Chronos: Before the Ashes

Fix Chronos: Before the Ashes Crash at Startup, Not Launching, or Won’t Start

Fix Chronos Before the Ashes Crash at Startup, Not Launching, or Won't Start

Chronos: Before the Ashes, appears to be the prequel to the Remnant: From the Ashes released today, but users are complaining of an issue that’s preventing them from launching the game. Launch problems are common with video games and can arise due to a variety of reasons. They are also one of the most difficult to fix problems with games due to the sheer number of causes. In this guide, we have outlined the most common reason the game can crash at startup. Keep scrolling to fix the Chronos: Before the Ashes crash at startup, not launching, or won’t start.

Fix Chronos: Before the Ashes Crash at Startup, Not Launching, or Won’t Start

Here are the solutions you can try to resolve the Chronos: Before the Ashes not stating problem.

Terminate Unnecessary Applications

With so many games, third-party software that forcefully inject themselves between operations cause crash in the game. Hence, the first thing we must do to resolve the Chronos: Before the Ashes crashing on PC or failed to launch error is suspend all unnecessary programs and then launch the game. Here are the steps you can follow.

  1. Press Windows Key + R and type msconfig, hit Enter
  2. In General tab, uncheck Load startup items
  3. Go to the Services tab
  4. Check Hide all Microsoft services
  5. Now, click Disable all
  6. Click on Apply and OK.

Try launching the game, check if the error still occurs.

Update the Graphics Card Drivers

Although an outdated graphics card driver causes the most crashes, it’s a gamer’s modus operandi to keep all drivers and software updated on the system. This includes the OS, audio drivers, motherboards, processors, etc.

So, first update the graphics card drivers and check if the game crashes. Nvidia recently released Game Ready Driver that extends support for several new games. Here are the link to both Nvidia and AMD drivers you need.

Nvidia Game Ready Driver

AMD Radeon Software Driver

Select your OS and other specs and download and install the software. If the problem persists, update everything from OS to audio drivers and check again.

Clear Windows Temporary Files

Sometimes temporary files can become corrupted. These files are used by the game for better performance, but corruption can cause the game to crash. Delete these files and allow the game to download new files. This can potentially resolve the error. Here are the steps to delete temp files form your OS.

  1. Open the Run dialogue box by pressing on Windows Key + R
  2. Type %temp% in the field and hit Enter
  3. Press Ctrl + A and hit Delete (if you cannot delete some files, let them be and close the Window)

Disable Steam Overlay

Lately Steam Overlay has come under a lot of criticism for crashing games. Hence, let’s disable the overlay in an attempt to fix the Chronos: Before the Ashes crash problem.

  1. Launch Steam client
  2. Click on Library and right-click on Chronos: Before the Ashes
  3. Select Properties and uncheck Enable the Steam Overlay while in-game.

Close Steam and check if the in-game crash or Chronos: Before the Ashes crash at startup still occurs.

Repair Game Files

If a game is corrupted or some of its files are missing it will most definitely crash. It could be at the start of the game or in mid-game. The Steam Launcher provide you the option to scan and repair missing or corrupted game files. Here are the steps.

  1. Launch the Steam client
  2. From the LIBRARY, right-click on Chronos: Before the Ashes and select Properties

Once the process completes, try playing the game and check if the Chronos: Before the Ashes crashing on PC or failed to launch problem still exists.

We hope the post has helped to resolve your Chronos: Before the Ashes crashing or failed to launch problem. If the problem still persists, you would want to download and install the Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributables from 2015 to 2019. Install both the x86 and x64 versions.  

Tim Blisz
I am an avid gamer who loves to write about games. When not writing, I like to cook and play first-person shooter video games.

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