NVIDIA’s GeForce Experience app serves as a central control hub for tweaking your GPU settings. While the app is certainly useful, especially for gamers, it does encounter the occasional hiccup.
One of the most prominent is error code 0x0003, which is a fatal error that crashes the app. Once this error code appears, it will continue doing so every time you open GeForce Experience.
Luckily, this is not one of those errors that brick your computer. There several possible solutions you can try to fix it. Read on through this list and experiment with various ways to get your GeForce application working like new again.
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Error Code 0x0003 Fixes
Fix 1: Do A Fresh Re-install of GeForce Experience
This method seems the most simplistic, but a lot of users report that this is the fix that worked for them. Removing and reinstalling the app flushes out and replaces existing corrupted files.
To do this, follow these steps:
- Uninstalling the app: In Windows desktop, click on your notification panel then go to “All Settings”.
- In the new window, click on “Apps”.
- In the search bar that follows, type “Nvidia” then look for the NVIDIA GeForce Experience app in the results. Click on this, and then click “Uninstall”.
Note: You should only uninstall GeForce Experience and not the other apps.
- Once the installation is finished, open your web browser and visit this link.
- Under the “NVIDIA Driver Downloads” section, select the appropriate boxes for your system in the drop-down lists.
Note: Make sure you select the correct Windows Driver Type (64-bit/32-bit). For Download Type, select “Game Ready Driver (GRD)”
- After the site returns the app you searched, download it, open, and install
- Installation: After the system check, the installer will prompt you to choose what to install. Choose “NVIDIA Graphics Driver and GeForce Experience”
- IMPORTANT: Under Installation Options, you must choose “Custom (Advanced)”. In the next window, make sure to tick the “Perform a clean installation” checkbox.
- Once the installation is done, it is recommended that you reboot your system. GeForce Experience should be fixed now.
Fix 2: Update Your NVIDIA GeForce Drivers
If you don’t want to completely reinstall your software, you can opt to manually update them instead. Follow the steps below to do this.
- Open your NVIDIA GeForce Experience app.
- Navigate to the “Drivers” tab and click “Check for Updates” over on the right side.
- Once you click on this, the app will automatically search for the latest driver online and will ask if you want to install it or not.
- If you’re driver is already the newest version, you can reinstall it instead by clicking on the three dots, then selecting “Reinstall driver”.
Fix 3: Let NVIDIA Telemetry Container Interact With Desktop
Upon investigation, it was found that error code 0x0003 was rooted in problems with NVIDIA’s Telemetry Container. Follow the steps below to apply the fix for this.
- On your desktop, go to the Run function Windows key + R and search for “Services.msc”.
- Look for “Nvidia Telemetry Container”, right-click > Properties.
- On the next window, navigate to the “Log On” tab, select “Local System Account”, then hit “Apply”.
The error should be fixed the next time you open the GeForce Experience app again.
Fix 4: Make Sure NVIDIA Is Installed In The Proper Locations
This is more of sound advice rather than an actual fix, but if none of the solutions above work, it may be because your computer is looking for your NVIDIA files in a different location.
To be safe, avoid installing NVIDIA in any location apart from C:\Program Files or C:\Program Files (x86). The app looks at the C:\ drive for all the essential files by default, so installing in a different drive/path may cause some issues.
There you have it. These are the top solutions reported by users to fix NVIDIA’s pesky 0x0003 error. With a bit of patience, you will get rid of this problem and continue playing your favorite games.