Halo 2 Crashes in PC? Here’s How to Prevent this Issue

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A first person shooter game — Halo 2, repeatedly crashes due to problems in game settings and Registry. In this article learn how to get rid of this issue and improve your gaming experience.

Download Diagnostic

You’re just 3 steps away from fixing this problem…

1. Download and install the Diagnostic

2. Run full scan

3. Perform system clean-up & repair

Estimated download time: 10 Seconds

What is Diagnostic? How does it work?


Update Device Drivers

In most of the cases reported, this issue was caused due to outdated device drivers – software that facilitate communication between your operating system and hardware. Update the device drivers using the Free Wise Driver Care. Restart your computer after successful completion.

Verify Minimum System Requirements

Your computer must meet following system requirements to play Halo 2:

  • CPU: 2 GHz
  • RAM: 1 GB
  • Free HDD Space: 7 GB
  • Graphics Card: NVIDIA 6100/ ATI X700

Rename intro_60.wmv File

The intro_60.wmv file is used for showing an introduction video at the startup. If your Halo 2 crashes while launching, you may have to rename this file and skip the intro video.

For Windows 10:

1. Double click This PC desktop icon.

2. Open following directory:

  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Games\Halo 2\Movie

File-Explorer

3. Rename the file named intro_60.wmv as intro_60.wmv.old

For Windows 8.1/ 8/ 7/ Vista:

1. Double click Computer icon on Desktop.

2. Refer Steps # 2-3 under Windows 10 section.

Delete Saved Game Files

The game might have failed retrieving data from saved game files. Move saved game sessions to Recycle Bin instead of deleting permanently.

For Windows 10/ 8.1/ 8/ 7/ Vista:

1. Press Windows Key + R; type “AppData” and click OK.

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2. Locate following path:

  • ..\Local\Microsoft\Halo 2\Saved Games\

3. Move all files from “Saved Games” folder to Recycle Bin.

Set Basic Hardware Acceleration

Change the default hardware acceleration level to the basic. Here’s how:

For Windows 10/ 8.1/ 8/ 7/ Vista:

1. Press Windows Key + R; type “DxDiag” and click OK.

2. In the new dialog that opens, click Sound tab.

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3. Set Hardware Sound Acceleration Level to Basic Acceleration.

4. Click Exit and restart your PC.

Free Up 10s of GBs of Disk Space!

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