Forza Horizon 3 Crashes to Desktop


One of the widely played racing games, Forza Horizon 3, makes car enthusiasts in-charge of the Horizon festival. It gives you the freedom to explore the beauty of Australia while driving a car on diverse, personalized music you love. Recently, many users complained about frequent Forza Horizon 3 crashes, which we’ll discuss in this article.

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1. Download and install the Diagnostic

2. Run full scan

3. Perform system clean-up & repair

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Check System Requirements

Your computer doesn’t meet minimum requirements needed to run this game. You might want to upgrade your hardware if required to do so.

  • Operating System: Windows 10 Anniversary Update [64 bit]
  • Processor: Intel i5 3.4 Gigahertz
  • Video Memory: 2GB
  • Memory: 8GB
  • Free disc space: 60 GB
  • Graphics Resolution: 1920*1080

Clear Local Storage Data

The local storage data downloaded from the game servers might be corrupted. Use the reset feature to delete this data.

1. Click the Start button, select Settings.


2. Click the System icon, and then Apps & Features.


3. In the list of installed apps, select Forza Horizon 3.

4. Click the Advanced Options link.


5. Click Reset.


Install the Game in a Fresh User Account

Create a new user account with a different Windows Live account. Do not sign into the same Microsoft Live account as Windows 10 stores its settings on the cloud. These settings are then retrieved later. If you sign in with existing Windows Live account, the same problem may persist again.

1. Type Add, edit, or remove other people in the Search Box on your Taskbar.

2. Open it from the Search Results.


3. Click the Add someone else to this PC icon.


4. Enter a different email id or phone, and then click Next to continue.


Allow Access to Essential Ports

It may be possible that Windows Firewall, a security software that limits a computer’s exposure to cyber attacks, is blocking ports used during gameplay. You might want to open required ports by configuring the settings appropriately.

1. Type Windows Firewall in the Search Box on your Taskbar.


2. Open it from the Search Results.

3. Click Advanced settings link in the left panel.


4. Select Inbound Rules in the left panel.


5. Click New Rule from the right panel.


6. Doing so will launch a new wizard on your screen.

7. Select Port, click Next.


8. Select TCP.


9. Choose Specific local ports option.


10. Enter the following Port IDs followed by a comma:

  • 53, 80, 3074

11. Click Next.

12. Select the Allow the connection option, click Next.


13. Check-up Domain, Private, and Public in the subsequent screen and then click Next.


14. Specify a name, description and click Finish.


15. Again, open the same wizard.

16. Select Port, click Next.

17. Select UDP, choose Specific local ports option.


18. Enter the following Port IDs followed by a comma:

  • 53, 88, 500, 3074, 3544, 4500

19. Click Next.

20. Repeat Steps # 11-14 above.

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