Sometimes on a Windows 10 computer, a user may not be able to access the NVIDIA Control Panel. As a result, important functions such as image settings, 3D settings, PhysX configuration, etc. cannot be performed, which is of course impractical.
The cause can usually be solved with one of the following workarounds. Afterwards the Nvidia control panel on your Windows 10 PC should be back.
Troubleshoot NVIDIA Control Panel errors & problems
Update graphics driver
If you are using outdated graphics drivers, this may be a cause of the problem described above.
So before you continue with other fixes, you should start by updating the drivers to the latest version. Here are the steps to do this:
Right-click the Windows icon in the taskbar and select Device Manager.
2. go to the "Graphics cards" section and expand the menu.
Right-click on the Nvidia graphics drivers and select Update Driver.
In the window that appears, select "Automatic search for updated video drivers" and Windows 10 will search for the appropriate drivers.
Restart your PC and check if the Nvidia Control Panel is available again.
Restarting the Nvidia system control services
In some cases Nvidia's background applications and services may not run or may have some problems. In this case it is best to restart the affected Nvidia services. To do this, follow the steps below:
1. press the Windows key + R
2. enter services.msc in the dialog box and confirm with Enter
3. scroll to Nvidia services and right-click on them, then choose Restart from the context menu (Do this for all NVidia services)
Then start your PC.
Reinstall Nvidia Control Panel
To do this, open the Windows 10 settings and search for "Apps". In the list of apps, search for " Nvidia Geforce Experience. " and then uninstall it there.
Then download the latest version of this application from the NVidia homepage or Microsoft Store.
We hope that one of the tips helped you with your problem with the missing Nvidia Control Panel and that you can now use it again as usual.