Solved: Something went wrong. Try restarting GeForce Experience.

By April Cai  Program Issues  GeForceNVIDIAWindows   38 Comments

If you’re trying to open GeForce Experience on your Windows but it fails, and you’re seeing this error saying Something went wrong. Try restarting GeForce Experience. There’s no need to panic. Many Windows users are also reporting this error. More importantly, you can probably fix it by yourself.

In this guide, you’ll learn 4 methods to fix the problem. Read on and see how…

Try these methods:

  1. Stop all GeForce tasks and relaunch GeForce Experience
  2. Update all your available drivers
  3. Reinstall your GeForce Experience
  4. Check for Windows Updates

Method 1: Stop all GeForce tasks and relaunch GeForce Experience

1) Press Shift + Ctrl + Esc keys at the same time to open Task Manager.

2) Select all the running NVIDIA tasks and click End task.

3) Right-click on your GeForce Experience and click Run as administrator. Check to see if it works.


Method 2: Update all your available drivers

This problem could be caused by an old, missing or corrupted driver, the NVIDIA driver in particular. You need to verify that all your devices have the right driver, and update those that don’t. If you’re not comfortable playing around with drivers manually, you can do it automatically with Driver Easy.

Driver Easy 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.

You can update your drivers automatically with either the FREE or the Pro version of Driver Easy. But with the Pro version it takes just 2 clicks (and you get full support and a 30-day money back guarantee):

1) Download and install Driver Easy.

2) Run Driver Easy and click Scan Now. Driver Easy will then scan your computer and detect any problem drivers.

3) Click Update All to automatically download and install the correct version of all the drivers that are missing or out of date on your system (this requires the Pro version – you’ll be prompted to upgrade when you click Update All).

Note: You can do it for free if you like, but it’s partly manual.

4) Reboot your Windows and open GeForce Experience to see if it works.


Method 3: Reinstall your GeForce Experience

This problem may be also due the issue of GeForce Experience itself. You can fix it through reinstalling your GeForce Experience:

1) Type feature in the search box from Start. Then click Apps & features from the top.

2) Click GeForce Experience, then Uninstall.

3) Download a new GeForce Experience from official NVIDIA website.

4) Run the new GeForce Experience on your Windows to see if it works.


Method 4: Check for Windows Updates

If your Windows is old, it may cause you not be able to use GeForce Experience. To check for updates for your Windows:

If you’re using Windows 10, follow these steps 

If you’re using other versions of Windows, follow these steps

If you’re using Windows 10:

1) On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key  and R at the same time to invoke the Settings window.

2) Click Update & Security.

3) Click Check for updates.

4) Install the available updates.

5) Reboot your Windows 10 and run GeForce Experience to see if it works.

If you’re using other versions of Windows:

1) On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key  and R at the same time to invoke the Run box.

2) Type control and click OK.

3) Click Windows Update in Large icons.

4) Click Check for updates.

4) Install the available updates.

5) Reboot your Windows and run GeForce Experience to see if it works.

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