Have you had an error code which said, ‘Something went wrong. Try rebooting your PC and then launch GeForce Experience. Error Code: 0x0003’ recently?
This error message is accompanied by a close dialog box option only. It has to do with NVIDIA Experience software and can be annoying.
What Causes NVIDIA 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 adapter 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:
FIX #1: ALLOW DESKTOP INTERACTION FOR THE NVIDIA TELEMETRY CONTAINER
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:
- Press the “Windows key + R” to open the Run dialog box.
- Type ‘services.msc’ in the box then press Enter.
- Click “Yes” (for administrative privileges if asked) and scroll through the list of services until you find “Nvidia Telemetry Container“.
- Right-click on it then click on “Properties“.
- Click on “Nvidia Telemetry container“, choose the “Log On” tab and ensure the box for allowing the service to connect to the desktop is checked.
- Click on “Apply“, than 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.
FIX #2: REINSTALL ALL NVIDIA COMPONENTS
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:
- Press the “Windows key + R” to open the dialog box.
- Type ‘appwiz.cpl’ and press Enter. (the “Programs and Features” screen should open).
- Now click “Publisher” to order the applications by publisher name.
- Right-click on the first “Nvidia Corporation” item and click “Uninstall“.
- Repeat step 4 with the rest of the Nvidia Corporation items.
- Reboot the PC, then open this link and click “Download Now” (follow the on-screen prompts).
- This software will install the missing Nvidia drivers.
FIX #3: RESET THE NETWORK ADAPTER
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.
- Press “Windows + R“, type in ‘cmd’ to open Command prompt and select “Run it as Administrator“.
- Type-in “netsh winsock reset” and press enter.
- Restart the PC to see whether resetting the network adapter has worked to solve the error.
FIX #4: MANUALLY INSTALL THE NEWEST GRAPHICS DRIVER
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.
- Press the “Windows key + R” to open the Run dialog box and type-in ‘appwiz.cpl’.
- Find every Nvidia installation in there, right-click and select “Uninstall” on each one to remove the drivers.
- Restart your PC.
- After restarting go to this link and input your GPU model, operating system version, series and language.
- Click “Search” to locate the newest driver version for your GPU and download it.
- Install the driver by following the onscreen prompts.
FIX #5: CREATE A NEW USER ACCOUNT
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.
As you can see its quite simple to fix Geforce Experience Error Code 0x0003.
If none of the above mentioned solutions helped you, check out the video guide below: