NVIDIA GeForce Experience is a software that allows your computer to communicate with NVIDIA Graphics Cards. You can use it to update drivers, optimize game settings, record gameplay, and more.
However, you may encounter an error code 0x0003 when trying to open the software, which will prevent you from using GeForce Experience entirely. This error appears for several reasons, such as:
- Outdated or damaged drivers.
- Nvidia telemetry service doesn’t have permission to access the desktop.
- No network connection
This guide will show you how to fix Error Code 0x0003 on NVIDIA GeForce Experience.
Reset the network adapter
Your PC needs a network connection to share data between the Nvidia GeForce Experience app and Nvidia servers. If your network connection is not working correctly, it will result in an ERROR CODE: 0x0003 error.
- Open the start menu, type “cmd,” right-click Command Prompt, then select Run as administrator.
- In the Command Prompt window, enter the following command:
netsh winsock reset
- Restart your computer and open GeForce Experience to check if it works.
Update your Nvidia GPU’s drivers
It is essential to keep your drivers up to date, especially your graphics card drivers. Outdated or corrupted drivers can cause several problems, including the Error Code: 0x0003.
- Right-click “This PC” and select Manage.
- Double-click Device Manager in the left pane.
- Expand Display adapters, right-click your Nvidia GPU, then select Update driver.
- Click Search automatically for drivers. If Windows finds a driver update, follow the prompts to install it.
- Restart your computer and try opening GeForce Experience.
Restart Nvidia services
Numerous Nvidia services run in the background of your PC, and if any of them are not running correctly, it can cause the Error Code: 0x0003. To fix this, try restarting all of the Nvidia services on your PC.
- Press the Windows key + R to open the Run dialog box. Then, type “services.msc” and press Enter to open the Services window.
- Scroll down and find all of the Nvidia services. Right-click each service and select Restart.
- Now, open GeForce Experience and see if the error still exists.
Allow Nvidia telemetry service to access your desktop
Nvidia telemetry service is a background process that collects data about how you use your graphics card and sends it to Nvidia.
This data improves the drivers and software for your graphics card. If your telemetry service doesn’t have permission to access your desktop, you may see the “ERROR CODE: 0x0003” error when you try to open GeForce Experience.
- Press Windows key + R, type “services.msc,” and press Enter.
- Scroll down and find NVIDIA Telemetry Container. Right-click it and select Properties.
- Go to the Log On tab. Check the radio button next to Allow service to interact with desktop and click OK.
- Open GeForce Experience again and see if the error is fixed.
Reinstall all Nvidia software
This method would be the last resort if none of the other solutions worked. You will completely remove all Nvidia software from your PC and reinstall it.
- Open the start menu, type “control panel,” then open the first result.
- Click Uninstall a program under the Programs heading.
- Find all Nvidia programs, highlight each of them, then select Uninstall/Change.
- Restart your PC and head to the Nvidia website to download and install the latest drivers for your GPU.
- Enter your PC’s information, select a suitable game-ready driver for your GPU, and download it.
- Perform a clean installation of the driver.
- Go to the Nvidia GeForce Experience web page to download the GeForce Experience app.
- Install the app and open it. GeForce Experience should now work without any errors.
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