Wednesday, July 11, 2012

City of Heroes Keeps Crashing

City of Heroes keeps crashing in different stages, it would crash when you attempt to start the game or in the middle of gameplay. There are several reasons why games crash on Windows, however, in this article you would learn effective troubleshooting steps through which you stop games crashing on your system.
Check System Requirement

City of Heroes keeps crashing when your system is incompatible with game. Check minimum system recommended and ultra mode requirement for this game.

Minimum system requirements for City of Heroes

Operating System: Windows XP SP 3 / Windows Vista / Windows 7
Random Access Memory: 512 MB or higher
HDD: 4 GB free space
CPU: 1GHz  Intel or ADM
Video: Nvidia Getforce 2 series, Intel i810G series, ATI radeon 8500
Stable Internet connection.

Recommended system requirements for City of Heroes

Operating System: Windows XP SP 3 / Windows Vista / Windows 7
Random Access Memory: 2 GB or higher
HDD: 6 GB GB free space
CPU: Intel or ADM dual core
Video: Nvidia Getforce  FX 5600, ATI Radeon 9600 or higher.
Stable Internet connection.

Recommended Ultra Mode system requirements for City of Heroes

Operating System: Windows XP SP 3 / Windows Vista / Windows 7
Random Access Memory: 4GB or higher
HDD: 6 GB GB free space
CPU: Intel or ADM dual core or highter
Video: Nvidia Getforce  8 series, ATI Radeon 2000 series or higher.
Stable Internet connection.

If your system specification is fine with game and City of Heroes keeps crashing on your system, you certainly need to lower Water Effects or Ambient Occlusion in graphics and audio tab.

Roll back to previous version of NVIDIA drivers

If City of Heroes keeps crashing after lowering settings, you need to roll back to earlier version of NVIDIA drivers. Follow the instructions given below.

1. Go to NVIDIA DOWNLOADS | Fill out fields with reference to to system specs | Search
2. Click on link that that refers to 197.45 | Download

Run game in compatibility mode

If City of Heroes keeps crashing after rolling drivers back to previous version, try running game in compatibility mode. Follow the instructions given below to run game in compatibility mode.

1. Close all applications | Login to your system as Admin
2. Right Click on CoH executable file | Properties | Compatibility
3. Run this program in compatibility mode for version of installed Windows on your system.
4. OK

After running game in compatibility mode, check game updates. City of Heroes would crash if some software is disabled or your system is incorrectly configured. Make sure you have updated version of DirectX on your system.


Run System File Checker

Applications including games such as City of Heroes would crash if you have corrupted system files. Running system file checker would fix such crashes. Follow the steps given below to run system file checker on your system.

1. Click on Start | All programs | Accessories | Right click on Command Prompt | Run as Admin
2. Enter correct login | Allow
3. Type “sfc /scanNow” without quotes and press Enter.


Run Disk Check

Check your installation disk for possible errors, it would help preventing City of Heroes from crashing. Follow steps given below to run disk check on  your system.

1. Click on Start | Go to Computer | Right click on Installation drive | Properties | Tools | Error-checking
2. Click on Check Now | Enter admin login if prompted |   Select automatically fix file system errors.


After performing above troubleshooting steps, just Refresh your System. Refreshing your system would automatically optimize your system for peak performance of games.

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