How to fix Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order crashing in Windows 10?

By Emmanuel Seriki | December 24, 2019 |

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Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is the latest action-adventure themed title from Respawn Entertainment. The game features lightsaber combat forms, use of the ‘force’, and other plots or events that have long been associated with the Star Wars franchise.

The game application on Windows, unfortunately, seems to be quite unstable. Even the most ardent Star Wars fan might struggle to make the most of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order if the app refuses to stay up. The crash events play out in different forms on various computers. On some devices, the Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order app crashes on startup, while on other PCs, the game app goes down in the middle of the game (or during gameplay).

To this end, we intend to show you how to fix Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order crashing on startup or in the middle of the game. We have taken the necessary variables into account; we will provide fixes for all variations or strains of the problem. However, before you begin troubleshooting things, you might want to check and confirm that your computer is capable of running Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order using your preferred settings.

We fetched the needed lists from the game publisher’s website.

MINIMUM SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS FOR STAR WARS JEDI: FALLEN ORDER

  • CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 / AMD FX-6100
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • OS: 64-bit Windows 7/8.1/10
  • VIDEO CARD: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 / AMD Radeon HD 7750
  • PIXEL SHADER: 5.0
  • VERTEX SHADER: 5.0
  • FREE DISK SPACE: 55 GB
  • DEDICATED VIDEO RAM: 1024 MB

If your machine’s specs match or better the minimum system requirements for Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, then your computer will be able to run the game at minimal settings – or at least, in theory, your PC is supposed to be able to handle the game process at a decent level. However, we know things are not always the way they seem. In any case, you will be able to use some of the procedures in this guide to improve the game’s performance and stability on your computer so that the game runs better than before and stops crashing.

RECOMMENDED SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS STAR WARS JEDI: FALLEN ORDER

  • CPU: Intel Core i7-6700K / AMD Ryzen 7 1700
  • RAM: 16 GB
  • OS: 64-bit Windows 7/8.1/1
  • VIDEO CARD: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 / AMD Radeon RX Vega 56
  • PIXEL SHADER: 5.1
  • VERTEX SHADER: 5.1
  • FREE DISK SPACE: 55 GB
  • DEDICATED VIDEO RAM: 8192 MB

If you are trying to run Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order using high or top-level settings, then meeting the recommended system requirements is what you should be concerned with – and rightfully so. Nevertheless, even if your computer meets the game demands (based on the list), you will still have to contend with the inconsistencies (from bugs) in the game code, so the game application might end up struggling and crashing. Well, you too will have to apply certain fixes to reduce or eliminate the events where the Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order goes down with a crash.

If you are not sure of your machine’s capabilities, you can launch the DirectX Diagnostic Tool using the dxdiag command (from the Windows Start menu screen) and then check the values or figures for the relevant fields on the window. If it turns out that any of your device components falls short of the game demands, then you might want to upgrade it. For example, you can get a newer or more powerful dedicated graphics card; you can get extra RAM or faster temporary memory sticks.

How to fix Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order crashing in Windows 10

Regardless of the factors or variables in play when the Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order app on your computer goes down with a crash, you are likely to find a fix that will do enough to make the game application more stable than it is currently. Ideally, you should begin with the first procedure on the list and then (if necessary) work your way through the rest in the order they appear below.

  1. Run Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order as an administrator:

If the Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order crashes have anything to do with the game process lacking the permissions or rights needed to execute top-level operations, then the procedure here will make things right. By running Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order as an administrator, Windows gets forced to grant it privileges that allow it to perform all its tasks without interruptions or disruptions.

First, you have to check and confirm that you are currently logged into your PC as an administrator. Otherwise, you have to log out of your computer and then sign back into Windows using the admin account. Once everything is set, these are the instructions you must follow to run Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order as an administrator:

  • First, you have to locate the executable file for Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order on your computer’s disk.

Fire up the File Explorer app (using the Windows logo button + letter E keyboard shortcut, perhaps) and then navigate through the necessary folders to enter the directory housing Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order files.

