3 Simple Methods to Fix “Unable to Connect to Nvidia” Error

Users who use NVIDIA graphics cards have often complained about encountering an error message: “Unable to connect to Nvidia, Try again later” on their Windows system. This error usually pops when users try to use GeForce Experience, which is a part of the Nvidia graphics driver. It usually optimizes game settings, automatically updates video drivers, and records videos. But we have a solution to this problem (3 solutions actually), so let’s get started. 

How To Troubleshoot “Unable To Connect To Nvidia” Error?

To solve any error it’s always a good idea to understand why it happens in the first place. In simple words, the Nvidia Network Service often crashes while booting and is often stuck at the starting state. And as a result, the application doesn’t start properly and results in an error. When you get the error, GeForce prompts users to check their internet connectivity. So you can start by checking if your internet connection is stable. But in a typical case, it’s the Nvidia’s server that’s at fault, but you can check just to be sure.

unable to connect to Nvidia

We have listed 3 solutions to fix this error, but before proceeding, we advise you to install Reimage because malware infections can also cause this error. Let’s take a look at the listed solutions step-by-step:

  1. Update The Nvidia Graphics Card Driver

If your Nvidia graphics card is outdated, then this could be the cause of this problem. You need to update your graphics card and here’s how it can be done:

  • Go to device manager on your system, you can click on the start button and type device manager in the search bar.
Nvidia device manager
  • Under Device manager go to Display adapters and expand it after clicking on it.
update Nvidia graphics card driver
  • Next, right-click on your graphic’s card and click on update driver
  • You need to select ‘search automatically for updated driver software’.
  • Your Windows will automatically start searching and downloading the latest version for your Nvidia graphics card.
  • Restart your system. 
  1. Update Your GeForce Experience To The Latest Version

If your GeForce Experience is older than 2.5.×.×. then there is a good possibility that this is causing the error. You need to update your GeForce to the latest version. You can download the latest version from the official website of Nvidia. And after installing it run it again to make sure it’s the latest version. 

If your error still persists, follow the next solution.

Disable Nvidia Services

At times, the Nvidia network service is stuck at the starting state, this could cause network connectivity issues and can also be an obstacle while downloading anything from GeForce experience. Follow these methods to fix it:

  • Press the Windows logo key and R at the same time from your keyboard.
  • Type services.msc in the box at appears and hit enter.
nvidia services.msc
  • To locate NVIDIA network service press the key N on your keyboard, make sure that the status of the service is “starting”.
nvidia network service
  • Next, go to C:\ProgramData\NVIDIA Corporation\NetService\ and delete NSManagedTasks.xml, which is an XML document.
nvidia nsmanaged tasks
  • If you’re not able to view this file then you click on show hidden files in the main menu and check again. 
  • Press the Windows logo key and X at the same time and select task manager.
nvidia task manager
  • In the details tab click on NVNetworkService.exe and the end task.
  • Lastly, open the Services window again and right-click on NVIDIA network service, start it.

This should fix the issue and your GeForce experience should be running properly now. 

And that’s about it. One of these methods or all of them should be able to fix this issue and you can now resume playing your favorite video games. The solutions mentioned in this article are quite simple and easy to follow. 

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Ayushi Thakur
When you love what you do it will be seen in your work. Writer. Generally curious. Will probably make you curious too.

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