleshooting steps.

1. Update the Graphics Driver

You will get two options, either manually or automatically. To continue with the process, at first, you need to identify the graphics card and all the detailed information regarding it. The easiest way is to go to Start and type “System Information” in the Search box. As soon as you hit the Enter key, the command will be executed.

In the new window, click on the Display category to expand it. Right next to it, on the right panel, you will get the graphics adapter model in the “Adapter Type” or “Adapter Description” entries.

Now, move to the official website of the graphics card manufactures and select the exact model that your device is compatible with, from the Device Manager window. You will be asked to enter the details about the Graphics Driver. Often, you may be asked to install a utility in order to scan your system automatically.

Otherwise, simply hit the Download button next to the latest release and follow the on-screen prompts. The Graphics Driver will get updated and it will also stop the “no AMD Graphics Driver is installed” message. You can also allow Windows to do all the research and install the Graphics Driver automatically. However, if it still continues then move to the next solution.

2. Roll back Graphics Drivers

If updating does not help you, then you can try to roll back the Graphics Driver. This process simply helps you to get the system to the time when there was no technical glitch. Moreover, the fact is not at all surprising that recent updates can become unstable and conflict with the OS. Follow the steps below to roll back the AMD Graphics Driver:

Navigate to the Run dialogue box, using the keyboard shortcut, hold down Windows+R keys at the same time. In the blank dialogue box, type “devmgmt.msc” and hit the Enter key. A list of results will appear, click on the option designated as “device manager”.

Now, in the Device Manager window, locate and expand display driver. There, again you will get the list of Graphics Drivers installed on your computer. Right-click on AMD Radeon driver and from the drop-down list select the Properties option. Now, move to the driver tab and look for the option Rollback driver. Click on the preferable choice and follow the on-screen instructions to rest the Graphics Driver to a previously working state.

Select the previously installed driver software and restart the computer. This will help you to resolve the “no AMD Graphics Driver is installed” message. However, if the glitch is associated with the system files, then you need to launch the Safe Mode feature to make any significant changes.

3. Uninstall and Reinstall the Driver in Safe Mode

If you are not sure whether the problem is occuring due to any fault in the Graphics Driver or due to OS system file corruption, then this method is indeed a smart move. To continue, follow the steps mentioned below:

To enter Safe Mode:

Hold down the Windows Key + C, in case you are using Windows 8 or 8.1. If you are using Windows 10, then move to the Start menu and access settings from it. Hold down the Shift key and restart the computer through the Power option. The Windows Recovery Environment will open up. Navigate to the Troubleshoot option and select Advanced Options.

Now, try to launch the Startup Settings. Finally, you will be prompted to restart the device. Click on the Restart button and keep pressing the 5 key to enter ‘Safe mode with networking’.

To uninstall the Graphics Driver:

To proceed with the uninstallation, you need to access the Run window. Press and hold down Windows logo key + R to open the Run dialogue box. Now, in the blank space type “control” and hit the Enter key. When the Control Panel opens, click on Device manager. Now, locate and expand the category: Display-adapters.

The AMD Graphics Driver will be marked with a yellow symbol, notifying that it has encountered any abrupt error. Simply right-click on the Graphics Driver and select uninstall from the drop-down list. You will be asked to verify your action. Mark the checkbox right next to the label “Delete the driver software for this device”. And finally hit the OK button, as well as, restart the computer.

To Install AMD Graphics Driver:

Go to the official website of AMD and locate the compatible version of the driver and hit the Download button right next to it. Now, follow the on-screen instructions and install a fresh copy graphics.

When you are done with the steps, note whether the no AMD Graphics Driver is installederror message still reappears or not. If it does, then there must be a glitch within a particular system file. Have a look at the next method, that can completely eradicate the problem.

4. Reinstall Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 SP1 Redistributable Patch

Often it is reported that a particular Visual C++ version install can block AMD driver from accessing the onboard AMD display adapter. Thus, the last resort could be to uninstall this file and again reinstall the accurate version.

To initiate the process, open the Control Panel, by typing “control panel” in the search box. Otherwise, you can click on Start and locate the Control Panel there. Now, in the Control Panel window, expand Programs and click on ‘Programs and Features’. A list of all the files will appear, locate Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 and double-click on it. Select the Uninstall button from the drop-down list.

Now, reinstall the Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 redistributable from the official link. You need to check the compatibility and install the file based on the system, either the 64-bit Operating System or 32bit Operating System. Follow the onscreen prompts and install the patch. And finally, reboot the device. Wait for a few minutes, so that the recent changes can get incorporated.

Additional Suggestions:

Here are a few workarounds that you must monitor on a regular basis to prevent the error in the near future.

  • If you use any specific tools to increase the CPU/GPU performance, then try to disable it. And next time try to get the tools from a secured site.
  • In certain conditions, the antivirus software may trigger various app and software to create an abrupt error. So, ensure that you use the Windows inbuilt defender and try to disable any additional security software.
  • If this error occurs on a regular basis, then try to uninstall all the applications that might conflict with the drivers.


The above procedures can help you to resolve the no AMD Graphics Driver is installedsoftware glitch. But, in case the graphics card is damaged, then you need to replace it. Further, it is more than recommended to keep the drivers up to date and try to use the drivers from the official site. If you have any suggestion or want to to share your experience, then use the feedback box provided at the end of this article.

Nathaniel Villa
Nathaniel Villa