When games crash constantly, you can lose game progress and achievements. Games frequently crashing is not something new, even though a simple restart fixes it sometimes, it is not always the case.
Games usually crash due to outdated graphics drivers, corrupted game files , or trying to run on a system that does not meet minimum system requirements. Let us go over how you can prevent this from happening again in the future.
What is Causing My Games to Crash?
There are quite a few reasons why your games maybe crashing. Let’s look at some of the most common ones:
- System does not meet the minimum requirements.
- PSU failure.
- Corrupted game files.
- Outdated graphics driver.
- Bugs in the game.
- Antivirus deleting game files.
- Inadequate System resources.
- Outdated system drivers.
How to Fix and Prevent Games From Crashing?
Fixing the issue can depend on what specifically is causing your games to crash. It could be as simple as updating drivers or running the game on low settings, but we want to further prevent it from happening again. Let’s go over some of the solutions that can help you.
Also, before you try any of the options below, turn on the Windows Game Mode. This feature enables every Windows feature to favor running games without any interruption.
To turn on Game mode:
- Press Windows + I , Settings > Gaming.
- Then under Game Mode, Switch it on.
Check the Minimum Requirements of the Game
Before you go over any troubleshooting methods, verify the games minimum requirements through their official documentation or FAQs and check if your PC meets them.
Your PC does not have to meet the exact system requirements to run the game, but it is advised to meet them to obtain a playable framerate. Sometimes, if your PC does not meet the minimum requirements it can cause crashes and bugs during scene that require heavy resources.
Install the Prerequisite Software
Some games require software as a prerequisite for running. These include runtime environments like Microsoft Visual C++ and application interfaces like DirectX. Make sure that you have them installed on your PC according to the game’s requirements.
Update the Graphics Driver
Games mainly depend on the graphical power (besides CPU and RAM) to run on your PC. This means that the GPU on your PC dictates how smoothly a game can run. If the drivers for them go outdated or corrupted then it can cause issues with the games like lagging and crashing.
You will need to update the drivers accordingly. To do so, follow these steps:
For Integrated Graphics
- Press Windows Key + R and type
devmgmt.mscand hit enter to launch Device Manager.
- Under Display adapters, right-click on your preferred graphics processor and hit Update driver.
- Now, click on Search automatically for drivers; this lets Windows search online for any updates pending and proceeds accordingly. Alternatively, you can choose to Browse my computer for …….