How to Fix: Forza Horizon 5 Crashes and Won’t Launch Issue

While considering most of the sports games, undoubtedly, Forza Horizon 5 is one of the best Racing video games we have ever experienced. The game encompasses hundreds of furious cars from around the world and deploys unlimited entertainment. But recently, some players have been disappointed in this game, and according to their reports, Forza Horizon 5 crashes unexpectedly and does not launch properly always.

Players do not expect such trouble from Forza Horizon 5, and they are looking for reliable solutions to get rid of these suffering issues. Fortunately, the game developers have come up with some solutions to these problems. Anyway, from this full-length guide, you can solve the same problem with all possible solutions. Let’s check out the solutions in detail.

Some workarounds:

  • Make sure you have updated the latest game patch.
  • Disable all unwanted apps/programs running in the background.
  • Ensure you have steady internet connectivity to run the game.
  • Restart the system, console, and game more than two times.
  • Users need Windows 10 1909 November 2019 update or higher to run the game on the PC.
  • You can update Microsoft Store Gaming Services ( from the download and update section).

These are the primary tricks you can apply to get rid of the issues in Forza Horizon 5; if these tricks do not help you, then you can move to the detailed fixes listed below.

Fix 1: Run the game with Administrator Access:

When launching the game with administrative access will fix most of the issues reported for Forza Horizon 5. To do so,

  • Firstly, move to the Forza Horizon 5 installation folder.
  • Then from the list of files, right-click over the Forza Horizon 5.exe file and select the Properties option from the drop-down menu.
  • Now in the Forza Horizon 5.exe window will appear before the screen, then select the Compatibility tab from the top horizontal menu.
  • There click on the checkbox beside Run this program as an administrator option under the Settings section and click on OK. 
  • Once done, relaunch the game and check the said issue is resolved or not.

Fix 2: Update Driver:

If your Graphics driver gets corrupted or missing, then the Forza Horizon 5 will crash or won’t launch on your system. In this scenario, the best possible solution to get rid of this issue is to update the driver to the latest version. To do so,

  • Firstly, in the Windows search bar, type Device Manager and open the relevant search result.
  • Then inside the Device Manager, click and expand the Display adapters option. There select the Graphics card to update.
  • Right-click over the Graphics driver and select the option Update driver from the drop-down menu.
  • Once done, restart the system and relaunch the game and check the issue is resolved for you or not.

If you don’t have enough time to update the driver manually, then you can depend on any third-party driver updating tool. There are several such updating tools available online; you can select a trusty one from them. 

Fix 3: Update Windows:

Sometimes the Forza Horizon 5 Crashing and Won’t Launching issue can occur as a result of outdated Windows. Here you need to update your Windows to the latest version to get rid of these issues. To do so,

  • Firstly, open Settings and select Update and Security from the left pane menu.
  • Then select Windows Update and click on Check for updates tab.
  • Once done, your Windows will update your system to the latest version, and the said issue will get resolved for you.

Fix 4: Repair or Reset the Game:

Another simple solution to get rid of the Forza Horizon 5 Crashes and Won’t Launch issue is to Repair the game. This solution will help you to repair corrupted or broken files in the game. To do so,

Note: This solution is especially for Xbox App users.

  • Firstly, type Apps & features in the search bar and open relevant search results.
  • Then from the list, select Forza Horizon 5 and click on the Advanced options.
  • Now on the newly opened screen, click on the Repair button under the Reset section.
  • Once done, restart the Xbox app and check for improvement.
  • If the issue persists, then again go back to the Forza Horizon 5’s Advanced options window and this time click on the Reset button.
  • Now restart the Xbox and check the said issue is resolved or not.

Fix 5: Install Latest version Visual C++ redistributable:

Suppose you installed Visual C++ redistributable wrongly, then also the Forza Horizon 5 crash in the Startup or won’t launch properly. Here what you need to do is install the latest version of Visual C++ redistributable. To do so,  

  • Firstly, go to the official website of Microsoft Visual studio.
  • Then select the latest version Visual C++ redistributable.
  • Now download and install it on your system. Make sure you the Visual C++ redistributable, which is compatible with your system.

Fix 6: Edit Power Options to High Performance:

You can disable extra power monitoring software and change the game power options to high to escape from the Forza Horizon 5 crashing and not launching issue. To do so,

  • Firstly, turn off services including MSI DragonCenter, RyzenMaster etc.
  • Then change the power setting; for that,
  • Launch the Control Panel and select the Hardware and Sound option.
  • Now select Power Options and change the power settings to High Performance.
  • Once done, shut down your system and check the said issue is resolved or not.

Fix 7: Set Time and Date on the PC:

Some players managed to overcome the Forza Horizon 5 crashing or won’t launching issue by setting the time and date correctly. You can also do the same in your case. To do so,

  • Firstly, right-click over the clock from the right side of the Taskbar.
  • Then select Adjust Date/Time option from the menu.
  • Now untick the checkbox beside the Set time zone automatically option and then re-tick the same option.
  • Once done, restart the system and check for improvement.

Fix 8: Move the game to another Drive:

As per few suffered players moving the game to another drive helped them to resolve the Forza Horizon 5 crashing or won’t launching issue. So we strongly recommend the same. To do so,

  • Firstly, type Apps & features in the search bar and open relevant search results.
  • Then from the list, select Forza Horizon 5 and click on the Move button.
  • Now from the drop-down list, select a drive you need to move the game.
  • And click on Move again to replace the game to select the drive.
  • Now the issue will get resolved for you.

Fix 9: Reset Microsoft Store:

If any of the above solutions do not help you to escape from the Forza Horizon 5 crashing or won’t launching issue, then you can try to reset the Microsoft Store. This tricked helped in the case of few players; that’s why we recommend the same here. To do so,

  • Firstly, exit from the Microsoft Store.
  • Then type WSReset in the search box.
  • Now a black shaded window will appear before the screen (Do not close it).
  • Once the black screen disappears from the screen, your Microsoft store will get reset. 

We hope now the Forza Horizon 5 crashing or won’t launching issue resolved for you. If not, then you can disable the antivirus installed on your system and relaunch the game. If you have any queries or doubts after reading this article, please leave a comment in the given comment box.