With every update, there is a new error that pops up with Black Ops Cold War, but it’s not always the fault of developers at Treyarch or Raven Software, sometimes the cause of these errors can be outdated system software, unstable graphics card driver, network problem, or something else. Recently, quite a lot of users have been complaining of the Black Ops Cold War Fatal Error Code 80004001 (00000000) (0x903B3F17) D. Here is all you need to know about the Cold War Error Code 80004001 and how to fix it.
How to Fix Black Ops Cold War Fatal Error Code 80004001 (00000000) (0x903B3F17) D
While some error codes occur when the OS is outdated, the cause of the Black Ops Cold War Fatal Error Code 80004001 (00000000) (0x903B3F17) D is often associated with an unstable graphics card driver. Most people affected by this error may be using the latest NVidia Game Ready Driver.
The NVidia GRD is great and often provides day-one support for games, but every once in a while it can cause problems with certain games, so if you get the error after having installed the latest game-ready driver, roll back!
To roll back, you can either use the Windows option or simply visit the NVidia website, download, and install the previous version than the one that’s crashing. This simple fix should allow you to get past the Black Ops Cold War Fatal Error Code 80004001.
To roll back the driver from Windows 10, follow the below steps.
- Press Windows Key + R to open the Run dialogue box.
- Type devmgmt.msc and hit Enter. This will open the Device Manager.
- Expand Display adapters, right-click on NVidia GPU, and select Properties
- Go to the Driver tab and click on Roll Back Driver.
If it’s not the latest drivers that causing the issues, the cause could be the instability caused on the GPU due to overclocking. The thing to note about this fatal error is it has something or the other to do with the GPU. SO, if you are getting the error code, there is a problem with the GPU you need to fix. Playing the game on a lower resolution also seems to help the situation sometimes.
We say that the error is GPU-related based on user reports, but as with most errors, there can be a variety of reasons and fix. So, if you find something new that’s worked for you, let us know in the comments.