Forza Horizon 4 Crashes To Desktop - How To Fix The Problem


Forza Horizon 4 Crashes To Desktop - How To Fix The Problem

Some users have encountered startup problem Forza Horizon 4 even on powerful systems. To solve the problem, you need to use the following several options for actions, after completing which the game should start normally. After passing each stage, you can try to enter the game and check its current performance.

Stage 1. Administrator account

You must be logged into Windows 10 with a local computer administrator account. This fixes most of the reported error cases.

Step 2. Checking for Windows 10 Updates

You need to make sure that you have installed all the latest updates for Windows 10. To do this, click the "Start" button and select the "Update and Security" section at the very bottom, or enter the word "Update" in the search bar and select the first item in the list that appears. In the menu that opens, install all updates and restart the computer.

Step 3. Disconnecting the conductor

To disable explorer.exe, it is recommended to use the instructions on Github. To do this, go to the link and download files «FH4FixServices.bat» and «FH4Fix.bat». Before opening the game, we use "FH4Fix.bat", which will launch Forza Horizon 4 with high priority. After that, you will have to wait about 50 seconds before starting the game. The explorer process will be disabled, but will start again when the game ends. If this did not help and the players encountered some errors in the game, then it is recommended to run "FH4FixServices.bat" as administrator. It does the same, but additionally checks for important Xbox services and starts them before playing.

Stage 4. Software

The game does not support interoperability with some applications that may cause conflicts, therefore it is recommended to disable all background software and applications, including antivirus, firewalls and any software to increase or monitor FPS. Let's take a closer look at disabling conflicting services using Nahimic as an example:

  1. To disable the service, open the search, enter "Services" and open the found application.
  2. In the window that opens, you need to pay attention to the Nahimic service, which is installed on the computer when working with the Sonic Studio 3 sound program.
  3. We use the right mouse button on the service and open "Properties".
  4. In the "Startup type" section, select "Disabled" and click the "Apply" button at the bottom of the window.
A list of all conflicting services and programs that must be disabled or removed before starting the game:

  • Logitech G Hub;
  • MSI Afterburner / Riva Tuner Statistics Server;
  • EVGA Precision;
  • OBS;
  • Xsplit;
  • Discord;
  • MacType;
  • Warsaw Banking App;
  • Wallpaper Engine;
  • A-Volute Sound studio;
  • Nahimic Audio;
  • Sonic Audio.
If the player is using OBS, Xsplit or any other streaming software, then you need to set your source to display the capture. It is recommended that you disable Gaming Mode in Windows and close all overclocking programs, hardware monitoring, streaming, recording, and any nonessential applications while playing.

A list of additional software for monitoring the power of the computer, which is recommended to be disabled before starting the game:

  • MSI DragonCenter;
  • RyzenMaster;
  • Gamefast from Dells Killer Control Center;
  • Any software installed that can adjust or monitor power settings.

Stage 5. Deactivating Windows Defender

Open "Start" and go to "Settings". We use the section "Update and Security" and click on "Windows Security". We apply the button "Protection against viruses and threats". We select the item "Manage settings" in the section "Protection against viruses and other threats". Disable real-time protection

Stage 6. Power circuit

You need to make sure that the power mode is set correctly, so go to "Settings", where in the search we find "Control Panel" and go to "Hardware and Sound" and "Power Supply". We select the "High performance" mode and restart the computer.

Stage 7. Background application

You need to make sure Forza Horizon 4 is running as a background application, so go to Settings. Open the "Privacy" section and select "Background Applications" in the left menu. Scroll through the list of applications to Forza Horizon 4 and move the slider to the active "On" position.

Step 8: Uploading the game to the Microsoft Store

Go to the Microsoft Store and click on your profile photo in the upper right corner. If the player has several accounts, then you will need to log in to all, but select the current account on which the purchase of the game was made. Download any free app from the Microsoft Store. Trying to launch the game again from the Library page of the Microsoft Store.

Stage 9. Disable development mode

Press the key combination "Windows + R", enter "powershell" and press the "Enter" button.
Copy and paste the following text into the Powershell window, press the Enter key and restart your computer.

Get-AppXPackage | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$ ($ _. InstallLocation) AppXManifest.xml"}

Step 10. Checking time and date

It is necessary to make sure that the time and date indicated on the computer are correct, so we use the right mouse button on the clock in the taskbar menu. We select the item "Setting the date and time". Move the checkboxes "Set time automatically" and "Automatically set time zone" to the inactive state. We return the flags back to the "On" position. and restart your computer.

As a last resort, a complete reinstallation of Windows can help. The developers are aware of the problem, so they will fix it in the next updates, since a similar error was encountered in Forza Horizon 3. It is also recommended to turn off virtual reality headsets and not use them during the game.

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