How to Fix ‘Escape from Tarkov’ Keeps Crashing Issue?

When Escape from Tarkov crashes, it leads to the game closing or the computer freezing, requiring a restart. This error mostly indicates there’s a conflict or issue with the game’s software or hardware compatibility. The most common cause is outdated or incompatible graphics drivers, with other causes including insufficient virtual memory, corrupted game files, or conflicting background applications.

Additionally, issues like overheating or overclocking can also trigger crashes.

In this article, we will discuss different fixes to solve this issue.

1. Check Game Requirements

Before trying anything, check the minimum requirements for the game and see if your PC meets them. Go to Google and search for ‘minimum requirements for tarkov’ to find the requirements needed to run the game.

2. Run as Administrator

It might be possible that the game is not getting all the necessary resources. Running the game as an Administrator will allow the game to access all the resources, which can help in solving the issue.

  1. Press Windows + E to open Explorer and navigate to: (change it to wherever your Tarkov is installed)
    C:\Program Files\Escape_From_Tarkov
  2. Right-click on escapefromtarkov.exe and click Run as Administrator.

3. Disable Antivirus

Antivirus software can interfere with games and prevent them from working properly. Disabling the antivirus will stop it from interfering with programs and games, which can help in solving the issue.

Check our detailed article on how to disable Antivirus.

4. Change Game Settings

Lowering the game settings will use fewer resources on your PC, which can cause problems if you have an older computer.

  1. Open Escape from Tarkov and go to settings.
  2. Navigate to the Graphics tab and lower all the settings.

5. Perform a Clean Boot

Third-party services can interfere with games and cause issues. Performing a clean boot will disable all non-Microsoft services, which can help in solving your problem.

  1. Press Windows + R, type ‘msconfig’, and press Enter.
  2. Navigate to the Services tab, tick the Hide all Microsoft Services checkbox, click Disable all, and click OK.
  3. Press Windows + SHIFT + ESC to open the Task Manager.
  4. Switch to the Startup tab and disable all third-party programs.
  5. Restart your PC.

6. Reinstall Graphics Driver

A corrupted graphics driver can cause issues while running high-end games. Reinstalling will delete the drivers and install a fresh version which has no corrupted data and can fix your problem.

  1. Download Display Driver Uninstaller.
  2. Right-click the DDU zip folder and select Extract to DDU.
  3. Boot into Safe Boot.
  4. Open the extracted folder and double-click the Display Driver Uninstaller.
  5. Click Extract when a short window appears.
  6. Select the GPU from the Device menu and then select your GPU vendor from the Device Type on the right pane.
  7. Once the computer restarts, hopefully, you will no longer face the problem again.

7. Check Hardware

Faulty hardware devices can cause problems in running games. Check your hardware devices, especially the graphics card connected to your computer, to see if there’s any physical issue. Physical issues might include damaged hardware.


Muhammad Zubyan

Muhammad Zubyan is a certified Google IT Support Professional with over 7 years of extensive experience. He has worked on more than 1500 computers, gaining valuable insights that enable him to detect and troubleshoot any complicated root cause of Windows-related issues and errors. In addition to managing Appuals as a Senior Editor, he is currently developing his own Game Optimization program that caters to both gamers and casual users alike.