How To Fix Geforce Experience Error Code 0x0003 on Windows

There have been cases all over the internet and tech forums that most Windows users are unable to use any of the NVIDIA Experience associated features. Claims have been that this software is fond of crashing, causing the Geforce experience error code 0x0003.

When the software crashes, the “Something went wrong. Try rebooting your PC and then launch GeForce Experience. Error Code: 0x0003” error message will pop up on the screen with only one option: to close the dialog box.

Geforce experience error code 0x0003

When the software crashes, the “Something went wrong. Try rebooting your PC and then launch GeForce Experience. Error Code: 0x0003” error message will pop up on the screen with only one option: to close the dialog box.

This problem, according to our surveys, it has been affecting those people who are running the Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10 operating systems.

What is causing the NVIDIA Experience Error Code 0x0003?

We found out that several factors majorly cause this problem. We have looked into various user reports and gathered several repair strategies that you can use to fix this particular error.

It turns out that several different potential factors could trigger this particular error message. Some of those causes are:

  • Nvidia Telemetry may not be permitted to interact with your desktop – This error can occur if the Nvidia Telemetry Container is not permitted to interact with your desktop. We discovered that if this happens to be the cause, then you can resolve the issue by simply using the Services screen to allow interaction with this service.
  • Maybe mandatory Nvidia Services are not running – If it happens that the Nvidia Display Service, Nvidia Network Service Container and Nvidia Local System Container services are disabled, then you will see this error. If you find out that they are nor enabled, then you can quickly fix this error by force starting the services.
  • Corrupted Nvidia driver – Sometimes, this particular error can be brought about if one or more drivers that are used by the GPU are corrupt. If this is the case, then you can resolve the problem by reinstalling every Nvidia Component afresh.
  • Glitched Network adapter – After reviewing several user reports in several forums, we found out that a glitched network adapter can trigger the occurrence of the experience error code 0x0003. You can fix this error if you perform a Winsock reset (the comms reinstall).
  • Windows update interfered with your GPU driver – Also, this problem can be due to a Windows Update that may have installed automatically. In this case, you can fix the problem by uninstalling the current Nvidia drivers and then installing the latest version automatically.

How To Fix Geforce Experience Error Code 0x0003

Having listed several things that could cause the error, let us look at the various measures we can take in order to fix it.

Solution 1: Allow the Nvidia Telemetry container to interact with desktop

Several affected users have managed to fix the issue using the Services screen. You just need to allow the Nvidia Telemetry service to interact with your desktop. Also, you need to ascertain that this particular service is started.

If you follow the steps below, then if you were struggling with this error in Nvidia Experience, you’ll no longer see it popping up.

Here’s a quick guide on allowing the Nvidia Telemetry container to interact with desktop:

  1. Hit the Windows key + R buttons on your keyboard simultaneously. This will open up a Run dialog box.
  2. Type “services.msc” in the text box and then hit Enter for you to fire up the Services Screen.
  3. Click Yes in order to give the administrative privileges when you are prompted by the User Account Control (UAC).
  4. From the Services screen, scroll down and locate Nividia Telemetry Container.
  5. Right-click on it and select Properties when you see it.
  6. In the Properties screen of Nvidia Telemetry Container, tap on the Log On tab and check the Allow service to interact with the desktop checkbox.
  7. Afterward, click on the Apply button in order to save the changes you just made.

Return to the previous screen. From here, locate the following services and right-click on each of them then click on Start. This to make sure that each of them is running:

 Start with Nvidia Display Service

 Nvidia Local System Container

  1.  Nvidia Network Service ContainerWhen you are through with enabling each service, retry the task you were doing that triggered the Error Code 0x0003 and see if the issue has been resolved.

If you are still getting the Geforce experience error code 0x0003 error, move down to the next method below.

Solution 2: Reinstalling every Nvidia Component

Just as I told you earlier, if you reinstall the GeForce Experience and every Nvidia driver, you will be able to solve the problem in question.

Several users who had run into this error have reported that the Geforce Experience Error Code 0x0003 was no longer popping up after following these steps and restarting their computer.

Below is a quick guide on how you can reinstall every Nvidia Component in order to resolve the issue:

  1. Open the Run dialog box by pressing Windows key + R.
  2. Type “appwiz.cpl” and then press Enter. This will open up the Programs and Features screen.
appwiz -Geforce experience error code 0x0003
  1. While in the Programs and Features window, click on Publisher. Doing this will arrange the installed applications according to their Publisher.
  2. Now right-click on the first item that is published by Nvidia Corporation. Now select Uninstall. 
Geforce experience error code 0x0003 -unistall NVIDIA
  1. Repeat procedure numbers 3 and 4 for every item by Nvidia Corporation that is listed on this list.
  2. Once you are through, reboot your PC and wait for the next startup sequence to complete.
  3. At the next system startup, go to this link (here) and then click on Download Now. Install the app and then follow the prompts you will see on the screen.

This software will automatically install the missing drivers. Reboot your computer when all the drivers are installed and then check to see if the problem isresolved.

If the issue persists, move down to the next method below.

Solution 3: Reset the Network Adapter

Well, if you reset the network adapter to its default configurations, then you can fix the Geforce Experience Error Code 0x0003error.

