Flight Simulator 2020: How to Fix Crashing & Not Responding

Flight fanatics might not be able to jump on Flight Simulator 2020 easily.

Flight Simulator 2020 has its fair share of issues and bugs. As with any game, this is quite normal, and mostly they’re caused by out-of-date systems and due to compatibility reasons. Nevertheless, what players are most experiencing is unexpected crashes, and the game not responding.

Thankfully, the community has found some of the origins to the issue, and because of that, many methods of fixing these problems have been found, that you can try today!

How to Fix Crashing & Not Responding – Flight Simulator 2020

With crashes, it is most important to start with getting the latest graphic drivers for your GPU. Kindly search for “Device Manager” in the start menu, and open that up. Go to your display adapters, right-click your GPU and then “Update Driver”.

Also, make sure that your operating system is up-to-date as well. Another thing that could cause your game to crash is not having the required spec to run the game. Find out the required spec for Flight Simulator 2020, and if you meet the requirements, and your game crashes, try these methods to fix it:

Microsoft Visual C++ Studio Redistributable

Seems like Flight Simulator 2020 requires that your C++ Redistributable is up-to-date, assuming you have it, and it heavily relies on it.

If none of the reasons above are the reason for the crashes for your game, then it is most likely something to do with Microsoft Visual C++ Studio Redistributable.

To fix that, go to the official download site for the Visual C++ Redistributable, and download the latest version for either 32-bit or 64-bit system, depending on what you have. Install it, and check whether Flight Simulator 2020 is fixed.

Run as Administrator

What is common among crashes in game, is that the origin might be due to the game not having the proper privileges to run the game. This can happen on any game, and it should be a common practice that you try this first if you’re having issues with crashes or freezes on any game.

What you need to do is simply find a shortcut to the game, right-click on it, and then select “Run as Administrator”. Click “Yes” to confirm that you want to launch it as an administrator.

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