Tomb Raider Crashes, Freezes, Errors, Graphics and Performance Fixes

The cooler and the younger version of Lara is ready to explode the PC platform with the latest Tomb Raider reboot. Crystal Dynamics has done a great job with the game, and I am pretty sure that Lara’s fans are going to praise the newer version.

However, unlike the console users, PC gamers sometimes have to face some technical difficulties, which can spoil the experience for them or can’t even let them start the game. These issues can be resolved with minor fixes and workarounds which you will find in our troubleshooting guide.

#1 Tomb Raider General Crash Fixes
A number of users have reported that the game is being crashed at various points. Well, the update is on the way, which will address the issue. In the mean time, try turning off the Tessellation option in the graphics menu.

Nvidia users should make sure that they are using up to date drivers (the new beta version) as they seem to be more vulnerable to crashes than the AMD users.

#2 Tomb Raider Error – Blue Screen of Death
If you are facing the blue screen issue, you should check the crash message. A simple reboot may make it go away but if it doesn’t, there can be some software/driver conflict in your system. Fresh driver installation can make the error go away.

#3 Tomb Raider (PC) – Game Crashes on Launcher
You can try out the following to fix the issue:

  • If your display frequency is set to higher than 60hz, try reducing it to sixty. You may be able to change it later once the menu crash goes away.
  • Launching the game in windowed mode can also solve the issue.
  • Turning off ‘fullscreen exclusive’ option can get you through.

#4 Tomb Raider (PC) – Options Crash Fix
If clicking on options gives you a crash, you can try the registry file of a friend to get things going. It’s a risky task but if you are desperate enough, you may wanna give it a shot.

Here is a working reg file you can use. You need to copy all the text into notepad file and then save it as “Tomb.reg”. The name doesn’t matter as long as it ends with reg extension. Double-click the file and click yes. This should enable you to enter the game and play it.

#5 Tomb Raider (PC) – Choking Sequence Bug
When a guy chokes you and pressing all the possible keys don’t help, try mashing the ‘F’ button. For exclamation point, you need to press ‘F’ and if the hand pops up, press ‘E’.

#6 Tomb Raider (PC) Black Screen Problem
If you are using an EVGA card, try disabling EVGA precision tool to make the problem go away. Others should check for the latest driver updates for their relevant cards.

#7 Tomb Raider (PC) Error – Failed to Initialize Direct3D With Current Settings
You need to turn off “Exclusive Fullscreen” from the launcher options. If you can’t enter the options menu, refer to the point number 4.
Also try installing the directx from here.

#8 Tomb Raider – Poor Performance on SLi/Nvidia Graphics Issues
Grab the latest beta drivers. They should boost up the performance to standards. And if you are using a netbook or something, make sure that your system is using the correct graphics chip to run the game.

#9 Tomb Raider (PC) Disk Write Error
It’s not the game rather your hardware is in trouble. You can do the following to fix the issue:

  • Try running the setup/unpacking as administrator.
  • Make sure that you have the sufficient disk space on the partition you are planning to keep your game.

#10 Tomb Raider (PC) Crashes to Desktop – Tomb Raider not Responding
If the fixes mentioned above to bypass the crash didn’t work for you then try disabling your second monitor.

If you come across any other issues, let us know by commenting below!

Don't know why exactly, but Ali studied both Biotch and Computer Science. Out of curiosity he says. Doesn't play many competitive games however, when it comes to FIFA, it's a whole different story.