Fix all Resident Evil 5 PC crashes, errors, freezing, lagging, desktop crash, FPS issues, black screen, no sound, and more with this list of solutions. If you continue to experience crashes and game issues in Resident Evil 5 PC, we encourage you to post in the comments section.
Fixing Resident Evil 5 PC Crashes, Errors, Freezing, Lagging, CTD, Poor FPS, Black screen, No Sound
First things first, make sure your PC system meets the minimum requirements for Resident Evil 5 PC. If you’re not sure of your PC specs, check this guide on how to check your PC specs.
Resident Evil 5 PC System Requirements:
- Supported OS: Windows® XP, Windows Vista™ or Windows 7
- Processor: Intel Pentium D Processor or better, AMD Athlon64 X2 or better
- Memory: Windows XP: 512 MB, Windows Vista: 1 GB
- Graphics: Minimum Requirement – 256 MB VRAM, NVIDIA GeForce 6800 series or ATI Radeon HD 2400 Pro; Recommended – 512 MB or more VRAM, NVIDIA GeForce 9800 series or better, or ATI Radeon HD 4800 series or better
- Display: Minimum 800 x 600 pixel resolution
- Sound: DirectSound Compatible (DirectX 9.0c or higher)
- DirectX®: DirectX 9.0c / Shader 3.0
- Hard Drive: 8 GB free hard drive space
- Peripherals: Keyboard and mouse, controller supported
Resident Evil 5 PC Crash Fix and Fixes to Errors, Freezing, Lagging, CTD, Poor FPS, Black screen, No Sound
Problem #1 Resident Evil 5 PC Crash Fix – Crash to Desktop upon Launch / Startup
If Resident Evil 5 PC randomly crashes upon launching the game, ensure or try the following:
- Update your nVidia / ATI graphics drivers. Check our Technical References page for proper and official download links.
- Turn off SLI / Crossfire then start the game. See if it stabilizes Resident Evil 5 PC performance.
- Turn off your anti-virus software before launching the Resident Evil 5 PC, but make sure you turn it back on after playing. Make sure Windows Defender is also disabled.
- Try using only one GPU first (turn the other one off via your nVidia / ATI graphics control panel)
- Try running the game in Windowed Mode (frequently works for low-end PCs)
- Disable anti-aliasing and filtering, restart Resident Evil 5 PC
- Disable V-sync, restart Resident Evil 5 PC
- Disable background apps, and turn off your anti-virus software
- In Windows 7 right-click the Resident Evil 5 PC exe file, go to the ‘Compatibility Mode’ tab and check ‘Disable Desktop Composition’
- Run through our list of general fixes, which will most likely resolve your Resident Evil 5 PC crash problems
Problem #2 Resident Evil 5 PC Crash Fix – Resident Evil 5 PC Crashes right after pressing the ‘Play’ button
In Windows 7 go the Resident Evil 5 PC installation folder, right-click the Resident Evil 5 PC exe file, go to the ‘Compatibility Mode’ tab and check ‘Disable Desktop Composition.’ Then try running Resident Evil 5 PC once more.
Problem #3 Resident Evil 5 PC Launch Crash Fix – Resident Evil 5 PC “Could not load image”
Go to the Resident Evil 5 PC installation folder and look for the Resident Evil 5 PC .exe file and run it directly from there, rather than using the shortcut or client link.
Problem #4 Resident Evil 5 PC Crash Fix – Resident Evil 5 PC Crashes on Intel HD Graphics Card
Simply do a clean uninstall and reinstall of your Intel Graphics Driver. Check our Technical References page for proper and official downloads.
Problem #5 Resident Evil 5 PC Texture Fix – Bad Textures, Texture Breaks, Texture Glitch on gaming laptop
This is only for gaming laptops, but could work for some PCs. Note that this is an advanced solution, and only try this if other basic solutions such as disabling anti-aliasing and filtering failed for you. If your BIOS has the option, disable ‘Switchable Graphics’. This will remove your laptop PC’s ability to automatically switch between the onboard intel graphics card and the nVidia / ATI graphics chip, thus smoothening out gameplay.
Problem #6 Resident Evil 5 PC Crash Fix – For Quad Core and Multi-Core PCs
If you’re on Quad Core, try this fix to address any crash issues:
- Start the game
- Alt+Tab Out of the game
- Open Task Manager
- Right click on Resident Evil 5 PC.exe
- Set Affinity
- Select core 0 and 1 only. You need to run the game on two CPU’s basically, so to avoid the crash to desktop.