Nvidia’s GeForce Experience client is an all-in-one suite that covers everything from game screenshots, live streams, and graphics optimization. A very valuable asset for all gamers running their games with an Nvidia GPU. The mere presence of an app like this makes life a lot easier, especially in the drivers department.
However, the Good Faith Estimate will be of no use to you if you cannot access it. And the ‘Something went wrong. Please try restarting GeForce Experience error »is a widespread problem that affects a large part of the community.
We have listed some solutions to help you solve this problem. Check them out below.
- How to fix a Nvidia GeForce Experience Error error
- Solution 1 – Run Nvidia GeForce Experience as administrator
- Solution 2: install the latest GPU drivers
- Solution 3 – Check the associated services
- Solution 4 – Reinstall all drivers and GeForce experience
- Solution 5 – Try an older version
How to fix a Nvidia GeForce Experience Error error
Solution 1 – Run Nvidia GeForce Experience as administrator
Let’s start by running Nvidia GeForce Experience as an administrator. Some client functionality may be limited if you are not running the application as an administrator.
Therefore, we will need you to grant us Nvidia GFE administrative permissions. This helped some Windows 7 users, but it is a questionable solution in Windows 10.
Either way, it’s worth a try. Here’s how to permanently grant administrative permissions to the Nvidia GeForce Experience client:
- Right-click on the Nvidia GeForce Experience client and open Properties .
- Select the Compatibility tab .
- Check the box » Run this program as administrator «.
- Confirm the modifications.
Solution 2: install the latest GPU drivers
It doesn’t matter if you’ve verified that Device Manager and drivers are correct, the generic GPU driver is not what everyone should accept. What you have to do is download the latest driver from the official support site and install it. You may also want to block Windows from automatically updating drivers as this feature has been found to be flawed.
Here’s how to install the latest drivers from Nvidia and block future updates provided by Windows Update:
- In the Windows search bar, type Advanced and open » View advanced system settings »
- Select the Hardware tab .
- Click Device Installation Settings .
- Select » No » and confirm the changes.
- Now, go to the official Nvidia support site and download the latest driver for your device.
- Install it and restart your PC.
- Check for improvements.
Solution 3 – Check the associated services
The solution that is circulating on the Internet is related to some services that do not start automatically. This does not mean that the solution is 100% applicable to all affected users, but most solved the problem with these simple adjustments. Namely, it appears that the Nvidia Telemetry Container will not start unless it allows you to log in with the local account.
This is what you have to do to fix this:
- Press Windows key + R to open the Run elevated command line.
- Type services.msc and press Enter.
- Navigate to Nvidia Telemetry Container, right-click on it and choose Properties .
- Select the Login tab .
- Choose » Local System Account » instead of » Account » and confirm the changes.
- Now in Properties> General tab> Startup type , choose Automatic and commit the changes again.
- Restart your PC and look for the changes.
Solution 4 – Reinstall all drivers and GeForce experience
Another viable step, although annoying for some, is to reinstall everything, even remotely associated with Nvidia on your PC. To cleanly remove the driver (along with its registry entry) you will need to run the DDU (Display Driver Uninstaller).
After you have cleaned all traces of the Nvidia GeForce Experience from your PC, you can safely install the appropriate version. Also, we suggest that you prevent Windows 10 from automatically installing drivers.
Follow these instructions to reinstall the Nvidia drivers along with the GeForce Experience client:
- Download and extract DDU and start it.
- Use the Safe Mode option and recommended settings to remove the current Nvidia driver and GeForce experience.
- Download the latest driver and stable version of GeForce Experience and install them.
- Voilà! Now the problem with the ‘S omething went wrong. Try restarting GeForce Experience «.
Solution 5 – Try an older version
If none of the above solutions brought a solution for the issue in question, we can only suggest reverting to an earlier version of the Good Faith Estimate. On the other hand, finding an older iteration of the GeForce Experience client is not a walk-through. Park. Some third-party repositories have them in abundance, but there’s a security issue at hand.
Either way, we can finish this article. If you have any questions or suggestions, please do send us your comments in the comment section below.