Elden Ring White Screen Crash: How to Fix?

White screen crash issues are very common for Elden Ring players. They usually come with an error message “ELDEN RING has stopped working”. The players won’t be able to play Elden Ring when it occurs.

This can be a very annoying issue. But luckily there has been some effective ways to fix it. In this post, we will show you a few methods you can try to fix the white screen crash on your Elden Ring game. Take a look at the list of fixes below and see if they are able to help you.

Change the Elden Ring compatibility settings

You can fix the Elden Ring white screen crashing issue by running it as administrator and disable its fullscreen optimization. Here are the steps:

Step 1: Open File Explorer (pressing Win and E on your keyboard), and go to where Elden Ring is installed.

Step 2: Right click your game icon and select Properties.

Step 3: Go to the Compatibility tab, and check Disable full screen optimizations and Run this program as an administrator.

Launch Elden Ring again and see the white screen crashing issue has been fixed.

Verify your Elden Ring game files

Perhaps your game files of Elden Ring have been corrupted so you see the white screen crashing issue. To see if this is the case, you can verify your game files and see if this can help you fix the issue.

Step 1: On your Steam client, click LIBRARY.

Step 2: Right click Elden Ring. Then select Properties.

Step 3: Select LOCAL FILES, and then click Verify integrity of game files…

Once the verification is complete, you can run your Elden Ring again and see if this helped you fix your white screen crashing issue.

Reset your hardware component clock settings

If you have overclocked your computer hardware, your computer may be destabilized, and it’s more likely for you to experience game crashing issues. So if you’ve overclocked your CPU, GPU or RAM, try setting it back to stock clocks. Then test your Elden Ring and see if this fixes your white screen crashing issue.

Change the launch options of your Elden Ring game

Step 1: On your Steam client, click LIBRARY.

Step 2: Right click Elden Ring. Then select Properties.

Step 3: Add -d3d11 into the LAUNCH OPTIONS.

Step 4: Run the game and see if this works for you. If it doesn’t, you can also test with the following launch options:


If they still can’t fix your crashing issue, then you may need to try updating your graphics driver.

Reinstall your graphics driver

A lot of the times the white screen crashing issue occurs because you’re using a problem graphics driver. To fix it, you should try clean uninstalling the driver. You can do this by using Display Driver Uninstaller (DDU, a utility used for clean uninstalling your graphics driver). Download and install this program, then follow its instructions to uninstall your graphics driver.

Once the driver is uninstalled, you should reinstall it. You can use Device Manager on your Windows system, or go to your hardware manufacturer website to find the correct driver manually. Either way, you should make sure the driver you get is correct and up to date.

Has any of the fixes above worked for you? Or do you have any other effective ways to fix this issue? Tell us by leaving a comment below!

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