You can come across the term “Winsock reset” or a “comms reinstall” when you are dealing with this issue. You should not worry because they are all the same procedures.

Here’s how you can reset the network adapter:

This is a universal procedure for anyone using Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10 operating systems.

  1. Press Windows key + R in order to open up a Run dialog box.
  2. Now type “cmd” in the Run box and then press Ctrl + Shift + Enter to open up an elevated Command prompt.
  3. Click Yes to grant Administrator permission if you are prompted by the UAC (User Account Control).
  4. Now type the following command and then press Enter to reset our network adapter driver:

netsh winsock reset

  1. Be patient until the command has successfully executed and then restart your computer. Now check to see if the issue has been resolved at the next system startup.

Move down to the following method below if you are still getting the Geforce experience error code 0x0003 error message.

Solution 4: Install the latest Graphics driver manually

If none of the above methods has helped you to resolve the issue, a corrupted GPU driver may cause this problem. This can only be brought back to normal by reinstalling the graphics driver manually.

You will not encounter this error if you follow the steps below.

Without wasting much time, let us see what you need to do in order to install the latest Graphics drivers manually:

  1. First, hit the Windows key + R keys on the keyboard for you to open up a Run dialog box.
  2. Now type “appwiz.cpl” and then press Enter. This is to open the Programs and Features screen.
removing gpu
  1. While you are in the Programs and Features screen, find each installation that is published by Nvidia from the list.
  2. Right-click on each one of them and then select Uninstall. This is to remove every driver that is associated with your GPU. T
  3. Afterward, follow the on-screen prompts, and such drivers will be removed from your computer.
  4. Once all Nvidia products have been uninstalled, restart your computer.
  5. Now visit this link (here), and then set your GPU model, series, operating system version, and language. 
  6. Click on Search for you to find the latest driver version available for your GPU configuration.
  7. Download and install the newest driver by using the on-screen prompts and see if the issue has been resolved.

Solution 5: Create a New User Account

Creating a new user account with admin privileges can do the trick within solving this error.

However, you will need to create a new user account only after you have deleted all the Nvidia related applications and drivers.

After that, create the new user account and then install the drivers using the new account.

When everything is set, check to see if the issue persists.

Solution 6: Stop all GeForce tasks and relaunch GeForce Experience

Doing the simple trick of stopping the Geforce tasks and then restarting them can help you solve the Geforce experience error code 0x0003 error.

To do this;

  1. Press Shift + Ctrl + Esc keys on your keyboard all simultaneously in order to open Task Manager.
  2. Afterward, select all the NVIDIA tasks that are currently running then click End task.
  3. Now right-click on the GeForce Experience app icon then select Run as administrator.

If you did everything right and that you ended all the tasks associated with NVIDIA, this error should be long gone. If not, try the next solution below.

Solution 7: Update your NVIDIA graphics driver Automatically

Since a corrupt or missing driver can trigger this error, updating the NVIDIA graphics card driver using a driver update tool can so the magic. 

If you are not comfortable updating the drivers manually, you can do it automatically with Driver Easy.

If you use Driver Easy, it will automatically recognize your computer system, the version of windows you are running, and then find the correct drivers for it.

With this tool, you will not need to figure out the exact system your computer is running. This makes it essential to have Driver Easy because you will not risk downloading and installing the wrong drive. You don’t need to worry about making a mistake when installing because the software will handle everything.

You can update your drivers automatically with either the FREE or the Pro version of Driver Easy.

The best thing about the Pro version is that it takes just two clicks. Also, you will get full support, and you are given a 30-day money-back guarantee.

  1. Download and install Driver Easy.
  2. Run Driver Easy and then click Scan Now and it will scan your computer and detect any problem drivers.
  3. If you are using the Pro version, click Update All to automatically download and install the correct version of all the drivers that are missing. You can also install any outdated driver one by one.
  4. Afterward, restart your Windows and then open GeForce Experience to see if it works.

Solution 8: Check for Windows Updates

If your Windows is out of date, there is a possibility that it could cause this problem. Making sure that you have the latest version of it installed on your PC could be the turning point.

Use the following methods to check for updates for your Windows:

If you’re using Windows 10:

  1. Press the Windows key and then type the word Settings in order to open the Settings window.
  2. Afterward, click Update & Security and then click on Check for updates.
  3. Now click on Install the updates if there are any.
  4. Restart your PC and run GeForce Experience to see if it works.

If you’re using other versions of Windows:

  1. Press the Windows key + R at and then type control and click OK.
  2. Click Windows Update in Large icons.
  3. Now click Check for updates and install the available updates.
  4. Restart your Windows and run GeForce Experience to see if it works.

Concluding Lines

The above steps should help you fix the Geforce experience error code 0x0003 that has been popping up on your comp.

We will also appreciate your feedback.

Let us know which method helped you to fix the problem. We will be delighted to help you with your further questions.

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About James Abuti

James Abuti is a Windows Technical expert and being a passionate Windows Blogger, he loves to troubleshoot system issues and help others. If you wish to contact him directly, you can do so at james@techzonar.xyz. He is also the founder of https://techzonar.xyz and https://affordany.com/blog.

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