How to Fix Crashing at Startup or Won’t Launch in F1 2022

F1 2022 Crash or Won’t Launch Fix Guide – EA Sports franchise and the developers over at Codemasters have added another racing game in their already popular F1 series in 2022. The new upcoming game F1 Formula One World Championship in 2022 is ready to launch for PC and consoles on the 1st of July 2022.

The new racing tracks have been set in the Miami International Auto Drome. All the cars have been designed according to the latest and real-life Formula One Racing Cars. Players can now create a team in the My Team Career mode. The Multiplayer also comes with the vintage split-screen mode, an excellent addition for couch gamers. EA is set to deliver a new Racing experience to its dedicated F1 racing fans or F1 car lovers.

After launching on the Steam Platform, some PC gamers face problems like the game is crashing at startup and the game is not launching. So this article will guide you on how to fix F1 2022 crashing at startup or won’t launch.

So in this article, we are going to guide and help you with the best of our knowledge on how to fix crashing at startup or won’t launch in F1 2022

How to Fix Crashing at Startup or Won’t Launch in F1 2022

Before diving deep into the problem, check whether your system meets the minimum or recommended requirements that are required for the game to run. Here are the PC system requirements for F1 2022.

Minimum System Requirement

  • CPU – Minimum Intel Core-i3 2130 or AMD FX 4300
  • GPU – For Normal Graphics, Minimum Nvidia GTX 1050Ti 4GB or AMD RX 470. To Enable Ray Tracing, Minimum GeForce RTX 2060 or Radeon RX 6700 XT
  • RAM – Minimum 8GB
  • DirectX – DirectX 12
  • Storage – 80 GB
  • Operating System – Minimum Windows 10 with at least 64bit support
  • Network – Broadband Internet Connection
  • Sound Card – DirectX Compatible

Recommended System Requirement

  • CPU – Intel Core-i5 9600K or AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
  • GPU – For Normal Graphics, Nvidia GTX 1660Ti or AMD RX 590. To Enable Ray Tracing effects, GeForce RTX 3070 or Radeon RX 6800 XT
  • RAM – 16GB
  • DirectX – DirectX 12
  • Storage – 80 GB
  • Operating System – Windows 10/11 with at least 64bit support
  • Network – Broadband Internet Connection
  • Sound Card – DirectX Compatible

If you have the minimum hardware present on your system, you can probably play the game by setting everything at a low level. Nevertheless, we are trying to help and guide you if your system-level matches between a minimum and recommended level. Here are some of the recommended steps that you should follow to fix F1 2022 Crashing at Startup or won’t launch.

F1 2022 Crash or Won't Launch Fix Guide

Check Your Operating System

Make sure that you have the latest Windows 11 or at least the Windows 10 64 operating system installed. We are running Windows 10 v211H2 Build Version 19044.1706 on our Gaming PC and Windows 11 v21H2 Build 22000.708 on our Laptop.

Classic GPU Settings (For Nvidia Laptop)

If you are facing trouble while playing on a laptop that has Nvidia GPU, then set your GPU as the preferred processor for this Game. Please follow the below steps on how to do it.

  • Go to Nvidia Control Panel
  • After opening it, head over to Manage 3D settings. You will find this option on the left side
  • Then Click on the Program Settings Tab
  • Now you will get a full list of programs that are installed on your PC that can be optimized through the Nvidia Control panel
  • Find the Application Name F1 2022. If you can’t find it then drag your mouse to Add button. Now select the game F1 2022 and select it to add it to the list
  • After selecting, go to the “Preferred Graphics Processor for this Program” and select your GPU
  • Now set the priority level at High

GPU Driver and Operating System Update

Where you have an Nvidia, AMD, or even the latest Intel series GPU, check the respective websites for the latest driver updates. Sometimes reinstalling the latest drivers fixes a lot of startup issues. Update the GPU drivers from their respective GPU Clients like Geforce Experience or AMD Adrenalin. Or you can manually download the Nvidia Drivers or AMD Drivers from their respective websites.

For Nvidia there is an official Game ready Driver v516.59 tailored specifically for F1 22. You can also download the latest AMD Driver v22.6.1 for F1 22.

For Operating System Updates, Go to your Settings and find the Windows Update tab and click on Check for updates. If you are having trouble then restart your PC or modem.

Windows Application Overlay

Sometimes even though your system is fully capable of running F1 22, many games are still not compatible with Game overlays. So, disable all your game overlays in Steam, Discord, Nvidia Geforce Experience, and Xbox Game bar.

Verifying the Files of the Game

When you are installing the game, sometimes it could happen that your system missed a particular file during the installation or download progress. So go to the steam and verify the integrity of the game files, and then the missing file or any kind of error will be fixed.

3rd Party Application

Sometimes 3rd party applications or hardware makes your PC Game unstable. Uninstall or plug out all of them. After that restart the system and try to run F1 2022.

Microsoft Visual Studio

Sometimes you might face error messages like “vcruntime140_1.dll missing” or “MSVCP140.dll was not found”. Installing the latest version of Visual Studio software from the Microsoft store. This will fix the DLL file error popups.

Anti Virus Interference

Oftentimes Anti Virus creates problems and restricts the game files even if it has no hacking or data theft issue. If your PC has anti-virus software installed, then either remove it or pause it and try to run the game. Also, turn off the Window’s defender.

Directory Launch

Gamers always launch the game from the Main Game Client Software. Instead of launching F1 2022 from the Steam, go to the game’s directory folder and try to run the game as an administrator. This might help to solve the crashing problem.

Developer Team Support

If you are still facing issues after doing all of these, then you can contact Steam support for more guidance.

So this was all about How to Fix Crashing at Startup or Won’t Launch in F1 2022. If you have something to add, feel free to comment down below. Also, keep an eye on Xombied Gaming for more guides and fixes!


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