Users of Windows 7, 8 and 10 have been noticing a problem with GeForce Experience Error Code 0x0003. If you are one of those poor unfortunate souls, then have a read of this article. We'll explain what you can try in order to resolve the error and a little bit of detail about what causes the problem in the first place. So come this way if you want answers.
How To Fix Error Code 0x0003
There are several possible ways to fix GeForce Experience Error Code 0x0003. We suggest that you work your way through the following list, and find something that works for you.
- Close all GeForce related tasks and then relaunch GeForce Experience. To do this:
- Open Task Manager
- Select all NVIDIDA tasks, and press End Task
- Make sure your graphics driver is fully up-to-date. If you use AMD, you can check for updates here. If you are on NVIDIA, go here. And for Intel, click here.
- Check for any outstanding Windows updates.
- Look at the mandatory NVIDIA services to see if they are running:
- Press Windows + R to open the dialog box.
- Type services.msc and press Enter.
- Right-click on NVIDIA Telemetry Container and select Properties
- Make sure the box next to Allow service to interact with desktop is ticked.
- Ensure NVIDIA Telemetry Container is running.
- Check that Display Service, Local System Container and Network Service Container are also running.
- If you are still having issues, consider uninstalling and then reinstalling GeForce Experience.
If none of these fixes has worked, then it's probably time to contact NVIDIA Support for additional help and advice.
What Is Error Code 0x0003?
Users who have encountered this problem receive the following message:
Something went wrong. Try rebooting your PC and then launch GeForce Experience. Error Code: 0x0003
The software crashes, and prevents users from using any associated features of GeForce Experience. There are several potential reasons for the error to arise, but the most likely suspects are:
- A problem with the NVIDIA drivers.
- Not all the mandatory NVIDIA services are running. This might include things such as Display Service, Local System Container and Network Service Container.
- An issue with NVIDIA Telemetry Container. If it isn't permitted to interact with the desktop, error 0x0003 can arise.
- Incompatibility with a recent Windows update.
While it can be difficult to pin down exactly which of these is responsible for your error code, working through the fixes we outlined above should support you in resolving the problem.