How to Resolve Geforce Experience Error Code 0x0003 on Windows PC

Gamers and designers rely on NVIDIA graphics cards and GeForce Experience to deliver high-quality, high frame rate graphics, especially on Windows 10 computers. It’s an important computer application that keeps your PC running optimally at all times. Unfortunately, sometimes errors occur, such as the GeForce Experience error code 0x0003.

“Something went wrong. Try restarting your computer, then run GeForce Experience.

ERROR CODE: 0x0003.”

What is causing the Geforce Experience error code 0x0003?

Nvidia Telemetry is not allowed to communicate with the desktop: It turns out that this particular problem can also occur when the Nvidia Telemetry container is not allowed to communicate with the desktop.

Some mandatory Nvidia services are not running: Nvidia Display Service, Nvidia Local System Container, and Nvidia Network Service Container, all services that when disabled cause this particular problem.

Damaged Nvidia driver: In some cases, the problem may occur when one or more of the drivers used by your GPU is corrupt.

Faulty network adapter: According to various user reports, this error message can also occur when the network adapter is stuck in a suspended state.

Windows Update affected the GPU driver: We have received several reports from concerned users that the problem occurred after automatically installing WU (Windows Update).

How to fix Geforce Experience error code 0x0003?

Update your Nvidia graphics driver to the latest version

  1. Press Windows + X and select Device Manager to open it.
  2. Expand Display Adapters and right-click on your Nvidia graphics card, then select Update Driver to update it to the latest version.

Reinstall Nvidia components

  1. Press Windows + R to open Run, type CPL to open the Programs and Features window.
  2. Find all the Nvidia programs in this window, right-click on any of them and select Uninstall.
  3. Restart your computer and download the GeForce Experience again. This will also automatically download and install the latest version of the missing drivers.
  4. After the download process is complete, you can restart your computer and see if the GeForce Experience error code 0x0003 has disappeared.

Forcing the Restart of Nvidia Services

  1. Press Windows + R, type MSC and press Enter to open the Windows Services application.
  2. Find all the Nvidia services in the Services window, right-click on one of them and select Restart to restart the Nvidia service.
  3. If some Nvidia services are not running, you can right-click them and select Start to restart them.

Frequently Asked Questions

Try rebooting your computer, then start GeForce Experience. The error message "Error code: 0x0003" with the option to only close the dialog. The problem occurs in Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10.

  1. Open the Run menu by pressing the Windows icon + r keys on your keyboard.
  2. Type "Services."
  3. Find "NVIDIA GeForce Experience Service" in the list and select it.
  4. Once selected, right-click on the options and select the option to start or restart.

Locate the NVIDIA GeForce Experience service from the list. Right-click on the service and select Run from the context menu. If you don't see the option to start the service, you can select Restart. Save the changes you made by clicking Apply and OK.

Press Win+Ctrl+Shift+B on your keyboard. The screen may go black for a split second and you may hear a beep. After that, everything will go back to where it was before you restarted the graphics drivers or before the error occurred.