Nothing can worsen your streaming experience like an unexpected error code, right?
But don’t worry; I’m here to help!
In this blog post, I’ll tackle the irritating Smartcast Error Code 2201_1 and share 10 easy ways to fix it.
With these quick solutions, you’ll be back to enjoying your favorite shows in no time.
So, let’s dive in and fix that error for good!
1. Update the graphics driver
You can update your graphics driver from the Nvidia website, or you can also update it from the device manager. If you’re not sure how to do this, follow these steps:
- Right-click on your Windows desktop and then click “Display Settings.” In the case of Windows 10, go to Settings > System > Display (or Settings > System > Display & Brightness).
- Click the Advanced display settings link at the bottom right corner of the screen or click the Display Adapter Properties option in the Control Panel window if using the Windows 8/8.1 operating system or earlier versions of Windows operating systems like 11/10/7/Vista etc.
2. Download and install the latest version of Microsoft .NET Framework
- Download and install the latest version of Microsoft .NET Framework from https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=52634
- Click Download to download a file called dotnetfx35setup_full_x86_x64.exe, an installer program that will install all your missing or outdated versions of Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 (and 4 if you need it) in one click!
- Run this installer program as administrator on your PC by right-clicking on its icon and selecting “Run as Administrator” from the context menu that appears when you do so; then follow its instructions until it has successfully installed everything you need for SmartCast to work correctly again!
3. Download and install Windows Media Player Library Cache Cleaner
If you are using Windows 10 and experiencing this problem, I suggest downloading and installing Windows Media Player Library Cache Cleaner. This tool can scan for errors in your system, fix them and restart the computer.
4. Run sfc /scannow in an elevated command prompt window
- Go to your Start menu and type cmd.
- Right-click on the cmd icon and select Run as administrator.
- Type SFC/scannow in an elevated command prompt window, then press Enter to run it. This will check for any corrupted system files on your computer and attempt to fix them if necessary. If there are no issues with your system files, this process will take only a few minutes; otherwise, it could take much longer depending on how many files need repairing or replacing (in which case you should contact our support team).
5. Uninstall the Nvidia GeForce Experience software
If you’re still experiencing the Smartcast Error Code 2201_1 error, there’s a good chance that the problem is related to your graphics card driver or software. The first thing you want to do is uninstall any programs that might be causing problems. To do this:
- Go to “Control Panel.”
- Click on “Programs and Features” (or just “Programs”).
- Select NVIDIA GeForce Experience from the list of installed programs and click “Uninstall.”
6. Run the Command Prompt as administrator and run the “sfc /scannow” command
- Run the Command Prompt as administrator and run the “sfc /scannow” command
- Open Command Prompt by pressing Windows key + X and selecting Command Prompt (Admin).
- Type in sfc /scannow and hit enter, wait for it to finish scanning your computer for any issues that may cause this problem, then reboot your computer if asked to do so by Windows when you close the command prompt window after running this command.
7. Try to open it in another browser
If you use Internet Explorer and can’t get past the error, try opening the website in another browser like Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome. If it works, then your problem is with Internet Explorer.
If this does not solve your problem, move on to other solutions below that may help solve your computer’s smart cast error code 2201_1.
8. Clear your Internet browser’s cookies and cache
If you are using Google Chrome, follow these steps to clear your cookies:
- Click on the three dots icon (Settings) at the top right corner of your browser. A drop-down menu with options like Settings, Help & Feedback, and More Tools will appear. Click on the Settings option to open a new tab with different tabs like History, Extensions, etc.
- Now click on the Clear browsing data button under the Privacy section to delete all saved data from your computer’s hard drive, including cookies.
Note that this process will not delete personal information like passwords or other sensitive details; it only removes temporary internet files stored by an application or web browser while browsing online.
9. Reinstall Windows OS to Fix smartcast error code 2201_1
The last thing you should do is reinstall Windows OS. This will help to fix the problem and bring the system back to its original state. To reinstall Windows, follow these steps:
- Press the Windows key + I together on your keyboard
- In the search box, type “Control Panel” and click on it when it appears in the results list; then hit Enter key or click on the OK button.
- In the Control Panel window, go ahead with the Programs section (if not there already), followed by Uninstall a program option under the Programs category of the Control Panel window.
- Now look for the Smartcast error code 2201_1 program in the list of installed programs and right-click on it; select Uninstall option from the context menu that appears when you right-click on the Smartcast error code 2201_1 application icon.
- Click the Yes button when prompted with a confirmation message about deleting this software from the PC.
I will not tell you what to do, but I will tell you what I do when I encounter an error. First, I tried to figure out what caused it. If it is something that I did wrong or if there is some simple fix, I go ahead and do that.
However, if it is something more complicated, I look for someone else who might have experienced the same problem before me.