In this tutorial, we will show you the steps to fix the GeForce Experience C++ Runtime error. The app to manage your GTX graphics card, GeForce beholds a lot of useful functionalities. For example, you could easily update your graphics card through it, optimize the game settings as well as share your favorite game moments in your social circle. However, as of now, it seems to be getting bugged with a few issues. Many users have voiced their concerns regarding the C++ Runtime issues while trying to launch or access the Nvidia GeForce Experience.
As far as the reason for this issue is concerned, the app not getting the required administrative rights could be one cause. Along the same lines, issues with Nvidia’s automatic update mechanism could also lead to this issue. Then if one of Nvidia’s services is facing an issue, then it might conflict with the proper functioning of the entire app. Likewise, if the app-data gets corrupted, then the above issue is imminent as well. With that said, this guide will list out various methods to fix these issues which in turn should fix the GeForce Experience C++ Runtime error as well. Follow along.
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How to Fix GeForce Experience C++ Runtime Error
Well, there isn’t any universal fix for this as such. You will have to try out all the below-mentioned workarounds until you get success. With that said, let’s get on with the guide.
Fix 1: Restart your PC
While it may sound like an obvious fix, but in most instances, a simple reboot is all that is needed. So before moving on to the slightly advanced fixes, we would suggest you restart your PC. Once it boots up, launch the GeForce Experience app and see if the C++ Runtime error has been fixed or not. if it is still there, then here are a few other workarounds that you could try out.
Fix 2: Launch it as an Admin
If the app doesn’t get the required permission set, then it might not be able to function correctly in a restrive environment. Hence it is recommended to always launch the app with elevated privileges. First off, launch the Task Manager (using the Ctrl+Shift+Esc shortcut keys combination).
Then close all the GeForce Experience background apps/processes. Once done, head over to the GeForce Experience executable file, right-click on it and select Properties. Then select Run as administrator and that’s it. Check if it fixes the GeForce Experience C++ Runtime error or not.
Fix 3: Manually Download the Drivers
While the app has an automatic installation option, yet sometimes, it might not function as expected. In this regard, you could switch over to the manual update method by downloading the package from Nvidia’s website and then installing it. So head over to the Drivers download page and select the appropriate option under Product Type, Product Series, Product, Operating System, and Language.
As far as Download Type is concerned, select Game Ready Driver and click Search. Nvidia should then bring up the latest available drivers for you. Download and install it onto your PC and see whether the GeForce Experience C++ Runtime error has been fixed or not.
Fix 4: Disable Nvidia Other Services
In some instances, if you try to perform any system-level action on the main GeForce app, then its processes might conflict. As a result, before updating the app or uninstalling it, it’s better to disable its associated services. Here are the required instructions for the same:
- Use the Windows+R shortcut key combinations to launch the Run dialog box.
- Then type in services.msc and hit Enter. This will launch the Services page.
- Scroll to the first Nvidia services, right-click on it, and select Stop.
- Do so for all the Nvidia services, and then retry with the process that was earlier showing in this error.
- Check if it fixes the GeForce Experience C++ Runtime error.
Fix 5: Reinstall Nvidia GeForce Experience
If none of the above methods managed to give out favorable results, then it might be the case of the app-data being corrupted. The only way then is to uninstall the existing version and then reinstall the latest build. Here are the required instructions for the same:
- Launch the Run dialog box using the Windows+R shortcut key combinations.
- Type in appwiz.cpl and hit Enter. This will take you to the installed apps section.
- Search for the Nvidia Graphics Drivers and Nvidia GeForce Experience (under the Nvidia Corporation publisher).
- Right-click on both these apps and select Uninstall. Do so as instructed and then restart your PC after the uninstallation is complete.
- Head over to the Nvidia download page and get hold of the latest build. Launch the setup file and proceed with the on-screen instructions to install it.
- After the installation is done, launch the app and the issue should now have been rectified.
With this, we conclude the guide on how to fix the GeForce Experience C++ Runtime error. We have shared five different fixes for the same, do let us know in the comments which one managed to spell out success in your case. Rounding off, here are some iPhone Tips and Tricks, PC tips and tricks, and Android Tips and Tricks that deserve your attention as well.