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Gfxui.exe Has Stopped Working Error? Repair Tip!

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Gfxui.exe errors
Ok, so I found a way to finally solve these annoying Gfxui.exe errors – there are usually two sources to this problem. One is more common than the other so I’ll provide a little background about where this exe file comes from and then I’ll describe these two solutions that repair this error.

Drivers diagnostics tool

Details about Gfxui.exe
For those who are concerned – it is a legitimate file from Intel Corporation.
This file is part of a component called: Intel Graphics Properties and it controls the graphic user interface of Intel’s onboard video. You can find it in various laptops such as HP Pavillion, Dell, and Lenovo Thinkpads.

It is usually located in the following path: C:\Windows\System32

Common problems
This file is usually ‘involved’ with several problems, most of them occur right after computer starts ups: BSODS (Blue Screens of Death), slow downs, errors messages like: GfxUI has stopped working or something about the file is not a valid win32 application or unable to start the file.

Two reasons why these errors occur
As I mentioned earlier, there’s one common reason – a driver problem, and a less common reason – security permissions settings.

Step-by-step repair guide:

(1) Detect and replace problematic drivers
I’ll begin with the most common reason – defective driver(s).
Since Gfxui.exe is part of one of your drivers it probably either got corrupted or replaced by an incorrect or incompatible driver (might occur during a recent Windows update as one example).

It might also happen to be that other defective drivers are involved in this problem as well. The easiest way to know which driver(s) is causing all that trouble is using the following drivers diagnostics tool. In about 1-2 minutes it’ll detect any existing problematic driver and enable you to immediately replace it with correct and compatible one.

To make a long story short…

(1) Download the following drivers diagnostics tool
(2) It’ll conduct a comprehensive drivers scan
(3) When it finishes scanning, open the Drivers section
(4) Replace all problematic drivers
(5) Restart your PC

This should solve the problem.
If from some reason it didn’t solve the problem, then this might be due to incorrect security permission settings of this file.

(2) Change Gfxui.exe security permissions settings
(1) Login to Windows using your default Admin account
(2) Access the following folder: \Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727
(3) Right Click on \Config\ folder -> Select Properties
(4) Click Security tab and click Advanced
(5) Click the Owner tab, then click Edit…
(6) Change ownership from Trusted Installer to default Administrators group
(7) Go back to Security tab -> click Edit…
(8) Change the Administrators group permissions to Read & execute
(9) Restart Windows, login again using the default admin account - see if problem is gone

If the Gfxui.exe error has stopped, then you can login to Windows again using any user account.


Has the problem been solved?
Let everyone know – post your comments below.


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Leonardo Dec 3, 2015

It worked! Thank you !!!

nuker destrong Aug 3, 2013

when i open gfxui nothing appers

Vanessa May 31, 2013

At startup I get a GfxUI.exe error message.
I can not download or get my registry repaired.
What can I do?

darleen May 21, 2013

my computer would not let me download nothing can someone help me please fix it ? thank you

akash Jan 21, 2013

I tried the first method but it didn't worked and I cannot understand the second method please comment me how to do it.

Yaron Jan 21, 2013

Please provide more details on what didn't work and what isn't clear with step #2.

amicus May 9, 2012

Go to Control Panel -> Programs -> "Turn Windows features on or off -> make sure Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.1 is checked. (the sub options don't need to be checked)

It worked for me ...

Mustafa May 1, 2012

I have tried both but didn't work.
Same problem.

Admin May 1, 2012

Which drivers were detected as problematic - have you replaced them all?
Have you properly changed the Administrators group permissions as explained?

MICHELLE Apr 28, 2012

How can u download anything when the laptop wont let u load anything to fix anything..this darn Gfxui.exe wont let me get far enough to fix the problem

Admin Apr 28, 2012

Hi Michelle,

Have you tried uploading Windows in Safe Mode?


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