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TOPIC: [SOLVED] Fallout 4 - dxgi.dll crash on startup

[SOLVED] Fallout 4 - dxgi.dll crash on startup 1 year 2 months ago #1

Hi there,

I'm having a little problem here:
I came back to Fallout 4 after a couple of months of not playing.
The game was crashing on startup.
I disabled all the mods, it was still crashing on startup and pointing towards dxgi.dll file.
So I used the ENB and ReShade remover, and the game was working again even with the mods.

I'm running on Windows 7 x64, and drivers are up to date.

The only big change that happened to my PC since the last time I played FO4 is that I installed MSI Afterburner - but it wasn't running when I tried to launch FO4, and I have uninstalled it anyways since then - the problem persists still.
Also I already have ReShade setup for World of Warcraft, and it works just great.

I've looked through internet to find any solution to my problem, with no success.

I hope you can help me.
Last Edit: 1 year 2 months ago by ErfanW.
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Fallout 4 - dxgi.dll crash on startup 1 year 2 months ago #2

I just figured out that the dxgi.dll in my WoW folder is version 3.0.7 and that the ReShade settings I had already installed on Fallout 4, as well as those I want to install, use the version 1.1.0 of the file.

So:
ReShade 3.0 runs on Fallout 4, but 1.1.0 doesn't.

I still can't figure out why version 1.1.0 doesn't work anymore on my PC, although it did work a couple of months ago.
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Fallout 4 - dxgi.dll crash on startup 1 year 2 months ago #3

Something looks really weird with my dxgi.dll logs:

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Fallout 4 - dxgi.dll crash on startup 1 year 2 months ago #4

Looks like some other software hooks into the game as well and interfers with ReShade (since it crashes right after hooking). Make sure no third party tools are running in task manager that may do such things beside Afterburner (see reshade.me/compatibility).
Cheers, crosire =)
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Fallout 4 - dxgi.dll crash on startup 1 year 2 months ago #5

The issue was Razer Synapse.

But a couple of months ago, I had no issues when I was running both Razer Synapse and ReShade, even the older versions.

I think the issue is with the in game overlay of Razer Synapse. Even though the option is unchecked in the settings of Synapse, it still seems the launch a process called "RazerIngameEngine". Stopping this process resolved my issue, and now I can play with ReShade and Razer Synapse both launched. I just have to kill the process "RazerIngameEngine" every time I launch Synapse I guess.

Anyways, thank you m8, cheers!
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