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Fix Grounded Crashing at Startup on PC

Fix Grounded Crash at Startup on PC

Grounded opened up for early access two days back and the game has had incredible reception on Steam. Available exclusively for Xbox and PC players, the survival game has you shrunk to the size of an ant and have to survive the dangers of the backyard. Early players are reporting Grounded crashing at startup. While the problem is not widespread, it can be irritating after multiple attempts to launch the game. The first thing we recommend is check your system is above the minimum recommendations. Here are the specifications:

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 7 (SP1) 64bit
  • Processor: Intel Core i3-3225
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 650 Ti
  • Storage: 8 GB available space

If your system meets the minimum requirements, you should disable all unnecessary applications and launch the game. You can do this by pressing Windows Key + R and type msconfig. Go to Services tab and check Hide all Microsoft services. Now, click on Disable all. Try launching Grounded, does the crash or launch problem still occur? If it does, try the fixes listed below.

Fix 1: Update Graphics Drivers

It’s a gamer’s modus operandi to keep the graphics driver software updated at all times. Check if there is an update on the GeForce Experience and install it. AMD users can do the same. After updating check if the Grounded crashing problem still occurs.  

Fix 2: Disable V-Sync

Games crashing or not launching problem is often caused when the V-sync is enabled. V-sync matches the framerate with the refresh rate of the monitor. Although, it’s a useful feature it can often cause crash with games. You can disable V-sync from the Nvidia control panel. Open the Nvidia Control panel > 3D Settings > Manage 3D settings > Program Settings > Select Grounded in option 1 and disable Vertical sync from option 3.

Other fixes you can try to fix the Grounded Crashing at Startup on PC.

  • Disable Exclusive Mode for Your Sound Device
  • Add your Game to the Antivirus’ Exception List
  • Run ‘wsreset’ Command
  • Stop Overclocking your GPU
  • Add Permissions to the WindowsApps Folder
  • Sign in with a Microsoft Account

After you have performed the above fixes the game should not crash and you should be able to enjoy Grounded. Let us know in comments if you have a more effective solution to the problem.


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Harsh Clif
He is caught in a loop between writing about games and playing them. It's a vicious cycle. Harsh also runs a successful recipe blog with 700K monthly visitors and is an avid SEO participating actively in SEO groups and forums.

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