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Starfield Not Launching – Fixed!

Starfield is an upcoming open-world role-playing game developed by Bethesda Game Studios and published by Bethesda Softworks. The game is scheduled to be released on September 6, 2023, for Microsoft Windows and Xbox Series X/S.

However, some players may experience problems launching the game. In this blog post we will explore How To Fix Starfield Not Launching.

Starfield Not Launching

How To Fix Starfield Won’t Launch

Verify the game files

The first thing you should do is verify the game files. This will ensure that all of the game files are present and in good condition. To do this, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Steam client.
  2. Click on the Library tab.
  3. Right-click on Starfield and select Properties.
  4. Click on the Local Files tab.
  5. Click on the Verify Integrity of Game Files… button.

Steam will verify the game files and fix any problems that it finds.

Update your graphics card drivers

Your graphics card drivers are responsible for communicating between your computer and your graphics card. If your graphics card drivers are outdated, it can cause problems launching games. To update your graphics card drivers, follow these steps:

  1. Go to the website of your graphics card manufacturer.
  2. Find the latest drivers for your graphics card.
  3. Download and install the drivers.

Disable your antivirus software

Your antivirus software can sometimes interfere with games. To temporarily disable your antivirus software, follow these steps:

  1. Open your antivirus software.
  2. Find the option to disable the software.
  3. Disable the software.

Once you have disabled your antivirus software, try launching Starfield again. If the game launches, then you can re-enable your antivirus software.

Run the game in compatibility mode

Running the game in compatibility mode can sometimes fix problems launching the game. To do this, follow these steps:

  1. Right-click on Starfield and select Properties.
  2. Click on the Compatibility tab.
  3. Select the radio button next to Run this program in compatibility mode for.
  4. Select the operating system that you want to run the game in.
  5. Click on the Apply button and then click on the OK button.

Reinstall the game

If you have tried all of the above solutions and are still stuck with Starfield Not Launching, then you may need to reinstall the game. To do this, follow these steps:

  1. Uninstall Starfield.
  2. Restart your computer.
  3. Reinstall Starfield.
Starfield Not Launching - Fixed!


I hope these solutions help you fix the problem with Starfield not launching. If you have any other questions, please feel free to leave a comment below.

Dawer Iqbal, an electrical engineer, is the visionary behind ThePantherTech. His passion for technology and commitment to demystifying it are at the heart of this platform.