GeForce Experience Not Working

GeForce Experience helps in monitoring the performance and appearance of the Graphics Card. This also helps monitor the daily statistics and tweak the gaming/recording setting. It is essential for the GeForce Experience to work properly. Else, an important graphically-designed task may stop working on your computer. After a system/driver updates, GeForce Experience automatically starts working, and fixing the GeForce Experience not working is relatively easy and less time taking.

Reasons for GeForce Experience not working

The issue with GeForce Experience stopping to work is quite common, and the reason is the crashing of files. There are several other reasons for the same.

Corrupted Files: Files might get corrupted after a regular windows update, and the malware/viruses could also damage the files, which could be why they stopped working.

Incompetent Drivers: Updating the graphics drivers that are incompatible with to support of the version could be the reason for the downfall of GeForce Experience. The GPU has its own compatible driver, which should not be forced to work on an outdated version.

Installation Failure: There might be scenarios where GPU might show some display issues, and GeForce is also not working, then it may be due to falling GPU and installation is not correctly done.

Admin Permission: The windows built-in Cryptographic service that helps manage the computer to install new programs could also prevent GeForce Experience from working. So proper Admin Permission is required for GeForce Experience to start working properly.

Non-Compliance With The Requirements: GeForce Experience is not compatible with all sorts of computers. Outdated processors from Intel and AMD, including the Pentium 4, Core 2 Duo, and Core 2 Quad series aren’t eligible to run GeForce Experience in their systems. The system requirements should be kept in mind for GeForce to work properly.

How to fix GeForce Experience not working?

GeForce Experience not working can be fixed by following some easy steps, and it is quite an easy task to troubleshoot the same if it stops working. Here are some important steps to make it run smoothly again.

Force Restart

Once you boot up your PC, GeForce Experience starts launching and runs in the background. However, there may be instances where the GeForce Experience might stop working after booting due to some temporary glitches. In such cases, the easiest way is to force restart the application that can instantly solve the issue for you. Follow the simple steps to force restart the GeForce Experience:

Press Ctrl+ Shift+ Esc to launch the Task Manager

Select ‘Nvidia Container’ and ‘Nvidia GeForce Experience Service. Right-click on the same.

Now Click on “ End Process Tree” from the context menu to close down the Nvidia GeForce Experience.

At last Restart, the Nvidia GeForce Experience, and it should now work properly without any issue.

Installation of New Drivers/Roll Back Driver

After installing new drivers, the GeForce Experience might stop working as the older GPU may become incompetent to support the new drivers, which may malfunction the Control Panel. In such scenarios rolling back to the previous driver and re-installing the same will work great at this, and GeForce  Experience will be back to action after resetting. Installing the latest drivers will also help if the outdated drivers force GeForce to stop working, but you need to be sure that GeForce Experience is installed in the same drive where Windows OS is installed.

In case GeForce is installed in another drive, follow these simple steps :

Uninstall GeForce Experience and recheck whether every component is removed from the computer or not.

Now click on Start Button and search for “Regedit”.

Navigate to ‘HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion’. And locate “ProgramFilesDir” and “ProgramFilesDir (x86)” files.

Now Modify “ProgramFilesDir” and “ProgramFilesDir (x86)” and set value data to the drive, which in most cases, if installed in the C drive, would be

C:\Program Files’ and ‘C:\Program Files (x86)’.

Disabling the Anti Virus

Anti Virus may also detect GeForce as a malicious experience and block it from working. In such cases disabling the anti-virus could solve this issue by turning off the real-time protection and restarting the GeForce Experience.

Disabling the Firewall

Windows Firewall also protects our system from malware and viruses, and just like Anti-virus, this could also restrict GeForce from working, considering it a malware function. An easy fix in such a case is also to disable the firewall protection for a short duration. Follow the below steps to do so.

Click on the Start button to find out the option ‘Windows Firewall’.

Locate ‘Turn Windows Firewall On or Off’ and then click on it.

Now click on the box ‘Turn off Windows Firewall’.

