Having trouble launching Forza Horizon 4 on your PC? You’re not alone! Many players are reporting it. But don’t worry! Here are 6 solutions that have helped many players.

Fixes to try:

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

  1. Check your system specs
  2. Update your graphics driver
  3. Disable ReadyBoost
  4. Turn off unnecessary programs
  5. Check for Windows updates
  6. Reinstall your game

Fix 1: Check your system specs

If your game won’t launch at all, chances are that you’re running a game that stretches your PC beyond its abilities.

You should verify that your system meets the minimum system requirements to run the game. If your PC below the recommended spec, try lowering your resolution and graphics and in-game video settings.

Here are the minimum system requirements to play Forza Horizon 4:

OS:Windows 10 64-bit
DirectX: Version 12
Memory: 8GB RAM
Processor: Intel Core i3-4170 or higher
Graphics card:Nvidia GTX 650Ti or AMD R7 250X
Storage: 70GB available space

Here are the recommended system requirements to run Forza Horizon 4:

OS:Windows 10 64-bit
DirectX: Version 12
Memory: 12GB RAM
Processor: Intel Core i7-3820 or higher.
Graphics card: Nvidia GTX 970 or AMD R9 290X.
Storage:70GB available space

Make sure your PC is above the minimum system requirements to run the game, then move on and try the fix below.

Fix 2: Update your graphics driver

One of the most common causes of the Forza Horizon 4 not launching problem is a faulty or outdated graphics driver. You should update your graphics driver to see if that’s the case for you.

If you don’t have the time, patience or computer skills to update your graphics driver manually, you can do it automatically with Driver Easy.

Driver Easy will automatically recognize your system and find the correct driver 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 update your drivers automatically with either the FREE 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) Click the Update button next to the graphics driver to automatically download the correct version of that driver, then you can manually install it. Or 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 (this requires the Pro version– you’ll be prompted to upgrade when you click Update All).

You can do it for free if you like, but it’s partly manual.
The Pro version of Driver Easy comes with full technical support.
If you need assistance, please contact Driver Easy’s support team at support@drivereasy.com.

4) Try restarting your game to test your issue.

If your issue persists, then move on and try the fix below.

Fix 3: Disable ReadyBoost

ReadyBoost is a Windows feature that allows you to use your flash memory devices to speed up your PC.

Few players report that disabling the ReadyBoost fixes the launching error in Forza Horizon 4. Follow the instructions below to see how to do it:

1) On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key and E at the same time.

2) Right-click your USB’s name and select Properties.

3) Click the ReadyBoost tab, then select Do not use this device.

4) Click Apply > OK.

5) Disconnect all USB devices you don’t need from your PC.

6) Relaunch your game to test your issue.

If your issue still exists, try the fix below.

Fix 4: Turn off unnecessary programs

This issue might occur when you’re running multiple programs at the same time, and your PC gets overloaded. So you should turn off unnecessary programs during gameplay.

Also, the programs listed below can cause your game to fail. If you’re running any of them, please turn them off or uninstall them.

MSI Afterburner / Riva Tuner Statistics Server OBS MacType Wallpaper Engine
EVGA Precision Xsplit Warsaw Banking App

Here is how to check and close programs you’re running:

1) Right-click your taskbar and select Task Manager.

2) Check your current CPU and memory usage to see what processes are consuming your resources most.

3) Right-click the process you want to end and select End task.

Don’t close any program that you’re not familiar with. It may be critical for the functioning of your computer.

4) Try launching your game to test your issue.

If your issue continues to occur, move on and try the fix below.

Fix 5: Check for Windows updates

Windows releases regular updates to fix bugs. It’s possible that a recent update has stopped your game from running correctly, and a new update is needed to fix it. To ensure you have the latest updates, do the following:

1) On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key. Then, type windows update and select Windows Update settings

2) Click Check for updates, and then wait for Windows to download and install the updates automatically.

3) Restart your computer and your game after the update is complete.

If your issue persists, move on to the fix below.

Fix 6: Reinstalling your game

Forza Horizon 4 launching issues could happen when the game is not properly installed on your PC, or certain game files are corrupted or missing. In this case, reinstalling your game is very likely the solution to your issue:

1) On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key and type Forza Horizon 4. Then, right-click Forza Horizon 4 and select Uninstall.

2) Click Uninstall.

4) Download and install Forza Horizon 4 from Microsoft Store.

Hopefully, this article helped in resolving your issue. Please feel free to leave a comment below if you have any questions or suggestions.

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