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FIX: Guild Wars 2 crashes in Windows 10

The Guild Wars 2 player then shares a link to the exact error he is getting: Exception: c0000005; Memory at address 7425e8a9 could not be read;
App: Gw2.exe.

A potential fix is suggested by another Guild Wars player and solution apparently involves turning off the Overwolf overlay. Apparently, the Windows 8.1 crashes are caused by the OWClient.dll file.

If this hasn’t solved your Guild Wars 2 game crashing in Windows 8.1, describe your issue thoroughly in the comments box and we will be swift to research more on this to find a proper fix for your issue.

How do I fix Guild Wars 2 crashing on Windows 10?

1. Update your drivers

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Guildwars itself is a pretty old game, but the constant updates mean that the game itself has evolved a lot since it was first released, and so have the system requirements for running it propely.

That being said, just because the game is from 2012, that doesn’t mean that a 2012 PC will cut it.

However, if your PC is that old, but it was top-end in those days, then a complete round of driver updates may suffice to run the latest version of Guild Wars 2.

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2. Repair your game files

  1. Locate your Gw2.exe file
  2. This should be located in your Guild Wars 2 install directory
  3. Right-click on the file and select Create shortcut
  4. Change the name of the shortcut to Guild Wars 2 Repair
  5. Right-click on the shortcut and select Properties
  6. Look at the Target line and add –repair to the end
  7. It should now look something like this:
    • "C:GamesGuild Wars 2gw2.exe" -repair
  8. Select Ok

Your game client should now start repairing itself, and Guild Wars 2 should then launch normally after it is done.

3. Perform a Clean Boot

  1. Press Start
  2. Type in MSCONFIG
  3. Select the first result to launch the System Configuration Utility
  4. Go to the Services tab
  5. Check the box labelled Hide All Microsoft Services
  6. Select Disable All
  7. Make sure you check any critical services that you need to work even in Clean Boot, such as the applications for your peripherals, or your wireless connection software
  8. Go to the Startup tab and select Open Task Manager
  9. Right-click on all displayed apps and select Disable one by one
  10. Click OK
  11. Reboot your PC, and then try launching Guild Wars 2 again.

Guild Wars 2 has some problems in Windows 10, such as crashes, graphical glitches, driver issues, full-screen game mode problems and game settings lags. In case you encounter one of this problems, check this fix guide and get rid of them.

This post was written by Radu Tyrsina and was first posted to WindowsReport

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