NVIDIA Control Panel Not Responding? Here’s How to Fix It!

The NVIDIA Control Panel not responding issue commonly occurs in Windows 10. Many Windows 10 users have reported this issue. To find the solutions to this issue, you’ve come to the right place. In this post, you’ll learn the methods to fix the NVIDIA Control Panel not opening issue.

Try these methods

Method 1: Download NVIDIA Control Panel from Microsoft Store
Method 2: Ensure NVIDIA services are running
Method 3: Update NVIDIA display drivers

Method 1: Download NVIDIA Control Panel from Microsoft Store

NVIDIA Control Panel is available on Microsoft Store. To fix the application not opening issue, you can try downloading and installing the application from Microsoft Store.

Go to the NVIDIA Control Panel download page of Microsoft Store and click the Get button. Then the application will be downloaded and installed to your computer automatically.

download the nvidia control panel from microsoft store

If Method 1 doesn’t work for you, continue to try Method 2.

Method 2: Ensure NVIDIA services are running

If one of the NVIDIA services is stopped, the NVIDIA Control Panel won’t respond. So you can check the NVIDIA services and make sure they are at the Running status. To do so:

1) On your keyboard, press Win+R (the Windows logo key and the R key) at the same time to invoke the Run box.

2) Type “services.msc” into the Run box and click the OK button, then the Services window will pop up.

3) At the Services window, right-click on the NVIDIA Display Container LS service and select Properties.

4) Check if the “Startup type” is set as Automatic and “Service status” is Running. If not, select Automatic from the drop-down menu of Startup type and click on the Start button, then click Apply -> OK to save the changes.

start the nvidia services

5) Repeat the step 3) – 4) for other NVIDIA services and ensure all NVIDIA services are running.

If Method 2 doesn’t work for you, continue to try Method 3.

Method 3: Update NVIDIA display drivers

The NVIDIA Control Panel issue can be caused by outdated/faulty NVIDIA display drivers. You can try updating the NVIDIA display driver and see if it helps.

You can update the NVIDIA display driver via Device Manager. Follow these steps:

1) Open Device Manager.

2) Double-click on the Display adapters category to expand it.

3) Right-click on the NVIDIA graphics card device and select Update driver.

update the nvidia display driver in device manager

4) Select Search automatically for drivers. Then Windows will search for and install the latest driver automatically.

When search is done, Windows might show you this message: The best drivers for your device are already installed.

There are two possibilities when this occurs. You have the latest driver installed or Windows fails to provide you with the latest driver. To ensure updating the driver successfully, it’s recommended you use Driver Easy.

Driver Easy is a third-party driver update software with more than 3 million users around the world. You can use it to scan your computer quickly and detect any problem drivers on your computer. With Driver Easy, you can update a driver with just a few clicks.

Download and install Driver Easy Free to update your NVIDIA display driver now.

After updating the NVIDIA display driver, check to see if you can open the NVIDIA Control Panel successfully.

Hopefully you find the article helpful. If you have any questions, feel free to drop a comment below. I’ll get back to you ASAP.

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