Google Earth is a great tool for exploring the wonders of the world, and it even works for getting a glimpse of our cosmic neighborhood. But just like pretty much any other app, Google Earth can sometimes freeze, fail to open, take forever to load, and other types of malfunctioning. Thankfully, the internet is loaded with helpful information for technical issues.
There are several ways of fixing Google Earth’s malfunctioning, and you can try each method at a time. If one doesn’t work, try the next method, and so on.
Update graphics card
Your graphics card not having its updates on time represents one of the most common hindrances that cause Google Earth to malfunction. Therefore, you must simply head over to your video card’s manufacturer and search for the latest drivers that match your model of GPU.
An outdated video card can be the root of all tech evil, so never hesitate to update.
Use the integrated graphics card
If there’s a persistent problem with your graphics card, a good idea is to switch to the integrated one. The process is easy:
- Open your Nvidia Control Panel.
- In the left pane, select Manage 3D settings.
- In the right pane, choose the Program Settings tab.
- Select Google Earth from the menu.
- Set your integrated graphics as the default adapter.
Of course, if you don’t have integrated graphics or you’re already running on one, the method doesn’t apply for you.
Recreate Google Earth account
Many people had to confront the 1603 error when they tried to install Google Earth on their PC’s, especially if they have Windows 10 onboard. The error tells the user that the program is already installed on his computer.
What happens is that during the update process, the shortcuts of Google Earth were removed. This means that all the user has to do is creating the shortcut again.
There you have it, at least one of these methods will do the right job for you.
Chin Cullin has only been working as a journalist for just a few short years. Chin attended a technical school while still in high school where he learned a variety of skills, from digital design to coding. Apart from being a contributor to the site, Chin also helps keep Henri Le Chat Noir up and running as our webmaster.