HELLDIVERS 2 Crashes and How to Fix Them

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HELLDIVERS 2 Crashes and How to Fix Them 6 - steamclue.com

HELLDIVERS 2 Crashes and How to Fix Them

Playing games can be such a blast, but dealing with crashes is no fun. As someone who has run into a few too many game crashes myself, I feel your frustration. But don’t pull your hair out just yet! In this guide, I’ll walk you through some of the common HellDivers 2 crash issues gamers face, along with tips to get you back in the action.

When GameGuard Freaks Out

What’s Happening: GameGuard isn’t set up properly on your system.

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HELLDIVERS 2 Crashes and How to Fix Them 1 – steamclue.com

The Fix:

  1. Find your HellDivers 2 install folder (check the game properties in your Steam library). Delete the “gameguard” folder inside.
  2. Launch HellDivers 2 as an admin. This forces a GameGuard reinstall to get things working right.

“nvlddmkm” Errors Abound

Potential Cause 1: The nvlddmkm file permissions are blocking access.

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HELLDIVERS 2 Crashes and How to Fix Them 2 – steamclue.com

Making It Right:

  1. Navigate to nvlddmkm.sys in your system32 folder.
  2. Check the Security tab on the file properties. Make sure your user AND the admin user both have full access.

Potential Cause 2: Corrupt drivers caused the nvlddmkm file to go missing.

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HELLDIVERS 2 Crashes and How to Fix Them 3 – steamclue.com

The Solution:

  1. Use Display Driver Uninstaller (DDU) to wipe your NVIDIA drivers completely.
  2. Download and install the latest NVIDIA drivers.

“helldivers2.exe” Keeps Crashing

Possible Culprit 1: Your GPU overclocking is just a smidge too aggressive.

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HELLDIVERS 2 Crashes and How to Fix Them 4 – steamclue.com

Taming the Beast:

  1. Lower your GPU clock speed by 200MHz for better stability.
  2. If you’re using automatic overclocking in BIOS, switch to manual mode and drop 200MHz.

Possible Culprit 2: Windows Timeout Detection and Recovery (TDR) is being a little OVER-protective.

Outsmarting TDR:

  1. Bump up the TDR timeout from 5 to 10 seconds.
  2. Use the community-made tool from GitHub to handle this tweak automatically:
  3. Direct download link: MPOGPUFIX.zip

Possible Culprit X: It’s still early days and the game needs more optimization work.

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HELLDIVERS 2 Crashes and How to Fix Them 5 – steamclue.com

Staying Zen:

For new games like this, issues crop up that developers work hard to fix in time. The only options are to wait patiently or troubleshoot using the steps above. Things WILL improve!

Don’t lose heart, my fellow gamer. A little clever troubleshooting goes a long way. Game on!


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