[Solved] Geforce Experience not Working Error Code 0x0003

[Solved] Geforce Experience not Working Error Code 0x0003

/ Shayne Sherman

GeForce Experience not opening is a common issue that many users experience. This error code is usually accompanied by a specific number that allows you to see what are the actual issues. Running into Nvidia GeForce Experience Error Code 0x0003 can be super frustrating. Thankfully, you can find easy steps to fix this issue. For starters, you can try to restart GeForce experience and see if the error goes away on its own.

Understanding NVIDIA GeForce Experience

To get a better grasp of the problem, it is better to understand what is a GeForce Experience. NVIDIA GeForce Experience is the best companion to your NVIDIA graphics card. No matter if you are trying to get the best graphical fidelity in Battlefield 5 on the newest RTX 2080 ti or you’re squeezing every frame in Fortnite from a GTX 750, GeForce Experience can help you get the best performance and quality in today’s hottest computer games.

Several reasons why you have a GeForce Experience error. One of these is the Nvidia GeForce Experience error code 0x0003 error. Use the steps below to get GeForce Experience working again. Your GPU will thank you.

Reasons for NVIDIA Experience Error Code 0x0003?

Identifying the reasons why your GeForce Experience won’t open will help you follow the right solutions. There are several reasons why you could be getting such an error. For example, this could be a network adapter issue or if your graphics processing unit (GPU) is not compatible with your latest Windows update. Whatever the case, GeForce Experience not opening can be frustrating especially when you are playing games or doing digital designs.

Another possible reason why GeForce Experience won’t open is when your NVIDIA driver is corrupted. As a result, you need GeForce Experience service to be running. These mandatory services include NVIDIA Display Service, NVIDIA Service Container, as well as, NVIDIA Local System container to be enabled.

So we have put together some easy to follow methods that you can use to fix this issue.

Fix #1: Run an Advanced System Repair (Restoro)

Issues with GeForce Experience or with your graphics driver could be caused by problems with your Windows 10 installation. To fix GeForce Experience we recommend using Restoro to find and automatically resolve many common issues.

Download and Install Restoro for free.

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The corrupt file checker will also scan your Windows 10 system files for issues caused by bad updates or malware. Running it can identify hidden issues that would be otherwise impossible to find.

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If your goal is the best performance in your games, use the system optimizations to disable unneeded services to give your games a boost.

Fix #2: Allow Nvidia Telemetry Container

Here is another way to fix the 0x0003 GeForce Experience. By allowing Nvidia Telemetry Container and GeForce experience service:

Open the Run dialog box by pressing Windows key + R and type Services.msc and click OK.

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Right-click on the Telemetry Container and select Properties then Local System Account.

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Check Allow the service to interact with the desktop and click Apply.

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Next, right-click on Nvidia Telemetry container service and select start.

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Open Run then open Services.msc and start all the services including Nvidia Display service container, Nvidia Local System Container & Nvidia Network Service Container.

Fix #3: Reinstall GeForce Experience

Sometimes the simplest fixes can be the best. To fix GeForce Experience we’ll start with uninstalling and reinstalling the application.

For Windows 10, click your start menu and open the modern Settings app.

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Open the Apps menu.

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Click NVIDIA GeForce Experience and click Uninstall. Click Uninstall on the pop-up option.

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Accept the Administrative prompt.

In the NVIDIA Uninstaller select Uninstall.

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Wait for the uninstall to finish.

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When the process is finished, click closed.

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Restart your computer by clicking the start menu, clicking the power icon and then selecting Restart.

Note: restart your computer, do not select shut down and then power it back on. Windows 10 employs a hybrid boot to speed up the power on process, but this does not result in a clean state after shutting down.

Get the latest NVIDIA GeForce Experience Service version from their website. https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/geforce/geforce-experience/

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Double-click the downloaded executable to start it and accept the administrative prompt.

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Agree and Install

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Wait for the process to finish.

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GeForce Experience will automatically launch after the install is complete.

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Fix #4: Check/reinstall drivers device manager

Issues with your graphics drivers can cause GeForce Experience won’t open error.

Open Device Manager. You can right-click the Windows Icon and select device manager.

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Expand Display adapters and double click your NVIDIA graphics card.

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Note: If your graphics card is not listed go to Action > Scan for hardware changes. If it still isn’t listed see the hardware issue section of this guide.

Click Update Driver.

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Click Search automatically for updated driver software. Windows will then search Microsoft updates for newer drivers. If it finds newer drivers, it will automatically download and install them. The divers it downloads and installs will not be the latest available from NVIDIA, but they may allow GeForce Experience to open.

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Alternatively, you can go to NVIDIA and download the latest version of GeForce Experience.

Go to the NVIDIA driver download page (https://www.geforce.com/drivers) and enter your driver type and windows information. Click Start Search. Download the most recent version found.

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Run the installer it downloads and then reboot your computer. If the driver cannot install due to your graphics card not being detected correctly, see the hardware issues section of this guide.

Fix #5: Check the GeForce Services

GeForce Experience relies on a background service to run correctly. If the service cannot start, it will be unable to run. This will result to your GeForce Experience not opening error.

Search for and open the Services app. If you can’t find it, try searching for services.msc to open the services window or go down to Windows Administrative Tools > Services.

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Ensure that the NVIDIA LocalSystem Container Status is Running and that its startup type is set to Automatic.

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Fix #6: Check for Hardware Issues

An issue with the physical hardware of your graphics driver can also cause issues with GeForce Experience.

If you have a desktop computer reseat the GPU. Unplug all the cables going into your computer; be especially careful to disconnect your computer from power. Open the side of your computer and remove your graphics card from the PCI Express slot. Take the opportunity to clean as much dust from the inside of your computer as you can. Plug your GPU back in, ensuring it is seated firmly into the PCI Express slot and the latches are secure. You may also try using a different PCI slot if one is available.

GPU-Z is a freely available tool to help you diagnose issues with your GPU. Download and run the executable.

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Check that the information reported in GPU-Z matches the information provided by the manufacturer. Disreputable retailers may sell unapproved copies or rebadged products that are inferior copies of well-known cards. If it can’t be detected or doesn’t match what you paid for return it and get a refund.

Fix #7: Live without GeForce Experience

Nvidia’s GeForce Experience is a good program to have, but it isn’t necessary to have good system performance. Its two core features are keeping your graphics driver up to date and tweaking graphical options to match each game. Both of these can be accomplished manually.

Keep your graphics driver up to date using our guide above. Check if new drivers have been released when you get a new game, as NVIDIA will often release drivers to optimize games that put a lot of demand on your system.

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Graphics options can be tweaked for each game in the NVIDIA Control Panel. Right click on your desktop and select NVIDIA Control Panel. Select Manage 3d Settings and select the game you want to configure in the Select a program to customize: dropdown. Use the available options to find the balance of quality and performance that is right for you.

Shayne Sherman
Meet the author

Shayne is an expert at all things Microsoft Windows and computer security. As a Windows user of over 30 years, he has been featured on Business Insider, Yahoo, Tech Republic, Hacker Noon, Techopedia, and many other publications. He also enjoys spending time with his family, including his English bulldog, Fergie as well as entertaining at his home theater.