How to Fix Nvidia Control Panel not opening Windows 11 [Steps]

What is ‘Nvidia Control Panel not opening’ issue in Windows 11?

If you are experiencing ‘Nvidia Control Panel not opening Windows 11’ or ‘Nvidia Control Panel not working/responding/opening’ issue while trying to launch Nvidia Control Panel application in your Windows 11 comptuer, then you are in right place for the solution. Here, you will be guided with easy steps/methods to resolve the issue. Let’s starts the discussion.

‘Nvidia Control Panel’: Nvidia Control Panel is utility software for Microsoft Windows operating system offers you access important functions of NVIDIA graphics card driver. This application allows you to make most of GeForce graphics card. It is used by experienced gamers allow them improve the gaming experience on Microsoft Windows PCs. Nvidia Control Panel application comes with full-screen anti-aliasing, configuration settings, and other important functions to improve the gaming experience.

However, several Windows 11 users reported that they faced ‘Nvidia Control Panel not opening Windows 11’ or ‘Nvidia Control Panel not opening/working/responding’ issue on their Windows 11 computer and explained they are unable to make any changes/modifications in NVIDIA graphics settings on computer due to issue with Nvidia Control Panel app. There could be several reasons behind this issue including corrupted/outdated NVIDIA graphics card driver, interference of antivirus/firewall or other third-party applications, issue with Nvidia Control Panel application itself and some issue in Windows computer like outdated Windows OS, corruption in system files or registry.

Sometimes, this issue can be occurred due to some temporary issue in your Windows computer. You can just restart your computer and retry opening Nvidia Control Panel app in computer and check if it works for you. If not, you should make sure NVIDIA graphics card driver is properly installed in your computer and is up-to-date to latest & compatible version. Outdated/corrupted or incompatible graphics card driver can cause this type of issue. So, NVIDIA graphics card driver update is necessary in this case.

Another possible reason behind the issue can be the interference of your third-party antivirus/firewall program. It might possible your third-party antivirus/firewall program is blocking Nvidia Control Panel app from functioning/opening in your computer for some security reasons.  You can disable your antivirus/firewall temporarily in your Windows 11 computer in order to fix the issue.

Nvidia Control Panel not opening issue can also be occurred due to issue with Nvidia Control Panel application itself. You can uninstall and then reinstall Nvidia Control Panel application in computer in order to resolve the issue.  Let’s go for the solution.

How to fix Nvidia Control Panel not opening Windows 11?

Method 1: Fix ‘Nvidia Control Panel not opening’ issue with ‘PC Repair Tool’

‘PC Repair Tool’ is easy & quick way to find and fix BSOD errors, DLL errors, EXE errors, problems with programs/applications, malware or viruses issues, system files or registry issues, and other system issues with just few clicks. You can get this tool through button/link below.

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Method 2: Update NVIDIA Graphics card driver in Windows 11

Updating NVIDIA graphics card driver to latest & compatible version can resolve the issue. Let’s try.

Step 1: Type ‘Device Manager’ in Windows Search Box and open it from results appear

Step 2: In ‘Device Manager’, find and expand ‘Display Adapters’ category, right-click on your NVIDIA graphics and select ‘Update Driver’. Follow on-screen instructions to finish update and once done, restart your computer to see the changes

Download or reinstall NVIDIA Graphics Card Driver update in Windows 11 [Automatically]

You can also get latest updates for all Windows 11 drivers including graphics card driver update with ‘Automatic Driver Update Tool’. You can get this tool through button/link below.

⇓ Get Automatic Driver Update Tool

Method 3: Update Windows 11 OS

Updating Windows 11 OS to latest version can resolve any issue in Windows computer. Let’s try.

Step 1: Open ‘Settings’ App in Windows 11 via Windows Search Box and go to ‘Update & Security > Windows Update’ and click on ‘Check for updates’ button

Step 2: Download and install all available updates and pending updates in computer and once done, restart your computer to see the changes and check if the issue is resolved.

Method 4: Kill NVIDIA Display Container process

Step 1: Press ‘CTRL + SHIFT + ESC’ keys on keyboard to open ‘Task Manager’

Step 2: In the opened window, under ‘Processes’ tab, find and right-click on ‘NVIDIADisplay Container’ process, and select ‘End Task’ to kill the process. Once done, retry opening Nvidia Control Panel and check if it works for you.

Method 5: Disable antivirus/firewall temporarily in computer

This issue can be occurred due to interference of antivirus/firewall. You can fix the issue by disabling antivirus/firewall in computer.

Step 1: Type ‘Security’ in Windows Search Box and open ‘Windows Security’ from results appear

Step 2: In the opened window, go to ‘Virus & Threat Protection’ and disable Windows Defender

Step 3: You can also disable third-party antivirus if installed in your computer. Right-click on your third-party antivirus icon in taskbar or in system tray, and select ‘Stop’, ‘Disable’ or similar option to disable it, and once done, please check if the issue is resolved.

Method 6: Check if NVIDIA drivers relating services are running properly

Step 1: Press ‘Windows + R’ keys on keyboard, type ‘services.msc’ in ‘Run’ window and hit ‘Ok’ button to open ‘Services’ window

Step 2: In the opened window, find and double-click on ‘NVIDIADisplay Container LS’ service to open its ‘Properties’

Step 3: In the opened ‘Properties’ window, select ‘Automatic’ option from ‘Startup Type’ dropdown and hit ‘Start’ button under ‘Service Status’ section, and then hit ‘Apply’ and ‘Ok’ button to save the changes.

Step 4: Repeat the same steps for ‘NVIDIA Network Service Controller’ and once done, retry opening Nvidia Control Panel and check if the issue is resolved.

Method 7: Start Nvidia Control Panel from installation folder

Step 1: Open ‘File Explorer’ in Windows 11 and go to the following path

C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Control Panel Client

Step 2: Find and double-click on ‘Nvidia Control Panel’ executable to run and check if the issue is resolved.

Method 8: Disable ‘Fast Boot’ option

Step 1: Type ‘Power’ in Windows Search Box and open ‘Power & Sleep Settings’ from results appear

Step 2: In the opened window, click on ‘Additional Power Settings > Choose what the power buttons do > Change settings that are currently unavailable’

Step 3: Deselect ‘Turn ON fast Startup (recommended)’ checkbox to uncheck and click ‘Save Changes’ button to save the changes and check if the issue is resolved.

Method 9: Check if Nvidia Control Panel is not hidden in Windows 11

Step 1: Type ‘Nvidia Control Panel’ in Windows Search Box and select ‘Nvidia Control Panel’ from the list of results

Step 2: Go to ‘Desktop’ and select ‘Add Desktop Context Menu’ and select ‘Show Notifications Tray Icon’ option if you want to receive notifications from the app. You should see Nvidia Control Panel in taskbar and in your context menu. Check if the issue is resolved.

Method 10: Uninstall and reinstall Nvidia Control Panel in Windows 11?

If the issue is still persist, then you can uninstall Nvidia Control Panel and then reinstall it in order to fix the issue.

Step 1: Open ‘Settings’ App in Windows 11 via Windows Search Box and go to ‘Apps > Apps & Features’

Step 2: Find and select ‘Nvidia Control Panel’, and click on ‘Uninstall’ option and once uninstalled, restart your computer.

Step 3: After restart, open ‘Microsoft Store’ and download & install Nvidia Control Panel in your computer

Step 4: Once installed, launch Nvidia Control Panel and check if the issue is resolved.

Conclusion

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