CSGO Crash in Windows 10/8/7 [SOLVED]

By Enya Zhang  Common Errors  games   0 Comment

Argh! CS:GO crashed again! WHY?! Actually, there are a few known reasons. And a few fixes that work for most users…

Try these fixes

All the screenshots below are from Windows 10, but the fixes in Windows 8 and 7 too. Make sure you have at least 4GB of RAM installed in your computer.
Just work from top down the list until you get CS:GO up and running again:
  1. Update your graphics driver
  2. Stop overclocking your GPU
  3. Modify the game properties
  4. Verify integrity of game cache
  5. Edit the cfg file
  6. Change fastprox.dll to fastprox.dllold

Fix 1: Update your graphics driver

One of the most common causes of this problem is an outdated or a faulty graphics driver.

There are two ways to update your graphics card driver: manually and automatically.

If you don’t have the time, patience or computer skills to update your drivers manually, you can do it automatically with Driver Easy. You don’t need to know exactly what system your computer is running, you don’t need to risk downloading and installing the wrong driver, and you don’t need to worry about making a mistake when installing.

You can update your drivers automatically with either Driver Easy or the Pro version of Driver Easy. But with the Pro version it takes just 2 clicks (and you get full support and a 30-day money back guarantee):

  1. Download and install Driver Easy.
  2. Run Driver Easy and click the Scan Now button. Driver Easy will then scan your computer and detect any problem drivers.  
  3. You can upgrade to the Pro version and click Update All to automatically download and install the correct version of ALL the drivers that are missing or out of date on your system.
    You can also click Update to do it for free if you like, but it’s partly manual.
  4. Restart your computer and hopefully your CS:GO runs smoothly now. 🙂

Fix 2: Stop overclocking your GPU

The overclocked GPU is another reason why you have this CS:GO-keeps-crashing problem. If you ever overclocked your GPU for a faster and smoother game performance, you can try lowering it back to the default setting. If not, or it doesn’t help with the situation, then move on to Fix 3.


Fix 3: Modify the game properties

Apart from not enough RAM, wrong/corrupted drivers, an overclocked CPU, game bugs can also be responsible for our game crash problem. In fix 3, we’ll modify the game properties and here’s how:

  1. On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key   and E at the same time, then copy & paste C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Counter-Strike Global Offensive into the address bar and press Enter.
  2. Right-click on csgo.exe and click Properties.
  3. Un-tick Run As Administrator and Compatibility Mode, click Apply and OK.
  4. Launch CS:GO again from Steam see if this helps fix the crashing problem.

Fix 4: Verify integrity of game cache

  1. On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key and E at the same time, then copy & paste C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Counter-Strike Global Offensive into the address bar and press Enter.
  2. Right-click on the csgo application (i.e. csgo.exeand click Delete.
  3. Launch Steam, click Library > Counter Strike: Global Offensive.
  4. Right-click on Counter Strike: Global Offensive and click Properties.
  5. Click LOCAL FILESVERIFY INTEGRITY OF GAME CACHE.
  6. Back to the new csgo.exe (or refer to steps 1) if you don’t remember), right-click on the csgo application (or csgo.exe), and choose Properties.
  7. Click the Compatibility tab, make sure all the check boxes are UNCHECKED and click Apply > OK.
  8. Go to Library in Steam > Counter Strike: Global Offensive.
  9. Right-click on Counter Strike: Global Offensive and click Properties.
  10. Click SET LAUNCH OPTIONS, type cl_disablehtmlmotd 1 and click OK.
  11. Run CS: GO from your Steam again and see if the crash problem has been solved.

Fix 5: Edit the cfg file

  1. On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key and E at the same time, then copy & paste C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Counter-Strike Global Offensive\cfg into the address bar and press Enter.
  2. Open the text file (video.txt).
  3. Next to setting.mem_level, there will be a 1, change 1 to 0.
  4. Save and exit.
  5. Re-run the game and see if the crashing problem has gone.

Fix 6: Change fastprox.dll to fastprox.dllold

  1. On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key and E at the same time, then click View > Options > Change folder and search options.
  2. Click the View tab and uncheck the box before Hide extensions for known file types. Then click Apply > OK.
  3. On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key and E at the same time, then copy & paste C:\Windows\SysWOW64\wbem into the address bar and press Enter.
  4. Locate fastprox.dll and rename it to fastprox.dllold.
  5. Re-launch your game and hope you’re enjoying your game right now.

How have the fixes above helped you with your troubleshooting? Do you have any ideas or tips to share with us? Drop a comment below and let us know your thoughts. 

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