Plenty of people reported that they run into nvwgf2umx.dll crash when they played games like Grand Theft Auto V, Call of Duty Warzone, etc. How to fix nvwgf2umx.dll crash? The post from MiniTool shares some solutions with you. Please give them a try.
It is frustrating to receive an error message when you play games. Here is an error called nvwgf2umx.dll that prevents lots of players from playing games like Grand Theft Auto V, Call of Duty Warzone, Call of Duty Modern Warfare, Fallout 4, Final Fantasy XIV, Dark Souls 3, and so on.
What does the nvwgf2umx.dll error mean? As its name implies, it is associated with a Dynamic Link Library (DLL) file.
Why does nvwgf2umx.dll crash happen? The common reasons are incorrect configuration settings, outdated or incompatible drivers, corrupted system files, and so on. No matter which reason triggers the nvwgf2umx.dll error in your case, you can try the following solutions to fix the error.
Solutions to Nvwgf2umx.dll Error
- Reinstall GPU drivers
- Disable the Protection features of Antivirus
- Disable VPN
- Run sfc/scannow
- Verify files of the problematic game
- Disable Steam/Discord Overlay
- Reinstall the problematic game
- Stop overclocking CPU
- Update BIOS
Now follow the tutorials below to perform the above solutions.
Fix 1: Reinstall GPU Drivers
First, see if outdated GPU drives are responsible for nvwgf2umx.dll crash. Here is how to do it:
Step 1: Open Device Manager by pressing Windows + X and then choosing Device Manager.
Step 2: Once inside the Device Manager window, expand the Display adapters category and double-click the listed device.
Step 3: You will see a Properties window, on which you should switch to the Driver tab and then click the Uninstall Device button.
Step 4: On the Uninstall Device window, tick the checkbox next to Delete the driver software for this device and click the Uninstall button.
Step 5: Wait for your system to finish uninstalling the GPU driver.
Step 6: Reboot your computer to let your system reinstall the driver automatically from Windows Update.
Once the GPU driver is reinstalled, you can launch the problematic game again and see if the nvwgf2umx.dll error shows up again. If it persists, proceed to the next solution.
Fix 2: Disable Antivirus
Most people install an anti-virus program on computers to secure data. Have you installed one on your computer? If yes, the nvwgf2umx.dll error might be caused by the program. To verify whether the program is the culprit, you should disable it. Here we takes Avast for example, showing how to turn off the program temporally.
Step 1: Open Avast to access its main interface.
Step 2: Click the Menu option at the top-right corner and then choose the Settings option from the menu.
Step 3: Switch to the Protection tab and then the Core Shields tab. Then, toggle off the Core Shields bar.
Step 4: Select how long you want to keep Avast disabled. In this case, you can choose the Stop until your next restart option.
Step 5: Click the OK, STOP button once it appears to confirm that you want to disable the program.
After disabling the antivirus program, you can relaunch the game that triggers the nvwgf2umx.dll error and see if it can run well.
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Fix 3: Disable VPN
If you are using VPN, please try disabling it. It is easy to disable VPN on Windows 10, and here is how to do that:
Step 1: Click the Network icon on the Windows taskbar and then click the Network & Internet settings link.
Step 2: Click the Change adapter options option on the Settings window.
Step 3: On the Network Connections window, right-click the VPN you want to disable, and then choose the Disable option.
Now run the problematic game again and see if nvwgf2umx.dll crash happens again.
Fix 4: Run sfc/scannow
Corrupted system files can easily cause DLL file problems, which might lead to nvwgf2umx.dll crash. So, run the sfc/scannow command right now.
Step 1: Run Command Prompt window as an administrator.
- Type cmd in the Windows search bar.
- Right-click cmd as it appears and then choose the Run as administrator option.
Step 2: Once the Command Prompt window appears, type the command: sfc /scannow and hit the Enter key to run it.
Step 3: Wait for the scan to finish and then restart your computer.
Fix 5: Verify the Game Files
Now verify if the files of the game are corrupt. Here we show how to do that on different platforms including Steam, Epic Games, and Origin.
Step 1: Launch the Steam app and then go to its LIBRARY tab.
Step 2: Find the problematic game in the list, then right-click it, and choose the Properties option.
Step 3: Go to the LOCAL FILES tab on the left side of the current windows and then click the Verify integrity of game files button.
On Epic Games
If you purchase the problematic game via Epic Games, verify the game files via the platform.
Step 1: Open the Epic Games app and go to Library.
Step 2: Find the problematic game in Library and click the three dots next to the game name.
Step 3: Choose the Verify option from the pop-up window.
Here is how to check the integrity of game files via Origin.
Step 1: Open the Origin app and go to the My Game Library tab.
