Fix No Man’s Sky Crashing, ucrtbase.dll Error and Crash On Startup

 
 

Fix No Man's Sky Crashing, ucrtbase.dll Error and Crash On Startup

This post will help you to fix No Man’s Sky crashing, crash on startup due to ucrtbase.dll error on PC.

Step 1) Restart your PC and launch No Man’s Sky

Step 2) Verify No Man’s Sky game files

Go to Steam library, make a right click on the game/select Properties/Local Files tab/click on Verify integrity of the game files. Once done launch No Man’s Sky.

Step 3) Do a clean installation of graphics driver

Visit Nvidia website, select your graphic card from the list, select the Custom option and put a check on the box which says Perform a clean installation, once installed, restart your PC then launch No Man’s Sky.

Clean installation NVIDIA driver

Step 4) Rollback graphics driver to previous version

Go to Nvidia website, select your video card, search for drivers and then try pervious versions of graphics driver.

Step 5) Allow the No Man’s Sky exe file to antivirus or Windows Security or disable it before launching the game

If you have any third party antivirus such as Avast, Norton, MacAfee, Bitdefender etc. then make sure that you allow No Man’s Sky exe file to your antivirus program. In case you are using Windows security then please open Windows 10 Settings/Update & Security/Windows Security/Virus & threat protection/Scroll down and click on Manage ransomware protection/Controlled Folder Access/Allow an app through Controlled folder access/Add an allowed app/Browse all apps/Go to the game installation folder and add No Man’s Sky exe file.

Step 6) Uninstall Bandicam and OBS software

If you have these two software then type Control panel in Windows search box to open control panel/Click on Uninstall a program and then make a right click on Bandicam and OBS software one by one and uninstall it.

Step 7) Stop Windows audio service

Before launching the game, type in services in Windows search box to open services, find Windows audio in the list, now make a right click on it and click on Stop, launch the game, immediately after the game launch make a right click on Windows Audio and click on start to start the audio service.

Step 8) Install Visual C++ files

Visit Microsoft website, on this page under  Visual Studio 2015, 2017 and 2019, click on x86: vc_redist.x86.exe and x64: vc_redist.x64.exe to download both the files, once downloaded, run both the exe file to install it, once installed restart your PC and launch No Man’s Sky.

Step 9) Update Windows 10 to the latest version

Open Windows 10 settings, go to Update & Security and then click on Check for updates to update Windows 10

Step 10) Laptop users with dual graphics card run No Man’s Sky on dedicated graphics card.

Type in Graphics settings in Windows search box to open graphics settings, now click on Browse, go to the game installation folder, add No Man’s Sky exe file, once added click on No Man’s Sky game, now click on Options and select High performance, save it and then launch No Man’s Sky.

Step 11) Try launching No Man’s Sky from desktop icon or installation folder. Also try to run No Man’s Sky as an administrator

Go to desktop and double click on the game exe to launch the game or you can also launch the game from game installation directory. To run the game as an admin, go to the installation directory, make a right click on the game exe file, select Properties/Compatibility/put a check on the box which says Run this program as an administrator.

Step 12) Disable all the mods

First disable all the mods and the launch No Man’s Sky to check the performance.

Step 13) Increase the Virtual Memory

Type in View advanced system settings in Windows search box to open advanced system settings, under Advanced tab/click on Settings under performance/ go to the Advanced tab/click on Change/Uncheck Automatically manage paging file size for all drives/Check Custom/

Initial Size: 1.5 x Total Ram (example Total RAM in my case is 8GB i.e. {8×1024} 8192 MB) so Initial size would be 1.5×8192=12288
Maximum Size: 3 X Total Ram (Similarly maximum size would be 3×8192=24576)

Once you put the initial and maximum size, click on Set and then Ok, now launch No Man’s Sky.

Step 14) Run No Man’s Sky on primary monitor, unplug multiple display

If you multiple monitor connected to your system then disconnect the additional display and run No Man’s Sky on primary display.

Step 15) Disable steam overlay, Steam cloud save, Perform clean boot

Go to steam library, make a right click on No Man’s Sky, select Properties/uncheck Enable the Steam Overlay while in-game and Keep games saves in the Steam Cloud. If you have another overlay app running such as discord or GeForce experience, close it.

Also close all the overclocking and background application.

To perform clean boot type in System configuration in Windows search box and open it, go to the Services tab/put a check on Hide all Microsoft services/then click on Disable all/Apply and hit Ok. Restart your PC and launch No Man’s Sky.

Step 16) Try Windowed mode, lower down graphics settings

Run No Man’s Sky in Windowed mode, go to graphics settings in game, if graphics performance is set to high, try medium or low settings.

Step 17) Uninstall and reinstall No Man’s Sky

If nothing fixes the issue then uninstall No Man’s Sky, delete all the remaining game folders from installation folder, restart your PC and then reinstall No Man’s Sky.

Step 18) Reset your PC

Open Windows 10 Settings, go to Update & Security/Recovery/Reset This PC/Get started, please back up your data before reset, you might lose all your apps and data when you reset your PC.

 
 
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