  • Click on the Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order executable to get it highlighted, right-click on it to see the available context menu, and then click on Properties.

The Properties window for the selected Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order executable will be brought up now.

  • Click on the Compatibility tab (close to the top of the window) to go there.
  • Click on the checkbox for Run this program as administrator (to get this parameter selected).
  • Click on the Apply button and then click on the OK button.
  • Restart Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. Test the game to confirm that it no longer crashes like before.
  1. Verify the integrity of the game files for Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order:

There is a good chance the issues forcing Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order to crash are being triggered because the game application cannot access or use its data because certain files have become corrupted (or gone missing). The verification operation for the game files accessed through the game client (or platform program) will address the issue here. Checks will be made on the relevant Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order packages. Missing or damaged items will then be replaced (with healthy copies of the same data).

If you run Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order from Steam, then these are the instructions you must follow to verify the integrity of the game files:

  • First, you have to open the Steam application. Once the program window comes up, you have to click on LIBRARY to go there.
  • Assuming the list of games is now visible, you have to locate Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, right-click on this game to see its context menu, and then select Properties.

The Properties window for Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order in Steam will come up now.

  • Click on the LOCAL FILES tab (close to the top of the window) to go there and then click on VERIFY INTEGRITY OF GAME FILES…

Steam will initiate the verification operation now.

  • Pay attention to the tasks. Be patient and allow the processes to reach completion.
  • Once everything is done, you have to close Steam and then reopen the application.
  • Run Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order to see if the crash issue has been resolved for good.

If you run Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order from Origin, then you have to use the Repair function – which is similar to the verification function found in Steam – to fix issues with the game files. Go through the steps below:

  • First, you have to open the Origin app. Once the application window comes up, you have to click on My Game Library.
  • Assuming the list of installed games is now visible, you have to locate Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, right-click on the game to see some options, and then choose Repair.

Origin will initiate the repair operation now.

  • Wait for the processes to reach completion and then close the Origin application.
  • Open the Origin app again and then run Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order.
  • Play the game for as long as you can to see if it is now stable.

If you run Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order from Epic Games Launcher, then you can take advantage of the verify function there to check the game files and fix problems (if found). In that case, these are the instructions you must follow:

  • First, you have to run the Epic Games Launcher application. Once the client window comes up, you have to click on Library to continue.
  • Now, you must locate Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order and then click on the cog icon (situated close to the left pane) under the game.
  • Once the drop-down menu appears, you have to click on Verify.

Epic Game Launcher will initiate the verification process now.

  • Wait for the tasks to be finished. Close the Epic Game Launcher app and then open it.
  • Fire up Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order and play the game to see how long it stays up (without crashing).
  1. Close unnecessary and problematic programs:

Here, we are assuming the Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order application on your PC crashes because your computer does not provide its process (or components) with enough resources to sustain its (or their) operations. Well, your system resources – especially when measured in terms of processing power figures or memory figures available – are limited. If other applications are active when Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is running, then they might compete with each other and use up the resources that the game needs.

We must also consider the possibility where the components used by one or more apps come into conflict with the ones used by Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. If the assumptions made here hold true, then you are likely to see improvements after you put down unnecessary and problematic applications.

These instructions cover almost everything that you will need to do:

  • First, you have to open the Task Manager application. You can do it this way: Right-click on the taskbar (at the bottom of your display) to see the available context menu and then select Task Manager.

Alternatively, you can use the Ctrl + Shift + Esc button combination to fire up the Task Manager application quickly.

  • Assuming you are now on the Task Manager window (under the Processes tab), you have to go through items there and take note of active applications, especially those that should not be running currently.
  • Once you identify an application that must be put down, you have to click on it to get it highlighted and then click on the End task button (that recently appeared in the bottom-right corner of the window).

Windows will work to terminate proceedings for the selected application now.

