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Nvidia GeForce Experience error code 0x0003: 5 fixes

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Nvidia is a well-known name in the PC hardware industry and is known for making top-notch GPUs. However, every good piece of hardware requires an equally good piece of software to function effectively.

While Nvidia drivers and software is pretty stable, bug-free and unobtrusive most of the time, at times, there can be random bugs or errors that might require your attention. In this article, we’re talking about Nvidia GeForce Experience error code 0x0003, its causes and the solutions. 

What causes Nvidia GeForce Experience error code 0x0003?

There can be several reasons for this error. Still, most of them revolve around the Nvidia service not reaching the internet or your GPU drivers getting corrupted during a driver or a Windows update. 

  • Nvidia Telemetry can’t interact with the desktop: This error code is often triggered when the Nvidia telemetry container can’t interact with the desktop. 
  • Nvidia services not running: In order for the driver to run properly, it needs several accompanying services to run in the background. If any one of those services aren’t active, you can see this error.
  • Corrupted driver/software: Any corruptions in your GPU driver installation or the Nvidia software can also trigger this issue. 
  • Glitched network adaptor: The error can also be triggered by a glitched network adaptor that won’t let Nvidia services connect to the internet. 
  • GPU driver impacted by Windows update: At times, Windows update can mess things up with your drivers, including the GPU ones. If you’re seeing this error after a Windows update, chances are this is what happened. 

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How to fix Nvidia GeForce Experience error code 0x0003?

Here are a few fixes you can try out to resolve the issue. 

Check the Nvidia Telemetry container

The first thing you should do is check if the Nvidia telemetry container is interacting with the desktop just fine. Here’s how.

Step 1: Press Windows key + R to open the Run prompt. Type services.msc and hit enter.

Step 2: Find the Nvidia Telemetry Container service in the list, right-click and select Properties. It’s also a good idea to check if the other Nvidia services are running or not. 

Step 3: Head on to the Log on tab and check to see if the Allow service to interact with desktop option is enabled. 

Now restart your computer, and the error should be gone. 

Reinstall all Nvidia components

Reinstalling all the Nvidia components on your PC, including the driver, can eliminate any corrupt files in the installation that might be causing this issue. 

Step 1: Press Windows Key + R to open the Run prompt, type appwiz.cpl and hit enter. 

Nvidia GeForce Experience error code 0x0003: 5 fixes

Step 2: In the list of programs, find the Nvidia Geforce driver and the Nvidia GeForce Experience programs and uninstall them. Restart your PC after the uninstall. 

Nvidia GeForce Experience error code 0x0003: 5 fixes

Step 3: Once you’ve restarted your PC, head over to the Nvidia driver download page and find the driver for your GPU. Once you’re done downloading the driver, run the installation wizard and follow along. Make sure to install both the driver and the GeForce Experience utility.

Nvidia GeForce Experience error code 0x0003: 5 fixes

Restart your PC, and the error should’ve been resolved. 

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Reinstall drivers from Nvidia GeForce Experience

Nvidia’s driver management utility, the GeForce experience, takes care of updating drivers and managing and optimising your games. So if you can still access your control panel, you can try updating your drivers from GeForce Experience.

Step 1; Click on the Start icon and search for GeForce Experience. Then, click on it to open the utility.

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Step 2: Head over to the Driver tab.

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Step 3: Click on the three vertical dots in front of the current driver version.

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Step 4: Click on Reinstall driver followed by Quick Install.

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Reset your network adaptor

As mentioned above, a glitched network adaptor can also cause this error. Here’s how you can reset yours. 

Step 1: Press Windows key + R, type cmd and hit the Enter key.

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Step 2: Type in ipconfig /flushdns and hit enter. This will reset your DNS settings to their defaults.

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You can take this a step further and reset files that Windows uses to access the internet using these commands back to back.

netsh winsock reset
netsh int ip reset

If you suspect an issue with your router’s DHCP assignment, use these commands to release your old IP and request a new one. 

ipconfig /release
ipconfig /renew

If that doesn’t work either, you can use the following commands in the order that they’re listed to reset your network stack.

nbtstat -R
nbtstat -RR
netsh int ip reset C:\resetlog.txt
netsh winsock reset

Create a new user account

Lastly, if all else fails to solve the issue, try making a new user account with admin privileges after you’re done uninstalling all Nvidia programs from your PC. Once done, log into the new account and try and install the Nvidia drivers again.

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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: