Error Fixes for Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 PC- Crashes, Stuttering, Bugs

Pro Evolution Soccer has been one of the best selling game series ever since it’s first release in 2001. Also. this series is the only strong competitor for world’s best selling football series “FIFA-EA”. So, as every year, even this year, Pro Evolution Soccer has come up with it’s new installation “Pro Evolution soccer 2016” and somehow didn’t get the pulse of the gamers . Including that, there are a bunch of persisting errors which are yet to be solved. Here in this list, we have targeted those errors and posted probable workarounds for them. Have a look at them, and if your error is not listed here, comment your PES 2016 error in the comments section. We’ll get back to you within a day or two.


System Requirements for Pro Evolution Soccer 2016:


    • OS: Windows 10 / 8.1 / 8 / 7 SP1 / Vista SP2
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo @ 1.8 GHz (AMD Athlon Ⅱ X2 240 or equivalent processor)
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia GeForce 8800 / ATI Radeon X1600 / Intel HD Graphics 3000 or better
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 9 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c Compatible sound card


    • OS: Windows 10 / 8.1 / 8 / 7 SP1 / Vista SP2
    • Processor: Intel Core i3 530 (AMD Phenom Ⅱ X4 925 or equivalent processor)
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia GeForce GTX 260 / ATI Radeon HD 4850 / Intel HD Graphics 4000 or better
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 9 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c Compatible sound card

Also Read: 5 Best Football Games for PC and Consoles

Error Fixes for Pro Evolution Soccer 2016:

#1: Failed to connect to Key server error:

Make sure that PES 2016 is available in your region and that you have activated your copy. If the error persists, completely turn-off your system for a couple of minutes along with the modem or router and restart.

#2: Lag issues:

We have posted a Lag fix guide for Pro Evolution soccer. You can have a look at it by clicking the highlighted link below.

#2 PES 2016 Has stopped working error with a specific Dll file name in the error:

“This game has stopped working as a dll file is either corrupt or not designed to run”.If you have found any error like this,then it means that the Dll file is either not present in your PC or is not a compatible version of that Dll file.To solve this issue,use Dll-Files Fixer.It can solve all kinds of Dll errors with one click after scanning your computer fully.You can try it for free here. (Not adware/malware). Or else you can solve the error manually, by downloading the required dll file.

#3: Establishing connection Error Fix:

You can temporarily solve this error by playing in offline mode.To do this,

  • Go to Main > Menu > Extra > Online settings > Auto Sign-in >  and select off.

You can also solve this issue by following the instructions below.

  • Go to steam and start the game.
  • At press any button menu,disconnect your connection cable
  • Now,go back to main menu
  • And reset the connection cable.

#4: Game crashing issues fix/black screen issue:

  • Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 (PES 2016) crashes on starup
  • Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 (PES 2016) crashes after changing the settings.
  • Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 (PES 2016) crashes in between the gameplay.
  • Random crashes in Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 (PES 2016)

If you are having any of these problems, we have several workarounds for this issue. We have listed them priority wise below. Have a look at them and follow the instructions carefully.

#a) Updating the drivers :

Many of them ignore this step because they don’t find it to be “important”. If you are one of them, then you are completely wrong. Updating the drivers is compulsory for every “Latest game”.First of all,

Go to Command prompt.

  • Now, type “DRIVERQUERY” and click enter
  • Now, you can see the results of drivers and the last updated dates.If they are not updated since 6 months atleast, then we recommend you to have an update early because nVidia and AMD have released latest drivers for this game.

To update your drivers, we recommend you to use Driver Scanner.

So first of all, download Driver scanner from here 

After downloading, you need to perform a complete system scan with it.
From there, you can update the drivers by one click.
#b) Try to run the game in compatibilty mode “Windows Service Pack 3”

#c) Disable V-sync and triple buffering and restart the game. If it didn’t work, then revert back the changes.

#d) For nVidia users, go into nVidia control panel and add your game.exe and make it “use NVidia GPU” to resolve this issue. Also, go to NVidia control panel and check if game.exe has two instances. If at all, there are two instances, set both to use your specific GPU instead of automatic. You can also follow this guide for more help.

