Fix CS:GO Crash at Startup, In-Game or Random Crash, and Disk Read Error

Massive player count return to the game after the launch of the Counter Strike: Global Offensive – Operation Broken Fang. After a long wait, the game has had a big update and brings new skins – over 100, maps, and rewards. And although the game is error free with slight glitches, some players are reporting crash with the game. If you are in a similar situation, we have the solutions to resolve the CS:GO crash at startup, in-game crash.

Fix Counter Strike: Global Offensive – Operation Broken Fang Crashing

In-game or random crash usually attribute to a few reasons such as corruption of game files, outdated graphics card drivers, third-party software hindering the process of the application, software overlays, and if the system is unable to meet the performance demand of the game.

Hopefully, by addressing all the above reasons, you can resolve the CS: GO random crash or in-game crash.

We first start with updating the graphics card driver. Go to the official website of the manufacturer and download the latest copy of the driver software. Perform a clean install. After updating, check if the game still crashes, if it does, verify the integrity of game file using the Steam client. Here is the process.

  1. Launch the Steam client
  2. From the LIBRARY, right-click on CS:GO – Operation Broken Fang and select Properties

For a lot of users, the above process suffices to fix most crashes with the game. When installing the latest update for CS: GO due to a number of reasons the install could have been corrupted. By scanning and repair you replace the old corrupted files with new.

The next solution we will attempt is to close all unnecessary programs, except Windows applications and then launch the game. You can either do that or disable programs like MSI Afterburner or any RGB software installed on the system. We suggest you disable all applications by following the below process.

  1. Press Windows Key + R and type msconfig, hit Enter
  2. Go to the Services tab
  3. Check Hide all Microsoft services
  4. Now, click Disable all
  5. Go to the Startup tab and click on Open Task Manager
  6. Disable one task at a time and restart the system.

You may have GeForce Overlay or the Steam Overlay enabled, there two overlays cause the most number of crash in games. Disable them and your program with CS: GO crashing will be resolved.

If your graphics card is old or you have overclocked the graphics card that’s another reason the game could be crashing as it becomes instable during high-performance scenes. Therefore, revert the overclocking or if the card is old consider an upgrade.

Finally, if nothing has worked, try reducing the FPS of the game. It’s more important for users with low or mid-range PC. You can reduce the Frame rate from the NVidia control panel. Start with 30, verify the game’s performance and then increase the FPS a bit.

Fix CS: GO Disk Read Error

The disk read error with CS: GO is an old error with the game and occurs when the game does not have permission to write on the disk. It occur when the Steam client and the game does not have admin privileges. So, the fix is quite easy, start by providing admin rights to Steam and then, do the same for the game.

In order to provide the admin rights, right-click on the desktop shortcut of Steam or the .exe > select Properties > go to Compatibility tab > check Run this program as an administrator.

That’s all we have in this guide, hope you CS:GO – Operation Broken Fang random crash and in-game crash is resolved.  

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