Re-enable the GeForce Experience Service

GeForce Experience could malfunction upon Boot Up. In such scenarios, it is advised to stop the service and re-enable the same. Nvidia Telemetry Container service’ also runs at the back, and users must enable the service by labeling it “Automatic” in the services section. Below are the steps that will help to re-enable the service:

Launch Task Manager ( CTRL + Shift + Esc) and head to services

Locate ‘GeForce Experience’ or ‘Nvidia Container’ and right-click on them.

If the status is showing stopped, click on ‘Start Service’ and restart GeForce Experience.

Press Windows + R or type ‘RUN’ in the search box of the Start button.

Type ‘services.msc’ and find ‘NVIDIA Telemetry Container service’.

Double-click on the ‘Nvidia Telemetry Container service‘ and change its startup type to ‘Automatic’.

Disabling the Fast Boot Feature

The fast boot feature might also restrict GeForce from working. So disabling the fast boot feature enables enough time for the computer to launch all start-ups and third-party applications. The following steps would help you disable the fast boot feature quickly:

Launch Control Panel

Head towards ‘Power Option’ and click on “Change settings that are currently set unavailable.

Find out the option ‘Turn on Fast Start-up’, uncheck it and save changes

Restart Computer

Disable Cryptographic Services

Cryptographic Services could also restrict GeForce Experience from working or switching on. In such a case, it is very necessary to disable the Cryptographic Service following these steps:

Launch Task Manager ( CTRL + Shift + Esc)


Right-click on ‘GeForce Experience‘ and select ‘End Process Tree’. The GeForce Experience application will be closed.

Click on the ‘Services‘ tab and locate ‘CryptSvc’.

Rescind System Settings

If the above steps came out of no help, then manually override the system settings for Nvidia GeForce Experience, which will help bypass any existing extension point that could cause the issue. To manually override the system settings for Nvidia, follow these steps:

Search for ‘Windows Security’ in the search box and open the tab.

Locate the ‘App Control’ settings and double-click on ‘Exploit protection settings.

Locate and click on ‘Program Settings’ and click on ‘Add Program to Customize’ and select the path [GeForceExperience.exe] for GeForce Experience. This can be found in the directory where GeForce Experience is Installed

Click on ‘Edit’ and navigate to ‘Disable Extension Points’ settings.

Check the box for ‘Override System Settings’

Restart the PC and try running GeForce Experience.

Installation of Windows freshly

The last resort, if nothing mentioned above works out, is installing a fresh batch of windows which could solve the issue of not working on GeForce Experience, which might be due to some Corrupted OS files that refrain it from working. Re-installing the windows in such a case would be the last solution.

How to fix Error Code 0X0003?

When you have not updated the graphics drivers for long, the GeForce experience might show you some errors. So updating the Graphic drivers to the latest version would solve this issue and make GeForce run without any bugs. To find the most compatible Nvidia drivers, perform the below-guided steps:

Download ‘Display Driver Uninstaller (DDU)’ and remove all the existing display drivers for your graphics card.

Next, restart your computer

Head to the Nvidia Drivers Download page and select your graphics card from the drop-down list. Check whether ‘Game Ready Drivers’ or ‘GDR’ is selected.

Download the Game Ready drivers and open the setup

During the installation, check ‘Nvidia Graphics Driver and GeForce Experience.

Check the ‘Perform a Clean Installation’ box in the custom installation box and continue.

Finish the setup and restart your computer.

Fixing the GeForce Experience that is not recording

GeForce Experience shows a wide area in laminating the games and recording videos in real-time. However, Corrupted files and other system restrictions could cause GeForce to stop working properly in such scenarios. Navigating to ‘ShadowPlay’ on GeForce Experience is advised, and checking the ‘Allow Desktop Capture’ box. It will most probably fix the issues with the recording. It is also recommended to freshly install the latest version of GeForce Experience for a smoother experience.

Experiencing difficulties with your Device, check out our “How To” page on how to resolve some of these issues.


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