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


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 the Diagnostic

There are certain situations when missing entries in your registry and registry corruption causes this problem. Try running a registry scan to identify if there are any such issues.

  1. Click the button below to download and install the Diagnostic
  2. Perform a Registry scan and fix any problems detected.
  3. Restart your computer.

Estimated Download Time: 10 Seconds

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


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.


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.


3. Set Hardware Sound Acceleration Level to Basic Acceleration.

4. Click Exit and restart your PC.


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