Tomb Raider Won’t Load/ Crashes


Third-person perspective action adventure game, Tomb Raider, is about traveling and exploring several camps across different islands. The game may occasionally crash due to a variety of reasons discussed in this article.

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 System Requirements

Certain types of hardware are required to play Tombs Raider. Your system does not have sufficient hardware.

  • Processor: Intel Dual Core/ AMD Athlon
  • Memory: 2 GB
  • Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce/ Radeon HD
  • Video Memory: 512 MB
  • Audio Card
  • Software: Microsoft DirectX

Appropriately Set Up Paging File Size

Your computer has insufficient memory to process game files. Increase the virtual memory limit using Performance Options.

1. Press Windows Key + R.

2. Type the following command and press ENTER:

  • %windir%\system32\SystemPropertiesPerformance.exe

3. Click the Advanced tab.

4. Click Change (Virtual Memory).

5. Uncheck the box labeled Automatically manage paging file size for all drives.

6. Select your system drive, choose Custom size.

7. Set more than adequate amount of paging file size.

8. Click Set, and then OK twice.

Set Higher Performance Configs

You might want to configure your NVIDIA Control Panel settings in the following manner:

1. Right-click your Desktop, select Nvidia Control Panel.

2. Click Manage 3D Settings link.

3. Click the Power Management Mode.

4. Choose the option named Prefer maximum performance, and then save the changes.

Free Up Adequate Disk Space

You might want to clean up the disk space and recover at least 25 GB of space to play the game smoothly. Use the following command-line:

1. Press Windows Key + X keys simultaneously.

2. Select the Command Prompt.

3. In the newly opened Command Prompt window, type the following command and press ENTER:

  • C:\Windows\System32\cleanmgr.exe /C:\

4. Disk CleanUp is now open.

5. Click OK.

6. Wait till your drive scan is complete. After finishing the scan, check-up all boxes and click OK.

Configure the Game Settings

As default, your game is set to use the DirectX 12 features. However, if you’re encountering issues playing Tombs Raider, you may disable this feature.

1. Go to the Game Options.

2. Click the Display tab.

3. Disable the DirectX 12 feature.

4. Lower all other video features.

5. Apply the settings, exit and re-open the game.


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