Solving Problem on Windows 10/8/7; Solving “Unable to Connect to NVIDIA” Error
What is the use of NVIDIA GeForce Experience? As in most occasions we need to get the hardware’s drivers be updated, NVIDIA Geforce is a mean to bridge this update needs. Nevertheless, there are some issues that occasionally occur.
One of those issues is the “Unable to update driver” or the “Unable to connect to NVIDIA” issue. If you are one of those many experiencing the similar issue, then you are arriving in the correct place for how to solve the Unable to Connect to NVIDIA error issue. This issue happens at unpredictable time in certain duration of time. When the issue of Unable to Connect NVIDIA occurs, consequently your PC will not update the drivers automatically. Therefore, for certain games will not be able to play due to the need of the driver upgrade cannot be performed.
Similar issues with Unable to Connect to NVIDIA Error
There are several issues or error that comes similar with the Unable to Connect to NVIDIA error. If we have time surfing across the internet, we will find that many people are experiencing the similar error. Unable to download any new driver updates, unable to connect to NVIDIA after updating to Windows 10, Unable to connect to NVIDIA and try again later. Those are similar issues that many people also experience beside the Unable to Connect to NVIDIA error.
Solving the Unable to Connect to NVIDIA Error in Windows 10/8/7
Actually, if you experience the Unable to Connect to NVIDIA error in your Windows PC, you are not the only person experiencing it. Usually, the Unable to connect to NVIDIA error appears while upgrading the the Windows to Windows 7 or the newer version.
The Unable to connect to NVIDIA error appear because the NVIDIA GeForce Experience cannot connect to the internet. You shall not be worried about it, because the problem is actually comes from the NVIDIA itself and they are actually in the midst of solving this issue.
In order to get earlier solution to overcome the Unable to Connect to NVIDIA issue, here are some steps worth trying;
1. Change the Hosts File
One of the possible methods to solve the Unable to Connect NVIDIA error is by changing or updating the host file. Please follow below steps:
a. Go to “C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc”. Then search for “hosts” file.
b. Put your cursor in the “Host” right-click. Select the “Open with” menu. Choose Notepad from the available options and click OK.
c. NOTE: Please create a backup file before editting the “hosts” file.
d. If “localhost = 0.0.0.0” then change to “localhost = 127.0.0.1” and Save it (press “CTRL + S” from the keyboard). There is possibility that the “Host” file cannot be updated directly. If you experience it, copy the “hosts” file to your Desktop and change it from your desktop. After finishing it, you can copy and paste it in the “C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc” to replace the old or previous host file.
e. Check whether the error is solved by opening NVIDIA GeForce Experience.
2. Restart the NVIDIA Network Service
There are two possible problems when the Unable to Connect to NVIDIA error occurs. First, it may be because of the server of the NVIDIA itself is having problem or facing trouble.
Second, there is internet network service problem which means that you will need to restart the NVIDIA network service. Supposedly the problem is because of the NVIDIA network service is experiencing problem, please follow below steps to restart the NVIDIA.
a. Go to: “C:\ProgramData\NVIDIA Corporation\NetService\” – search the “NSManagedTasks.xml” file and delete it.
b. Go to Windows Task Manager (press CTRL + ALT + DELETE at the same time.
c. Find the “NVNetworkService.exe” below the Process tab. Stop the process by selecting it, right click and select the END PROCESS.
d. Open the Run dialogue box from the START button or use the keyboard shortcut: Windows + R. Then type “services.msc” and press ENTER.
e. Go back to the “Services” windows and then right-click on “NVIDIA Network Service”, select “Start” to start the service again.
f. When you have completed following the above steps, please check if it works well and solve the issue of Unable to Connect to NVIDIA. To check it, open the NVIDIA GeForce Experince application.
If the error of Unable to connect to NVIDIA still occurs, please try below method.
