Fix: FIFA 23 Unrecoverable Error | Secure Boot Error

EA Sports has finally released FIFA 23 football simulation video game as the witness of ending an era due to the separation from FIFA. EA Sports will continue pushing next-gen football games with new titles the next year. So, FIFA 23 can be considered to be a farewell to the franchise with all due respect. But that doesn’t mean the game is bug-free or free from errors. It seems that so many players facing the FIFA 23 Unrecoverable Error or Secure Boot Error.

Well, if you’re also one of the victims of such an issue then don’t worry. Luckily, here we’ve shared a couple of possible workarounds for you that should come in handy. Though FIFA 23 already has a couple of highly reported issues like graphical glitches, low framerates, in-game lags or stutters, startup crashes, etc, some are bashing the FUT cross-platform transfer market. Now, the EA Anti-Cheat related ‘Unrecoverable’ error adds icing on top of the cake.

Fix: FIFA 23 Unrecoverable Error | Secure Boot Error

Fix: FIFA 23 Unrecoverable Error | Secure Boot Error

If we take a close look at this specific error, it basically appears whenever players are trying to launch FIFA 23 on the PC via the EA Desktop App or the Origin client. This particular error throws out an error message that says “Secure Boot is not enabled on this machine.” Whereas some other unfortunate FIFA 23 players are encountering the “EA Anti-Cheat Service encountered an error. Please restart the game.” error message which seems frustrating enough.

The best part is that the FIFA Direct Communication Twitter handle is aware of this issue and has officially acknowledged the same which you can check below. Currently, the developers are investigating this issue, and hopefully, there will be a permanent solution arrive soon. It seems that the unrecoverable or the secure boot error is most probably related to the Easy AntiCheat system which is integrated with the FIFA 23 game for security reasons on the PC.

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If you’re not aware enough, secure boot is a feature that can be enabled or disabled on the Windows computer. By enabling the secure boot security system, you’ll be able to prevent unwanted or malicious software from loading on the PC when the system boots up. Most modern computers do have the secure boot system enabled by default that’s a part of the BIOS on the PC motherboard no matter whether you’re using a desktop or laptop.

But when it comes to a couple of previous-generation Windows machines, the chances are high that the secure boot may not be enabled. In some extreme cases, you’ll also find that your machine doesn’t even support the secure boot system. Well, if your machine does have a secure boot and is not active yet, you can do so by following the guide. Fortunately, FIFA Help also has some workarounds to fix the EA Anticheat issue that you can check below.

So, without wasting any more time, let’s jump into the troubleshooting methods below. You can also check out our video tutorial for your ease.

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1. Run Origin as an Administrator

If you’re not running your FIFA 23 game using an administrator privilege via the Origin client on your PC then the chances are high that your game launcher file directly getting affected due to the conflict with the User Account Control on the system. You should follow the steps below to set running the game client application file with admin access. To do this:

  • Click on the Start menu > Search for Origin.
  • Right-click on the Origin exe application file on your PC.
  • Select Properties > Click on the Compatibility tab.

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  • Make sure to click on the Run this program as an administrator checkbox to checkmark it.
  • Click on Apply and select OK to save changes.

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Once done, you should cross-check the issue by launching the FIFA 23 game. If you’re using any other game launcher like Steam or Epic Games Launcher then do the same steps for your respective launcher to grant the admin access. If the problem persists, head over to the next method.

2. Update FIFA 23

We should also recommend you manually check for the game update periodically by following the steps below. The chances are high that your game patch version becomes outdated and has some bugs that can only be fixed by upgrading to the latest patch version. So, check for the available game updates. To do this:

For Origin:

  • Launch the Origin client on your computer.
  • Go to Library > Right-click on FIFA 23.
  • Select Check for Update > If available, proceed with the same.
  • It may take some time to complete the update.
  • Once done, you can reboot the PC to apply changes.

For Steam:

  • Open Steam and go to Library.
  • Click on FIFA 23 from the left pane.
  • Steam will automatically search for the available update.
  • If there is an update available, click on Update.
  • Make sure to wait for some time until the update completes.
  • Once done, ensure to reboot the PC to apply changes.

For Epic Games Launcher:

  • Open the Epic Games Launcher > Head over to Library.
  • Now, click on the three dots icon next to FIFA 23.
  • Make sure the Auto Update option is turned on.
  • It should automatically install the available update of the game.

3. Verify the Integrity of Game Files

Sometimes corrupted or missing game files on the PC might also trouble you a lot when it comes to the installation or updating of the game. You really can’t do anything for the issue to happen. But most of the game launchers do come with a built-in option to verify and repair the game files automatically that you can use whenever you face any kind of issues. To do this:

For Origin:

  • Launch the Origin client on your PC.
  • Head over to the My Game Library and locate FIFA 23.
  • Now, click on Settings (Gear icon) > Select Repair.
  • Wait for the process to be completed.
  • Finally, reboot the PC to apply changes.

For Steam:

  • Launch Steam > Click on Library.
  • Right-click on FIFA 23 from the list of installed games.
  • Now, click on Properties > Go to Local Files.
  • Click on Verify Integrity of Game Files.
  • You’ll have to wait for the process until it gets completed.
  • Once done, just restart your computer.