#5: Stuttering issues:

People have been complaining that they are facing terrible stuttering issues while playing this game. First of all, update your drivers and then,

  • Go to nvidia control panel and open “Manage 3D settings”
  • In the drop down, go to “Power Management mode” and select “prefer maximum performance.”

#6: Low Framerates/ FPS drops:

You need to make the following changes in Nvidia control panel to get your game worked without lag.

  • Go into your nvidia control panel.
  • Under program settings, make the game run with these five settings changed:

-Maximum pre-rendered frames: 4

-Multi-display/mixed GPU acceleration: Single display performance mode

-Power management mode: Prefer maximum performance

-Triple buffering: On

-Verticle Sync: On

#7: Can’t play in Fullscreen mode:

There’s a tutorial video about this on YouTube. You can watch it below.


  • Ahmed Zakaria

    my pes2016 settngs read intel card and coidnt read nividia card..please how to solve that problem?

    • Rohy Tiaray Ramalanjaona

      @disqus_lUArbXx5Mr:disqus @Ahmed: i selected as default “nvidia” both on pes2016.exe and setting.exe. it worked for me. try that !!

  • Thanks man

  • Hossam Alprince

    how can i solve this problem ?

    • rajab

      that should be ur will be in your quaremtine

      • فضيلة الحكام

        what does it mean? im already off the antivirus…why pes keep tell that entry point steamcontroller could not be located in the dynamic link…please give me step to fix it

        • Abdo Mansouri

          mee two bro i have the samee probllem

    • Fisnik

      How can I slove this problem?
      The procedure entry point steam controller could not be located in the dynamic link library C:/PES2016/Game/PES2016.exe.PLEAS

      • Kakashi

        Its easy just download pes 16 steam_api.DLL from Google and paste it in game directory and replace the file if already exists.easy

    • Chirag Singh

      I also have the same problem.

    • Kakashi

      Its easy just download pes 16 steam_api.DLL from Google and paste it in game directory and replace the file if already exists.easy

    • Pavan Kvss

      i have the same issue can u explain how to sole it

    • Raviraj

      First install VC Redist 64 and VC Redist 86 from Microsoft. Then, while installing the game, DISABLE / STOP your ANTIVIRUS ( Quick Heal, NPAV, etc. ), then install the game and copy CRACK to Game Folder and play the game ( select ‘IGNORE’ from the box ). And then, again restart your ANTIVIRUS ). Enjoy PES 2016.

    • Body Tarek

      انت حليت المشكلة دى

    • Shady Ehab

      ME TOO PRO

  • Älï Mahmoud

    how can i solve this problem ?

    • Kamarul Afiq

      just click the box run/_common blalblaalala and install the vredist

    • white Eagle


  • Adib Mahfudin

    if use AMD, lag troubleshooting?

  • Ali

    Hi my friends,
    I changed the setting of my nvidia control panel, but it doasn’t work yet,
    the frame drop after few minutes that i played.
    what i should do????!!!!

    please help me.

  • Qwertz

    i have some weird case. if i play in full screen, when i run the game, the game can start but my screen is going back to desktop. so the game is still running with my screen on the desktop. i only can play it on windows screen setting. do u have a solution for this?

  • guest

    I have no sound anyone experienced such problem and solved it? I set in options and still no sound/voice/commentary

    • Ahmed Reda El Dakhakhny

      set up direct x found in the game folder in the first folder

      • MagicGuitar

        Well, didn’t help. And why would it help? We all have enough DX 9 games installed and of course newer versions.

        • ch33monk

          same with me,,, anyone can help?

    • Sadeek

      That is the same problem i am facing. All the sound options are okey but yet no sound in the game

    • elogers

      same problem with me. any update guyssss???

    • Mike Freeman

      you need to install DirectX End-User Runtimes (June 2010)

      at least that worked for me in Win 10

  • Psalmwill Prince

    my pes 16 dont show any erros but , it just flash an go off, if any one can help me , the spurs of my computer is AMD A6 -440M APU WITH RADEON HD 7520G. NEED HELP PLS

  • Ibrahim Ferhadli

    While Pes was starting, It crashes… How to fix it?

