Code Vein randomly freezes your computer? You’re not alone! Many players are reporting it. But the good news is that you can fix it. Here is a list of solutions that have proved useful to many users.

Why does Code Vein keep freezing?

Common causes of game freezing are hardware issues, incompatible drivers, corrupt game files, or overheating. Besides, you’re likely to run into the freezing issue if you’re running multiple programs on your computer at the same time, hogging your resources. If you’re not sure how to deal with, check the fixes below.


Check your computer specifications

Game issues, such as freezing, lagging and crashing, occur when your computer fails to meet the minimum system requirements to run the game. If that’s the problem for you, you’ll need to play the game on another PC.

So, before you start troubleshooting, make sure your computer meets Code Vein‘s minimum system requirements:

OS:  Windows 7 SP1 or Windows 10 (64-bit)
Processor: Intel Core i5-2300
RAM: 6 GB RAM
Graphics Card:  GeForce GTX 760 or Radeon HD 7850
DirectX: Version 11
RAM: 35 GB available space

How to fix Code Vein freezing?

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

  1. Update your graphics driver
  2. Run Code Vein as an administrator
  3. Verify the integrity of your game files
  4. End unnecessary background programs
  5. Set your PC power plan to High Performance
  6. Adjust your virtual memory
  7. Check for Windows updates
  8. Reinstall Steam

Fix 1: Update your graphics driver

The Code Vein freezing issue is most like to occur if you are using the wrong graphics driver or it’s out of date. So, updating your graphics driver should always be your go-to option when something goes wrong with your game. There are two ways you can do this:

Option 1 – Download and install the driver manually

The manufacturer of your graphics card keeps updating the driver. To get the latest correct driver, you need to go to the manufacturer website, find the drivers corresponding with your specific flavor of Windows version (for example, Windows 32 bit) and download the driver manually.

Once you’ve downloaded the correct drivers for your system, double-click on the downloaded file and follow the on-screen instructions to install the driver.

Option 2 – Automatically update your graphics driver

If you don’t have the time, patience or computer skills to update the graphics driver 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 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:

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 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.
If you need assistance, please contact Driver Easy’s support team at support@drivereasy.com.

Fix 2: Run Code Vein as an administrator

Code Vein may not be able to access certain game files on your computer under user mode, which could cause the freezing issue. To see if that’s the problem for you, try running your game as an administrator to give it high integrity access. Here is how to do it:

1) If you’re running Steam now, right-click the Steam icon on the taskbar and select Exit.

2) Right-click the Steam icon and select Run as administrator.

3) Click Yes.

4) Relaunch Code Vein from Steam.

If your game freezes again, then go ahead with the next fix.

Fix 3: Verify the integrity of your game files

You’re likely to experience the Code Vein freezing issue when a certain game file is damaged or missing. To fix it, try verifying the integrity of your game files. Here is how to do it:

1) Run Steam.

2) Click LIBRARY.

3) Right-click Code Vein and select Properties.

4) Click the LOCAL FILES tab, and then click VERIFY INTEGRITY OF GAME FILES.

5) Wait for Steam to detect and fix any corrupted game files automatically. Then, relaunch Code Vein.

If the freezing issue still happens, try the fix below.

Fix4: End unnecessary background programs

Some programs running on the background may conflict with Code Vein or Steam, causing the freezing issue. So, you should also turn off unwanted background programs during gameplay. Here is how to do it:

If you’re on Windows 7…

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

2) Click the Processes tab. Then, 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 Process Tree.

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

Try launching Code Vein again to see if this has resolved your issue. If not, try Fix 5, below.


If you’re on Windows 8 or 10…

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.

Try launching Code Vein to see if it works properly now. If your issue persists, check the next fix.

Fix 5: Set your PC power plan to High Performance

The power plan on all computers is set to Balanced by default. Under the Balanced mode, your computer sometimes might slow down automatically to save energy, which could cause some programs to freeze or crash.

If that’s the problem for you, you’ll need to change your power plan to High performance. Here is how to do it:

1) On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key and type control. Then, click Control panel.

2) Under View by, click Large icons.

3) Select Power Options.

4) Select High Performance.

What’re the differences?
Balanced: Balanced automatically adjust your CPU’s speed according to your computer’s need.
High Performance: High Performance mode keeps your PC running at high speeds most of the time. Note that your computer will generate more heat under the High Performance mode.

5) Restart your computer and your game.

You should be able to run Code Vein without freezing now. If the issue still exists, then go ahead with the next fix.

Fix 6: Adjust your virtual memory

Virtual memory is basically an extension of your computer’s physical memory. It is a combination of RAM and a portion of your hard drive. If your computer runs out of RAM when performing an intensive task, Windows will dip into virtual memory for temporary file storage. If the size of your virtual memory is not big enough to save temporary files, your programs such as Code Vein are likely to freeze.

Follow the instructions below to adjust the size of your virtual memory and see if this is causing your problem:

1) On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key and type advanced system settings.

2) Click View advanced system settings.

3) Click Settings.

4) Click the Advanced tab, and then click Change.

5) Uncheck the box next to Automatically manage paging file size for all drives.

6) Click your C drive.

7) Click the option button next to Custom size, and then type 4096 in the text box next to Initial size (MB) and Maximum size (MB).

Microsoft recommends that you set your virtual memory three times the size of your physical memory (RAM) or 4 GB (4096M), whichever is larger.

8) Click Set, and then click OK.

9) Restart your computer and your game.

If you still run into the freezing issue, don’t fret. Check the fix below.

Fix 7: Check for Windows updates

Windows updates can address bugs related to both hardware and software. So make sure you’ve installed all the new Windows updates to keep Code Vein running smoothly. Here is how to do it:

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.

Restart your computer after the update is complete, then try running Code Vein again. If the freezing issue happens again, try the fix, below.

Fix 8: Reinstall Steam

If none of the fixes above worked for you, reinstalling Steam is very likely the solution to your issue. Here is how to do it:

1) Right-click the Steam icon and select Open file location.

2) Right-click the steamapps folder and select Copy. Then, place the copy in another location to back it up.

3) On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key and type control. Then, click Control Panel.

4) Under View by, select Category. Then, select Uninstall a program.

5) Right-click Steam, and then click Uninstall. Then, wait for the process to be complete.

6) Download and install Steam.

7) Right-click the Steam icon and select Open file location.

8) Move the backup steamapps folder you create before to your current directory location.

9) Restart Code Vein to test your problem.

Hopefully, you can play Code Vein without error now. Enjoy your game! If you have any questions or suggestions, please feel free to leave a comment below.

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