Fix: nvspcap64.dll missing or not found errors on startup

You may encounter a startup error saying: “Could not find C:\windows\system32\nvspcap64.dll” in your Windows 10. This error is caused by the NVIDIA Capture Server Proxy when it tries to start the apps at boot but can’t. This service is a proxy server used whenever the there’s a stream or recording in ShadowPlay. It becomes present when you install the Geforce Experience app.

If this application is giving issues, you can remove it from the startup or uninstall Nvidia Geforce Experience. In this article, we’ll see how to solve this error.

Method 1: Removing NVIDIA Capture Server Proxy Startup Program

Windows 7 and earlier

  1. Press WIN+ R, type msconfig and click OK.
  2. Click on the Startup tab and search for “NVIDIA Capture Server Proxy” in the entries.
  3. Click on Disable and then reboot your PC.
  4. The app should be disabled you the error gone.

Windows 8 and newer

  1. Press CTRL + Shift + Esc to launch the Windows Task Manager. You can also right-click on the taskbar and select Task Manager.
  2. Click on More details to expand the manager. If you’ve already done this, you can skip this step.
  3. Click on the Startup
  4. Right-click on “NVIDIA Capture Server Proxy” click on Disable from the menu.

 

Method 2: Removing Nvidia Geforce Experience

You can remove the entire Nvidia Geforce Experience software and leave just the device drivers and PhysX installed. This method removes other applications which are found in the Experience. If you don’t mind, you can proceed with this method.

  1. Press Windows + R to open the Run prompt and then type “appwiz.cpl” and then click OK.
  2. Locate GeForce Experience from the entries and double click it to start the uninstallation procedure. Make sure you uninstall just this and not the drivers.
  3. After uninstalling, open Windows Explorer and pare “%programfiles(x86)%/NVIDIA Corporation” in the address bar and hit Enter.
  4. In this folder, locate GeForce Experience and delete the folder.
  5. Restart your PC and the issue should be resolved upon reboot.

 

Kevin Arrows


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