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How to Fix Geforce Experience Error Code 0x0003

Find out how you can fix Nvidia Geforce Experience Error Code 0x0003

Error Code 0x0003 in Geforce Experience causes the program to crash. Users that experience this error are prompted with a message saying, “Something went wrong. Try rebooting your PC and then launch GeForce Experience. Error Code: 0x0003”. After getting this error, the only option is to close the dialog box. Fortunately, there are ways you might be able to fix this problem and get Gefore Experience up and running again.

Many gamers rely on Nvidia graphics cards to deliver high-quality visuals at high frame rates. Today, if you have an Nvidia Geforce graphics card, you can get standalone graphics drivers and drivers that come bundled with Geforce Experience. NVIDIA GeForce Experience is a companion application that comes with Nvidia’s Geforce line of Graphics car drivers.

The application offers a suite of free tools specifically designed to enhance your gaming experience. Geforce Experience has some basic yet useful features such as taking screenshots, monitoring framerates, and recording and streaming video.

Fix GeForce Experience Error Code 0x0003

Upon installation, Geforce Experience scans your computer for compatible games, though the program doesn’t support all PC games. However, you can be sure the app will support the most recent and Triple-A titles. You can configure which folders Geforce Experience should scan for games. The application supports games from PC game distribution platforms such as Steam, Origin, Epic Game Store, Battle.net, and many more.

The main reason you’d want to have Geforce Experience on your PC is the game performance improvements it can provide. The application can download and install the latest graphics card drivers automatically.

Furthermore, Geforce Experience has an optimization feature that can tweak and optimize a game taking into account your computer’s specifications, including how much RAM you have, CPU, and GPU power. After factoring in these variables, Geforce Experience can configure your game’s graphics settings for optimal performance while keeping the game looking as visually pleasing as possible.

Now that we know what benefits Nvidia Geforce Experience can bring to your gaming experience, let’s look at some of the most likely causes for Error Code 0x0003.

There are a few variations of the error text that you may encounter, which may include the following messages:

Something went wrong. Try restarting GeForce Experience.

Something went wrong. Try rebooting your PC and then launch GeForce Experience. ERROR CODE: 0x0001

Something went wrong. Try rebooting your PC and then launch GeForce Experience. ERROR CODE: 0x0003

In some cases, corrupted Nvidia graphics drivers may cause Error Code 0x0003. If that’s the problem in your case, then reinstalling all Nvidia graphics drivers components should fix the error.

Nvidia Geforce Experience relies on services that include the Nvidia Display Service, Nvidia Local System Container, and Nvidia Network Service Container to run correctly. Any issues with these services, particularly if they’re not running, may result in Error Code 0x0003. To fix this, all you have to do is manually start the services that aren’t running.

Another reason why you may get Error Code 0x0003 is if Windows Update interfered with your graphics card driver. Apparently, when Windows Updates your operating system, it may, in some cases, it may interfere with Gefore Experience and cause Error Code 0x0003. In this case, you should uninstall the Nvidia graphics drivers you currently have on your PC and install the latest driver version.  

The last reason why you may get Error Code 0x0003 is if your network adapter glitches out. In this case, the fix is relatively easy. All you have to do is perform a Winsock reset, and the error should go away.

Many users have reported that they can’t use any feature in Nvidia Experience after getting Error Code 0x0003 as the error causes the application to crash. Fortunately, there are tried and tested methods for fixing this error to get Geforce Experience up and running again. We have compiled a list of these methods below. Be sure to check out our instructional video on this topic found below as well.

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Method 1. Reset the Network Adapter

In many cases, you may experience Error Code 0x0003 due to the fault of your network adapter. Many users found that resetting the network adapter settings often solves this issue. To reset the network adapter, you have to run the “netsh winsock reset” command in the Command prompt.