  • If there are other unnecessary or problematic applications running, you have to use the same End task function to put them down now.
  • Assuming you are done terminating all the required programs, you have to close the Task Manager window.
  • Run Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order and then play the game to see how things go this time.
  1. Update your graphics card drivers:

As a hardware device, your graphics card is the most important component in your computer when it comes to graphics operations executed for games and other graphics-intensive applications. Similarly, your graphics card driver is the most important driver when it comes to image display and video rendering tasks – since it manages the interactions between the physical component and software (or code).

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Therefore, if the game app on your computer continues to crash – especially after you tried the procedures we described already – there is a good chance that something is wrong with your graphics card driver. It is probably faulty, malfunctioning, or broken. Perhaps, it is showing its age. It might have fallen to corruption. You are unlikely to find out what went wrong, anyway.

You must resolve the problem by installing a new graphics card driver. The processes that make up the installation operation for drivers typically do enough to eliminate the inconsistencies or discrepancies affecting the current driver. In other words, you are unlikely to experience the same issue with a new driver (due to the fresh code and settings that will come in).

You might be able to update your graphics card driver through the automatic update function for drivers built into Windows. These instructions cover the procedure:

  • Use the Windows logo button + letter X keyboard shortcut to bring up the list of applications and options that constitute the Power User menu. Click on Device Manager to launch this program.
  • Assuming you are now on the Device Manager window, you have to check the categories listed, locate Display Adapters, and then click on the expansion icon for this category.

Display Adapters is the category that houses graphics devices in the Device Manager app on Windows. If your computer comes with two GPUs (dedicated and integrated), then you are likely to see two graphics devices. If your PC has one GPU (integrated only), then you are likely to see a single graphics device.

The dedicated GPU is always the more powerful graphics card, so Windows is programmed to use it to run games and other demanding graphics applications. Your computer probably uses it to run Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, so it is the driver for the dedicated graphics card you try to update. It won’t hurt to install an updated driver for the integrated card too, though.

  • Locate the dedicated graphics device (which is probably a card from AMD or NVIDIA), right-click on it to see the available context menu, and then select the Update driver option.

Windows will now bring up a prompt to ask how you want to perform the driver search task.

  • Click on Automatically search for updated driver software (usually the first option).

Your system is now supposed to get in touch with the necessary servers or centers to see if there are any updates for your graphics card driver. If Windows finds something new (or missing from your computer), it will download and install the software.

  • Once the installation operations for the new driver reach completion, you have to restart your computer.

Windows will probably bring up a prompt to that effect; you can click on the Restart button there. Otherwise – if you cannot allow your computer to restart immediately or if the Restart prompt fails to come up – you must initiate a reboot operation on your own (when it is convenient) to finish things.

  • After Windows starts up and settles down, you have to fire up Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order and then play the game to see if things have gotten better as regards the crashes.

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Well, if Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order continues to crash even after you updated your graphics card driver or if you could not update the driver using the automatic function (for any reason), then you have to perform the driver update task through a different method or procedure. Here, you have to get Auslogics Driver Updater. This program will handle all the driver update processes on your behalf to ensure that the job gets done correctly (this time).

For one, the recommended application will initiate a top-level scan to identify the corrupted, old or outdated, broken, and malfunctioning drivers on your computer and also gather some information about them. It will then proceed to download the newest manufacturer-recommended drivers (stable driver versions) and install them as replacements for the bad or troubled drivers.

The driver for your graphics card is one of the drivers that will be updated. Your computer will end up running good drivers for almost all the devices or components inside your machine, never mind just your GPU. This way, in your quest to fix all driver issues, nothing gets left out.

After everything is done, you will also have to restart your computer to ensure Windows takes the changes (resulting from the installation of new drivers) into effect. Allow Windows to boot normally and reach stability. Run Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order to confirm that the game no longer crashes at startup or during gameplay.

  1. Disable full-screen optimization for Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order:

Full-screen optimization is a special function that was introduced to improve PCs’ gaming performance when the games have to be run on full screens (borderless). Well, the feature does not always deliver the expected results, and sometimes, it even causes complications that result in crashes and other serious issues. Full-screen optimization works well with certain games, while it causes discomfort for others.

