While playing a game on NVIDIA GeForce NOW, if you encounter an error code saying 0x0000012E, this article will be very handy for you. We received the same error, and here is how we resolved the issue so that you can get around the error and play your favorite game on GeForce NOW.
Fix GeForce NOW error code 0x0000012E
To fix GeForce NOW error code 0x0000012E on your Windows computer, follow these solutions:
- Check internet connection requirements
- Verify hardware requirements
- Run as administrator
- Other suggestions.
Before getting started, we suggest you wait a while since many users did nothing to fix this problem. There could be times when you might find this error due to a glitch. At times, a simple restart could fix the problem on your computer. If you recently updated your graphics driver or installed a new driver that is directly or indirectly related to monitor, graphics, gameplay, etc., we would suggest you restart your computer once.
1] Check internet connection requirements
Whether you use a Windows application or browser, you must have a good internet connection. As per the official statement, if you want to play games at 720p at 60 FPS, you should have at least 15Mbps of speed. If you want to play games at 1080p and 60 FPS, you should have at least 25Mbps of internet speed. If you do not have such an internet connection, we highly recommend you opt for that.
You can also change the streaming quality from the settings panel. For that, open the Settings panel and head to the STREAMING QUALITY section.
Also, it is suggested that you check your internet connection once for any ping loss issues. You can use these free ping monitor tools to get a detailed report.
2] Verify other requirements
On Windows 11/10, there are mainly two ways to use GeForce NOW to play games – using the application and browser. If you use a 32-bit version of Windows 10, you cannot use GeForce NOW. It is recommended to use the 64-bit version of Windows.
Apart from that, if you want to stream the game, you should have a wired Ethernet connection or a 5GHz Wi-Fi router connected to your computer.
Talking about the browser, we always suggest you use the latest version of the browser, like Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge. You should update the browser to the latest version.
3] Run as administrator
The GeForce NOW app requires some administrative permissions to allow you to play games on your computer. Even though you use an administrator account, you must run the app as an administrator. For that, you can search for geforce now in the Taskbar search box and select the Run as administrator option.
Then, click on the Yes button on the UAC prompt.
Alternatively, you can right-click on the desktop icon and select the Run as administrator option in the context menu.
4] Other suggestions
Apart from these solutions, here are a few things you should keep in mind or you can do:
- You must be in a country where GeForce NOW is available.
- You must have paid for the game in order to play on GeForce NOW.
- You can uninstall and reinstall the GeForce NOW app. In that case, you should use a program uninstaller software to remove all the leftovers along with the application. We always recommend you download the app from the official website nvidia.com.
I hope these solutions have worked for you.
What does error code 0x0000012E mean?
Error code 0x0000012E on GeForce NOW denotes a temporary server issue. There are two things you should keep in mind. First, it could happen when the NVIDIA server is down. In that case, you have nothing to do except wait for it to be resolved officially. Second, your computer has failed to connect to the required server. In that case, you need to check your internet connectivity.
Is GeForce NOW bannable?
Your account could be banned for not complying with their official regulations. As GeForce NOW is unavailable in every region, many gamers often try to use a VPN to connect to the server. This practice can lead to banning your account. On the other hand, if you try to use an unauthorized program, your account will likely be banned.