Fix: GeForce Experience Error Code 0x0001

Some users have been encountering the Error Code 0x0001 when trying to open the Nvidia Experience application. For the vast majority of affected users, this issue is reported to occur every time they try to launch the utility, which ends up making it completely unusable.

Error Code 0x0001 on GeForce Experience

What is causing the GeForce Experience 0x0001 error?

We investigated this particular issue by looking at various reports and the repair strategies that are commonly used to treat this particular problem. Based on what we gathered, the issue can be caused by a couple of common culprits:

  • GeForce Experience bug – As some users have reported, this issue might occur due to an internal bug that is currently manifesting with the latest ‘stable’ release. Several affected users have reported that the issue was resolved after they installed GeForce Experience Beta.
  • NVIDIA container services don’t have permissions to interact with the local account – Nvidia Telemetry container service and a few other services are known to cause this particular issue if they aren’t permitted to communicate with the local account. In this case, you can resolve the issue by adjusting some settings in the Services screen.
  • Nvidia Folders aren’t owned by System – This particular issue can also occur if the Nvidia folders don’t have SYSTEM ownership. Several affected users have reported that they managed to resolve the issue after changing the ownership of each Nvidia folder to the System.
  • File corruption – As it turns out, file corruption inside the Nvidia folder or a corrupted display driver can also be responsible for this particular error message. Since some users have been unable to uninstall the utility conventionally, we recommend using a dedicated utility capable of removing GeForce Experience along with the associated display drivers before installing them again in a clean environment.
  • Installation Location: In some cases, Geforce Experience needs to be in the OS drive to function correctly. Mostly this is the “C” drive on the computer.

If you’re currently struggling to resolve the very same GeForce Experience error code, this article will provide you with several troubleshooting steps. Down below, you’ll stumble upon a collection of methods that other affected users have deployed in order to fix the issue in their particular case.

Since the potential fixes are ordered by efficiency and severity, we encourage you to follow them in the order that they are presented. One of them is bound to resolve the issue regardless of your particularities.

Method 1: Installing GeForce Experience Beta

Some affected users have reported that the issue was no longer occurring after they uninstalled their current Nvidia Experience version and install the latest Beta version using the dedicated installer. Affected users are speculating that this version includes a hotfix that has not yet been integrated with the main installer.

Since this method has been confirmed to be effective by a lot of users, we encourage you to start with this one. Here’s a quick guide on uninstalling your current GeForce Experience installer and installing the latest Beta build:

  1. Press Windows key + R to open up a Run dialog box. Next, type “appwiz.cpl” and press Enter to open up the Programs and Features window.
    Type appwiz.cpl and Press Enter to Open Installed Programs List
  2. Inside the Programs and Features list, scroll through the list of applications and locate Nvidia Experience. Once you see it, right-click on it and choose Uninstall to begin the uninstallation process.
    Uninstalling the current version of Nvidia Experience
  3. Follow the on-screen prompts and confirm to commence the uninstallation of Nvidia GeForce Experience.
  4. Once the utility is uninstalled, restart your computer.
  5. At the next startup, visit this link here and download the latest Beta version of Nvidia Experience.
    Downloading the Beta version of GeForce Experience
  6. Follow through with the on-screen prompts to complete the installation process. Once the process is complete, don’t launch the application yet. Instead, restart your computer once again.
  7. At the next startup, open GeForce Experience Beta and see if you’re still encountering the error.
  8. If you are, then repeat the same process and try to download and install an older version of Geforce Experience from the internet such as this one.
  9. Also, make sure that you install Geforce Experience on the OS drive of your computer rather than any other one.

If you’re still seeing the same Error Code 0x0001 when trying to launch the utility, move down to the next method below.

Method 2: Allowing NVIDIA Container services to interact with the local account

As it turns out, another possible reason why this particular error will occur is when a service used by GeForce Experience (NVIDIA Telemetry Container service) doesn’t have the necessary permissions to interact with the local account properly.

In most cases, the responsible culprit is the NVIDIA Telemetry Container service, but there are other cases where the issue was only resolved after the affected users modified the settings for all NVIDIA Container services. Here’s a quick guide on how to do this:

  1. Press Windows key + R to open up a Run dialog box. Then, type “services.msc” and press Enter to open up the Services screen. If prompted by the UAC (User Account Control), click Yes to grant administrative privileges.
  2. Scroll through the list of services until you locate the four Container services used by NVIDIA.
  3. Once you see them, right-click on the first container services and choose Properties.
  4. Inside the Properties screen, go to the Log On tab and make sure that the toggle associated with Local System account is checked.
  5. Make sure that the box associated with Allow service to interact with desktop is checked, then hit Appy to save the changes.
  6. Repeat steps 3, 4 & 5 with the rest of Nvidia container services that you’re able to find inside the Services screen. Also, make sure to click on the “Start” button in case any one of them aren’t already started.
  7. When you reach the point where all NVIDIA container services are configured to allow the service to interact with the desktop, restart your computer.
  8. At the next startup, check if the issue has been resolved by opening Nvidia Experience one again.
Modifying the Nvidia Container Services to communicate with the local account

If you’re still encountering the same Error Code 0x0001 when trying to open Nvidia Experience, move down to the next method below.
Note: Also, you should start and set to “Automatic” all Nvidia services to make sure that all the required services are running and can be started on startup.