3. Update NVIDIA Graphic Card Driver Manually
Based on some people’s experience, they cannot update the drivers via NVIDIA GeForce Experience. In this kind of situation, you can download and install the drivers manually. Please follow these steps:
a. Go to “https://www.geforce.com/drivers” by typing it in your browser’s address bar.
b. Search for the driver under Manual Driver Search section.c. Download the driver. Wait until the download process completed.
d. Open the Run dialogue box from theStart button (or using the keyboard shortcut. Type: Windows + R). Type “devmgmt.msc” and press ENTER. You will then be presented to the Driver Manager window.
e. Put your cursor on the graphics card, Right-click and choose Update driver software.
f. Select Browse my computer for driver software and then click Browse.
g. Find and select the driver where you locate the download the driver (in the step b).
h. Click “Next” and follow the on-screen instructions.
i. After finishing those steps, check by opening the NVIDIA GeForce Experience whether this solve the Unable to Connect the NVIDIA error or not.
Supposedly all the above methods still not work to solve the problem, below is another method to try.
4. Download Latest Version of NVIDIA GeForce Experience
Finally, this is one (currently) final method in order to solve the Unable to Connect to NVIDIA error. If all the above methods still do not work to solve it, maybe you need to download the latest version of NVIDIA GeForce Experience. Here is how to download the latest version of the NVIDIA GeForce Experience:
a. From your browser, visit “https://www.NVIDIA.com/en-us/geforce/geforce-experience/”.
b. Find the latest version of the NVIDIA GeForce Experience from the website and download it.
c. After finishing the download process, install the application in your computer.
d. Check whether installing the latest version of NVIDIA GeForce Experience can solve the
Unable to Connect to NVIDIA error or not by opening the application.
5. Download Automatic Driver Update
For most cases, basically what causes the “Unable to Connect to NVIDIA” error is that the driver fails to update perform the automatic driver update. So, provided that the driver can be updated, this should solve the problem of Unable to Connect to NVIDIA error. Here is the steps to download the Automatic Driver Update:
a. Go to “https://www.geforce.com/drivers” from your Browser.
b. Find the “Automatic Driver Updates”. Download the driver by clicking the download link. Wait until the download process complete.
c. Install the application.
d. Wait until installation process complete.
e. Check if the problem solved or not by opening the NVIDIA GeForce Experience.
If this method still doesn’t work, there is still another method that worth trying. Please follow below method.
6. Reinstalling NVIDIA GeForce Experience
The easiest way to solve the Unable to Connect to NVIDIA error is by reinstalling the NVIDIA. But keep in mind that the method of reinstalling the NVIDIA is to be done only when the above methods doesn’t work to solve the issue.
Simply uninstall the NVIDIA and then reinstall it again to see if this will work to solve the problem. Follow below instruction to reinstall the NVIDIA GeForce Experience:
Uninstalling the NVIDIA GeForce Experience program:
a. Stop the NVIDIA GeForce Experience application.
b. Go to “Control Panel.
c. Find “Program and Features”.
d. In the presented list of programs, find the NVIDIA GeForce Experience program.
e. Click the NVIDIA GeForce Experience program and uninstall it.
f. Wait until the uninstall process completed.
Reinstalling the NVIDIA GeForce Experience Program:
a. Go to “https://www.NVIDIA.com/en-us/geforce/geforce-experience/” from your browser.
b. You will find the download link to download the latest NVIDIA GeForce Experience application.
c. Download the latest version of the NVIDIA GeForce Experience.
d. After finishing the download process, install the application.
e. Check whether this method can solve the error by opening the NVIDIA GeForce Experience application.
Below is another method to try if reinstalling the NVIDIA GeForce Experience still cannot solve the error.
Hopefully those methods on solving the Unable to Connect to NVIDIA error can help you overcome the issue. If one suggested method does not work to solve the error, you can still try another method. Feel free to comment and give us feedback after you are trying any of those above methods. Please tell us which method work best for you in the comment box below.