How to Fix Resident Evil 2 Remake Fatal Error 0x887a0006

The Resident Evil 2 Remake was launched in January 2019 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows. Now, some of the Windows users are facing the Resident Evil 2 Remake Fatal Error 0x887a0006 while launching the game. The same thing happens with the Apex Legends PC version as well. So, if you’re also facing the same issue and want to fix it properly, you can check out all the possible methods below.

Initially, it seems that there may be some drivers are missing on the system which can cause this error. But we’ve to focus on some other possible things that may be responsible for it. It’s also worth mentioning that the Windows update or graphics driver update won’t come in handy in this case. However, if you haven’t checked the pending update yet, we will recommend you to check it first. Once the update is done, restart your system and try running the Resident Evil 2 Remake again.

How to Fix Resident Evil 2 Remake Fatal Error 0x887a0006

Steps to Fix Resident Evil 2 Remake Fatal Error 0x887a0006

Here we’ve shared some of the possible workarounds that should work for you to fix this error code on your PC. It includes updating the DirectX version, checking the corrupted or missing game files, modifying the registry file, rolling back the graphics driver, and more. So, let’s dive into it.

1. Upgrade DirectX to DirectX 12 (DX12)

The outdated DirectX can also affect the game from running on your computer. So, it’s better to update your DirectX version to its latest version. At the time of writing this article, the DirectX 12 is available as the latest one.

  • Go to the Start menu on your Windows.
  • Then type dxdiag in the Search box and hit enter.
  • Next, click on the dxdiag option from the results.
  • The System Information page will open and here you will find the DirectX Version quite easily.
  • Now, if you can see that the DirectX version is outdated or below than DX12 then simply head over to the Settings > Update & Security > Check for the Windows update.
  • If any latest update is available, then download and install it.

The DirectX 11.3 and 12 will be included in Windows 10 via Windows updates. There is no standalone package to update the latest version of DirectX.

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2. Modify Registry File

According to some of the reports, this particular issue can also occur due to the newer but unstable graphics driver version which you may have installed recently. So, if you feel that after upgrading to the latest graphics driver version on your PC, the Resident Evil 2 Remake isn’t running then you can tweak some of the settings to fix this issue by modifying the registry file.

  • Press Windows key + R to open a Run dialog box.
  • Type notepad and press Enter to open a new Notepad window.
  • Here, you need to type the following code or you can also copy/paste it. (64-bit system).
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\GraphicsDrivers]
"TdrDelay"=hex(b):08,00,00,00,00,00,00,00

While the 32-bit system users have to use the following code.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\GraphicsDrivers]
"TdrDelay"=dword:00000008
  • After copying the code, head over to File option on your Notepad and click on Save As in order to keep the file. Enter a file name according to your choice but make sure to add the .reg extension before saving it and mark desktop from the left-pane to use it easily. Therefore, the file will be saved as a registry file (.reg).
  • Close the Notepad window and double-click on the created .reg file from the saved location.
  • It will ask you to confirm if you want to continue. Just click on Yes and wait for the new keys/values to be added automatically.
  • Once done, close the file and restart your PC.
  • Finally, launch the Resident Evil 2 remake game and check for the error.

We assume that this method will fix the issue. However, if the error code still appears, then you can follow the below method. In addition, if you want to revert the registry key in its previous status then do the below steps.

  • Open the Run dialog box again by pressing the Windows + R key.
  • Type regedit and press Enter to open the Registry Editor.
  • It may ask you to confirm the task by prompting User Account Control access. Click on Yes to give the administrative access.
  • Now, navigate to the following location from the left-pane.
Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\GraphicsDrivers
  • Here you will see registry values or keys at the right-pane.
  • Now, right-click on the TdrDelay and select Delete to remove the manually added key.
  • That’s it. Reboot your computer to apply the changes.

3. Repair Game from Steam Client

Make sure to check and repair the game or its files from the game launcher. For the Resident Evil 2 Remake PC game, you will need to open the Steam client on your PC.

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  • After launching the Steam client, go to Library.
  • In the left pane, you will see the installed Resident Evil 2 Remake game.
  • Right-click on the game > Click on Properties.
  • Click on Local Files tab > Click on Verify Integrity of Game Files.
  • Wait for the process to complete. If any missing file or corrupted file was there, it will be fixed automatically.
  • Finally, restart your computer and try to launch the game to check for the issue.

4. Rollback Graphics Driver Version

We’ve already mentioned above that some times the latest but unstable or buggy graphics driver version can also cause issues to the system and especially in the gameplay. So, it’s a better idea to roll back the graphics driver version to its previous version and check whether the game error is fixed or not. So, let’s take a quick look at the steps below:

  • Open the Run dialog box by pressing the Windows + R button.
  • Type devmgmt.msc and press Enter to open the Device Manager. If prompted, click on Yes to give the administrative access.
  • From the Device Manager, click to expand the drop-down menu of the Display adapters.
  • Now, right-click on the main GPU driver and select Properties.
  • Head over to the Driver tab and click on Roll Back Driver.
  • If prompted, choose a reason something like doesn’t matter and click on Yes to start the downgrading process.
  • Once done, reboot your computer and check for the game error again.

Bonus Tip:

Additionally, you can also underclock the graphics frequency to the default level to work things in a better way. Most of the users prefer an overclocked GPU card for maximum performance but it can also cause issues in some cases. So, install any GPU overclocking tool like MSI Afterburner, etc and set the frequency level to default. Once done, restart your system and run the Resident Evil 2 Remake game.

That’s it, guys. We hope you’ve found this troubleshooting guide very useful. If you’ve any additional queries, let us know in the comments below.

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