Fix: Hard West 2 Keeps Crashing on Startup on PC

Hard West 2

Hard West 2 is a game in which there will be a journey to the heart of darkness in the American West. In this game, players have to take control of a supernatural posse and catch the mysterious ghost. For this, you will have to fight with your enemies by using the turn-based tactics which is available in the game. Many users have started playing this whereas many are facing issues with its startup. There are many users who have reported that the game is crashing on their PC. It might be due to software issues or hardware compatibility. We are here with a guide on how to fix this issue.

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Why Hard West 2 is Crashing on My PC?

Users are facing issues when they are trying to start the game. There are a lot of reasons for it. It might be occurring due to the compatibility of the game with your system. It is not the only reason. There might be some issue during the installation of the game or your system might be facing an issue with the graphics. These are the basic problems that might occur due to which the game will not start. In case, if you are facing a startup issue then check out the methods through which you can try fixing the issue on your PC.

How To Fix Startup Issue on Hard West 2

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We have mentioned the list of methods through which you will be able to fix the startup issue on your PC. Before that, you should check the system requirement of your PC to whether it will be able to run the game properly or not.

System Requirements

Minimum System Requirements

  • Operating System: Windows 10 (64bit) or higher
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E4700 2.6 GHz/AMD Phenom 9950 Quad Core 2.6 GHz
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM or higher
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750/Radeon RX 550
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 35 GB available space

Recommended System Requirements

  • Operating System: Windows 10 (64bit) or higher
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-2320 3.0 GHz/AMD Ryzen 3 3200 3.0 GHz
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM or higher
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050Ti/Radeon RX 570
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 35 GB available space

Run the Game as an Administrator

If your PC has the necessary system requirements to run the game but is still crashing on your PC, then you can try running the game as an Administrator. The Administrator will give the game all priority to run it properly. In case, if there are some files or settings which were not started at the time of startup, then it will be started properly. You can follow the steps which are given below to run the game file with admin authority.

  • Go to the game file location.
  • Now, select the Hard West 2.exe.
  • Right-click on that file.
  • Click on the “Run as Administrator” option.

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Check whether the game is running properly or not. If it started to work properly then follow the steps to give it admin authority for all the time you start the game.

  • Select the Hard West 2.exe.
  • Right-click on the file and click on Properties.
  • Click on Compatibility Tab.
  • Select the Run as Administrator option.

  • Now, click on Apply button, and, after it, click on OK Button to save the changes.
  • You can now simply double-click on the game to run it with admin authority.

Check For Updates

The other thing that you have to do is to check for updates on your Windows. The game will not work properly if you are using outdated windows on your PC. Therefore, we will suggest that you should check whether you have updated to the latest version or not. You can do this by following the steps which are given below.

  • Press Windows + I key to open Settings.
  • Click on Windows Update on the left pane of the settings.
  • After it, click on Check For Updates.
  • If there is an update available, then click on Update Now to download the new updates on your PC.

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Update Your Graphics Driver

If you have not updated the graphics driver on your system then it might cause an issue in the startup of the game. We will suggest that you should manually update your graphics driver to resolve this issue.

  • Open Start Menu.
  • Search “Device Manager” in the search bar.
  • Click on Display and 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 PC and check whether the issue has been resolved or not.

Update Graphics Driver

Close Unnecessary Background Apps

If there are a lot of tasks that are ongoing in the background then it might create an issue in the startup of the game. Therefore, we will suggest that you should close all those apps which are not needed to run in the background. You can do this by following the steps which are given below.

  • Press CTRL + ALT + DEL key.
  • Now, select Task Manager.
  • Click on More details to see the processes.
  • Now, select the app which is not necessary to run in the background.
  • Right-click on the app and select End Task.

End Task

  • Do this for all the apps which are not necessary to run.

Verify and Repair Game Files

The app will not work properly if there are some missing or corrupted game files on the PC. It may create an issue with the startup of the game. This can be fixed easily by following the steps which are given below.

  • Open the Steam app.
  • Navigate to Library.
  • Go to installed games.
  • Now, select the game and right-click on it.
  • Click on Properties.
  • Now, go to Local Files.
  • After it, click on the option “Verify Integrity of Game Files”.
  • Wait for the process to get completed.
  • Now, restart your system.
  • Check whether the issue has been resolved or not.

Check Windows Firewall

Sometimes the issue might also occur if the Windows Firewall is blocking some of the responses that are coming from the game’s server. In this case, we can turn off the Windows Firewall to resolve this issue.

  • Open the Start Menu.
  • Search Windows Firewall in the search bar.
  • Select Windows Defender Firewall from the search result.
  • After it, click on the Turn Windows Defender Firewall on or off from the left pane.

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  • Select the Turn off Windows Defender Firewall (not recommended) option.

Turn off Firewall

  • Do this for both your Private and Public Networks.
  • Now, click on OK to save changes.
  • Restart the PC and check whether the issue has been resolved or not.

Update the Game

If the issue is occurring due to the game’s end then it will be fixed and resolved by the company through the update. So, we will suggest that you should check for updates that are available to the game. You can do this by following the methods which are given below.

  • Open the Steam app.
  • Navigate to Library.
  • Go to installed games.
  • Now, select the game and it will automatically check for updates.
  • If there is an update available then you will see the option of Update now.
  • So, if there is any update available then click the Update button.
  • Wait for the process to get completed.
  • Restart the PC and check whether the issue has been resolved or not.

Conclusion

This was all for this Hard West 2 guide. We hope you are now able to resolve the issue. If you are facing any issues in performing any of the methods then feel free to ask us in the comment section below.

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