Method 3: Ensuring that Nvidia folders are owned by SYSTEM

As it turns out, this particular issue can also occur if the folders used by NVIDIA don’t have the necessary permissions. Some affected users have been able to resolve the issue by modifying the ownership of the folder to SYSTEM. In order to be successful, you’ll need to do this for all NVIDIA folders on your computers.

Here’s a quick guide on how to do this:

  1. Open File Explorer and navigate to the following location:
    C:\Program Files (x86)

    Note: This guide is meant for those running a 64-bit architecture. If you’re running on 32-bit, you’ll only need to modify the permissions in C:\Program Files.

  2. Right-click on NVIDIA Corporation and choose Properties.
  3. Inside the Properties screen, go to the Security tab and click on the Advanced button (under Permissions for ALL APPLICATION PACKAGES).
  4. Inside the Advanced Security Settings, make sure that the Owner is set as SYSTEM. If it isn’t, click on Change.
  5. In the box under Enter the object name to select, type System, then click on Check Names, then on Ok.
  6. Click Apply to save the current permission configuration.
  7. Navigate to the following location:
    C:\Program Files
  8. Repeat steps 2 to 6 with this folder, then restart your computer.
  9. At the next startup, open Nvidia Experience and see if the issue has been resolved.
Modifying permissions for Nvidia folders

If you’re still encountering the same error message even after following the steps above, move down to the next method below.

Method 4: Using a dedicated utility to remove Geforce Experience & current Display Driver

Several affected users have reported that the issue was only resolved after they used a dedicated display driver uninstaller to remove both the current version of GeForce Experience and the display drivers that support it. This is the equivalent of doing of graphics driver uninstall.

There are several utilities that are capable of doing this for you automatically. But after testing multiple utilities, we recommend doing it with the Display Driver Uninstaller. It’s free, easy and reliable.

Here’s a quick guide on using Display Driver Uninstaller to GeForce GForce Experience along with the current display driver:

  1. Visit this link (here) to download the latest version of Display Driver Uninstaller.
    Uninstalling the Display Driver Uninstaller
  2. Once the download is complete, use an extraction utility like 7Zip or WinZip to extract the contents of the DDU archive.
  3. Double-click on DDU executable, choose a convenable location and click Extract to unpack the contents of the utility.
    Extracting the contents of the utility
  4. Once the extraction process is complete, double-click on Display Driver Uninstaller and click Yes at the UAC (User Account Control).
  5. Inside the Display Driver Uninstalling interface, select GPU from the Select device type drop-down menu. Then, click on Clean and restart to begin the cleanup process.
    Cleaning up GeForce Experience & display drivers with DDU
  6. Once the process is complete and the next computer startup is complete, visit this link (here). Then, select your GPU, operating system and language before hitting search. Then, follow the on-screen prompts to install the latest available Game Ready Driver.
    Downloading the latest GPU driver
  7. Visit this link (here) and download the latest Nvidia GeForce Experience build. Once the download is complete, follow the on-screen prompts to complete the installation.

Upon launching the utility again, you should no longer be encountering the Error Code 0x0001.

Method 5: Correcting Registry Mistake

In certain cases, there might be a registry mistake which is prompting this error and preventing the drivers from functioning properly and we will be fixing it using the method listed below.

  1. Press “Windows’ + “R” to open the Run prompt.
  2. Type in “Regedit” and then press “Enter”.
    Open Regedit
  3. Navigate to the following address.
  4. On the right side, take a look at the “ProgramFilesDIR” entries, notice the “Data” that they have been set upon.
  5. What happens is that their address might be missing the “\” after the drive name and should be something like “C: ProgramFiles (x86)” meanwhile it should be “C:\ProgramFiles (x86)”.
  6. After changing the value, check to see if the issue persists.
Kevin Arrows
Kevin is a dynamic and self-motivated information technology professional, with a Thorough knowledge of all facets pertaining to network infrastructure design, implementation and administration. Superior record of delivering simultaneous large-scale mission critical projects on time and under budget.

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