How to Fix Geforce Experience Error Code 0x0003?

Have you had an error code which said, ‘Something went wrong. Try rebooting your PC and then launch GeForce Experience. Error Code: 0x0003’ recently?

Geforce Experience Error Code 0x0003 - Fix

This error message is accompanied by a close dialog box option only. It has to do with NVIDIA Experience software and can be annoying.


Geforce Experience Error Code 0x003
Geforce Experience Error Code 0x0003

So what causes this Geforce Experience error anyway? Actually it could be one of a few different issues, including the following:

  • Corrupted Nvidia Driver: Sometimes the error is caused by one of your drivers which the GPU uses being corrupted. It might be more than one driver. If this is the case, you will need to reinstall every component of Nvidia.
  • Some Essential Nvidia Services aren’t Running: Error code 0x003 can be caused by the Nvidia Network Service Container, Nvidia Display Service or Nvidia Local System being disabled or not running. Forcing them to restart can fix the error if this is the culprit.
  • Glitch in the Network Adapter: If your network adaptor becomes stuck in limbo, this can also cause the problem. The solution in this case would be a Winsock reset, which is sometimes called a comms reinstall.
  • A Windows Update is Interfering with the GPU Driver: It might be the case that an automatic Windows Update is causing Error Code 0x0003. In this scenario, you will need to uninstall the Nvidia drivers, then automatically installing the newest versions of them.
  • Nvidia Telemetry Doesn’t Have Permission to Interact with Your Desktop: This can also happen if the Nvidia Telemetry Container is not allowed to interact with your desktop. This could be solved by using the Services screen to permit the interaction.

5 Ways To Fix Geforce Experience Error Code 0x0003

Here is a list of possible fixes for Error Code 0x0003:


You might be able to solve the error by using the Services screen to ensure the Nvidia Telemetry service is started, and also that it has permission to interact with your desktop.

This is how to apply the fix:

  1. Press the Windows key + R to open the Run dialog box.
  2. Type ‘services.msc’ in the box then press Enter.
  3. Click Yes for administrative privileges if asked.
  4. Scroll through the list of services until you find Nvidia Telemetry Container.
  5. Right-click on it then click on Properties.
  6. Click on Nvidia Telemetry container.
  7. Choose the Log On tab and ensure the box for allowing the service to connect to the desktop is checked.
  8. Click on Apply.
  9. Go back to the Services screen and find these services:
  • Nvidia Network Service Container
  • Display Service
  • Nvidia Local System Container

Right-click each one in turn and click Start to make sure they are all running.

Now see whether Error Code 0x0003 has been fixed.


If the above fix didn’t work, you might want to try reinstalling every GeForce Experience and Nvidia driver component.

These are the steps you need to take to try this possible solution:

  1. Press the Windows key + R to open the Run dialog box.
  2. Type ‘appwiz.cpl’ and press Enter.
  3. The Programs and Features screen should open.
  4. Now click Publisher to order the applications by publisher name.
  5. Right-click on the first Nvidia Corporation item and click Uninstall.
  6. Repeat step 5 with the rest of the Nvidia Corporation items.
  7. Reboot the PC, then download this link and click Download Now.
  8. Follow the onscreen prompts.
  9. This software will install the missing Nvidia drivers.

Also read: Fix ‘Nvidia Display Settings Are Not Available’ Error


Resetting your network adapter’s software to its default settings is a fix you can try on Windows 7, 8 and 10.

This method is also known as a comms reinstall or a Winsock reset.

  1. Press Windows + R to bring up a Run dialog box.
  2. Type ‘cmd’.
  3. Press SHIFT + CTRL + ENTER to open the elevated Command prompt.
  4. Click yes to get administrator privileges.
  5. Type this, then press enter:
  6. netsh winsock reset
  7. Restart the PC to see whether resetting the network adaptor has worked to solve the error.


If you have tried the first 3 fixes without luck, you might be facing a corrupted GPU driver which can only be fixed with a manual reinstall of the graphics driver.

  1. Press the Windows key + R to open the Run dialog box.
  2. Type ‘appwiz.cpl’ then press Enter.
  3. The Programs and Features screen should open.
  4. Find every Nvidia installation in there and right-click.
  5. Select Uninstall on each one to remove the drivers.
  6. Follow the onscreen prompts.
  7. Restart your PC.
  8. Go to this link and input your GPU model, operating system version, series and language.
  9. Click Search to locate the newest driver version for your GPU.
  10. Download it.
  11. Install the driver by following the onscreen prompts.


If nothing has worked, you could attempt to make a new user account after deleting all the Nvidia drivers and apps.

This account will need to have administrative privileges.

Reinstall the drivers and hopefully you won’t see Error Code 0x0003 again.