Resident Evil 7 Crashing: How to Fix & Avoid Crash on Startup

You can't play Resident Evil 7 due to crashing? Solve it today with our efficient methods

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Players are saying that Resident Evil 7 is a worthy reboot of the franchise, but there are also some technical issues to address. Some players are complaining about errors regarding crashing. More clearly, Resident Evil 7 crashes on startup, but also randomly crashes in the mid-game.

We know that you are here to find a solution to the issue that you are encountering, that’s why we did our best in finding the quickest fixes for you to play the game smoothly without any crashes.

So let’s go ahead and check if your PC meets the minimum system requirements of the game. You must meet at least the minimum system requirements of the game.

If not, you need to upgrade your OS, because this may result in Resident Evil 7 keeps crashing, stuttering, or launching issues. If you don’t meet the recommended specifications, try turning down the graphics settings in case you haven’t already.

💥 Why does my Resident Evil keep crashing?

In a few words, the crashes are generated in this game due to multiple causes such as background apps that are blocking Resident Evil 7 from running properly. Another factor can be outdated driver versions that are incompatible with the game specifications.

Resident Evil 7 SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS:

➖ MINIMUM:

    • OS: WINDOWS® 7, 8, 8.1, 10 (64-BIT Required)
    • Processor: Intel® Core™ i5-4460, 2.70GHz or AMD FX™-6300 or better
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 760 or AMD Radeon™ R7 260x with 2GB Video RAM
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 24 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectSound compatible (must support DirectX® 9.0c or higher)
    • Additional Notes: Hardware specification targets 1080P/30FPS. May require a reduction in Texture Quality settings or turning Texture streaming to OFF due to high VRAM requirements. *Internet connection required for game activation. The game is still undergoing development, so all PC requirements are subject to change.

✔️RECOMMENDED:

    • OS: WINDOWS® 7, 8, 8.1, 10 (64-BIT Required)
    • Processor: Intel® Core™ i7 3770 3.4GHz or AMD equivalent or better
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1060 with 3GB VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 24 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectSound compatible (must support DirectX® 9.0c or higher)
    • Additional Notes: Hardware specification targets 1080P/60FPS. *Internet connection required for game activation. The game is still undergoing development, so all PC requirements are subject to change.

How do I fix Resident Evil 7 from crashing?

  1. Verify the integrity of the game files
  2. Update the graphics driver
  3. Check for Windows updates

1. Verify the integrity of the game files

You can ensure that the game files are intact using verify game files. Here’s how to do it

  1. From your Steam library list, right-click on Resident Evil 7 and select Properties.
    click on game properties
  2. Click the Local Files tab.
  3. Click Verify Integrity of Game files and allow the validation process to run its course.
    Verify Integrity of Game File
  4. Repair the damaged files of the game if there are any.

2. Update the graphics driver

  1. Click on the search box and type Device Manager. 
  2. Select Display adapters and choose Update driver.
    Update GPU driver
  3. Select Search automatically for the driver.
  4. After the update, restart your PC to complete the process.
Otherwise, there is a dedicated driver update tool capable to scan your PC in seconds and update any driver automatically in minutes. Outbyte Driver Updater comes with 18 million manufacturers’ driver versions for improved system performance and enhanced gaming.
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3. Check for Windows updates

Using this quick solution may resolve different bugs that block your game from running properly due to corrupted system files.

➡️ Access the Windows Update settings  → Click on the Check for updates button → Select Install for each update.
click on Check for updates

🪲 Other errors that can lead to Resident Evil 7 crashing:

Here you will find all the errors that we talked about above and for each one, you will have a solution or a workaround on how to fix it and play the game. Our workarounds are pretty simple to apply to your game, it should not be hard.

Resident Evil 7 Stuttering

We are going to help you fix the stuttering issue first because this is the most common one and a lot of players are complaining about it. You might even have a high-end PC and still encounter stuttering and overall bad performance. Here are some workarounds that you can apply to have smoother gameplay:

  • Turn off: Vsync, Dynamic Shadows, and Shadow Cache
  • Update your graphic card to the compatible driver
  • Change ambient occlusion to SSAO and don’t use HBAO+

Resident Evil 7 Biohazard Black Screen

For some players, the game doesn’t want to start and they receive a black screen, unable to do anything because nothing happens. A player detailed the issue on the Steam Dashboard, you can see what he said below.

So, to fix this issue you can try the things that the guy above tried or you can apply the workaround below and see if it helps you.

Workaround:

Enter Nvidia Geforce Experience (you will need to provide an email, I know it is lame.) Then update your games list. It will show you RE7. Click on “Details” on the game, optimize the game, then choose to edit the options yourself. Change it from “Fullscreen” to “Windowed”. Save, then hit “Play” Game.

Resident Evil 7 Save Data Issue

You might be unable to create a save data for your game. When the save screen appears you can’t select yes and enter does nothing. To fix this issue check the workarounds below.

Workarounds:

  • Unplug controllers and keyboard and after saving plug them back
  • Press Alt+Tab, save the game, and then go back to fullscreen with Alt+Tab again

If any of these methods didn’t work out for you, check your antivirus software. Some AV software may trigger a false-positive situation and flag certain executables from running. You can temporarily disable the AV software to see if the game behaves differently.

We hope that you managed to fix your Resident Evil 7 errors and that now you are playing and enjoying the game. Plus, you can also check Resident Evil Remaster issues in case you’re having this version of the game.

If you still encounter issues, please comment below and we will help you as soon as possible to fix your error so you can enjoy your game.

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12 Comments
  1. Daniel Folmann says

    it didn’t help

  2. Greg smith says

    has anyone tried this tool? Working? Not working? Is it a virus?

    No comments on it has got me suspect.

    1. Nas Rudy says

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      1. Baran Bat says

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  3. Piotr Iwińśki says

    nobody try this but this is a fake. Capcom he won’t give the patch for this game which doesn’t work on CPU without SSE4.1

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  6. Derp Strats says

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  7. Drayuu Opaline says

    Hello, I have a problem with Resident Evil 7 and I didn’t find any thread talking about it.
    The game is working fine, even with highest settings. But after sometime of playing (10-15min), the game freezes for about one minute. The sound continues and then the game comes back, but the subtitles are late since they kind of “catch up” with the video.
    I stopped playing it after defeating Mia attacking us with a chainsaw (in the very beginning) because I want to fix this before I can continue. The long freeze breaks the immersion.
    I have a GTX 980, i7 4790K CPU 4.00GHz and PC benchmarking tool said my PC was working perfectly etc.
    I’ve tried all the fixes I could find so far aka: setting all graphics to low and remove everything, changing resolution, fullscreen, borderless, anti-aliasing all of them, vsync off, AO to SSAO, etc, etc.
    Still no change.
    I also tried to remove “Banned” DLC, install the game on SSD drive, run as administrator.
    I’m a bit desperate here. Any help appreciated.

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