Step 2: Find the game to be verified, right-click it, and choose the Repair option.
Does the nvwgf2umx.dll error disappear after verifying the game files? If yes, that’s great! If not, please move to the next solution.
Fix 6: Disable Steam/Discord Overlay
If you have enabled Steam Overlay or Discord Overlay, follow the tutorials below to disable it.
Disable Steam Overlay
- Open the Steam app.
- Go to the Steam tab and then choose the Settings option.
- On the Settings window, go to the In-Game tab and untick the checkbox next to Enable the Steam Overlay while in-game.
Disable Discord Overlay
- Open the Discord app.
- Click the gear icon to access the Discard Settings.
- Scroll down until you get to the App Settings area. Then, select the Overlay tab.
- Find the toggle for Enable in-game overlay and turn it off.
Fix 7: Reinstall the Game
Some people stopped nvwgf2umx.dll crash by reinstalling the problematic game. So, if the issue still shows up, give this solution a try.
You can uninstall the problematic game via the platform where you purchase it, Control Panel, or Windows Settings. We have detailed the game uninstallation process in the post: How to Remove Game from Steam Library? – Here Is Your Guide. You can refer to it.
Fix 8: Stop Overclocking CPU
To pursue better gameplay performance, most people have tried overclocking the CPU. However, overclocking CPU might cause game crash such as Assassin's Creed Odyssey crash, nvwgf2umx.dll crash, and so on.
Therefore, if you also overclocked your CPU, please reset it back to its factory settings. Here is how to do that:
Step 1: Power off your computer and then power it on.
Step 2: During the booting process, enter the BIOS of your motherboard.
Step 3: Once you access the BIOS, go to the path: Advanced Chipset Feature > CPU Multiplier > Restore Default Settings.
Step 4: Hit the F10 key on the keyboard to save the change.
After stopping overclocking your CPU, it is time to see if the nvwgf2umx.dll error persists.
Fix 9: Update BIOS
The last solution to nvwgf2umx.dll crash is to update your BIOS to the latest version. Before updating your BIOS, let’s check your BIOS version first.
- Press the Windows + R to launch the Run command window.
- Type msinfo32 into the Open field and then click the OK button. This is to access the System Information window.
- Locate the information about BIOS Version/Date on the System Information window.
- Go to your BIOS manufacturer’s support site to find the BIOS latest version. Compare it to the BIOS version you have.
If your BIOS version is not the latest one, you can update it. But note that incorrect operations will bring about more issues and even failure to start Windows. Hence, it is highly recommended that you back up your computer before update your BIOS.
How to back up your computer with ease? How to update your BIOS? Keep reading.
Back up Your Computer
To back up your computer with ease, you can try MiniTool Partition Wizard. It is a trustworthy disk & partition management tool. With it, you can not only copy all files from one disk to another but also upgrade to an SSD to boot computer performance, recover lost data and partition, and more.
Now start backing up your computer via MiniTool Partition Wizard.
Step 1: Prepare an empty external disk that is large enough to hold all files from your computer and connect it to your computer.
Step 2: Launch MiniTool Partition Wizard.
Step 3: Choose the Copy Disk Wizard feature from the left panel and click the Next button on the new window to continue.
Step 4: Select the system disk as the source disk and then click the Next button.
Step 5: Choose the prepared disk as the target disk and then click the Next button.
Step 6: Choose a copy method and click then the Next button.
Step 7: Read the note on the new window and then click the Finish button.
Step 8: Preview the backup result and then click the Apply button to let the program start backing up all files from the source disk to the target disk.
Step 9: Wait for the program to finish this backup. Once it ends, reject the external drive, and put it in a safe place like a drawer.
Update Your BIOS
Once you secure all your files on your computer, you can start updating your BIOS. Here is the tutorial.
The operations of updating BIOS are different for different manufacturers.
Here are the basic operations. Plug your laptop into power in case of power shortage during the update process.
Step 1: Download the latest BIOS version from the BIOS manufacturer’s support site.
Step 2: Unzip the BIOS update file and copy it to a blank USB flash drive.
Step 3: Restart your computer to enter the BIOS screen.
Step 4: Back up the BIOS settings if you see any option like Backup or Save. If you do not see any of these options, skip the step — this is OK as you have backed up your computer.
Step 5: Run the BIOS update tool. The general operations are:
- Switch to the Boot tab.
- Enable any Flash option in the menu.
- Select Start Flash in Advanced.
Step 6: Select the BIOS update file you saved on the USB flash drive.
Step 7: Wait for the flashing process to finish and then restart your computer.
That’s all about how to fix nvwgf2umx.dll crash. Have you solved the issue by applying the above solutions? If you have any doubts about these solutions, please leave your message in the comment zone.
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