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Dota 2 Keeps Crashing To Windows 10 Desktop

Fix Dota 2 Crashing Problems In Windows 10

If you are having problems with Dota 2 crashing to your desktop then don’t panic just yet.

In this post, we will be showing you a few things that you can do on your Windows 10 PC or Laptop that should fix the issue that is causing Dota 2 to crash.

After you have done each method launch Dota 2 and see if it resolved the problem.

How To Fix Dota 2 Crashing To Desktop:

1. Check for Windows 10 Updates – Updating Windows 10 can fix most problems and it’s a good place to start

  • Right-click Windows 10 start menu > Settings
  • Update & Security” > Click “Check for updates” button

2. Update or roll back GPU Drivers – If you have recently installed the latest GPU Drivers and since then Dota 2 has been crashing, then try installing the previous drivers. If you haven’t updated to the latest GPU drivers then update them:

3. Close down all background programs – If you have anything running in the background while playing the game then this could be conflicting with Dota 2 causing it to crash to your desktop

4. Make sure your security software is not causing Dota 2 to crash – Try disabling it temporarily, but just remember you won’t be protected while it’s disabled. Also, depending on what security you are using some come with a game mode so try enabling that

5. Enable Windows 10 game mode – Make sure game mode is enabled as this will optimize windows 10 for games. If it’s already enabled then try disabling it just in case it is causing a crashing issue:

  • Right-click Start menu > Settings
  • Select Gaming
  • Click on Game Mode on the left menu and toggle “Game Mode” to “On” or “Off

7. Run as an admin:

  • Open Steam >Right-click Dota 2 in your Library
  • Click on Local Files and then Browse
  • Right-click the dota2 shortcut > Properties
  • Select Compatibility > Tick “Run this program as an administrator” then click “Apply” and “OK

8. Clean up old temporary files:

  • Open the Start menu and search “Disk Clean-up” and open it
  • Select your “C:” and click the “Clean Up system files” button
  • Now select the options you would like to remove ensuring Directx shader cache and Temporary files are selected then click “OK” then “Delete files
  • If you would like to do a better clean then check out our favorite disk cleaners here

9. Check for Corrupted Windows 10 files and scan hard drive for any errors:

  • Open File Explorer > Right-click on your C: Drive
  • Click on Properties > Then click on Tools
  • Underneath ‘Error checking‘ click on “Check” > Click on “Scan Drive”
  • If there any errors fix them > Then Restart your PC
  • Do this for all drives that Dota 2 is installed on

10. Check for corrupt Dota 2 Files – Steam will scan the Dota 2 files to make sure none of them have become corrupted causing Dota 2 to crash:

  • Open Steam > Go to your game library and find Dota 2
  • Right-click Dota 2 then click “Properties
  • Click on Local Files and then click on “Verify integrity of game files

11. Reinstall Dota 2 – If the game is still crashing then a reinstall is the only other thing that might resolve the problem for you

There you have it those are the best methods for fixing Dota 2 crashing problems in Windows 10 on your PC or Laptop.

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