Fix PES 2016 Crashes, Lag, Black Screen, FPS Issues

Struggling with PES 2016 errors? We've got the right fixes for each error you've got 🎯


Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 (PES 2016) is a popular game among soccer gamers but as every well-known game errors can occur. Most of them come from the fact that the game is a port of PC from the Xbox and PlayStation versions.

The most common PES 2016 Errors are Crashes, Lag, Stuttering and FPS Drops, and Black Screen.

Below you can find these errors detailed and how to fix them and play the game without any issues.

To fix your issues you must first check the system requirements below and make sure that you meet the minimum one. After that, go ahead and find your issue in the errors list below, where you will also find workarounds and solutions for each issue.


  • OS: Windows 10 / 8.1 / 8 / 7 SP1 / Vista SP2
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo @ 1.8 GHz (AMD Athlon Ⅱ X2 240 or equivalent processor)
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: nVidia GeForce 8800 / ATI Radeon X1600 / Intel HD Graphics 3000 or better
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Storage: 9 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c Compatible sound card


  • OS: Windows 10 / 8.1 / 8 / 7 SP1 / Vista SP2
  • Processor: Intel Core i3 530 (AMD Phenom Ⅱ X4 925 or equivalent processor)
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: nVidia GeForce GTX 260 / ATI Radeon HD 4850 / Intel HD Graphics 4000 or better
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Storage: 9 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c Compatible sound card

How to Fix PES 2016 Issues?

#1 PES 2016 Crashes

For some players, PES 2016 crashes on startup, or it crashes randomly in the game when they are playing a match. Others also complained about a crash to the desktop when they try to connect to the game servers.

You can easily fix this and all the crashes of the game by following our solutions below.

1. Update the graphics driver

Outdated drivers can lead to random crashes and make the game unplayable. Make sure you keep your graphics driver up-to-date.

You can manually update drivers via Driver Manager. Search for it on the search bar from your taskbar. Locate the Display Adapters section and expand it. Once you’ll see your GPU driver, right-click on it and press Update Drivers.Update GPU driver

Follow the process and Restart the PC after the updating process has been made.

An easier way to update your drivers is to use a driver updater tool, like PC HelpSoft that will automatically do this task for you. This software will keep your drivers up and running, in such a way keeping you safe from common game errors and hardware failure.

2. Turn off your antivirus protection

To avoid random crashes in the game or crashes to the desktop you should disable all third-party applications that might interfere with the game and cause a crash, like screen recorders and other apps.

If you don’t use a third-party app you should check the Windows Security:

  1. Open the Windows Security process from the search box.
  2. Click on Virus & threat protection.
  3. Under Virus & threat protection settings > select Manage settings. 
  4. Click the Real-time protection to stop the antivirus effects.
  5. Close the app and retry playing the game.

3. Run the game as an administrator

  1. Open File Explorer and go to the PES 2016 location.
  2. When you find it, right-click on the PES 2016.exe and select Properties.
  3. Select the Compatibility tab and check the Run this program as an administrator the game as an administrator
  4. Click on Apply and then OK to close and save the changes.
  5. Relaunch the game.

#2 PES 2016 Black Screen

You might experience a black screen with the sound running in the background when you try to start the game. Usually, this black screen appears after the KONAMI logo and you are unable to continue the game from here.

“I get a black screen after the KONAMI logo and I am unable to play the game, please help me!”

Solution: If you are experiencing this issue at the startup of the game with sound running in the background, make sure that you are running the game in the same resolution as your desktop resolution. You can change that through “settings.exe”. Refresh rate could also cause the black screen so you should check that too.

#3 PES 2016 Lag/FPS Drops

Some users are experiencing Lag or FPS Drops and their game looks like it’s lagging or shirking and sometimes it’s impossible to play. This is apparently the most encountered issue in the game, a lot of players are complaining about performance issues that are making the game unplayable. Read what other players say about this issue below and check the workarounds to fix them.


If you are using a Nvidia graphics card, change the following settings from the Nvidia panel:

  • Maximum pre-rendered frames: 4
  • Multi-display/mixed-GPU acceleration: Single-display performance mode
  • Power management mode: Prefer maximum performance
  • Triple buffering: On
  • Vertical Sync: On

Editor’s Tip: Your computer’s graphics drivers will perform and function less effectively if they are out-of-date. It means that your computer is missing the necessary patches and upgrades to help you fix bugs and boost performance. Therefore, it can be the reason for the FPS decrease.

