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Unable to open NVIDIA Control Panel? Help!

27.3k JovianPat  7.2 years ago

This started happening a few months ago. When I try to open it, it simply fails. There were no error message, no crash report, nothing. I waited for around 10 minutes and it still won't open. Strangely, the process appears on the Task Manager. It uses 0% CPU and only 4 MB memory.

So basically, the program is run, but fails to open properly. I can still open the GeForce Experience, but there is no way to access the NVIDIA Control Panel from it. I've updated my driver a few times, but it doesn't change anything. Any tips? I need the Control Panel to adjust and improve the performance of my games, especially SimplePlanes.

Specs :
NVIDIA Driver version : 378.49 (released on January 24th, 2017)
GPU : NVIDIA GeForce GT 620M 1GB
OS : Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
CPU : Intel Core i5-3317U @1.70 GHz

This is what the Control Panel usually looks like :

Picture taken from Google Images.

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    This will help you sort your issue: https://www.techwhoop.com/nvidia-control-panel-wont-open/

    6.3 years ago
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    27.3k JovianPat

    @Delphinus I've uninstalled my Intel Graphics driver and my NVIDIA driver, and then I reinstalled the NVIDIA driver, but it still won't open :( I'll try something else.

    7.2 years ago
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    27.3k JovianPat

    @Delphinus So does that mean I have to uninstall my Intel HD Graphics driver first?

    7.2 years ago
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    16.2k Mox

    Git gud

    7.2 years ago