What to do If Roblox keeps Crashing on Windows?

If your Roblox is freezing or crashing, it indicates that you have compatibility issues with the Roblox, causing it to crash. This also indicates that you have an outdated or faulty graphics driver, which impacts not only Roblox performance but overall system performance. Moreover, running any game with outdated drivers is the major cause of crashing and freezing.

Roblox keeps Crashing on Windows
Roblox keeps Crashing on Windows Fix

If you have the latest graphics driver, it is possible that there are some third-party applications installed on your Windows, preventing Roblox from running. In this case, you can try performing a clean boot on your Windows to determine which application is interfering.

1. Update the Graphics driver

Since crashing or freezing issues are usually caused by outdated or faulty graphics drivers, we will start with updating them. Updating the graphics driver to the latest version will help you to utilize the graphics card to its full potential. It also helps fix crashing issues or other issues where the Windows shows Blue Screen Of Death errors. Hence, it is important to keep drivers up-to-date.

To update the graphics drivers:

  1. Open your GPU vendor application, and go to the Drivers section.
  2. Click Check For Updates to find the drivers.
  3. If there is an update available, download it and then install it.
    Downloading Graphics Driver from Vendor
    Downloading Graphics Driver from Vendor
  4. Once done, launch ROBLOX and see if the crashing issue is fixed.

2. Disable Full Screen Optimization

Full-screen optimization is a feature in Windows that optimizes the application that takes over the whole screen. When this feature is enabled, your game will run at the best graphics settings possible.

However, since Roblox has its own optimization, Full Screen Optimization can conflict with Roblox optimization, resulting in crashing issues. Hence, try disabling the full-screen optimization feature to see whether the issue is fixed or not.

To disable Full-Screen Optimization:

  1. Right-click the Roblox application and go to Properties.
    Opening Roblox Properties
    Opening Roblox Properties
  2. Go to Compatibility and tick Disable full-screen optimizations.
    Disabling Full Screen Optimization
    Disabling Full-Screen Optimization
  3. Click Apply and click OK.
  4. Once done, launch the Roblox to see if it is still crashing.

3. Run Roblox As an Administrator

If you have not tried running Roblox with administrator permissions yet, try running it because running a program with administrator privileges will have access to all the DLL files and other resources required to run the program properly.

Moreover, it also helps bypass the Windows Firewall, which can interfere by blocking the program exe file if it takes too many resources to run the program.

  1. To do so, right-click the Roblox application from the desktop.
  2. Select Run as administrator.
    Running Roblox with administrator permissions
    Running Roblox with administrator permissions
  3. Once done, check if the issue is resolved.

4. Run Roblox with compatibility Settings

Compatibility Settings allows users to run a program with the old versions of Windows, like 7, 8, and more. When the current compatibility settings are incompatible, meaning if the application is behaving unexpectedly, like freezing or crashing, changing the compatibility settings can fix these issues.

To configure the compatibility settings:

  1. Right-click the Roblox Player and select Properties.
    Navigating to Roblox Properties
    Navigating to Roblox Properties
  2.  Navigate to Compatibility, then tick Run this program in compatibility mode for and choose Windows 8 or 7 from the menu.
    Running Roblox with an old version of Windows
    Running Roblox with an old version of Windows
  3. Once done, click Apply and click OK.
  4. Then, run compatibility troubleshooter.
    Running Compatibility Troubleshooter
    Running Compatibility Troubleshooter
  5. Select Try recommend setting to apply the compatibility settings.
    Applying Recommend Compatibility Settings
    Applying Recommend Compatibility Settings
  6. Once done, click Test the program and check if the issue is fixed. If it is, then click Next and select Yes, save these settings for this program.
    Saving Compatibility Settings for Roblox
    Saving Compatibility Settings for Roblox
  7. Once done, click Yes if they ask you to fix the problem, then close the troubleshooter.

5. Clear Roblox Cache

Having corrupted cache files often causes the application to malfunction because they are created by the application to reduce loading time or increase the User Experience (UI). Cache files are the temporary files that contain the data that users frequently visit or access. Therefore, if they are corrupted, it can result in crashing or freezing.