Related article: PES 2017 Keeps Crashing: How To Fix & Avoid Other Issues

We hope that your guide helped you fix your PES 2016 errors and that now you are playing the game. If you have any questions or any other errors please contact us with a comment below and we will help you fix your game.

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  1. Behrouz says

    When i run PES2016 . i have problem . a blanck screen , please tell ,e how can i fix this . windows 10
    i tried in another pc with windows 10 .it was okay but in ,y pc ( AMD System ) it dosent work

    1. Joseph says

      Reduce your PC Os to windows 7…. Drive d graphics and reinstall d game…and also download direct X

  2. Maju89 says

    Thank you for this guys, my game works great now!

  3. paulo20 says

    thank you guys!

  4. MSalar says

    i cant login to pes servers
    what is the problem ?

    1. mucky says

      cracked games cant be played the game to play it online.

  5. sd says

    am running on window 10, but its not opening at all
    please help, what can i do

    1. jimmy says

      hi system is windows 10 x64 and I have problem .i tried everything(uninstall and reinstall,update drivers,run in as administrator,run it to compatible mode)but still nothing.when I had windows 7,the game was running when I click to run it,it doesn’t run or don’t do’s like I never click it.please help me!

      1. apon says

        same here

        1. bhanu says

          yes thatz exactly what is happning to me

          1. Stickbola says

            same with me

          2. Mohammad Reza says

            me too! 🙁

  6. haidar says

    my game is hag

  7. MANOJ says

    Not able to play game, unable to to establish connection to the server says error codeQIMJ646 please help fix this not able to open most of the features.

  8. Stephan says

    I installed the crack but the game is not coming on when i click on it.. please help ..

  9. Bastian says

    Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 run great but, no sound / no voices / no music !! any suggestions ??? the game is runing on Win7 x86, Pentium IV HT Ghz 3.00 . Aight THANKS !!

    1. Denis says

      Try to update the game and check your sound card drivers.

  10. bayoh says

    It’s telling me application error whenever I try to open it

    1. Denis says

      Are you using the torrented version of the game?

  11. ASAP Y.K. says

    Hi guys the game worked very well first time i installed it but i recently reinstalled it and the window open and it crash instantly without any error message… Can i have any kind of help for that ? Thanks

    1. Denis says

      Try our tutorial and see if you can fix this issue!

    2. EDWARD says


  12. bhangkhie says

    please,i am using a sony vaio system,intel hd family EC graphics,dual core,windows 10,2gb ram.i installled pes2016 which i got from a works on his pc which is different from mine.When i installed the game,it wont launch.Pls help….

  13. Mike hill says

    My son is trying to save the game he’s just played and it won’t let him save it (the save and auto save options are greyed out), so he has to start again each time he plays!! Any ideas, anyone please?? Cheers, Mike (useless dad!!)

  14. Mike hill says

    On pes 2016 xbox 360 may I add

  15. Fisnik says

    How can I slove this problem?
    The procedure entry point steamcontriller could not be located in the dynamic link library C:/PES2016/Game/PES2016.exe.

  16. abdul wahab says

    Guys this is not a error but I can not understand this message
    I have started this master league and I have 108,006,150 balance and I am trying to buy a player of cost
    50,264,900 and when i try to buy this message comes “the squad will fall below the minimum size of 16”
    i can not understand it help me please

  17. lerato says

    hi I have an Asus laptop and when I try to start game it shows black screen and when I go to the specifications tab in settings of the game it says unable in the gpu column. could this be the problem

  18. Anik says

    hi my game crashes at the start? any ideas to solve

    1. Denis says

      Read our tutorial!

  19. Barkeal says

    Hey I have installed it perfectly but it doesn’t have a sound, can you help me?

