After upgrading system to Windows 10, the graphic card cannot work properly. You will find the NVIDIA Control Panel or the AMD Catalyst Control Center only shows parts options. And in device manager, the display adapter changes to standard VGA graphic adapters with yellow exclamation. And if you expand the Monitors, the devices changes to “Generic PnP Display”.
What is Standard VGA Graphics Adapter?
The standard VGA graphics adapter refers to your display devices. If your real graphic card driver is missing or it installed error, it will cause Windows system not recognize the real graphic card. And at the same time, Microsoft will replace the graphic card to standard VGA graphics adapter to support the basic graphic driver to support the system to runs properly. Using the basic VGA graphic device, you can only get the basic functions.
And now we know what the standard VGA graphics adapter is and why it happened, the next you can follow below solutions to fix it.
Solution 1: Uninstall Standard VGA Graphic Adapter Driver
If your standard VGA graphic adapter shows an exclamation, you can uninstall it.
1. Open device manager.
2. Expand Display Adapter, and find the Standard VGA Graphics Adapter.
3. Right-click it and choose Uninstall device from context menu.
4. Reboot computer.
After the computer restarted, Windows will detect your real NVIDIA, AMD or Intel graphic card and reinstall the latest version of driver for it again. You can click the NVIDIA Control Panel or AMD Catalyst Control Center to check if all the options are back. And you can also check if the standard VGA graphic adapters disappear and changes to the real graphic card. And here is the tutorial of complete uninstall graphic driver on windows 10.
If uninstalling the standard VGA graphics driver cannot help solve this problem, you need to update the graphic driver.
Solution 2: Update Graphic Driver
According above explain, the error occurs because the really driver installed error or missing. So updating graphic driver can fix the standard VGA graphics adapter driver issue, because what you updated is the really device driver.
Here we do not use device manager to update the graphic driver. This will updated the basic functions.
There are two ways you can download and update the graphic drivers, you can use the manual way and automatic way.
For the manual way, you can enter the official drivers download center, choose the right graphic model, system version, and type version step by step, and then download it manually. After that, install it by yourself. Here are solutions:
For the automatic way, you can use Driver Doctor to help you. Driver Doctor can help fix all the driver issues more effective. It will help you identify the driver manufacturer automatically. After downloading it and running it on your computer, you can find the latest graphic driver, download the graphic driver and update the driver within 3 clicks.
After you updated the really graphic driver, the standard VGA graphics adapter will missing. You can play the game again.