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Overwatch: No compatible graphics hardware was found

My daughter's computer hard drive was corrupted last week. This weekend, I had to completely wipe it and reinstall Windows 10 on it. After installing all the games she plays, I gave the computer back to her. But when she launches Overwatch, it says:

No compatible graphics hardware was found. (0xE0070160)

That's quite alarming, because Overwatch ran just fine on this computer before I had to completely re-install it. This computer is a Lenovo Y50 with a Nvidia GeForce 860M. So I am sure it can handle Overwatch just fine.

I figured that I forgot to install Nvidia's latest graphics driver. So I downloaded the latest version 388.59, which just game out last Thursday. And I installed it. But Overwatch still reported the same error.

The Lenovo Y50 has both the Intel integrated graphics card and the Nvidia gaming graphics card. It automatically switches between the graphics card based on need. I can also use the Nvidia Control Panel to configure which graphics card to use for each software. I manually configured Overwatch to use the Nvidia gaming graphics card. But the error still persists.

Now I'm baffled at what the problem is. Anyone had this problem? How did you fix it?

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FidoMushu
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 03:15:47 -0800

Ok. I solved this problem. I changed the laptop resolution to 1280x1024, which is completely the wrong resolution for this notebook. Then I launched the game and it didn't complain at all. It entered the game just fine. Then I exited the game and changed the resolution back to 1980x1080. And the game still launched with the native resolution.

I have to thank this thread for the tip: [SOLVED] Overwatch Launch Error: No compatible graphics hardware was found. (0xE0070160).

FidoMushu
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 22:42:58 -0800

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