Windows 10: Nvidia Control Panel won't open

Discus and support Nvidia Control Panel won't open in Windows 10 Graphic Cards to solve the problem; Well, I am having this problem that Nvidia Control Panel won't open on my PC. I uninstalled and reinstalled. The PC was restarted, Still wont open.... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Graphic Cards' started by ern88, May 31, 2021.

  1. ern88 Win User

    Nvidia Control Panel won't open

    Well, I am having this problem that Nvidia Control Panel won't open on my PC. I uninstalled and reinstalled. The PC was restarted, Still wont open. Tried going in through Control Panel and open it. Error comes up saying "application not found" Even after uninstalling and reinstalling. Cant figure out why.

    ern88, May 31, 2021
  2. Suman_B Win User

    Windows 10 version 1903 Nvidia Control Panel issues.


    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.

    I understand that nvidia Control Panel is not accepting desktop color settings correctly, In order to get clarity and to assist you accordingly, we would need some

    1. What is the Make and the Model of the computer?
    2. May I know the Model of the nvidia Graphic card?

    I suggest you to try the following methods and check:

    Method 1: Change the output dynamic range to full.

    1. Open nvidia control panel.
    2. Click on Display.
    3. Select Change resolution.
    4. Output dynamic range
    5. Set this value to Full.

    Method 2: Update nvidia Graphic driver.

    Suggest you to update the nvidia Graphic driver from the

    nvidia website
    and check if it fixes the issue.



    Microsoft Community – Moderator
    Suman_B, May 31, 2021
  3. windows 10 control panel


    Thank you for visiting Microsoft Community and providing us with the detailed description about the issue.

    As per the description, I understand that you want to know how to access the control panel in Windows 10?

    I certainly understand your concern and will try my best to help you.

    I would suggest you to try the following steps to open the Control Panel in the system.

    Step 1: Opening Control Panel in Windows 10.

    • Open Run command box by simultaneously pressing Windows and R keys (Windows + R).

    • In the Run dialog box, type
      and then press Enter key to open the classic Control Panel.
    Step 2: Access Control Panel in Windows 10 from desktop.

    • Right-click on the Start button (Windows logo button at the bottom-left corner of the desktop) and then click Control Panel to open the same.
    Step 3: Launch Control Panel using search.

    • Open Start menu or screen.

    • In the search box, enter Control Panel and then press Enter key to open the same.
    Note: You can quickly access the search with the help of Windows + C hotkey.

    Step 4: Create Control Panel shortcut on desktop.

    • Right-click on desktop, click New, and then click Shortcut.
    • In Type the location of the item box, type the following path.
    explorer shell:ControlPanelFolder

    • Click Next button.
    • In the Type a name for this shortcut box, type Control Panel, and click Finish button. You can now double-click on the Control Panel icon on the desktop to quickly launch the same.
    Step 5: Pin Control Panel to Start or taskbar.

    • In the Start search box, type Control Panel.

    • When you see search results, right-click on Control Panel entry and then click Pin to Start to pin it to the Start menu or screen.
    Note: Clicking Pin to taskbar will pin the Control Panel to taskbar.

    I hope this information is helpful.

    Please do let us know if you need any further assistance, we will be glad to assist you.

    Thank you.
    Jayant Gupta, May 31, 2021
  4. Nvidia Control Panel won't open

    windows 10 control panel

    Step 2 does not work at all. Anything from File Explorer and above does not launch at all.
    DeviantWolf, May 31, 2021

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