  • Zoheb Ahmed

    he keeps saying application error

  • Hakim Shaun

    im just having this error = 0xc0000142…so, can u find the latest solution for it please?

  • Samie Goge

    my pes 2016 gets stuck in now loading when i’m about to play, does anyone know how to fix this?

    • Ossam Krzez

      i have the exact same problem bro, did you fix it ?

  • Masoud Abeid

    My pes 2016 doesnt start when you open it it comes black screen and exit back to desktop please help me guys

    • Siddhant Singh Rathore

      Same problem

  • Mokhtar Bennacer

    My Pes 2016 setting.exe is the problem and it didn’t work

    settings.exe impossible de charger C:WindowsMicrosoft.NETFramework64v4.0.30319/mscoree.dll

  • jopaos

    when im trying run thr game i have this error: the procedure entry point steam controller could not be located in the dynamic link library steam_api.dll..i have allready instal two different versions, without antivirus program,and i have also reinstall my win 7 and nothing helped..and there are no solution for that yet..can please somebody help?

    • Mayank Bhatt

      I’m facing the same issue.

    • Praveen .P

      im facing the same issue

  • Siddhant Singh Rathore

    My pes 2016 doesnt start when you open it it comes black screen and exit back to desktop please help me guys

    • Bhaviñ Patel

      same problem after update windows 10

  • When i run the game with a controller pluged in the game only shows Konami logo and after that a black screen, any one know what is the matter? withou joystick it works fine. thanks

  • Mat

    How to solve this problem? At Windows 8 I had no problems with the videocard… I’m sorry it’s Dutch 🙂 If I press Ignore, PES doesn’t start up 🙁

    • Savaş Safa

      uw videokaart of ram geheugen is te zwak om het spel te spelen , om het op te lossen moet je een sterkere kaart kopen

    • Emerald Kweks

      If you use windows 10, Update your video card driver…windows 10 makes it compulsory.

    • PKhanna

      click on the right most button Negeren which is ignore in english…

  • Awais Khan

    it very easy to get fix this problem just watch my video here:

    and if you are experiencing graphics problems you can watch this video it would help you either

  • Марк Литвинчук

    Guys, help!
    There is no crowd. Reinstallation has not helped.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    black screen after install PATCH

  • Fisnik

    How can I slove this problem?

  • Samir

    can somebody help me how to solve this problem ??? i am using windows 10. when i open setup it says “the setup files are corrupted. please obtain a new copy of the program”…

  • Abhijeet Dwivedi

    My pes 16 setup is giving error of isdone.dll and failed to do something about isarc extract

    • We have published a new guide on how to fix isdone.dll and unarc.dll errors. Have a look at it.

  • ayoade

    mine doesn’t connect with the game pad. what do I need to do?

  • Luqman Afiq

    how do i fix this

  • Nikoloz Siradze Cule

    how to fix??

  • Subhrajit Jena

    how to solve this problem??

    • pavan

      and paste them in in the location where the game has been installed

  • wahyu

    the procedure entry point releaseSRWLockExlusive could not be located in the dynamic link library KERNEL 32 dll

  • Ahmed Shehawy
  • ruhan

    anyone there ? need help

  • Saud Agaria

    i have downloaded pes 16 from another website called ‘ocean of games’
    and after installing the game….whenever i staart it the games opens to my steam account
    i am not able to play….plz help

  • em vanchea

    So how about save data is corrupted in windows 8.1. Who can fix it please tell me 🙁

  • Hellboy

    what should i do…i tried everything but still cant play ://// help

  • Ammar Hussain Pes 2016 crashes at startup without any network connection error and in error detail it says APPCRASH HELP ME

  • Ammar Hussain Pes 2016 crashes at startup without any network connection error it crashes when i press ignore after it says that your gpu vram is not enough I’ve updated the drivers so help me and in error detail it says APPCRASH HELP ME

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