Fix: Saints Row Not Launching or Responding on PC

Saints Row

Saints Row is a very popular action game which is developed by Volition and published by THQ and Deep Silver. The game is based on Grand Theft Auto and has similar gameplay to it. In the game, there is a street gang that will complete different missions that they will get to complete the full story of the game. The players will be getting a map where they will be roaming around the city, riding bikes and cars, shooting, taking fights with other gangs, and a lot more. We can say that the game is very interesting after knowing about its gameplay.

A lot of players are loving this game very much. They are playing the game without facing any issues. But this is not happening with all the Saints Row players. There are many players who have reported that Saints Row is not launching or responding on their PC when they are trying to do so. This is creating issues for a lot of users. We also know that this type of error is very much annoying for the users too.

We are here with the solution to this problem that you are facing. As users are not able to recognize the cause of the issue, so we are also here with that. In this guide, we will mention the methods by which you will be able to fix the issue and again be able to play the game. So, without any further ado, let’s get started.

Saints Row

Why Saints Row is Not Launching on My PC?

Saints Row is a very much popular action-adventure game. A lot of users are showing very much interest in this game due to the gameplay it has. This game has been downloaded by millions of players who are loving it very much. However, there are many users who have reported that the game is not launching on their PC. It can happen due to certain reasons. We are listing that for you. After that, we will also mention the steps through which you will be able to fix this issue. Before that, make sure to check the reasons as it will surely help you in knowing about the cause of the issue.

  • Your PC does not meet the minimum requirements to run the game properly.
  • There are possibilities that this is caused due to unstable internet connection.
  • Saints Row server might not be working properly.
  • You are using outdated windows or graphics drivers on your PC.
  • The game is not getting proper resources from the system to run properly.
  • Your PC does not have sufficient storage and RAM.
  • There are some corrupted or missing files in the game.
  • You have not updated the game.

How To Fix Saint Rows Not Launching Issue on My PC

We are here with the troubleshooting methods through which you can easily try fixing the crashing issue on your system. Make sure to implement all of them properly to try to resolve this issue.

1. Check System Requirements

The System Requirement is one of the important factors for running the game. It is because the requirements tell us whether the game will be able to run on our PC or not if we download and install it. We will suggest that you should check the system requirements of the game to ensure whether the game will be able to run on the PC or not. Therefore, check the system requirements of the game below.

Minimum System Requirements

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS:  Windows 10 64bit
  • Processor:  Intel Core i3-3240 / Ryzen 3 1200
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: GeForce GTX 970 / AMD Radeon RX 480
  • Storage: 50 GB available space
  • Direct X: DX11
  • VRAM: 4 GB

Recommended System Requirements

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS:  Windows 10 64bit
  • Processor:  Intel Core i5 12600 / AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
  • Memory: 16 GB
  • Graphics: GeForce RTX 3080TI / AMD Radeon RX 6800XT
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 50 GB available space
  • Direct X: DX12
  • VRAM: 12 GB

2. Run The Game in Administrator Mode

If your system has the minimum or recommended specs to run the game and still you are facing this issue then you can try running it with the Admin settings. The administrator mode will give the game all the necessary authority which are required to run it properly. So, if any of the game files are not able to work properly will start running properly on your system and you will be able to resolve the issue. You can do this by following the steps which are given below.

  • Select the Saints Row game application file which you use to start the game.
  • Right-click on it and click on the “Run as Administrator” option.

Run as Administrator

If the game runs perfectly after doing this, then there might be some issues with your account control settings. As the game is running perfectly, then we will suggest that you should do the settings permanently, so that you don’t have to repeat the steps every time you start the game. You can easily do this by following the steps which are given below.

  • Again, right-click on the game file.
  • Now, select Properties.
  • Click on Compatibility Tab.
  • Now, select the “Run as Administrator” option.

Run as Administrator

  • Now, click on Apply and OK Button to save the changes.

3. Update Your Graphics Driver

The graphics driver is the much-required thing by the PC to run the game without any issues. However, many users forget to update their graphics driver which creates these types of issues in running the game. Therefore, we will suggest you check whether the graphics driver on your PC is updated or not. You can easily do this by following the methods which are given below.

  • First of all, Open Start Menu.
  • Type “Device Manager” in the search bar.
  • Click on the Display option and double-click to expand it.
  • Now, select your Graphics Driver and right-click on it.
  • You will see the option of Update Driver, click on it.
  • After it, follow the on-screen instructions that are given to complete the update.
  • Restart your system and again try running the game.

Update Graphics Driver

4. Verify Integrity of the Game Files

Sometimes the not responding issues can occur if there are some files missing from the PC or it is corrupted. In this case, the game will be not able to start as there are no proper installed files. But this is not a big issue to resolve as the game store comes with the in-built feature of scanning and repairing the game files. This feature is provided for Epic Games. For doing this, you need to follow some steps through which you will be able to check the integrity of the game files. 

  • First of all, Open Start Menu.
  • Type “Epic Games Store” in the search bar.
  • Click on the best relevant result.
  • Go to Library.
  • Select the game and right-click on it.
  • After it, you will see the option of “Verify”.
  • Click on it and wait for the process to get completed.
  • Now, restart your system.
  • Check whether the game is working perfectly or not.

5. Disable Antivirus Software 

Many users have reported that their antivirus apps were causing conflicts with the file of the game which resulted in this issue. They tried running the game by disabling the antivirus and they were able to resolve this issue. You should do this method by disabling your antivirus on your system and again running the game. The antivirus blocks the files from working that they think are performing a suspicious activity. Therefore, you should disable your antivirus and check whether the issue has been resolved or not.

