Error Fixes for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt PC- Errors, Crashes, Bugs, Lag, Doesn’t launch, DLL error

It has been a long wait for the release of The Witcher 3: Wild hunt . Finally, the game is released on Steam on May 18th, 2015. It is already getting positive reviews from the market. As you all know, this game is the next instalment for Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings which was released back in 2011. Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings also got amazing reviews from sites like IGN and Metacritic. So, obviously The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is also one of the most anticipated games of 2015. However, here in this post, we are taking up a different task of helping people who are having issues during installation of this game. In this post, we will list out the prominent errors, bugs, crashes and their possible workarounds. Please do support us by liking our Facebook page.

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We have also listed out the system requirements of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Just incase if you have missed, please do make sure that your PC has reached the minimum requirements. If not, you probably cannot run this game and the possible solution could be upgrading your PC.

System Requirements of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt:


    • OS: 64-bit Windows 7 or 64-bit Windows 8 (8.1)
    • Processor: Intel CPU Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz / AMD CPU Phenom II X4 940
    • Memory: 6 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GPU GeForce GTX 660 / AMD GPU Radeon HD 7870
    • Hard Drive: 35 GB available space


    • OS: 64-bit Windows 7 or 64-bit Windows 8 (8.1)
    • Processor: Intel CPU Core i7 3770 3.4 GHz / AMD CPU AMD FX-8350 4 GHz
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GPU GeForce GTX 770 / AMD GPU Radeon R9 290
    • Hard Drive: 35 GB available space

Amazing Fact: The map of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is 1.4 times that of Grand Theft Auto 5

How to Fix errors , crashes and Bugs in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt :

#1: Game crashes to Desktop/ crashes on Startup Fix:

We have listed out some random crashes people encounter while playing the game. If you are having anyone of those issues, then we recommend you to follow our workaround. Otherwise, you can just send a mail at

  • Game crashes back to desktop on startup
  • Game crashes to desktop after few minutes of gameplay.
  • Game crashes after changing settings.
  • Game crashes after company logo.
  • Constant crashing

Solution: The best and easiest solution is updating your GPU drivers. You might be using old drivers. FYI, every new game requires new drivers for smooth gameplay. Also, Nvidia have released Game ready drivers for The Witcher 3: Wild hunt. So, updating the drivers can probably solve the problem. But you need to make a clean installation of new drivers. For this, you need the help of Driver Scanner. It is a fantastic tool that can make a clean installation of new drivers quickly and by one click. All you need to do is download it from here , perform a system scan and then update the drivers from the results.

#2: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Lag and Low FPS fix:

First of all, update the drivers. It can give you a sudden boost in FPS. Then after, try the following workarounds.

  • Play in window mode by disabling Anti-aliasing , Anisotropic Filtering and adaptive Anti-Aliasing through catalyst control center/ Geforce Experience
  • Set High priority for the game in Task manager.
  • Set Power management mode to “Prefer Maximum performance ” in Nvidia control panel/ Manage 3D settings.

#3: Dll Error on the startup :

You might have seen “Witcher 3: Wild hunt has stopped working because soandso.dll file is missing for your PC” error while opening the game. This is very annoying but you need not worry since we have a solution for it. We have universal solution for all the Dll file errors. Generally, re-installing the Dll File source will always fix the problem. But, it is not always an easy task to find out the source of that Dll error. There is one software that can do it for you. It is the Dll-Files fixer. All you need to do is just follow the simple steps listed below and you’ll end up solving the error.

  • First of all, download Dll-Files fixer from here.
  • Now, you can perform a system scan for fixing registry errors (This is optional. Fixing registry errors can really help you at times)
  • Open “Install DLL files” tab.
  • Now, input the name of dll file in the search tab. The fixer will automatically install the file in required location and you can get back to enjoy the game.

You can watch this GIF for more info. I had that file already installed. I have just recorded it for helping you.

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#4: Download stopped at 99% steam :

There is a small tweak here. If you are having this issue, just click on Pause. Then, the notice changes from download suspended to Download paused. Then after un pausing, you will notice that download is completed. However, if the servers are busy, you might have to re-download it from the start. Also make sure that you have alteast 35GB free space.

 #5: Game doesn’t launch:

Sometimes it so happens that the game will not launch and gets stucked at the steam library. At this time, you have to make sure that you have downloaded the game properly. Verify the Game cache files and restore the missing files.

#6: No voice in gameplay:

The reason probably could be due to outdated sound card drivers. Please do make sure that your drivers are upto date. You can follow our guide for updating the drivers. Sometimes, changing the settings from 7.1/5.1 to stereo also work.

#7: Game lagging on my Laptop:

Firstly, have a look at the system requirements of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and make sure that your lappy meets the requirements. If yes, then you need to switch from itnegrated graphics to dedicated Nvidia/AMD graphics. This can solve the problem

#8: Failed to start game: Missing executable error Fix:

First of all, verify the integrity of game cache files and make sure that you aren’t missing any Game files. After that, completely exit steam and restart steam as administrator

#9: Game crashes on 32 bit operating system Fix:

People have been complaining that they are facing issues with lack of memory when playing Witcher 3 on a 32 bit OS. We have a workaround that can probably solve your problem.

  • Open CMD.(You can do it from the start menu)
  • Now type the following command

bcdedit /set IncreaseUserVa 3072 (bcdedit /deletevalue

  • Restart your PC and get back to the game.

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