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How to fix Nvidia OpenGL driver error code 8?

Alton Alexander
By Alton AlexanderUpdated on June 4th, 2022

The Nvidia OpenGL driver error code 8 happens when the driver is not able to communicate with the hardware. This can be caused by a number of things, but most commonly it is caused by outdated drivers or incorrect settings.

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1. Restart your computer

  1. Click on the "Start" button.
  2. Type "cmd" into the search bar and press enter.
  3. At the command prompt, type "restart" and press enter.
  4. If the computer prompts you to choose an option, choose "restart now".
  5. After the computer restarts, open the "Start" menu and click on the "Restart" option.
  6. When the computer restarts, it will prompt you to choose an option. Choose "repair your computer".
  7. At the "Select your operating system" screen, select "Windows 10" and click on the "Next" button.
  8. At the "Select your language" screen, select "English (United States)".
  9. Click on the "Next" button.
  10. At the "Select your destination" screen, select "Choose an option".
  11. Click on the "Restart now" button.
  12. After the computer restarts, open the "Start" menu and click on the "Run" option.
  13. Type "cmd" and press enter.
  14. At the command prompt, type "regedit" and press enter.
  15. At the command prompt, type "net stop nvidia" and press enter.
  16. At the command prompt, type "net start nvidia" and press enter.
  17. If the computer prompts you to choose an option, choose "Yes".
  18. If the computer prompts you to choose an option, choose "Exit without fixing anything".

2. Update your graphics card driver

To update your graphics card driver:

1.Open the Nvidia Control Panel. 2.Select "Manage 3D Settings". 3.Select "Graphics Cards" in the left pane. 4.Select the graphics card you want to update and click "Update Driver". 5.Select the latest driver version from the list of available drivers and click "Update". 6.Once the update is complete, click "Close".

3. Roll back your graphics card driver

  1. Right click on the graphics card icon and select "Update Driver"
  2. Select "Browse my computer for driver software"
  3. Click on "Browse" and select the driver package you installed earlier
  4. Click on "Install" and follow the on-screen instructions

Some users might also have success with the following opitons:

  1. Disable your graphics card driver.
  2. Uninstall your graphics card driver.
  3. Reinstall your graphics card driver.
  4. Install the latest graphics card driver.
  5. Install the latest Windows updates.
  6. Contact your computer manufacturer.
  7. Contact NVIDIA customer support.