Video games have become very complex and sophisticated not only in design, but also technologically, so more and more hardware resources are required to run smoothly. Application crash with nvwgf2umx.dll error occurs in many games such as: Grand Theft Auto V, Call of Duty Warzone, Modern Warfare, Cyberpunk 2077, Outriders, Valheim, Final Fantasy XIV, Dark Souls 3 and many others.
The problem is with the dynamic link library file. These files are common in the Windows operating system and are also implemented by third-party applications. The vast majority of crashes in games happen due to problems with incorrect configuration settings, outdated / incompatible drivers, corrupted system files, etc. Below we will consider several ways to fix that will be useful in different situations.
Solution 1: reinstall GPU drivers
One of the main causes of DLL file errors is incompatible, corrupted or outdated video drivers. Updating or reinstalling them completely may resolve the issue with nvwgf2umx.dll.
- Right-click on the Windows icon and select Device Manager.
- Expand the Video adapters section, and again right-click on the installed graphics driver.
- Select Update and then automatically search for updates.
- Wait until the end of the process, and restart your PC.
- If this does not help, you should uninstall the driver and download the current one on the website of your video card manufacturer.
- Return to Device Manager, under Display adapters.
- Record your GPU model for a driver search on the developer site.
- Right-click on it, and select Delete.
- Now visit the official website of the video card manufacturer.
- In the search on the site, write down your card model, download and install the latest drivers.
Solution 2. Check your antivirus settings and disable VPN
In some cases, the problem can be caused by strict settings of a third-party antivirus. Because of this, it blocks all executable files, including .exe and .dll. Check if this is the case and add the main game archive where the exe file is located to the list of exceptions.
Also, if you are using a VPN, disconnect your connection and see if that solves the problem.
Solution 3: Run an SFC scan
Damaged system files often lead to DLL problems. Try to restore them using the standard command.
- Right click on the Windows icon and select Command Prompt (Admin).
- In the window that opens, copy and paste the sfc / scannow command, after clicking Enter.
- Wait for the end of the diagnostics, and reboot the system.
Solution 4. Check the integrity of the files
If the game was purchased digitally, you need to check it for the integrity of the files. Since the problem could be a temporary failure of the network connection, due to which some components were not downloaded, or were damaged for other reasons.
- Open your library, and right-click on the problematic game.
- Select Properties, and go to Local Files> Check Integrity of Game Files.
- Go to the library, right-click on the game, and select “Restore”.
- Wait for the process to complete.
- Go to the “My Games” section.
- Right click on the problematic game.
- Select Plant Management> Check / Repair.
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- Open your game library.
- Click on the three dots next to the app.
- Select “Check”.
Solution 5. Reinstall the game
If the previous option fails, a complete reinstallation may fix the nvwgf2umx.dll error. Therefore, you should delete the game and download it again. This can be done using Steam / Origin / GOG / Epic Games or other launchers, as well as the standard method on Windows.
- Press the Win + X keyboard shortcut and select Programs and Features.
- Find the game that needs to be reinstalled in the list.
- Click on it once, and click Delete at the top.
Please note that you will have to re-download the game after this, and depending on the size of the game, this may take some time.
Solution 6. Disable PC overclocking
“Overclocking your computer” is a common practice among gamers, as it allows you to slightly increase the capabilities of the processor and related components. However, this procedure can negatively affect the stability of the OS and lead to the failure of applications or even Windows. Therefore, if you use programs to overclock your PC or video card, you should abandon them.
Solution 7: Disable Discord overlay
Many users have noted that disabling Discord overlays helps in some cases. Follow these steps:
- Go to Discord options.
- Scroll down the menu on the left to Game Settings and select the Game Activity section.
- Find the problematic game on the right, and disable the overlay.
Solution 8. Disable overlay on Steam
A similar operation can be performed on Steam if the game was purchased on that platform.
- Open Steam, and go to Settings.
- Select a game section.
- At the very top, uncheck the box next to Enable Steam Overlay While Playing.
- Click OK to confirm the changes.
Solution 9. Update BIOS
Please be aware that this solution is not for everyone. An incorrect BIOS update can cause additional problems and even crash when Windows starts up. If you are not sure that you will do everything correctly, it is better to refuse this method.
- Press Win + X, and select Control Panel.
- Go to the Administration section, and then to System Information.
- Write down your BIOS version.
- Visit the official website of the motherboard manufacturer.
- Go to the “Downloads” section.
- Download the correct BIOS version for your motherboard and run the installer.
- When finished, reboot the system.
We hope that one of the suggested options helped you fix the error with nvwgf2umx.dll. Write in the comments which method was effective in your situation, and also describe your methods of solving this problem.