  20. Shakil says

    I am playing master league and after playing 1 or 2 matches it crashes before starting match

  21. R1svan says

    Hy guys, need some help, actually few month ago, i still play this game ” PES 16″ but cause the job still waiting to be working on it, i cant play anymore. And now, i want play again, the game cant be played, just like what you say guys, there is sound, but picture didnt show up in the monitor, only white screen, not blackscreen, if u guys have any solution, i’ll appreciate it so much. Thanks Btw. SPEC, I7, GTX 950 4GB, 8 Ram,

    1. ein789 says

      Just same with me lads 🙁

  22. Pascal says

    Hi! anytime i launch the game it flashes a white screen and goes off. please is there any fix for this?

  23. revan says

    i got white screen with sound how to fix this problem??

  24. Soumya Bhattacharjee says

    I just installed my game and when i tried to open the application,it crashes to desktop…please somebody give me the solution

  25. Sameer Nadeem says

    pes 16 takes 2000 mb of ram and during th match the leage and the champions league logo shutters!!
    on windows 10

  26. hery says

    hello everybody… i just want to ask how to fix this problem where i play master league for the whole season then after the last match of the season the game crashed and come out error msg… so that means i cant continue my master league seoson… is there any solutions??? tq

  27. JeSTiCK says

    Hi! When i play a Champions League match ( with any random team ) my game crashes ( in ML or
    Exhibition ).. what to do ?

  28. kasmil says

    Bro, my laptop cant read setup-1. I still try to copy this file in my laptop. How bro?

  29. kostas says

    any one answer about issue with white screen and play backround with only sound?

    1. L says

      Try change the resolution

  30. AMINE says

    I have AMD and when I on the game with hight perfo.. the scren BECOMES
    black I don’t know why!!!

  31. Fazian says

    Guys cannot play in offline mode!!!!!just a screen is blinking….

  32. ibnsalam says

    my pes 2016 on ppsspp is going bad. My master league stops immediately after one season. Its not promoting from devision2 to devision1,,, plz wat can I do

  33. saeed says

    The problem of lack of graphics card in the game pes 2016

  34. ogooluwa says

    my problem is dat of when I click on the game it does not load at all meaning it does not open

  35. Josh says

    HI, My PES 2016 crashes when I go to uefa champion league. It does so even if Im playing in legend.

    1. clev says

      same with me.. until now i don’t know how to fix it

  36. prince says

    HI, My PES 2016 runs smoothly on window mood when High-performance NVIDIA processor is selected from my NVIDIA control panel. but when the resolution is changed to FULL, it displays WHITE SCREEN with the menu music being played at the background. please how do i fix problem . i use NVIDIA GeForce 840M

  37. adeola says

    trying to open my pes ’16 but it crashes immediately to desktop without opening, please what can i do

  38. Ozam says

    I have a big problem, just yesterday i could run pes and play the game without any problem but then 3 hourd later i reopened it and i just cant play a single match it stops at ” now loading” and there’s the sound but the loading is endless.. Thanks!

  39. Agniva Ganguly says

    Hello everyone. Please help me out. Whenever I start Pes16.exe it opens with a black window and nothing, no sound as well. My os is Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit with Intel core i3-2100 3.10Ghz processor,4 GB ram and AMD Radeon HD Series 6670

  40. lolu says

    Hi everyone my pes 2016 running on win 10 with 8gb ram and 2gb nvidia 840m lags when im about to take a Shot or tackle or even sometime my keeper cant pass even tho im playing offline ive tried all the solutions but nothing seems to work. does anyone have the same issues??

  41. Utkarsh Pawan says

    I have installed Pes 16 .First the Pes16.exe app was saying that it could not start some 000like error .Now when I ran the game as an admin it pops up a black screen and shows nothing and just quits.plz help

    1. Adeniyi Da Humble Prince says

      same with me

  42. Баярболд Г. says

    Guys pls help me my PES2016 is working great.But one problem ! I cant save my game. Error is ” unable to save ” Im using windows 10 64 bit. How to solve that problem. I want save my game pls help 🙂

  43. Shaurya Kalra says

    Lionel Messi is not playing in FCB PES2016

  44. Victor says

    My pes 2016 does not play it show black screen with no sound and pes 2018 kicks off every time I am about to start a match

  45. Flyboi says

    Please my PES 2016 is crashing while playing the match
    Pls how to I fix this and I have tried all possible means but to no avail

  46. HillAnikz says

    Pes 2017 goes blank at the start of the game
    Please help me out

    1. HillAnikz says

      Nothing shows at start even without displaying Konami

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