GeForce Experience Not Working issues in 10 Simple Steps

Nvidia is known for its powerful graphical processing units that are capable of running the latest polygon-based games. The company occupies 20.5 percent of the GPU market share leaving AMD to do some serious catch-up.

Lots of game enthusiasts have Nvidia’s gamer-centric Geforce GTX graphics cards installed and paired with Nvidia GeForce Experience desktop software. The app has several useful tools that will enhance your PC gaming experience. GeForce Experience keeps your drivers up to date and gives an optimized gaming experience. Although it has a free and easy-to-use interface, users face many glitches and errors, especially after every update.  Once again we’ve compiled an effective troubleshooting guide, this time on how to resolve GeForce Experience not working errors, so without much ado, here it is.

Reasons For Geforce Experience Not Working

There can be many reasons for Geforce Experience not working such as a corrupted file, outdated driver, hardware failure, or a simple Windows update.

Error Messages Faced by Geforce Experience User

  • “Something went wrong. Try rebooting your PC and then launch GeForce Experience. ERROR CODE: 0x0003″ / ERROR CODE: 0x0001”
  • “Something went wrong. Try rebooting your PC and then launch GeForce Experience.
  • “Something went wrong. Try restarting GeForce Experience.”

If you are having trouble with the GeForce Experience, ensure that you have the right system specs to run it.

Geforce Experience’s System Specifications:

  • Operating System: Windows 7/8/8.1/10
  • Memory: 2GB Systems Memory
  • Disk Space: 20MB minimum
  • CPU: Intel Pentium G Series, Quad-Core i3, i5, i7, AMD FX, or higher
  • GPU: Desktop: GeForce GTX 650 or higher graphics card
  • GPU driver: 355.60 or higher
  • Router: Minimum: 802.11 a/g router (Recommended: 8.02.11n 5Ghz router or Ethernet)
  • Recommended Network Bandwidth: 7 Mbps upstream
  1. Check GeForce Service
  2. Go to Windows
  3. Administrative Tools >> Services
  4. Ensure that NVIDIA LocalSystem Container Status is showing Running and the startup type is set to Automatic
  5. Check If Geforce Experience Service Has Stopped
  6. Press Windows icon + r button>> Type in “services.msc”>> Enter
  7. Look for “NVIDIA GeForce Experience Service” >> Right-click it
  8. Click either the start / restart options
  9. ·        In the services list find “Nvidia Telemetry Container” >> Right click>> Select     Properties
  10. Change startup type from manual to automatic
  11. Reboot Your Computer

Seems obvious, but it is a solution to a majority of software related issues in Windows 10. But, Windows 10 has a Fast Start-Up feature that lets it hold on to Kernel, device drivers, retain certain resources, and services. So, you need to completely shut down Windows by pressing the Shift Key while clicking on Shut Down.

  • Restart the GeForce Experience Service
  • Press Windows icon + r button>> Type in services.msc>> Enter
  • Scroll to find NVIDIA GeForce Experience Service>> Right-click on>> Select Stop
  • Wait for a few seconds and right-click again>> Select Start
  • Now try to run GeForce Experience again
  • Reset Your Network Adapter

If you’re getting Error code 0x0003 then try the steps below:

  • Open Windows Power User menu by pressing Win + X
  • Select Windows PowerShell (Admin)/Command Prompt (Admin)
  • Type the command – netsh winsock reset>> Enter>> if entered correctly, it will display “Successfully reset the Winsock Catalog
  • Reboot your computer and check if NVidia GeForce Experience loading issue is resolved
  • Download the Latest Version of NVIDIA Graphics Card Driver

Issues like corrupted or outdated graphics drivers can cause GeForce Experience not to launch. So, you need to reinstall your NVIDIA graphics card driver to fix this issue.

  • Press Windows+X>> Select Device Manager
  • Find and expand Display Adapter>> right-click on Graphic Card>> Select Uninstall
  • Go to NVIDIA driver support page and Under the Manual Driver Search>> Select your graphics card type and operating system>> Click on Start Search>> Download latest Driver>> Install it
  • NVIDIA Graphics Card Driver

Alternatively, you can let it automatically update it.

  • Open Control Panel >> Hardware and Sound >> Device Manager
  • Open Display Adapters>> Double-click NVIDIA GeForce 940M>> Click Update Driver
  • Click Search automatically for updated driver software >> Download and install
  • Temporarily Disable Your Anti-Virus

Another sure-fire way to resolve software issues your Windows 10 is to temporarily disable the antivirus.

  • Press Windows + I to open Settings>> Select Update & Security >> Windows Security >> Virus & threat protection>> Virus & threat protection settings
  • Below at the Real-time protection set the toggle button to Off

Try GeForce Experience now to see if the antivirus was the cause of all the problems, else proceed to the next step.

  • Modify GeForce Experience Compatibility Settings
  • Right-click on the GeForce Experience icon>> Click on Properties>> Compatibility
  • Put a check in the box Run this program in compatibility mode for:
  • Select Windows 7 or Windows 8 from the drop-down menu
  • Under the Settings section, put a check in the box Run this program as an administrator
  • Click Apply>> OK

If you had previously selected Windows 7 as the compatibility mode, now you can try testing NVidia GeForce Experience with Windows 8 as its compatibility mode.

  • Manually Update GeForce Experience

You can only manually update the GeForce Experience by following the following steps:

  • Download the latest version of GeForce Experience.
  • While kill any process related to GeForce experience in the Windows Task Manager (ctrl + shift + esc)>> Processes tab>> find any NVidia’s GeForce experience and kill it
  • Download GeForce Experience and run it

Note: It’s better to perform a clean installation by uninstall the old version of GeForce Experience first.

  1.   Uninstall and Reinstall GeForce Experience

Resolving NVIDIA GeForce Experience, Error 0x0001 or 0x0003 error code through a clean install.

Open Windows Power User Menu (win + x)>> Select Apps and Features>>

In the list find NVIDIA GeForce Experience (or search for it, using the search bar)

Click on it and you’ll an Uninstall button

Download the latest version of GeForce Experience  

By following our comprehensive troubleshooting guide on Nvidia GeoForce Experience, you will be able to resolve the GeForce Experience issues and other common GeForce Experience errors code like 0x0001 or 0x0003. We hope found the guide helpful and you are able to utilize the graphic control panel effectively now. Do leave your comments and share this blog to help spread the word how to effectively resolving  Nvidia GeoForce Experience problems.

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