How To Fix Forza Horizon 5 Rally Adventure Crashing on Startup or Launch on PC

Are you ready for the ultimate off-road adventure with Forza Horizon 5 Rally Adventure? In this DLC you are going to explore more locations. However, many players have started complaining that game crashes on startup or when launching it on PC.

The Forza Horizon 5 Rally Adventure crashing on startup issue occurs due to incompatible hardware, Windows security, outdated drivers, or any other reason that varies from user to user.

In this article, we have mentioned workarounds that help us fix the Forza Horizon 5 Rally Adventure crashing on startup.

How To Fix Forza Horizon 5 Rally Adventure Crashing on Startup on PC

Before applying the below-mentioned fixes make sure that you have restarted the game, updated Windows OS, and tried running the game as an administrator. You should also check the system requirements to play Forza Horizon 5 Rally Adventure.

In most cases, if your PC is not strong enough then it will through a crashing problem on the launch.


  • OS: Windows 10 version 15063.0 or higher
  • Processor: Intel i5-4460 or AMD Ryzen 3 1200
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVidia GTX 970 OR AMD RX 470
  • DirectX: Version 12
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 110 GB available space


  • OS: Windows 10 version 15063.0 or higher
  • Processor: Intel i5-8400 or AMD Ryzen 5 1500X
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVidia GTX 1070 OR AMD RX 590
  • DirectX: Version 12
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 110 GB available space

Once you are sure that your PC can easily play the game then proceed to the fixes explained below.

1. Update Graphics Driver

Most of the time Forza Horizon 5 Rally Adventure crashes on startup while launching it because of an outdated graphics driver installed on your PC. Make sure you have updated your GPU drivers to their latest version.

NVIDIA and AMD do release game-specific updates that you can download and install on your PC but it takes time.

Especially, if you are a newbie or you don’t have time or skills then there are chances that you might end up installing the wrong graphics drivers.

So we recommend downloading Driver Easy software on your PC. This program is a professional system driver updater that automatically scans a PC’s old driver and updates them instantly.

We have personally used this tool on our Windows 11 PC. The most favorite part is its outstanding scanning feature. You can instantly know which PC part needs to be updated.

The Driver Easy is an N0.1 software updater tool in its field with a mega database of more than 600000 drivers. Users have been using this tool for the last 12 years to fix their PC errors.

So download Driver Easy and let it deal with all the system drivers.

2. Disable Windows Security Temporarily

Windows 11 users can disable the built-in protection feature known as Windows Security

  1. Open Windows Security by typing “Windows Security” in the search bar and clicking on the app.
  2. Click on “Virus & threat protection” in the left menu.
  3. Under “Virus & threat protection settings,” click on “Manage settings.”
  4. Scroll down to the “Exclusions” section and click on “Add or remove exclusions.”
  5. Click on “Add an exclusion” and select the type of exclusion you want to add, such as a folder or a file.
  6. Browse to the location of the game that you want to unblock and select it.
  7. Click “Open” and then “Add an exclusion” to save the changes.

If you are using antivirus software you can also disable its real-time protection.

3. Don’t Overclock your CPU/GPU

If you don’t know what overclocking is then you are in a safe zone. Other players should revert the CPU/GPU to their default clock settings.

Tools like MSI Afterburner can be used to overclock or underclock PC.

4. Close Background Process

An unnecessary background process can consume most of the PS memory leaving less for the game. That’s why most game crash on startup. You can use Task Manager to End Task app and then play the game. (Read: How To Set CPU Process Priority for Applications in Windows 11)

5. Use a Dedicated GPU

If you are trying to launch Forza Horizon 5 Rally Adventure using the integrated GPU it will crash on Startup. You need to disable it from the Device manager and use the dedicated GPU (Intel, AMD, or Nvidia)

6. Repair The Game Files

The corrupt game files are another cause that prevents the game from launching. You can check the Integrity of game files using Steam.

Other Tips that Might Work

  1. Manually increase virtual memory
  2. Force launch the game in Windowed mode using the Steam client.
  3. Reinstall DirectX and Visual C++ Redistributable
  4. Reinstall the game afresh.