How to Fix NVIDIA Control Panel Not Opening on Windows

There are a few things you can try to fix the NVIDIA Control Panel not opening on Windows:

  1. Run the NVIDIA Control Panel with admin rights. Right-click on the NVIDIA Control Panel icon in the notification area and select “Run as administrator”.
    NVIDIA Control Panel icon
  2. End NVIDIA background processes. Open the Task Manager and look for any NVIDIA processes running in the background. Right-click on each process and select “End Task”.
    Task Manager window
  3. Start (or restart) the NVIDIA Display Container Service. Open the Services window and look for the “NVIDIA Display Container LS” service. If the service is not running, right-click on it and select “Start”. If the service is already running, right-click on it and select “Restart”.
    Services window
  4. Repair the NVIDIA Control Panel app. Open the Control Panel and go to Programs > Programs and Features. Select “NVIDIA Control Panel” from the list of programs and click on “Repair”.
    Control Panel window
  5. Update your PC’s NVIDIA graphics driver. Download the latest NVIDIA graphics driver for your PC from the NVIDIA website. Install the driver and restart your PC.
    NVIDIA website

If none of these solutions work, you may need to reinstall the NVIDIA graphics driver. To do this, follow these steps:

  1. Download the latest NVIDIA graphics driver for your PC from the NVIDIA website.
  2. Uninstall the current NVIDIA graphics driver using the Device Manager.
  3. Restart your PC.
  4. Install the downloaded NVIDIA graphics driver.

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