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The Ultimate Solution For Nvidia Control Panel Missing Issue

Well, here I need to notify you about people facing the Nvidia Control Panel missing issue. In this issue, the Nvidia control panel gets missing and you are not able to control the graphics settings from the Desktop. Today, Technographx has brought 5 ultimate solutions to fix the issue. If you are also facing this issue then follow the solutions shown in this post and get the control panel back.

Method 1: Restart Nvidia Services

The issue might get fixed by restarting the Nvidia services. Just follow the steps mentioned below to fix it.

Step 1: You have to open the Run box and type services.msc in it. Press enter to open it.

Step 2: Now, a services window will open.

Step 3: Now, you have to restart all the Nvidia services that you see here. If any service has stopped then better start it.

Step 4: Now, restart the system.

After following these steps, check what is the status of the issue. It got solved or not.


Method 2: Unhide your NVIDIA Control Panel

The first fix is to unhide the Nvidia control panel. It is possible that the control panel got hidden accidentally by any software or by Windows during the OS update.

Just follow the below steps for opening the NVIDIA Control Panel in the Windows Control Panel and then showing it in your desktop context menu.

1) Open the Run box and type “control” in it to open the Windows Control panel.

2) After opening the Windows Control panel, select NVIDIA Control Panel.

3) Now, you have to click Desktop menu and then tickmark the Add Desktop Context option.

Right-click the desktop and see if the issue got solved or not.

Method 3: Update your graphics driver

If the first solution didn’t work for you then you need to better update the drivers in order to fix the error. There are chances that the Nvidia control panel got disappeared due to faulty graphic drivers or outdated ones. For this, you need to update the drivers. Either, you can go for manual option or the automatic option for updating the drivers.


If you have the skills to update the drivers manually on your own, you can go for this option otherwise it is recommended to go for the automatic one. Here, you have to manually download and install the outdated drivers.


There are tools available which you have to just download on your system and rest of the work will be done by the tool. This tool will scan your system and find the faulty or outdated drivers and inform you after the scan is done.

With this option, there is no risk of installing the wrong drivers. Also, it is fine if you don’t know the system configurations with this option as the work is done by the tool on your behalf.

Just download the tool and run it. It will scan the system and let you know if any driver problem is found. You have to click the “Update All” button to automatically download and install the correct version of all the drivers that are outdated or missing on your system.

Method 4: Reinstall your graphics driver

Try reinstalling the Nvidia graphic drivers if updating them didn’t work for you. Clear all the existing files and install the new drivers. Again, you can go for a manual option or the automatic option as per your choice.

In manual, you have to manually uninstall the drivers and reinstall them from the Nvidia website. For this, you have to open file explorer and go to C:\Program Files (x86) and C:\Program Files. Here, you have to delete all the NVIDIA folders. Now, you can install them on your own or use a tool to re-install the drivers.

See the status of the issue after you follow these steps. If there is a graphics driver issue then your problem will get definitely solved after following the above steps.

Method 5: Permanent Solution by Nvidia Support

 This solution is provided by Nvidia support. Follow the steps below to fix the issue.

Step 1: Open My Computer and navigate to the below location

Program Files (x86)

NVIDIA Corporation


Step 2: Here, look for a file named Display.NvContainer in the Display.NvContainer folder. Right-click that file and click copy.

Step 3: Open the Startup Folder by opening the run box and typing shell: startup.

Step 4: Here, paste the copied Display.NvContainer file.  

Step 5: Now, right-click the Display.NvContainer file.

Step 6: Click the Properties option.

Step 7: Go to the Compatibility tab and checkmark the Run this program as administrator option

Step 8: Click OK.

Restart your pc and see if the issue got solved or not.

So, here were the possible solutions for fixing the Nvidia control panel missing issue. Properly follow the methods shown above and we ensure your problem will get solved.

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