Fix BioShock Infinite Crashes

BioShock Infinite crashes mostly when you arrive at the “rocket chair” in the light house. This article will give you tips and tweaks to fix BioShock Infinite crashes.

Reset BIOS

Reset  the computer BIOS to default values. Your BIOS could be misconfigured.


Remove Recently Added Hardware

There may be some defective, incompatible hardware added to your PC. Check the manual or compatibility logo on hardware package. Hardware components designed for Windows 7, clearly indicate Designed for Windows 7 or Compatible for Windows 7 with logo. Thereafter restart the PC.


Use Last Known Good Configuration

Restore your computer to the last known good configuration. A recent software installation may have changed your computer settings. Restore them back to last known good configurations.

1. Restart the PC.

2. Press F8 key repeatedly.

3. This opens up a page with couple of startup options. Select “Last known good configuration” and press ENTER.


Verify SCSI Devices

SCSI stands for Small Computer System Interface. Terminate and reconnect such devices. Remove any SCSI devices with conflicting SCSI IDs.


Run Windows Memory Diagnostic

Windows comes up with a tool called Windows Memory Diagnostic to detect problems with computer memory. Check for possible issues and replace your RAM, if required to do so.

For Windows 8.1/ 8:

1. Press Windows Key + X, select Search.

2. Type “memory” in Search Box, click Settings icon.

3. Click “Diagnose your computer’s memory problems” from Search Results.

4. This opens up Windows Memory Diagostic. Click “Restart now and check for problems” button.

For Windows 7/ Vista:

1. Click Start, type “memory” in Search Box.

2. Click “Windows Memory Diagnostic” from Search Results.

3. Click “Restart now and check for memory problems”.


Exclude BioShock.exe from DEP

DEP refers to Data Execution Prevention. It is a security measure in Microsoft Windows. Conflicts between DEP and BioShock.exe file causes game crashes. Exclude this file from the DEP protection to fix BioShock Infinite crashes.

For Windows 8.1/ 8 and Earlier Versions:

1. Click the Start button, right click My Computer. Select Properties.

2. Click Advanced System Properties. (Left hand side in the new page)

3. Under Advanced tab and Performance frame, click the Settings button.

4. Click the Data Execution Prevention tab.

5. Select “Turn on DEP for all programs and services except those I select”.

6. Click the Add button, browse and add following file:

C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\Common\BioShock\Builds\Release\BioShock.exe

7. Click Apply | OK.


Change BaseEngine.ini File Settings

BaseEngine.ini is a settings file located in the Steam folder. It has all configurations related to the Steam settings. Fix BioShock Infinite crashes as shown here:

For Windows 8.1/ 8 and Earlier Versions:

1. Press Windows Key + R.

2. This opens up Run dialog box.

3. Type the following folder:

C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\Common\BioShock Infinite\Engine\Config

4. Right click “BaseEngine.ini” file, select Open With | Notepad.

5. Set PoolSize= 512. (Set this value depending on your RAM.)


Disable Second Monitor

Do you use Second Monitor while playing BioShock Infinite? If so, disable this feature. This shall fix BioShock Infinite crashes in case your system doesn’t support this feature. Check-out the Game Options to disable this feature.


Run the Game in Compatibility Mode

There arise compatibility problems on different kind of systems. Run BioShock Infinite in compatibility mode.

For Windows 8.1/ 8 and Earlier Versions:

1. Right click BioShock Infinite desktop shortcut.

2. Select Properties.

3. Click the Compatibility tab.

4. Check-up following box:

Run this program in compatibility mode for

5. Select an earlier version of Windows. (Using the drop down box available)

6. Click Apply | OK.

7. Launch the game.


Resolve Registry Conflicts

Registry is a system database that contain games and applications settings. In order to fix BioShock Infinite crashes it is essential to fix Registry errors. Registry scan is as important as your antivirus scan. Perform full Registry Scan and fix them.

For Windows 8.1/ 8 and Earlier Versions:

1. Download RegInOut System Utilities.

2. Install and run the program.

3. Under Registry Repair tab click the Start Scan button.

4. Registry scan starts. A list of errors appear at the end. Click “Fix Errors” button to immediately repair the errors.

5. Reboot.

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