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How to fix a Steam game that instantly closes

These are a few resolutions that might fix Steam games which instantly close when you launch them.

How do I fix a steam game that crashes immediately?

1. Update the graphics card driver

This issue could be due to a corrupted or antiquated graphics card driver. Updating the graphics card driver is a common resolution for fixing Windows game crashes.

You can update the driver manually by opening Device Manager, right-click over it, and select Update driver. Also, you can download it from the manufacturer’s website and install it after. 

A more efficient way to keep all your drivers up to date, including the graphics card driver, is to use software that does this automatically.

DriverFix is a great tool to have when speaking about updating drivers. You can read more about the tool and see how to use it from our complete DriverFix guide.



Update all your drivers, including the graphics card, with one of the best updater tools.

2. Double-check the game’s system requirements

If this issue is occurring for a new game you’ve never run before, double-check its system requirements. It might just be the case that your laptop or desktop doesn’t quite meet the game‘s minimum system requirements.

No doubt you checked its system requirements beforehand, but a PC has to meet ALL the minimum requirements.

That includes the listed platform (which must also be 64-bit if stated), Direct X, CPU, graphics card, RAM, and sound card specifications.

If your PC doesn’t match one of the system requirements, you’ll probably need new hardware to run the game. If you just need a bit more RAM, you can always add a little more to a desktop and some laptops.

Run a System Scan to discover potential errors

Restoro Scan

Click Start Scan to find Windows issues.

Restoro Fix

Click Repair All to fix issues with Patented Technologies.

Run a PC Scan with Restoro Repair Tool to find errors causing security problems and slowdowns. After the scan is complete, the repair process will replace damaged files with fresh Windows files and components.

You can also upgrade desktops’ graphics cards. Thus, you might not need an entirely new gaming rig.

This post was written by Matthew Adams and was first posted to WindowsReport

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