How to Fix NVIDIA Geforce Experience Error Code 0x0003

GeForce experience is the supporting application for Geforce GTX Graphics Card. It provides different filters to customize your gameplay experience. Also, you can capture the beautiful game photographs by using Ansel Photo Mode. But several users have complained about the software crash. They reported about the error code 0x0003 with the message “Something went wrong. Try rebooting your PC and then launch GeForce Experience”


Factors causing the NVIDIA Geforce Experience Error Code 0x0003:

There may be several issues that can trigger this error message for GeForce Experience.

  • Permission Issues:

NVIDIA Telemetry container is a component of NVIDIA GeForce Experience. You may experience this error if this particular element is not allowed to access the desktop.

  • Some of the NVIDIA Services become non-functional:

There are some mandatory supporting services that must be functional while using the NVIDIA GeForce Experience. If those services are not functional then they must be forcefully turned on in order to avoid this error.

  • NVIDIA driver becomes corrupted:

You may experience this error because any of the GPU drivers get corrupted. If this is the case then you must reinstall all the NVIDIA components.

  • Defected Network Adapter:

If your network adapter got stuck in an incomplete state, then this may be a major reason for GeForce Experience error code 0x0003.

  • WU (Windows Update) caused the problem:

Most of the users have reported that they have started experiencing the GeForce Experience 0x0003 error after WU (Windows Update) has automatically updated their Windows.

Let’s try resolving this error. Here we have explained different solutions to fix the GeForce Experience error code 0x0003.

Solution 1: Allow NVIDIA Telemetry to access desktop:

Most of the users have got rid of this error after allowing NVIDIA Telemetry service to interact with desktop and ensuring service activation. Following are the steps to allow NVIDIA Telemetry to access desktop;

  • Open the “RUN” dialogue box. This can be done by pressing the key combination “Windows + R”.
  • On pressing the above key combination the run dialogue box will open. Now type “services.msc” in the text box and press the Enter key.
  • On pressing Enter Services Screen will be opened. You may encounter UAC prompt, click on yes if you have logged in using administrator account else you need to enter PIN or password of the administrator account.
  • On the Services screen, you will find a list of services. Scroll down and find out “NVIDIA Telemetry Container”. Once you find it, right-click and select “Properties”.
  • In the Properties window, open the “Log On” tab. Here you will find a checkbox with the label “Allow service to interact with desktop”, check this checkbox.
  • Click on the “Apply” button to save the settings.
  • Now go back to the list of services and find out the following NVIDIA services;
    • NVIDIA Network Service Container
    • NVIDIA Local System Container
    • NVIDIA Display Service
  • Right-click on each of the above-listed services and select “Start” from the menu, to ensure their activation.
  • Once you complete all of the above steps, try using the application that triggered GeForce Experience error code 0x0003, and check if the problem is resolved or error message is again triggered.

Solution 2: Reinstalling NVIDIA Components:

Most of the errors are triggered due to corrupted drivers or files. For such cases, the best solution is to reinstall the whole software instead of identifying the corrupted components and then replacing them.

  • Hit the key combination “Windows + R” to open the “RUN” dialogue box.
  • Now type “appwiz.cpl” in the text box and hit the Enter key.
  • On pressing enter key, “Programs and Features” window will open. Here you will find a list of installed programs on your computer.
  • In this window, you will also see the information related to the installed programs, organized in different columns like; Publisher, Installed on (date), size, version, etc..
  • Click on the “Publisher” column heading, click on it will sort the list according to the alphabetical order.
  • Now, it will become easy for you to locate NVIDIA components.
  • Locate all the programs published by NVIDIA Corporation. Right-click on each of them one by one and select the “Uninstall” option.
  • Once you uninstall all the applications from NVIDIA Corporation, restart your computer.
  • Now again install GeForce Experience. Download the setup from this link
  • After downloading, run the .exe file and follow the instructions.
  • You may be asked for permission by UAC before running the .exe file.
  • The software installation includes all the necessary components/drivers.
  • After installation, restart your computer and check if the problem has resolved.

Solution 3: Stop all tasks and relaunch:

Sometimes the error code 0x0003 from GeForce Experience occurs because so large number of tasks using the same program. You can check this from task manager;

  • Press the key combination “Ctrl + Shift + Delete” to open the task manager.
  • Identify the tasks that are using GeForce Experience.
  • Select them all and click on the “End Task” button.
  • Now again launch GeForce Experience and check if the error is triggered again or not.

Solution 4: Reset the Network Adapter:

A stuck network adapter can also trigger the same error. In such a case, resetting the network adapter can resolve the problem. Follow these simple steps to reset your glitched network adapter;

  • Open the “Run” Window by hitting the “Windows” and “R” keys altogether.
  • Now type cmd in the text box.
  • Press “Ctrl”, “Shift” and “Enter” keys altogether to open elevated Command Prompt.
  • Alternatively, you can press the key combination “Windows + X” to open the menu and then select “Command Prompt (Admin)” to open Command Prompt in Administrator mode.
  • For this, you may need to enter the password in the pop-up triggered by UAC.
  • Type the command “netsh winsock reset” and press Enter.
  • After execution of the above command. Restart your computer and then relaunch the program that triggered GeForce Experience error code 0x0003 to check if the problem has been resolved or not.

Solution 5: Install Graphics Drivers:

If none of the above methods fixes the error, then it may be possible that the GPU drivers have become corrupted, and they are causing this error. In this case, manually reinstalling the drives would work;

  • Press the keys “Windows” and “R” simultaneously to open the “RUN” window.
  • Now type “appwiz.cpl” and press the Enter key.
  • “Program and Features” window will open on pressing the Enter key.
  • Identify the GPU drivers, Uninstall them one by one by right-clicking and selecting the “Uninstall” option from the menu.
  • After removing all the programs from NVIDIA corporation, restart your computer.
  • Now, reinstall the drivers from this link.
  • Here you need to enter your GPU model, series, operating system version and language.
  • Clicking on the search button will find the latest driver compatible with your GPU.
  • Click on the download button and download the setup.
  • Now follow the installation wizard and get the latest drivers.
  • Restart your computer and check if the problem persists.

Solution 6: Create New Account:

It is also observed that this error has been resolved when a new user account has been made. The new account must have administrator privileges. Here all the drivers must be reinstalled following solution 5. After making a new account and reinstalling the drivers, the application that triggered the error must be relaunched to check if the problem has been resolved or not.

Solution 7: Check for Windows Version:

If your Windows is not updated, then it may also be the cause for triggering error code 0x0003 from GeForce Experience. Updating the Windows resolve the problem in this case;

  • Open the “Settings” window from the menu.
  • Click on the “Update and Security” option.
  • On the next screen, click the button labeled “Check Updates”.
  • Update the windows if there are any uninstalled updates.

Try relaunching the error triggering program to see if the problem has been resolved.

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