For Epic Games Launcher:

  • Open the Epic Games Launcher > Click on Library.
  • Click on the three-dots icon next to FIFA 23.
  • Click on Verify > Wait for the process to complete and restart the launcher.
  • It should resolve the FIFA 23

4. Whitelist FIFA 23 on the Security Programs

It’s also a better idea to whitelist or exclude the FIFA 23 game file on the security programs of your PC such as the antivirus software or the firewall software. In most cases, these security software applications can aggressively prevent the game files to run properly on the PC and even block ongoing connections from the system to the game servers. Make sure to follow the steps below to manually whitelist the game file.

  • Press the Win+I keys to open Windows Settings.
  • Go to Privacy and Security > Click on Windows Security.
  • Click on Virus and threat protection > Select Manage ransomware protection.
  • Select Allow an app through Controlled folder access > Click on Add an allowed app.
  • Click on Browse all apps > Now, select FIFA23.exe/EAAntiCheatGameServiceLauncher.
  • Then click on Open > Make sure to save changes.

Alternatively, you can try the following method:

  • Click on the Windows icon on the taskbar to open the Start menu.
  • Open Control Panel by searching it > Go to Systems and Security.
  • Now, open Windows Defender Firewall.
  • Select Allow an app or feature through Windows Defender Firewall.
  • Click on Change settings > Select Allow another app > Select Browse.
  • Click to select FIFA23.exe/EAAntiCheatGameServiceLauncher.
  • Finally, click on Add > Make sure to save changes.

5. Repair EAC

It’s highly recommended to repair the Easy AntiCheat (EAC) service on the PC to check whether the problem has occurred or not. To do so:

  • Open File Explorer > Head over to the installed game directory.
  • Select EasyAntiCheat > Run EasyAntiCheat_Setup.exe file as an administrator.
  • If prompted by UAC, click on Yes to allow it as an admin.
  • Now, click on Repair > Wait for the process to complete.
  • Once done, restart your PC.

6. Enable EasyAntiCheat Service

Sometimes enabling the easy anti-cheat service on the Windows system might come in handy if the service gets disabled or not active. To do so:

  • Press the Win+R keys to open the Run dialog box.
  • Type services.msc and hit Enter to open Services.
  • Search for the Easy Anti-Cheat service > Keep the Startup type as ‘Manual’.
    • If not then you’ll need to right-click on the Easy Anti-Cheat.
  • Click on Properties > Set the ‘Startup type’ to ‘Manual’.
  • Finally, reboot your computer, and try running the FIFA 23 game.

7. Reinstall Easy AntiCheat Service

In most cases, the Easy AntiCheat service engine may cause some issues with the installed game or the system. Several reports are coming out that you should be able to fix the error by reinstalling the EAC service manually from the game’s installation folder. To do this:

  • Open File Explorer on the Windows PC > Go to the installed FIFA 23 game location.
  • Now, look for the Easy AntiCheat installer file (EasyAntiCheat_Setup.exe).
  • Right-click on the file and click on Run as Administrator from the context menu.
  • If prompted by UAC (User Account Control), then click on Yes to grant the admin access.
  • Once the Easy AntiCheat engine has been re-installed, make sure to reboot your computer.

8. Enable Secure Boot

Secure Boot is a security standard for the PC that basically helps the hardware to boot securely using the signed software that has been approved by the manufacturer. It’s one kind of bootloader thing that you have heard from Android users which helps the computer and its system to protect from external malware or attacks.

As the Secure Boot option can be found on your Windows computer, you’ll need to turn it on from BIOS. But make sure to check whether the Secure Boot feature is enabled on your PC or not. To do so:

  • Press the Win+R keys to open the Run dialog box.
  • Type msinfo32 and hit Enter to open System Information.

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  • Once the window opens, you can see ‘Secure Boot State’ as On/Off.

If it’s enabled then you’re good to go. But if it’s not, then follow the steps below.

  • Just open the BIOS or UEFI menu on your computer during startup using the steps mentioned above.
  • Head over to the Boot tab > Go to the Advanced menu.
  • Search for the Secure Boot menu > Check whether it’s enabled or not.
  • If not, make sure to turn it on.
  • Once done, just Save and Exit by using the key as instructed on the screen.
  • Enjoy! You should be able to run FIFA 23.

9. Reinstall FIFA 23

If the above methods didn’t come in handy then you can try uninstalling the FIFA 23 game and reinstalling it again on the PC. It’s worth suggesting reinstalling the game on a different storage drive this time to avoid any kind of disk errors or temporary game files regarding issues. To do that:

  • Click on the Start menu and search for Control Panel.
  • Open Control Panel > Click on Uninstall a Program.
  • Locate and right-click on FIFA 23 > Select Uninstall.
  • If prompted, click on Uninstall again to confirm.
  • Wait for the uninstallation process to complete. You can follow the on-screen instructions to do so.
  • Once done, make sure to reboot the PC to apply changes.
  • Finally, head over to the specific game launcher that you use (Steam or Origin, or Epic Games Launcher) and reinstall FIFA 23.

10. Contact EA Help

If none of the methods worked for you then make sure to contact EA Help for further assistance. Just create a support ticket for the same so that the developers can take a deep dive into it.

That’s it, guys. We assume this guide was helpful to you. For further queries, you can comment below.

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