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Starfield on PC: What to Do When the Game Crashes

Traveling through the stars and colonizing other planets are two of humanity’s most burning desires. We’ve heard about them in literature, sci-fi movies, and, of course, video games. “Starfield” is one of those numerous games out there that have space exploration as their main subject. In Bethesda’s new RPG that has already gathered a significant fan base, although it was released only a few months ago, the world is in the year 2330.

‘Starfield’ presents the hypothetical travel of humanity across the stars that’s supposed to happen in the far future, as well as the colonization of other planets. However, even though the game is highly immersive, it crashes from time to time when you play it on a PC. If you’re wondering how could such a problem be solved, we have a few tips that you could consider. But first of all, we need to understand what could cause such a technical issue.

Why does ‘Starfield’ crash when played on PC

There isn’t a single possible cause for the ‘Starfield’ RPG crashing on PC. Here are the possible reasons:

  • Graphic driver issues
  • System incompatibilities
  • Game bugs/errors
  • Hardware malfunctions

Now, let’s find out how you can fix the crashing problem itself!

How to fix the problem of ‘Starfield’ crashing on PC

Feel free to apply each of the tips mentioned here until the problem goes away. If it doesn’t, there’s also the chance to contact customer support and explain your problem to them. Behold:

Use the optimized settings

Optimizing your graphics settings can prevent exceeding what your PC can be able to run. If you optimize game settings in accordance with your hardware, it can help avert crashes. In order to optimize settings to get the best possible performance, you can do it from an app such as NVIDIA GeForce Experience.

Enable System Managed Paging

Paging is a process that involves moving data that is not frequently accessed from memory to storage, as the goal is to ease future access. Windows operating systems use this paging function. In case you disable the paging feature, crashes for your video games could occur.

Therefore, you need to make sure that the system-managed paging will be enabled, so do the following:

  1. Search for SystemPropertiesAdvanced while launching the Start Menu, and open it.
  2. Once you’re in the System Properties window, you need to select Settings, which appears beneath Performance.
  3. Switch to the Advanced tab and hit the Change option.
  4. Select the Automatically manage paging file size for all drives option.
  5. Select OK. That’s all!

Rollback NVIDIA drivers

Some people may have trouble with their ‘Starfield’ game after installing some of the recently released NVIDIA graphics driver updates. In other words, reverting a driver version to an earlier version could solve the problem.

Here’s how it’s done:

  1. Grab the Display Driver Uninstaller utility.
  2. Extract and launch Display Driver Uninstaller.exe.
  3. Select Continue.
  4. Choose GPU from the Select device type.
  5. From the Select device list, you have to choose your video card manufacturer.
  6. Select Clean and restart.
  7. When the PC restarts, grab the NVIDIA Game Ready Driver 536.99.
  8. Install the driver.

“Starfield” is available for Xbox Series X/S, Xbox Cloud Gaming, and Windows PC.

Costea Lestoc
Costea Lestoc
I began writing as a professional on my personal blog and then discovered my true calling, which is writing about SEO, technology and gadgets in general. I am a technical writer, author and blogger since 2005. An industry watcher that stays on top of the latest features, extremely passionate about juicy tech news and everything related to gadgets.


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