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How to fix ‘error occurred on GPUID: 100’?

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As good as Nvidia’s GPUs are, all hardware requires good drivers to extract the most performance. While Nvidia’s drivers stay on point more often than not, they sometimes slip up here and there, causing a weird bug that might not let you play your favourite games.

In this article, we’re talking about the “error occurred on GPUID: 100” issue, its causes and what you can do to fix the problem.

What causes this issue?

This is a software error that’s generally caused by either a corrupt or outdated driver update. There’s also a chance that a new update from Nvidia itself might be faulty and caused this error. 

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How to fix this?

Here are five fixes you can try out. 

Restart your computer

Restarting your computer can often be the simplest solution when dealing with such errors. Rebooting your machine often fixes seemingly random issues, especially when dealing with hardware issues. 

Update your OS

In such situations, one of the first things to do is ensure your OS is up to date. Developers usually diagnose these issues based on insider reports or customer feedback and issue fixes or patches in the form of updates. Check to ensure you’ve got the latest update installed on your system.

You can check out our detailed guide on how to update Windows here. 

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Update your GPU drivers 

The GeForce Experience utility is Nvidia’s in-house tool that can help you stay on top of driver updates and help you manage and optimise your games according to your graphics card and other corresponding PC hardware.

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Updating drivers through the tool is also relatively easy. Open the GeForce Experience tool and head over to the Drivers tab. If an update is available, it’ll show you an option to download the driver update immediately and install it with minimal hassle.

You can also use the Check for updates button to manually check for any updates that may be available. Once updated, the error should be resolved.

Reinstall the graphics driver

If updating didn’t work, try reinstalling the driver from scratch

Step 1: Right-click Start and select Device Manager from the menu.

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Step 2: Under Display Adaptors, find your graphics card’s name, right-click it, and click on Update Drivers.

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Step 3: Click on Search automatically for drivers. Windows will automatically look for and download the latest drivers for your particular GPU.

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While this should help resolve the error, if it doesn’t, click Uninstall device in step two and restart your PC to force Windows to install the required drivers. You can then update them later. 

Check out our detailed guide on how to update Nvidia drivers for more information. 

Stop using third-party software

Although this might be a bit of a long shot, if you’re using third-party programs like CPUZ or GPUZ to monitor your system temperatures or control fan speed, they could be causing the issue. Close these programs and try running your game again to see if that helps resolve the issue. 

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Yadullah Abidi

Yadullah Abidi

Yadullah is a Computer Science graduate who writes/edits/shoots/codes all things cybersecurity, gaming, and tech hardware. When he's not, he streams himself racing virtual cars. He's been writing and reporting on tech and cybersecurity with websites like Candid.Technology and MakeUseOf since 2018. You can contact him here: