Access Violation errors have several root causes, and can occur when launching, or even while playing a game. For a more detailed troubleshooting guide on Access Violation errors, you can click HERE to navigate to a third party website with some fixes for the error. While the website may offer a tool to download, we do not recommend it, and it is not supported by us.
In addition to the third party website, below are a few things you can try if you are receiving an Access Violation error.
Reinstall the Game
Sometimes a simple uninstall/reinstall of the game in question can fix the issue.
Run a Virus Scan
Sometimes a malware infection can cause this issue. It is recommended to perform a detailed scan with your anti-virus software.
Disable User Account Control (UAC)
The User Account Control (UAC) helps prevent malware from damaging a PC. The UAC can be helpful by blocking the automatic installation of unauthorized apps and prevent inadvertent changes to the system settings, however, if the settings are too high, it can cause an Access Violation error, and block you from playing your game. Lowering the UAC using the instructions below is another way to fix the error.
- Type 'uac' into the search bar/magnifying glass
- Click 'Change User Account Control settings'
- Move the slider down to 'Never Notify'
- Click 'OK' if prompted, and restart the computer
Unfortunately this may need to be done each time you play the game in question.
Use Compatibility Mode
While most of the game titles available on our website should be compatible with newer versions of Windows, some older games may have trouble playing properly. The links below will provide you with information on how to run these older games in Compatibility Mode, which mimics the original version of Windows that the game was created for. Please be sure to click the link that corresponds to the version of Windows that is currently running on your computer.