RIFT Crashes Error – How to fix it

If you are facing the RIFT crashing problem, don’t worry because you are not the only one suffering from this issue. Many RIFT players have reported this problem over the internet. This article will help you to resolve the problem.

Follow the tips mentioned below to get rid of RIFT crashes:

  • Check RIFT Requirements
  • Grant Network Access
  • Install Latest Graphic and Sound Drivers
  • Reset Games Settings
  • Repair Registry Entries of RIFT

Check RIFT Requirements

Reading system requirements before installing the game is a very important step. Mostly the game crashes due to machine incompatibility. RIFT crashes may occur due to this reason. Below are given the minimum system requirements to run RIFT:

Operating System: Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7

CPU: Dual Core 2.0 GHz Core 2 Duo 2.2 GHz

Memory: 2 GB RAM 4 GB RAM

Hard drive Space: 15 GB free HD space

Graphics Hardware: Nvidia GeForce FX 5900, ATI/AMD Radeon X300, Intel GMA

X4500 with DirectX®: 9.0c, June 2010 update Nvidia GTS 250 or Nvidia GTX 200M with DirectX®: 9.0c, June 2010 update

Sound Hardware: DirectX 8.1 compliant card

Network: Broadband internet connection

Grant Network Access

Another reason of RIFT crashes is the rejection of network access. If we are running the game in full screen mode we won’t be able to see a popup message “Grant Network Access” and we neglect it. It’s important that we add RIFT in the approved list of the antivirus program installed in our system before playing the game.

Install Latest Graphic and Sound Drivers

Graphic and sound support is essential part for running any game. RIFT may crash if we are running our system on outdated version of device driver. To fix this issue we need to install the latest version of the supported drivers. To download latest version visit the manufacturer’s web site or update it by opening Device Manager.

Reset Games Settings

Bad game settings can also causes RIFT crashes problem. By choosing the settings to default we can fix the problem. Follow the steps below to reset game settings:

  1. Open the RIFT patcher
  2. Click on Settings
  3. Press the Reset Settings
  4. Click Yes

Repair Registry Entries of RIFT

RIFT crashes may also occur if the registry entries of game get corrupt. To fix this issue you have to repair Windows registry corrupt entries and to do so you will need a System Utilities program that includes a Registry Cleaner and Repair tool. Scan registry and apply fixes.

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