To clear the Roblox Cache:

  1. Press the Windows + R keys to open Run Program.
  2. Enter %localappdata% in the input box and click OK.
    Opening Local Appdata folder using Run Program
    Opening Local Appdata folder using Run Program
  3. Find the Roblox and right-click on it.
  4. Select Delete to remove the folder.
    Deleting Roblox folder
    Deleting Roblox folder
  5. Once done, launch Roblox and check whether you encounter the issue or not.

6. Perform a Clean boot

 It is possible that Roblox is crashing due to interference from third-party programs and services. If you have third-party programs installed on your Windows, it is possible one of your third-party programs is interfering and causing ROBLOX to crash. To fix this, perform a clean boot to determine which program or service is causing issues.

Moreover, if you have many background applications running, it is possible that your RAM is running out of memory, which results in crashing. Hence, make sure to close all unnecessary background applications to reduce RAM usage.

To perform a clean boot:

  1. Press the Windows key and type msconfig.
    Opening System Configurations
    Opening System Configurations
  2. Open the System Configuration Window, and choose Selective Startup.
    Telling Windows to start with minimal drivers and services
    Telling Windows to start with minimal drivers and services
  3. Go to Services from the top.
  4. Tick Hide all Microsoft services, then click Disable all.
    Disabling third-party services to start with Windows
    Disabling third-party services to start with Windows
  5. Once done, click Apply, go to Startup, then click Open Task Manager.
    Opening Task Manager from system system configuration Window
    Opening Task Manager from system configurations
  6. Here right-click the third-party applications one by one and click Disable. Next time when you boot Windows, disabled apps won’t open. You will have to open it manually.
    Disabling Third-Party applications from Startup
    Disabling Third-Party applications from Startup
  7. Once done, restart your Windows for the changes to take effect.
  8. Then, launch the Roblox to see if the error is fixed or not.

7. Use Microsoft Roblox Version

Using the Microsoft Roblox version instead of a desktop version has helped most affected users. Microsoft Roblox version is similar to the desktop version. Hence, we also recommend you try a Microsoft Roblox version. But before that, make sure to completely uninstall Roblox first, as it might cause issues in the future.

  1. To do this, press the Windows + R keys to open Run Program.
  2. Enter %localappdata% in the box and click OK to open the AppData folder.
  3. Find and right-click the Roblox folder and click Delete.
    Deleting Roblox folder from the appdata
    Deleting the Roblox folder from the appdata
  4. Once the folder is removed, open Settings by pressing Win + I.
  5. Navigate to Apps > Installed Apps.
  6. Here find Roblox and click three dots.
  7. Then, click Uninstall and again click Uninstall.
    Uninstalling Roblox
    Uninstalling Roblox
  8. Once done, open Microsoft Store and search for Roblox.
  9. Click Get and wait for the installation to be finished.
    Downloading Roblox from Windows Store
    Downloading Roblox from Windows Store
  10. Once done, launch it and check if the error persists.

-Roblox Keeps Crashing FAQs

How do you fix Roblox when it keeps crashing?

To prevent crashing in Roblox, try updating your graphics driver. If the issue persists, disable full-screen optimization, and configure Roblox to start with administrator permissions and with the old version of Windows.

What causes Roblox to keep crashing?

Roblox often crashes when there is a compatibility issue. To fix this, configure Roblox compatibility settings, and try reinstalling the Roblox. If the issue persists, try performing a clean boot because it is possible that you are running many third-party applications in the background, which causes RAM to run out of memory, resulting in a Robolox crashing issue.


Hamza Mohammad Anwar

Hamza Mohammad Anwar is an intermediate JavaScript web developer with a focus on developing high-performance applications using MERN technologies. His skill set includes expertise in ReactJS, MongoDB, Express NodeJS, and other related technologies. Hamza is also a Google IT Certified professional, which highlights his competence in IT support. As an avid problem-solver, he recreates errors on his computer to troubleshoot and find solutions to various technical issues.