1. Hold down Windows+R keys to open the Run dialog box.

Type in CMD in Run and open elevated Command prompt

2. Type in CMD in the text box and hold down Ctrl+Shift+Enter keys to open the Command prompt in elevated mode.

Execute the netsh winsock reset command and hit Enter

3. In the command prompt window, type in netsh winsock reset, and hit the Enter key.

4. Once the reset has been successfully completed, restart your PC.

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Method 2. Install the Nvidia Graphics Drivers Manually

If your Nvidia graphics drivers have indeed been corrupted, manually reinstalling them may fix Error Code 0x0003.

Go to Nvidia graphics driver download page

1. Open your web browser, and go to Nvidia’s graphics drivers download page.

Choose GPU model and series

2. Manually select your GPU model and series, operating system type, and language.

3. Then, click the Search button.

Click Download

4. Click the Download button.

Click Download again

5. Once redirected to another page, click the Download button again.

6. Run the installer once its download is complete.

Click OK to save the driver

7. Click OK to save the driver and start the installation.

Select NVIDIA GeForce driver and NVIDIA GeForece Experience

8. Select to install both NVIDIA graphics driver, and GeForce Experience, and then click Agree and Continue.

Select Advanced (Custom) instalaltion and click Next

9. Then, Opt for Custom (Advanced) installation.

10. Most importantly, choose the Perform a clean installation option, and click Next.

Click Close

11. Click Close once the installation is complete.

Click Agree and Continue

12. Geforce Experience will launch automatically. Then, click Agree and Continue.

Type in your login credentials and click Log In

13. Type in your email address and Nvidia account password.

14. Then, solve the security captcha and click Log In.

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Method 3. Reinstall All Nvidia Components

If reinstalling only the graphics drivers doesn’t do the trick, then try reinstalling every Nvidia component. Many users have attested to fixing Error Code 0x0003 by reinstalling Geforce Experience along with every Nvidia driver.

Right-click Start and select Apps and Features

1. Right-click the Start Menu button and select Apps and Features.

Uninstall GeForce Experience

2. Locate all of the Nvidia-related applications and uninstall them one by one.

3. First, locate Nvidia GeForce Experience, select it, and click Uninstall.

Confirm GeForce Experience removal

4. Click Uninstall to confirm the removal.

Uninstall NVIDIA graphics driver

5. Once GeForce Experience has been removed, select the Nvidia Graphics Driver and click Uninstall.

Confirm graphics driver removal

6. Click Uninstall to confirm the removal.

Click Restart Now after uninstalling the graphics driver

7. Once the driver has been removed, reboot your PC.

Uninstall NVIDIA HD audio driver

8. After restarting your computer, return to the Apps and Features menu.

9. Select and Uninstall the Nvidia Audio Driver.

Confirm HD audio driver removal

10. Click Uninstall to confirm the removal.

Uninstall NVIDIA PhysX System Software

11. Then, Select the Nvidia PhysX Software and click Uninstall.

Confirm NVIDIA PhysX System Software removal

12. Click Uninstall to confirm the removal.

Uninstall NVIDIA Frameview SDK

13. Select the Nvidia Frameview SDK and click Uninstall.

Confirm NVIDIA Frameview SDK removal

14. Click Uninstall to confirm the removal.

Uninstall NVIDIA Control Panel

15. Lastly, select the Nvidia Control Panel, and click Uninstall.

Go to the NVIDIA GeForce Experience download page

16. Then, open your browser and go to Nvidia’s Geforce Experience download page.

Click Download Now

17. Click Download Now.

18. Run the Geforce Experience installer, and allow the app to install all of the necessary drivers.

Click Agree and Install

19. Click Agree and Install.

Type in your login credentials

20. Type in your login email address and Nvidia account password.

21. Then, solve the security captcha and click Log In.

Go to the Drivers tab and download the graphics driver

22. Then, go to the Driver tab and click Download to get the latest graphics driver.

Select Express Instalaltion

23. Select the Express installation option.

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