1. Allow the game in Anti-virus software
Sometimes, anti-virus software may block the game, causing it to crash on startup. Add the game to the list of allowed apps or temporarily disable the anti-virus software.
2. Verify the integrity of game files on Steam
Corrupted game files can lead to crashes. To verify the integrity of game files on Steam:
Open Steam and go to your game library.
Right-click on Street Fighter 5 and select “Properties.”
Go to the “Local Files” tab and click “Verify Integrity of Game Files.”
3. Update graphics drivers
Outdated graphics drivers can cause crashes. Update your graphics drivers to the latest version by visiting your GPU manufacturer’s website.
4. Run the game in compatibility mode or as administrator
Incompatible settings can lead to crashes. To run the game in compatibility mode or as an administrator:
Right-click on the Street Fighter 5 executable file and select “Properties.”
Go to the “Compatibility” tab.
Check the box next to “Run this program in compatibility mode for” and select a previous version of Windows.
Check the box next to “Run this program as an administrator.”
5. Disable IPv6
Disabling IPv6 can resolve network-related crashes:
Press the Windows key and type “Network Connections.”
Right-click on your network adapter and select “Properties.”
Uncheck the box next to “Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6).”
6. Perform a clean boot
A clean boot can help identify conflicts caused by startup programs and services:
Press the Windows key and type “msconfig.”
Go to the “Services” tab and check the box next to “Hide all Microsoft services.”
Click on “Disable all.”
Go to the “Startup” tab and click “Open Task Manager.”
Disable all startup items.
7. Reinstall Visual C++ Redistributable Packages
Reinstalling Visual C++ Redistributable Packages can fix crashes caused by missing or corrupted files:
Visit Microsoft’s website and download the latest Visual C++ Redistributable Packages.
Run the installer and follow the on-screen instructions.
8. Repair your DLL library
Fix crashes caused by missing or corrupted DLL files:
Download the missing DLL file from a reliable source.
Place the DLL file in the game’s installation folder or the System32 folder (for 32-bit systems) or SysWOW64 folder (for 64-bit systems).
9. Resolve driver problems
Update your system drivers to fix crashes caused by outdated or incompatible drivers:
Press the Windows key and type “Device Manager.”
Expand the categories and look for devices with a yellow exclamation mark.
Right-click on the device and select “Update driver.”
10. Check your storage drive
Ensure your storage drive has enough space for the game and its updates:
Press the Windows key and type “File Explorer.”
Right-click on the drive where the game is installed and select “Properties.”
Check the available space and free up space if needed.
11. Unplug all peripherals
Disconnect all unnecessary peripherals (such as game controllers or USB devices) and try rerunning the game.
12. Reset Street Fighter 5 settings
Reset the game settings to fix crashes caused by incorrect configurations:
Go to the game’s installation folder.
Locate and delete the “config.ini” file.
Run the game, and the file will be regenerated with default settings.
13. Turn off Data Execution Prevention (DEP)
Turning off DEP can resolve crashes caused by compatibility issues:
Press the Windows key and type “System Properties.”
Go to the “Advanced” tab and click on “Settings” under “Performance.”
Go to the “Data Execution Prevention” tab and select “Turn on DEP for essential Windows programs and services only.”
14. Add Street Fighter 5 to your firewall’s exception list
Adding the game to your firewall’s exception list can resolve crashes caused by network restrictions:
Press the Windows key and type “Firewall.”
Click on “Allow an app or feature through Windows Defender Firewall.”
Click on “Change settings” and then “Allow another app.”
Browse to the game’s executable file and add it to the list.
15. Eliminate external hardware conflicts
Remove any external devices causing conflicts, such as USB hubs or external GPUs.
16. Shut down Intel background services
Shutting down Intel background services can resolve crashes caused by conflicts with other processes:
Press Ctrl + Shift + Esc to open Task Manager.
Go to the “Processes” tab and look for “Intel Driver Support” or “Intel System Usage.”
Right-click on the process and select “End task.”
17. Verify the game’s system requirements
Ensure your computer meets the minimum system requirements for Street Fighter 5. Visit the game’s official website or Steam page for the system requirements.