How to Fix SolidWorks 2021 Crashing After Updating Windows?

Solidworks 2021 can typically crash and stop running without any warning. The problem usually occurs after the automatic installation of the update KB5019980 or KB5007297 on Windows 11. However, the problem might occur when other programs or windows services interfere with the Solidworks app installation.

Solidworks 2021 Crashing after Update
Solidworks 2021 Crashing after Update

In this article, we have shortlisted some fixes for the Solidworks 2021 crashing issues. Take a look below for the most effective troubleshooting solutions and follow them one by one to solve the problem.

1. Check your System Specification

Make sure your computer is capable enough to run the Solidworks 2021 program. If the specifications of your computer don’t meet the software requirements, then it can cause these kinds of issues. It is recommended to check the Solidworks 2021 system requirements and confirm if your Windows system meets them.

2. Update your Video drivers

Solidworks requires certified graphics drivers to operate smoothly, but if your system driver is corrupted or outdated, it may crash. To update the graphics drivers of your computer, follow the steps given:

  1. Press Win + X then click on the Device Manager option.
  2. In Device Manager, click on the display adapters option to expand it.
  3. Then right-click on the graphics card name and click on the update driver option.
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    Click on the Update Driver option.
  4. Now click on the search automatically for updated drivers software on the web option.
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    Search Automatically for Updated Graphics Driver
  5. And Windows will search and download newer versions of drivers if available.
  6. Once the process is done, restart your computer and check whether the issue is resolved.

3. Perform a Clean Boot

This problem may arise if some startup programs or applications conflict with the Solidworks application and stop it from running, causing it to crash. In this situation, it is advised to perform a clean boot on your computer because it will turn off any startup programs running in the background.

Follow the instructions below to clean boot your computer:

  1. Press Windows + R key to open the Run box item.
  2. Enter msconfig in the box, then hit the ok button.
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    Type MSconfig in the Run box
  3. Check the Hide All Microsoft Services box under Services in the System Configuration window.
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    Click on Hide All Microsoft Services
  4.  And click on OK and then Apply.
  5. Now select the Startup tab, and select the open Task Manager option.
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    Select the open Task Manager option under the startup
  6. Select the Startups tab, then select each startup and disable them.
  7. Now restart your computer and check if the issue is resolved or not.

4. Uninstall and Reinstall Solidworks

If none of the methods mentioned above worked for you to stop Solidworks 2021 from crashing. In that case, it is recommended to uninstall the application and perform a fresh download from the official website and reinstall it.

To do so, follow the steps given:

  1. Click on the Start icon and search for the Control Panel in the search bar.
  2. Now click on the Uninstall a program option.
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    Click on Uninstall a program.
  3. Then, in the list, search for Solidwork, right-click on it and click on the uninstall option.
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    Uninstall Solidworks
  1. Now follow the steps shown on the screen to complete the uninstallation process.
  2. Once the process is done, download the application from the official website, install it, and check if the issue is resolved.

Hardeep Kaur

Hardeep is a passionate technical writer with more than 7 years of experience. She has a keen interest in PC games, Windows OS and everything surrounding it. She is a technology enthusiast and fascinated with technology since her childhood days.