Halo Infinite Keeps Crashing on PC

For many, Halo Infinite has been a welcome revelation. Only this joy did not last as long as we would like because some critical errors do not allow you to enjoy the same multiplayer game calmly and comfortably.

By tradition, players must figure out the technical nuances independently. The released patches do not permanently save the game from problems. So, let’s see why Halo Infinite is crashing.

General tips for Halo Infinite

Sometimes errors appear when launching Halo Infinite. Unpleasantly, the game you installed may not start, crash, freeze, show a black screen, and give errors in windows. We tried to collect all the necessary information with universal instructions, tips, and various programs and libraries designed to help solve the most common errors associated with Halo Infinite.

We strongly recommend that you read the links to various programs. A lot of errors and problems in Halo Infinite are associated with not installed / not updated drivers and the lack of necessary libraries:

  • Latest Nvidia GeForce driver.
  • Latest AMD Radeon Driver.
  • DirectX package.
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Library.
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Library.
  • Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 Library.
  • Microsoft Visual C++ 2013 Library.

Halo Infinite starts up and runs but crashes.

It happens due to a lack of video memory (VRAM). However, users complain that Halo Infinite crashes even if the system requirements are met. And as a rule, this is due to 4K textures, which use many more resources.

Moreover, high-quality textures are enabled automatically, which means they will be the default on the first launch. That is why it is far from immediately apparent why departures occur. In this regard, we propose to disable them. You can do this in the following way:

Right-click on the game Halo Infinite, select the “Properties” item, switch to the Additional Content tab, and now uncheck the high-quality textures.

The computer restarts while playing

From time to time, Halo Infinite shows something incredible – during the game, the system reboots. That is, the computer/laptop starts to reboot right during the game without any errors or explanations. 

As it turned out, the problem is related to the DumpTool.exe application launched with Halo Infinite. So the solution to the error is quite simple: close DumpTool.exe using the Task Manager, after which there will be no more emergency system reboots.

Halo Infinite slows down, freezes or lags

Modern games are resource-intensive, so even if you have a modern computer. It is still better to disable unnecessary/unnecessary background processes (to increase processor power) and use the methods described below to help eliminate lags and brakes.

Launch the task manager and, in the process, find the line with the game name. Right-click on it and select Priorities in the menu, then set the value to High. Now all that remains is to restart the game.

Remove everything superfluous from startup. To do this, all in the same task manager, you need to go to the tab Startup, where you need to disable unnecessary processes at system startup. It is better not to touch unfamiliar applications if you do not know what they are responsible for. Attention, you risk spoiling the system startup.

And we also recommend that in the settings related to power consumption, set Maximum performance. The same applies to the video card: you must assess the maximum performance in the graphics processor settings and select the Quality option.

If your Nvidia graphics card is no older than the GTX 10 series of GPUs, it is possible to increase the frame rate by speeding up the graphics card. You need to open the Control Panel of the Video Card, go to the already familiar tab Manage 3D Settings and select the game in the list with programs, then find Vertical Sync Pulse and click on it to set the parameter Fast.

You should delete temporary folders, unnecessary files, and cache. You can find different programs on the Internet that help you do this. We recommend using BleachBit or CCleaner for this.

Defragment or optimize your hard drive. To do this, go to the Hard disk properties tab Service, Defragmentation, or Optimization. In addition, you can check/clean up the disk, which in some cases helps.

In the end, switch to a simple design so that the computer is not loaded with resource-intensive effects. For example, you can safely disable the built-in debuggers, search indexing, and much more.

Halo Infinite crashing at random or on launch

Below are a few simple ways to solve the problem, but you need to understand that crashes can be associated with both game errors and errors related to something specific.

First, try the most straightforward option – restart Halo Infinite, but with administrator rights.

Check for conflicts between Halo Infinite and other applications on your computer. For example, many players often swear at a utility called MSI AfterBurner, so if you use this or any other similar one, turn it off and try to start the game again.

The game may refuse to work adequately because of Windows Defender or antivirus. Therefore, you should go into options and add the Halo Infinite launcher .exe file to the exceptions or immediately disable the antivirus along with the Defender.

DirectX error in Halo Infinite

DirectX-related errors may occur when launching Halo Infinite. If you suddenly get the message DirectX Runtime Error, DXGI_ERROR_DEVICE_RESET, DXGI_ERROR_DEVICE_HUNG, or DXGI_ERROR_DEVICE_REMOVED, use the instructions below to resolve these errors.

First, you need to install a clean version of your video card driver (that is, you should not immediately rush to install the same GeForce Experience, nothing extra from AMD and audio).

If you have a second monitor, try turning it off and also turn off G-Sync and any other add-on/auxiliaries. Use the System File Checker to repair corrupted or missing system files.

If you are using an Nvidia video card, try enabling Debug Mode in the video card control panel.

Often the cause of the error is an overheated video card, so we recommend the FurMark program to check its performance. If this turns out to be accurate, then you should lower the video card frequency.

If you suddenly encounter other errors, then we recommend reinstalling DirectX. Still, before that, it’s better to uninstall the old version just in case (be sure to delete all files in the folder before reinstalling, starting with d3dx9_24.dll and ending with d3dx9_43.dll).

However, many people confuse slow work with lag, but these problems have entirely different causes. Halo Infinite slows down when the frame rate at which the image is displayed on the monitor decreases and lags when the delay when accessing the server or any other host is too high.

That is why “lags” can only be in network games. The reasons are different:

  • Bad network code.
  • Physical distance from servers.
  • Network congestion.
  • Incorrectly configured router.
  • Low Internet connection speed.

However, the latter is the least common. In online games, communication between the client and the server occurs by exchanging relatively short messages, so even 10 MB per second should be enough for good running.

There are a vast number of other game bugs that have a direct impact on the launch of Halo Infinite in one way or another. We are trying to collect a user base and expect you will not only share the material with friends but also solve errors.