How to Resolve Nvidia GeForce Now Error Code 0x000001FA in Windows 10

GeForce Now is a cloud-based gaming service similar to Stadia or Xbox Pass Ultimate. As gaming hardware becomes more and more expensive in a global pandemic, online services that allow users to “rent” powerful hardware via the cloud are becoming increasingly popular. With this technology, even the oldest laptop can be used to play the latest video games with no problem.

Like any technology, cloud gaming is not perfect, and problems can arise when using it. One such problem is the Nvidia GeForce Now 0x000001FA error code. This error can be very frustrating because GeForce Now is a monthly subscription service. Users feel as if they are being deprived of time during which they cannot properly enjoy games. Fortunately, there are several ways to resolve error 0x000001FA once and for all and get access to games again.

What causes Nvidia GeForce Now error code 0x000001FA?

There can be several reasons, including problems with the Nvidia Geforce Now cloud gaming service/server or NVIDIA server, corrupt DNS cache on your computer, bad DNS zone, ISP Node/Admin level 3 restriction, GPU/graphic card problem, and other problems on your Windows computer. Sometimes this type of problem is due to temporary problems with your Windows computer or network.

How to fix the Nvidia GeForce Now 0x000001FA error code?

DNS PROBE FINISHED NXDOMAIN - Use Command Prompt - Flush DNS
Flush the DNS configuration

  1. First, make sure that Nvidia GeForce Now is completely closed and no related processes are running in the background.
  2. Then press the Windows + R key combination to open the “Run” dialog box.
  3. Then type “cmd” in the text box and press Ctrl + Shift + Enter to open the extended command prompt.
  4. If prompted by User Account Control (UAC), click Yes to grant administrator access.
  5. Once you are at the extended command prompt, type the following command and press Enter to remove the current IP configuration: ipconfig /flushdns.
  6. Wait for the command to process successfully – you should get a confirmation message that the DNS update was successful.
  7. When you see this message, enter the following command and press Enter to update the current IP configuration: ipconfig /renew
  8. After the second command is successful, you can close the Advanced Command Prompt and restart GeForce Now to see if the problem is now resolved.

Change DNS to Google DNS

  1. Open the Run dialog box by pressing Windows + R.
  2. Then type “ncpa.CPL” and press Enter to open the Network Connections window.
  3. Once in the Network Connections window, right-click on Wi-Fi (wireless network connection) and select Properties from the pop-up menu.
  4. If you are using a wired connection, right-click on Ethernet (Local Area Connection).
  5. Once you’re in the Ethernet or Wi-Fi menu (depending on the connection), click the
  6. Network tab, and then find the This connection uses the following section.
  7. Once you have found the right menu, click on the field for Internet Protocol version 4 (TCP/IPv4), and then click Properties.
  8. In the configuration menu for Internet Protocol version 4, select General, and then select the Use the following DNS server address check box.
  9. When you get to the next screen, replace the current values for Preferred DNS Server and Alternate DNS Server with the following values:
    8.8.8.8
    8.8.4.4
  10. Save the changes to force the new DNS range, and restart the computer to see if the problem is resolved the next time you start the computer.

Frequently Asked Questions

Sometimes this type of problem is caused by some temporary problem on your Windows computer or network.

There may be several reasons, including problems with Nvidia Geforce Now Cloud Gaming service/servers or NVIDIA servers, corrupt DNS cache on your computer, bad DNS range, ISP Node/Admin level 3 restriction, GPU/graphic card problems, and other problems on your Windows computer.

  1. First, make sure that Nvidia GeForce Now is completely closed and no related processes are running in the background.
  2. Then press Windows + R to open the "Run" dialog box.
  3. Then type "cmd" in the text box and press Ctrl + Shift + Enter to open the extended command prompt.
  4. If prompted by User Account Control (UAC), click Yes to grant administrator access.
  5. Once you are at the extended command prompt, type the following command and press Enter to remove the current IP configuration: ipconfig /flushdns.
  6. Wait for the command to process successfully - you should get a confirmation message that the DNS update was successful.
  7. When you see this message, enter the following command and press Enter to update the current IP configuration: ipconfig /renew
  8. After the second command is successful, you can close the Advanced Command Prompt and restart GeForce Now to see if the problem is now resolved.