6. Disable Windows Firewall

The firewall also blocks files from working if they verify any suspicious activity. It might also get due to a mistake. We will suggest checking whether the Windows Firewall is not troubling your game from running on your PC. You can do this by disabling the Windows Defender Firewall from your system.

  • Open the Start Menu.
  • Type “Windows Defender Firewall” in the search bar.
  • Select Windows Defender Firewall from the search results.
  • After it, click on the Turn Windows Defender Firewall on or off from the left pane.
  • Select the “Turn off Windows Defender Firewall (not recommended)” option.

Turn off Firewall

  • You have to do this for both your Private and Public Networks.
  • Now, click on OK to save changes.
  • Restart the PC and check whether the game started to run properly or not.

7. Check Network Connection

The other reason for the not launching of the game might be your network connection. We will suggest that you should check whether your internet connection is stable or not to run the game properly. In case, if it is not stable then you are likely to face this issue, as the game requires a high-speed network connection. We will suggest that you should check your network speed by using the internet speed checker through which you will be able to get ensure about it. If you have checked the speed and it’s stable then move to the next method. In case, if your internet connection is unstable then switch to another network connection or restart your router to fix this issue.

Internet

8. Disable Fullscreen Optimizations

There are some possibilities that the game might be not running with the fullscreen mode. You can disable it to fix the issue.

  • Right-click on the SaintsRow.exe game file.
  • Select Properties of the game.
  • Now, go to the Compatibility tab.
  • Click on Disable Fullscreen Optimizations.
  • Now, click on Apply button and after it on the OK button to save the changes.
  • Check whether the crashing issue of the game has been resolved or not.

9. Check For Windows Updates

Windows updates are also important to avoid this type of issue in the game. Users have reported that this was occurring to them when they were running the game on their outdated windows. When they have updated to the latest one, then the issue has been resolved for them. It is because the Windows updates also contain updates for the network drivers which are necessary to install. In case, if you have not updated the windows and have some pending updates on your PC then you will likely face this issue with your game. Follow the steps which are given below to check for updates on your computer.

  • Open Settings on your computer.
  • Click on Windows Update on the left pane of the screen.
  • After it, click on Check For Updates.
  • If there is an update available, then click on the Download Now button to download the available updates on your system.

10. Check For Optional Updates

The optional update is another important factor to run the game without any issues. This update includes important drivers update for the PC through which the apps and games run smoothly on your PC. You need to follow the steps which are given below to check for optional updates on your computer.

  • Press Windows + I Keys to open Settings on your computer.
  • Click on Windows Update on the left pane of the screen.
  • Select the Advanced Option.
  • Now, scroll down and look for the Optional Updates option.
  • Select it and check whether there are updates available or not. If there is an update available then download it and wait for the process to get completed.
  • After it, restart your PC and check whether the issue is resolved or not.

11. Reset The Game

You can try fixing the issue by resetting the game from your Windows. Follow the steps which are given below to do this.

  • Open Settings on your PC.
  • Now, click on Apps on the left pane of the screen.
  • Select the Apps & Features option.
  • Search for the game and click on the three dots available on the right side by selecting the game.
  • Now, click on Advanced options.
  • Scroll down and select the Reset option.
  • After doing this, check whether the issue has been resolved or not.

12. Update The Game

There are a lot of users who are facing this issue with their game. If they have reported this to the developers then they will be working on fixing this issue. As some time the issue can also cause due to conflicts between the game and system files. This can be only fixed by the developers. Therefore, we will suggest that you should regularly check for updates for the game to see if there are some new updates available to the game. You can do this by following the steps which are given below.

  • First of all, open the Start Menu on your PC.
  • Type “Epic Games Store” in the search bar.
  • Click on the best relevant result.
  • Go to Library.
  • Select the game and right-click on it.
  • After it, you will see the option of “Update”.
  • If there is any update available then click to download it.
  • Now, wait for the process to get completed.
  • After it, restart your system and check whether the game crashing issue is fixed or not.

13. Reinstall The Game

If you have implemented all the methods, and it has not worked for you, then we will suggest that you might need to reinstall the game to fix this problem on your PC. It is the last method by which you can try to resolve this issue on your game. Many users have reported that they were able to fix this issue after reinstalling the game on their system. This is because when you uninstall the game then all the files and settings will be deleted from your PC.

 

After it, when you install the game again then all the files will get installed properly on your PC by which you will be able to fix the issue. So, we will suggest that you should do this if none of the above methods worked for you. After uninstalling the game, make sure to restart and delete all the game files from your PC.

14. Check Server Outages

Sometimes the issues like not responding and not launching can also cause due to a server outage from the game’s end. So, in this case, we will suggest that you should check whether all the servers of the games are up or not. You can check this by going to their website or through some other third-party websites.

 

A lot of users have also reported that the game was not responding because there were server outages at that time. So, if there is a problem from their end, then you need to wait as you will be not able to do anything at that time. Wait for the official announcements and keep checking the server page. Once they have fixed the issue then you will be again able to play Saints Row without any issues on your PC.

Conclusion

Saints Row is a well-known game that has been launched for different platforms. It comes with very interesting gameplay which is similar to Grand Theft Auto. They have tried to make the game nostalgic so that the users can remember the old days. The players in the Saints Row game can roam in the city, take fights with other gangs, ride different cars, and a lot more. However, the users are not able to enjoy the game fully due to the not launching issue.

In this guide, we have listed all the methods through which you can try fixing the issues that you are facing. So, this was all for this guide. We hope this guide has helped you in resolving the issue of the game which you were facing. In case, if you have any queries or suggestions, then feel free to write in the comment section below.

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