Some NVIDIA users are facing an annoying error message on their system, stating ‘NVIDIA Container stopped working‘. This is a problem of NVIDIA driver corruption. There may be a recent driver update or any third-party software installation that may have triggered this issue. Don’t worry if you see this error message out of the blue, just follow these fixes to solve the problem.
Fix 1 – Uninstall graphics driver and reboot
1. Press Windows key+X keys together from your keyboard.
2. Just click on the “Device Manager” to access the utility.
3. When you see the list of drivers, expand the “Display adapters“.
4. Right-click on the driver and click on the “Uninstall device” to uninstall it from your computer.
5. If you see a prompt for confirmation to uninstall the graphics driver, just click on “Uninstall“.
After uninstalling the driver, just reboot your computer.
Fix 2 – Use DDU to reinstall the graphics driver
The graphics driver on your computer may be corrupted.
PROCESS 1 – Download the DDU and turn oFF THE automatic updates
1. What you need to do at first is to download DDU.zip on your computer
2. Once you have downloaded it, unzip the contents anywhere you want.
2. Right-click on the Windows icon and click on the “Run“.
3. Here you have to write “control printers” and click on “OK“.
Device and Printers settings will open.
4. Here, right-click on your computer name and click on “Device installation settings“.
5. Here, tick the “No (your device might not work as“ expected)” option.
6. To save this change, click on “Save Changes“.
7. Go to the NVIDIA driver website.
8. Put particular settings in the appropriate section (like ‘Product type’, your ‘Operating System’, etc).
9. Then, click on the “Search” to search for the latest driver.
10. Here, click on the “Download” to download the driver on your system.
Just remember the location where you are saving the installer.
Close the browser window after downloading the driver.
Level 2 – Boot into Safe Mode and uninstall the graphics driver
1. Open the Settings window and click on “Update and Security“.
2. Then, click on “Recovery“,
3. After that, under ‘Advanced Startup’, click on “Restart Now“.
4. Your device will boot into the Windows Recovery Environment.
Once it does, simply click on “Advanced options“.
5. Then you have to click on the “Startup Settings“.
6. Then, click on “Restart“.
7. Once you are in the Startup settings, press the F4 key to “Enable Safe Mode“.
8. Go to the location where you have extracted the DDU.zip.
9. You have to go to the extracted folder, and then double click on the “Display Driver Installer“.
11. When the Display Driver Uninstaller screen opens up, on the left-hand side, click on the drop-down beside “Select device type” and click “GPU”
12. Here you have to finally click on “Clean and Restart“.
DDU will uninstall the existing NVIDIA driver from your system. Your computer will reboot.
Level 3 – Install the graphics driver manually
Once your computer restarts, follow these easy instructions install the graphics driver.
1. Go to the location where the driver is on your computer.
2. You have to double click on the offline installer to launch it.
3. When the NVIDIA Graphics Driver window appears, click on “NVIDIA Graphics Driver and GeForce Experience”
4. After that, Click on “Agree and continue“.
5. Here, select the “Custom installation” option to try it out.
6. Click on “Next“.
7. Finally, click on the “Perform a clean installation” box.
8. A click on “Next” and the installation process will start.
9. Once the installation is done, click on “Close” to close the NVIDIA Graphics Driver Installer window.
Restart your computer to let the installation process complete.
LEVEL 4 – ENABLE AUTOMATIC UPDATES
All that is left is to re-enable the automatic update of your devices.
1. Once you have rebooted your device, right-click on the Windows icon and click on “Run“.
2. Type this code and click on “OK“.
3. Here, you need to right-click on your computer and click on “Device installation settings“.
4. Simply tick the “Yes (recommended)” option and then click on “Save Changes“.
This should have fixed the issue on your computer. Open a game and press ‘Alt+Z‘ to check if this works.
Fix 3 – Adjust Power Management settings
Sometimes the power management profile you are using may be causing this issue.
1. To launch a Run terminal, press Windows key+R together.
2. After that, type or copy-paste this run command and then hit Enter.
3. Expand the “PCI Express“.
4. After that, click on the “Link State Power Management” to expand it.
5. To turn it off, click on the ‘Settings:’, choose “Off” from the listed options.
6. Click on “Apply” and “OK“.
Once you are done, you have to adjust the 3D settings on your system. Follow these steps-
1. Type “NVIDIA Control Panel” in the search box.
2. Then you have to click on the “NVIDIA Control Panel“.
3. Once the Control Panel appears, click on the “Manage 3D settings” on the left-hand side.
4. Then, click on the “Global settings“.
5. In the Global settings tab, look for the “Power management mode” settings.
6. Click on it and then choose the “Prefer maximum performance” option.
7. To save these settings, click on “Apply“.
After that, close the NVIDIA Graphics panel and restart your computer.
This should fix the problem with your computer.
Sambit is a Mechanical Engineer By qualification who loves to write about Windows 10 and solutions to weirdest possible problems.