How to Fix “No Compatible Driver/Hardware Found” Error in RS Extraction?

With RS Extraction, tactical shooter fans can enjoy an exciting new twist on the classic Rainbow Six formula. However, there have been several reports by the users that their screens display an error stating ‘No compatible driver/hardware found’ upon their attempts to launch the game.

We had a look into the RS Extraction issue and discovered that it can be caused by a number of reasons including:

  • Conflicting graphics drivers – If your system has both integrated and dedicated drivers, then they might be interfering with each other’s processes, causing the issue at hand.
  • Outdated graphics drivers – Your graphics driver might be outdated or corrupt, preventing your system from launching the game properly. In this case, performing a clean installation of the driver can help you.
  • System requirements not met – There are some specific recommended and minimum system requirements that you must satisfy to play the game. If they are not met, you are likely to run into the error at hand.

Now that we know about the potential causes, let’s have a look at the solutions that worked for other users.

Check System Requirements

Before you proceed with the troubleshooting methods, it is important to check if your system satisfies the requirements of RS Extraction. Using a device that does not meet the minimum requirements will prevent you from launching the game.

Here are the Rainbow Six Extraction system requirements that your device must follow:

Minimum requirements (1080p)

  • Windows 10 OS (64-bit versions)
  • Processor AMD Ryzen 3 1200 @ 3.1 GHz, Intel Core i5-4460 @ 3.2 GHz, or more
  • RAM 8 GB (Dual-channel setup)
  • Video card AMD RX560 (4 GB), NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 (4 GB), or more
  • Hard drive 85 GB available storage

Recommended requirements (1080p)

  • Windows 10 OS (64-bit versions)
  • Processor AMD Ryzen 5 1600 @ 3.2 GHz, Intel Core i7-4790 @ 3.6 GHz, or more
  • RAM 16 GB (Dual-channel setup)
  • Video card AMD Radeon RX 580 (8 GB), NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 (6 GB), or more
  • Hard drive 85 GB available storage

When your system meets the minimum requirements, then it means that the issue is the result of another problem within the system. If this scenario is applicable, proceed with the troubleshooting methods below.

Update Windows 

Ideally, you should always keep your system updated to make sure that its components and processes run smoothly at all times. Outdated operating systems can become incompatible with the new versions of applications installed, causing issues like the one at hand.

The solution to this is simple, as all that you need to do is install the pending updates on your operating system. The updates launched by Microsoft are also packed with bug fixes, so if a bug within the system is preventing you from launching Rainbow Six Extraction, installing the updates might help you fix it.

Disable Integrated Graphics

There is also a chance that the game you are trying to launch is attempting to use integrated graphics instead of dedicated graphics. To make sure it uses dedicated graphics, here is how you can disable the integrated graphics. 

You can always enable the integrated graphics back after the game has successfully launched:

  1. Type Device Manager in the search area of the taskbar and hit Enter.
  2. Inside the Device Manager window, locate and expand the Display adapters section.

    Display Adapters
  3. Right-click on your integrated graphics device and select Disable Device from the context menu. This device is the Intel for most users.

    Disable your device adapter 

Alternatively, you can also manually make RS Extraction run on the dedicated graphics card. Here is how to do that:

  1. Type Graphics settings in the search area of your taskbar and click Open.

    Open Graphics Settings
  2. Click on the Browse button under Graphics performance preference.

    Click Browse in Graphics Performance Preference
  3. Navigate to the game installation folder and select the exe file of the game.
  4. Once selected, click on the Add button.

    Add installation exe file
  5. Now, select the added file in the Graphics settings window and click on Options under it.

    Click Options
  6. Select High performance and select Save. You can now try launching the game and see if the problem is fixed.

    Select High Performance and click Save

Clean Install Your Graphics Driver

Since this issue is typically driver-related, another thing you can try doing is clean installing your Graphics driver. If a corrupt or outdated driver is causing the problem, clean installation should do the trick for you. 

In case you do not want to directly clean install the driver, you can also first try to update it. If updating does not work, then here is how you clean install your graphics driver:

  1. Head over the official website of your graphics driver manufacturer. We will be walking you through the process of clean installing the Nvidia card. The methods for other graphics cards are the same as well.
  2. Enter the required information under Manual driver search and click on Start search.

    Manual Driver Search
  3. Choose a driver from the results displayed and click on the Get download button associated with it.

    Click Get Download
  4. Choose Custom (Advanced) option in the following dialog and click Next.

    Select Custom (Advanced) Installation
  5. Then, checkmark the box associated with Perform a clean installation and click Next.

    Select Perform Clean Installation and click Next
  6. Once the process completes, try launching RS Extraction and check if the issue is resolved.

Verify the Game Files

Errors like these can also be caused by corrupt game files. Here are the steps you must follow to verify file integrity.

  1. Access Ubisoft Connect PC and navigate to the games tab.

    Click Games tab
  2. Select Rainbow Six Extraction.

    Select Rainbow Six Extraction
  3. Choose Properties from the left pane.

    Select Properties
  4. Next, click on Verify Files in the Local file section.

    Select Verify Files
  5. If the system detects any corrupt files, you will get an option to repair them. In that case, choose Repair.

    Click Repair
  6. Once done, check if RS Extraction can now launch without any problems.

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