How to Fix GeForce Experience C++ Runtime Error

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.

GeForce Experience C++ Runtime Error

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).

geforce experience runtime admin

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.

manual driver installation

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:

nvidia services

  1. Use the Windows+R shortcut key combinations to launch the Run dialog box.
  2. Then type in services.msc and hit Enter. This will launch the Services page.
  3. Scroll to the first Nvidia services, right-click on it, and select Stop.
  4. Do so for all the Nvidia services, and then retry with the process that was earlier showing in this error.
  5. Check if it fixes the GeForce Experience C++ Runtime error.

Fix 5: Reinstall Nvidia GeForce Experience

If none of the solutions mentioned above worked for you, then some essential program files are missing with your NVIDIA Geforce Experience. Maybe there was an issue with the installation, or some of the files have gone corrupt over time. The only possible solution in this scenario is reinstalling the NVIDIA Geforce Experience program entirely. The reinstallation will take care of all the inconsistency that is causing the C++ Runtime error.

Before installing the NVIDIA Gefore Experience again, you first need to uninstall every Nvidia component and associated dependency.

  • Press Windows Key + R to open up the Run dialog box.
  • Enter “appwiz.cpl” in the dialog box and click on Ok. This will open up the Program and Features window. If you get the UAC(User Account Control) window pop-up, click on the Yes button.
  • Now go through the list of installed programs on your computer. Here find the items that are written as published by NVIDIA Corporation. Usually, there are two such items, but you might have more too.
  • When you find these programs, right-click on them and choose “Uninstall” from the context menu. Then follow the on-screen instructions to uninstall the program from your computer completely. You need to repeat this uninstallation process for every program associated with the NVIDIA Corporation.

  • Once you have uninstalled everything related to NVIDIA, restart your computer.

After the uninstallation is done, it is now time to install or reinstall everything again.

  • Click on this link and open up NVIDIA Geforce Experience’s download page in your preferred web browser.
  • Click on the download button here to download the latest version of this program.

  • Once the download is complete, double-click on the file and click on Yes when you get the UAC(User Account Control) pop-up window.
  • Then follow the on-screen instructions to install the program on your computer again.

Once the program is installed again, restart your computer. Once the restart is complete, open up the GeForce Experience application and go to the Drivers tab. Here, click on Check for Updates and then install any possible driver update waiting for installation. After that installation, restart your computer again.

Once all of this is done, you should not see the C++ Runtime Error with NVIDIA’s Geforce Experience again.

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 TricksPC tips and tricks, and Android Tips and Tricks that deserve your attention as well.

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