What IS Gfxui.exe , Common Error & How to Fix it

Gfxui.exe is a program that is an integrated driver component of Intel Corporation Inc. Gfxui.exe controls the Windows Graphical User Interface, and it is a driver that comes with the Motherboard. The word Gfxui.exe means Graphics User Interface.

In short, the Gfxui.exe process is used by Intel Graphics and Media Control Panel for high definition video. And it’s a part of Motherboard driver.

Gfxui.exe File Location and Size

This is not a visible file, and neither is essential to Windows OS but is required for the High Definition video. This file causes relatively few problems. It is a system file and hence can be found in C:\Windows\System32. It has a known file size of 3.14 MB. Also, it has four more variants, and the file size is about 3.15 MB.

Quick Overview

File description:GFXUIEX Module
File version:
File Size:908 KB
Product name:Intel® Common User Interface
File type:Application
Copyright:Intel Corporation

This is a lightweight file & should be left undisturbed. It may cause some problems. Only then, it is suggested to force-stop it.


This file is not an essential file. Microsoft duly signs it, and hence it has a very low-risk percentage. This is a driver file which controls the graphical user interface for Intel Onboard Graphics adapter. It may not be essential but can be important sometimes to maintain the graphical user interface of the OS.

The original file is harmless as it is verified by Microsoft. But, there can be some harmful malware that can replicate the original files and can cause problems to your PC. To get rid of this, you should scan your PC and remove the file if it is malware.

Common Errors of Gfxui.exe

An obsolete or corrupt version of this file may cause problems to your PC. It can make your system slow, or sometimes it can show error messages. Some of the typical error messages are stated below.

  • GfxUI has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem.
  • GfxUI has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available.
  • Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module GfxUI.exe. Read of address 00000000.

How to Fix Error?

These are some common problems that can appear when this file has a corrupt version. To get rid of this, you can be forced to stop the file by using the following method.

  1. Turn on .Net Framework 3.5

Often when the .Net framework is turned off, then Gfxui.exe may show problems. It is better to turn on the .Net framework 3.5 by the following methods.

  • Click the Windows logo on your taskbar.
  • Type Turn Windows features On/OFF and press Enter.
    Turn Windows features On/OFF
  • Search for .Net framework and make sure that it is enabled.
  • Restart your system & check if the problem persists.
  1. Updating your Graphics card

A missing graphics card driver may cause a problem for you. Updating your Intel Graphics Card may solve the problems for you. Also uninstalling and reinstalling the graphics card driver can help. You can do that through the Intel Website and can download the driver list and update that manually.

It can also be turned off in MSCONFIG. To do this, under start-up, locate Intel Common User Interface and uncheck hkcmd.exe.

How to disable or uninstall it

Gfxui.exe is not a virus. It is better not to uninstall it. To cross-check whether this file is safe or not, you can go to the Task manager and click on the process. After that, right-click on that process and check the file location. If it is anything other than C:\Windows\System32, then be very sure that it may be a virus or malware.

For uninstalling, you can apply the following procedure.

  • Press the Windows logo, type Device Manager, and click on it
    Device Manager from Start menu
  • Click on Display Adapter
  • Now, right-click on Intel(R) HD Graphics and choose Uninstall

After uninstalling, make sure to restart your system. If the problem persists check if there is any file under C:\Windows directory. You should also check the registry for remnants of Gfxui. To do this, start Regedit in RUN, then look under “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE” > “Software” for GfxUI or the name of the producer. You should delete all the remnants.

You should be a professional to delete the registry files. It may cause problems if you don’t create the backup before deleting. Otherwise, you may use these free registry cleaner to do your job.

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