Why does Control keep freezing?
- Too many apps running in the background.
- Outdated Graphics driver leading to compatibility issues. However, in simple steps, you can update your Graphics Driver.
- The game can be mistakenly identified by your antivirus as malware or a virus.
- Control may also crash if apps are running in the background, and competing with the game for resources.
- Due to corrupted game files, corrupted game installations, or other associated problems. It can be resolved by deleting the game and reinstalling it again.
Fix Control keeps crashing, disconnecting or freezing on PC
If Control keeps crashing or freezing, update your PC and then try the following solutions.
- Update the Graphics Driver
- Change graphics card settings
- Delete the render.ini file
- Allow the game through your Antivirus
- Close background apps
- Run the game in compatibility mode
- Reinstall the game
Let’s get started with the first solution.
1] Update the Graphics Driver
Even while updating the graphics driver is rather simple, most users choose not to, which later wreaks havoc on games. Updating Windows is one way to update your Graphics Driver, however, we have jotted some of the ways you can try to update your Graphics Driver:
- Try free driver update software
- Use the manufacturer’s website and download the driver
- Install Driver and Optional Update.
- Update GPU Driver from Device Manager.
2] Change the Graphics Card settings
More often than not, some of the Graphics Settings can be the cause behind the error in question. So, you can simply change the settings in your respective Graphics card.
- Right-click on your screen and click on Nvidia Control Panel.
- From the main screen, select Use my preference emphasizing, then use the slider to change the settings.
- Now launch your game and see whether the issue persists or not.
- Right-click on your screen, and select Settings.
- Click on AMD Control Settings and try different settings to see if the issue persists.
This is just a trial and error method but has worked for some gamers.
3] Delete the Render.ini file
If you open the game and get the message “game rmdwin7 f.exe is not responding” and a blank screen, then you need to delete the render.ini file to resolve the issue.
To do the same, navigate to the Installation folder > right-click on render.ini file > click on the Delete option.
Once, it is deleted, reopen your game, and see if the issue is fixed.
4] Allow the game through the Firewall
Anti-virus software interprets game files as viruses and obstructs some crucial game features as a result. Therefore, you can momentarily turn off your antivirus, or allow the game through the Firewall. We would recommend you do the latter. Once you are sure that the antivirus is blocking your game, go ahead and launch it.
5] Close background apps
Background tasks frequently compete with games for system resources, which causes the game to freeze and finally crash. Follow these steps to stop background processes:
- Click Ctrl+Shift+Esc to open Task Manager.
- In the Process tab, select all of the processes that could affect how well the game runs or right-click on them one by one.
- Click the End Task button and apply this to each of them.
This should do the job, however, if it didn’t then try the next solution.
6] Run the game in compatibility mode
According to some users, starting their game in compatibility mode, it functioned properly. Follow the prescribed methods to run the game in compatibility mode:
- Go to the location where you have installed your game or the launcher.
- Right-click on it and then click on Properties.
- In the Compatibility tab, tick the box next to Run this program in compatibility mode.
- Select Window 7 from the drop-down menu.
- Click Apply > Ok
If after running the game in compatibility mode, your issue is not resolved, move to the next solution.
7] Reinstall Control
Last but not least, if none of the aforementioned fixes were successful, consider deleting the game. Reinstall it now to clear any corrupted game files, corrupted game installations, or other associated problems.
System requirement of Control
It’s necessary to ensure that your PC has all the system requirements to run Control and they are:
- CPU: Intel Core i5-4690 / AMD FX-4350 or better
- CPU SPEED: Info
- RAM: 8 GB
- Operating System: Windows 7, 64-bit
- VIDEO CARD: Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 / AMD Radeon R9 280x or better
- PIXEL SHADER: 5.0
- VERTEX SHADER: 5.0
- DEDICATED VIDEO RAM: 3072 MB
- CPU: Intel Core i5-7600K / AMD Ryzen 5 1600x or better
- CPU SPEED: Info
- RAM: 16 GB
- Operating System: Windows 11/10, 64-bit
- VIDEO CARD: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 / AMD Radeon RX 580 or better (RTX 2060 for Ray-Tracing)
- PIXEL SHADER: 5.1
- VERTEX SHADER: 5.1
- DEDICATED VIDEO RAM: 3072 MB
How do I fix a program that keeps crashing?
If your program keeps crashing then one of the ways to resolve the issue is to disable the antivirus app or allow the program through your antivirus, as we did in this post earlier. Make sure your computer is compatible to run the program that is crashing. Also, the program you are trying to run must not be corrupted; else, it is best to uninstall it and then fresh-install it.