It seems Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is one of those games that is incompatible with the function. Some users confirmed that the game app stopped going down with crashes on their computers after they did away with full-screen optimization. You too might get the same success (if you do the same thing).

Follow these instructions to disable full-screen optimization for Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order:

  • First, you have to open the File Explorer application by clicking on the program icon on your taskbar (at the bottom of your display).

Alternatively – if the File Explorer icon is not on your taskbar – you can use the Windows logo button + letter E key shortcut to launch the app.

  • Assuming you are now on the File Explorer window, you have to click on This PC to see your system disk (C:) and then navigate through the appropriate path to get inside the folder housing Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order files.
  • Now, you must locate the main executable for Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order (the one used to launch the game), click on it to get it highlighted, and then right-click on to see its context menu.
  • From the list of options that appear, you must choose Properties.

The Properties window for the chosen Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order executable will come up now.

  • Click on the Compatibility tab (close to the top of the window) to go there.
  • Click on the checkbox for Disable full-screen optimizations to get this parameter deselected.

If you find out that the full-screen optimization function was not being used for the game, then you must select it to see if Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order becomes better from its application. In that case, since the checkbox for Full-screen optimizations is currently ticked, you have to click on it to deselect it.

  • Assuming you are done with your work on the Compatibility tab, you have to click on the Apply button and then click on the OK button to save the new configuration for Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order.
  • Run Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order to confirm that the crash issue has been resolved.

If the problem persists, you must restart your computer, and then fire up Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order to check the state of things again.

Other things you can try to fix the Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order crashing issue on a Windows 10 device

If you are yet to find a fix that forces Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order to stop crashing, then you might want to try out the solutions and workarounds on our final list of things to do.

  1. Disable all overclocking functions or setups: get rid of all overclocking utilities:

With overclocking, for example, you can force your machine’s processor to operate at a higher frequency, which means your computer gets to perform tasks faster than before. However, in your quest to get more out of your computer, you might end up with a configuration that is counterproductive in the grand scheme of things.

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order crashes might be down to your processor overheating and becoming unstable or incapable of executing further operations for the game. If you overclocked your computer (in any form or shape), then you have to do away with the settings and use the normal or regular configuration for everything.

Your gaming performance might actually improve, which means fewer crashes and shutdowns – and more importantly, you get to avoid the risks associated with overheated hardware parts (or the complications that might come into play). If things do not improve after you make the recommended changes, then you will do well to underclock your computer’s components.

  1. Disable your antivirus; uninstall the security utility:

Here, we are considering the possibility where the Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order crashes have something to do with an antivirus or security program that is interfering with or disrupting the game operations. A good number of protective utilities are known to overreach and cause issues in their quest to keep out threats. First, we want you to disable your antivirus and then run Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order to test out things.

If the game stops crashing, then you will know that your antivirus or security program played a role in causing the issues that you faced. If the crashes do not subside after you disable your protection utility, you have to uninstall the application to be sure – because uninstallation is the only process that guarantees the app will not be active in causing problems for you. After you remove your antivirus or security program, you have to restart your computer.

Run Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order to confirm the assumptions that were made. In any case, if you manage to establish a link between your antivirus and the game crashes, then you will have to do away with your antivirus permanently and then replace it with a different application. The ideal replacement should be a security program that functions to protect your computer without having to interfere with or disrupt important processes to cause problems for you.

  1. Run Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order using the lowest values or figures for all the parameters that matter. Try out as many configurations for the game as you can.
  2. Check for, download, and install updates for Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. Wait for updates and patches – if nothing is currently available.
  3. Disable or uninstall third-party monitoring applications such as MSI Afterburner, GeForce Experience, RivaTuner Statistics server, and similar utilities.
  4. Use the High-performance power plan to improve your computer’s performance.
  5. Disable the in-game vertical sync function.
  6. Try to play Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order in windowed mode.
  7. Download and install all the Windows updates released for your computer or system configuration.
Fed up with your slow PC? Tired of waiting for Windows to start up? Take a look at the most common reasons behind poor performance and the best ways to deal with them here.
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