Solved: NVIDIA Control Panel Won’t Open or Not Working on Windows 10

April Cai, in Driver Error Tags: DriversGraphics CardsNVIDIA



If you use NVIDIA hardware like its graphics card, you would know NVIDIA control panel. This post is going to show you how to fix its issue on Windows 10. For example, if you find your NVIDIA control panel won’t open or not working, this article is for you, then.

Usually, NVIDIA control panel won’t open or not working issue is due to its graphics card driver error. Update the driver can always fix the problem.

Go with this post, you will know how to update NVIDIA Graphics Card Driver quickly. Read on to find out the easy way for yourself.

Way 1. Update NVIDIA Graphics Card Driver via Device Manager

Way 2. Update NVIDIA Graphics Card Driver automatically(Recommended)

Way 1. Update NVIDIA Graphics Card Driver via Device Manager


1) Open Device Manager 
   Then expand Display adapters.



2) Right-click on NVIDIA Geforce GTX
Then click Update Driver Software.



3) Click Search automatically for updated driver software.



4) Restart your PC to make the changes take effort after the driver is installed. 

For some reasons, Microsoft cannot always find the update. If you receive the message: The best driver software is already installed, please try other methods to update your NVIDIA drivers.

You can choose to download the latest driver from NVIDIA website directly. If you’re not confident playing around with drivers manually, or if you want to save much more time, follow Way 2  to do it automatically. 

Way 2. Update NVIDIA Graphics Card Driver automatically(Recommended)


This way is showing you how to use Driver Easy  to update your drivers automatically. 

It is a super helpful and safe driver tool.It will automatically recognize your system and find the correct drivers for it. You don’t need to know exactly what system your computer is running, you don’t need to risk downloading and installing the wrong driver, and you don’t need to worry about making a mistake when installing.

1)
 Download and install Driver Easy.

2)
Run Driver Easy and click Scan Now button. Driver Easy will then scan your computer and detect any problem drivers. You NVIDIA driver is no exception.

3)
With Free version: Click the 
Update button next to a flagged NVIDIA driver to automatically download and install the correct version of this driver.

With Pro version: Click Update All to automatically download and install the correct version of all the drivers that are missing or out of date on your system. (and you get full support and a 30-day money back guarantee)

After updating your driver, please reboot your Windows 10 to make the new driver take effect. Then see if your NVIDIA control panel could work properly or not.


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  • Ben Schreiner

    lol the current drivers are what bricked the control panel. “update your drivers” is the “did you try turning it off and back on” of gpus. thanks for nothing