Fix Rainbow Six Siege Crash Issues on PC

By Jonny Lin  Program Issues  Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six SiegeWindows   0 Comment

Many Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege players are experiencing crashing issues with their game. It freezes when they’re in the middle of gaming, and they are sent back to their desktop. This happens randomly, and so frequently that their game experience is totally ruined.

This is an annoying issue. But don’t worry. The following are some methods that have helped many players fix their crashing issues.

Try these fixes

You don’t have to try them all; just work your way down the list until you find the one that works for you.

  1. Close the programs that cause interference
  2. Update your device drivers
  3. Perform a clean boot
  4. Disable SMT

 

Method 1: Close the programs that cause interference

Your R6 Siege may be crashed by interference from some programs running in the background. They include utility programs provided by your hardware manufacturers that changes your components or system settings (MSI Afterburner or Corsair Utility Engine, for example). To see if that’s the case for you, close all those programs before you run your game. Then check to see if this is able to stop your crashing issue.

 

Method 2: Update your device drivers

You may get crashing issue with your Rainbow Six Siege if you’re using a wrong driver or it’s out of date. You should update your device drivers and see if this resolves your problem. If you don’t have the time, patience or skills to update drivers manually, you can do it automatically with Driver Easy.

Driver Easy will automatically recognize your system and find the correct drivers for it. 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 download and install your drivers by using either Free or Pro version of Driver Easy. But with the Pro version it takes only 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) Click the Update button next to each device to download the latest and correct driver for it. You can also click the Update All button at the bottom right to automatically update all outdated or missing drivers on your computer (this requires the Pro version — you will be prompted to upgrade when you click Update All).

 

Method 3: Perform a clean boot 

Your Rainbow Six Siege may be crashed by some background applications or services. You should perform a clean boot to see if there are conflicts between your game and your programs.

To do so:

1) Press the Windows log key and R on your keyboard to invoke the Run dialog.

2) Type “msconfig” and press Enter on your keyboard.

3) Click the Services tab. Then check Hide all Microsoft services (FIRST) and click Disable all. After that, click OK.

4) Click the Startup tab, then click Open Task Manager.

5) Right click each enabled Startup item, then click Disable. After that, close Task Manager.

6) Click OK.

7) Click Restart.

8) Open your game. If it doesn’t have any crashing issue, proceed to the next step to find out the application or service that causes trouble. Otherwise go to the next method.

9) Press the Windows log key and R on your keyboard. Then type “msconfig” and press Enter on your keyboard.

10) Click the Services tab. Check Hide all Microsoft services. Then enable any disabled service (by selecting its checkbox) and click OK.

11) Click Restart.

12) Run your R6 Siege. If your game still has no crashing issue, repeat step 9 to 11 until you find out the service that crashes your game. If none of these services is the culprit, go to the next step.

If there’s any service that crashes your game, you should do some research on the Internet to see what program is this service related to. Then contact the vendor of this program or your system for advice, or use an alternative solution.

13) Press the Windows log key and R on your keyboard. Then type “msconfig” and press Enter on your keyboard.

14) Click the Startup tab, then click Open Task Manager.

15) Right click one (only) disabled Startup item, then click Enable. After that, close Task Manager.

16) Click OK and then click Restart.

17) Open your game and check to see if your game are able to run normally without any crashing issue. If not, repeat step 13 to 16 until you find out the startup item that crashes your game.

If there’s any startup item that crashes your game, you should see what program is this item related to. Then contact the vendor of this program or your system for advice, or use an alternative solution.

 

Method 4: Disable SMT

SMT (Simultaneous MultiThreading) is a multi-threading technology released by AMD to improve performance of its Ryzen CPUs. However, SMT can bring about issues of unstability with some applications on your system. You should try disabling SMT to see if this can fix your Rainbow Six crashing issues. To disable SMT, you should enter your motherboard BIOS. Then find your SMT or SMT mode setting and set it to disabled.

You may need to consult the manual of your motherboard to enter BIOS and change the SMT setting.
If you can’t find the SMT setting on your motherboard BIOS, you should try going to the official support website of your motherboard to get and install the latest update for BIOS. Then re-enter your BIOS and see if there is an SMT setting on it.
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