Unable to Connect to NVIDIA- How to fix this error

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Friends today we shall discuss the issues faced by NVIDIA Graphics Card users in particular. If your computer uses an NVIDIA Graphics card, you may face the error “Unable to Connect to NVIDIA. Try again later”. This is not a singular issue faced by only a few people. Rather it is very widespread.

Many people face a similar issue which displays “GeForce Experience won’t open”.For more how-to guide and tech solution, you can simply check Iwillexplainyou where you will get the complete solution for all your problems.

Unable to Connect to NVIDIA

You may see such a message displayed on your screen.  Various factors are responsible for this error to happen. Here I shall give you several methods to solve this based on the cause of the error.

Causes of the “Unable to connect to NVIDIA” error

This error happens only in the case of NVIDIA graphic cards. Systems using AMD or Intel Graphic Cards never encounter this issue.

NVIDIA GeForce Experience app is responsible for the error to happen. It manages things like games, drivers, etc. Also, it updates the graphic drivers.

The reasons behind the error can be many like:

  1. GeForce Experience may be outdated.
  2. NVIDIA Network Service does not respond.

But the error may be flashed on your system in some different ways like:

  • Failure of Geforce Experience to download the drivers needed.
  • GeForce Experience fails to connet to NVIDIA server.
  • NVIDIA server is not reachable due to some technical snag.

If you happen to experience any of the errors, then you are in the right place. Here you will find a detailed procedure to fix this annoying issue.

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Solution 1: Upgrade the GeForce Experience App

The Geforce Experience app is responsible for checking and updating the NVIDIA graphic drivers periodically from the official NVIDIA site.

If the program itself is outdated, it may not be able to perform the task. To avoid this just follow the steps and update the GeForce Experience app to the latest available version.

  1. Go to the official GeForce site.
  2. Search for the latest version available and click on the button to download it to your computer.
  3. After completion of the download, Double-click on the installer and follow the instructions to install it on your system. Then restart the PC.

This should solve the error. However, if it persists, then move on to the next solution.

Solution 2: Toggle the status of NVIDIA Services to Started from the original Starting.


The NVIDIA Services may not start on its own sometimes. Manually starting it often solves the issue. The process is a little lengthy.

For your convenience, I have shortened the number of steps in the tutorial. Follow the steps carefully.

Step 1: Checking the status of NVIDIA Service


  1. Start the Run box by pressing the Windows + R keys at the same time.
  2. In the box type ‘services.msc’ and hit Enter.
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  • In the Services window find the NVIDIA Network Service.
  • You will find the status as ‘Starting’, not ‘Started’ as it should have been normally.

To change the status to Started, you have to stop some system services otherwise, they will block the process.

Now minimize the services window and move to the next step.

Step 2: Delete the NSManagedTasks.xml file and stop a task related to it


  1. Go to the folder C> ProgramData>NVIDIA Corporation>Net services.
  2. Locate the file NSManagedTasks.xml in the folder. If you don’t find the file, go to the folder menu and enable ‘show hidden files’.
  3. Select the file and delete it.
  • Open the Task Manager by Right-clicking on the taskbar and click on Task Manager. Alternatively, you can open it by typing Task Manager in the search bar and then clicking on the app. Then click on the Details tab on the top.
  • Search for NvStreamNetworkService.exe. Right-click on it and end the task.

After ending the service, move to the final step to restart it.

Step 3: Restart NVIDIA Service


Again open the minimized Services window and follow the steps to restart the service.

  1. Locate the NVIDIA Network Services.
  2. Right-click on it and Start the Service.
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  • Now you will find the status of the Service as Started, not Starting, as it was initially.

Conclusion:

After this procedure, you will not face any Unable to Connect to NVIDIA error and the GeForce Experience app will work normally.

With this, we come to the end of today’s article. I hope you will be benefitted from this article. Please visit the page for more such informative and practically useful articles in future also. Do leave your comments in the box. Have a nice day.

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