If you’re encountering Error 7 and Error 9000 in Star Wars: The Old Republic (SWTOR), then you’ve come to the right place. Both these errors suddenly erupted upon launch of the game, signaling some grave game issues both on the client-side (your PC, including network connections) and server-side (EA’s platform). If you haven’t checked our page for SWTOR crashes, freezes, and errors, be sure to check it here. Otherwise, proceed on reading the solutions below for Error Code 7 and Error 9000.
Fixing Star Wars: The Old Republic (SWTOR) Error 7 and Error 9000
How to Fix Error Code 7
If you’re getting Error Code 7, it means you’re having problems with your DirectX installation. DirectX is a Microsoft-distributed engine to run the latest games and you need to make sure that it is always in proper working condition. Here are possible solutions for Error Code 7:
- Ensure that you are running the latest version of DirectX. Check our Technical References page for proper and official download links.
- Update your graphics cards drivers to the latest versions. Again please check our Technical References for proper and official download links.
- You should check that you have the latest Service Pack and Windows Updates installed for your operating system, including optional updates such as .NET Framework and Visual C++ features.
- Check the minimum specifications of the game and see if your machine can really run SWTOR. For your convenience, we’ve posted them here.
How to Fix Error 9000
As you would know already, Error 9000 is an error where you are unable to connect to the servers or kicked out of an SWTOR game mid-session. Here are possible fixes you may want to try:
- Right click the SWTOR exe file, select properties and choose compatibility mode for Windows XP Service Pack 3 / Vista service pack 2. Run it as administrator and see if it works.
- Reset your wifi/hub router to its default settings. If possible, enable DMZ mode.
- Turn off your firewall while playing. If you’re not comfortable with that, try setting the security settings to “low” first.
- On your firewall and router, forward the following port numbers:
- 8995 TCP
- 12000-12999 TCP
- 20000-30000 TCP
If you’re having other problems, please check our original post on Fixing Star Wars: The Old Republic (SWTOR) Crashes, APPCRASH, Errors, Freezing, Lagging, Launch Crash, Poor FPS, Black screen, No Sound. Don’t hesitate to post in the comments because you’ll usually find working solutions from the community. Good luck!