All Forza Horizon 5 Error Codes and Their Solutions

Playground Games and Xbox Games Studios have done a great job with the release of Forza Horizon 5 in 2021 as one of the latest open-world multiplayer racing video games. It’s the 5th title under Forza Horizon that has received thousands of positive reviews, which is a good sign. However, many players are experiencing FH5 error codes on the PC while launching or during gameplay. So, here we’ve shared All Forza Horizon 5 Error Codes and Their Solutions.

Forza Horizon 5 PC version players mostly encounter startup crashes while launching the game. But if we talk about the other possible Forza Horizon error codes, plenty of them can appear to you for multiple reasons. We’ve mentioned all the error codes that you may receive. Fortunately, Forza Motorsport Support has officially provided all the common error codes and their meanings so that you can perform the fix accordingly.

All Forza Horizon 5 Error Codes and Their Solutions

All Forza Horizon 5 Error Codes and Their Solutions

Apart from the error codes and their reasons, we’ve also mentioned the workarounds for you that should come in handy. Now, without wasting any more time, let’s jump into it.

1. Error Code FH001

This specific error code indicates that the Forza Horizon 5 game failed to load or initialize the Target Hardware Profiler DLL. This happens due to the missing Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributables on the PC in most scenarios. You can follow the steps below to install it:

  • Make sure to open the web browser on the PC.
  • Visit this Microsoft link and download the latest Visual C++ Redistributable file.
  • Now, install the executable application file on the PC and reboot the system to apply changes.

Please Note: Some other initialization errors may happen due to the THP DLL failing to initialize. If you’re still receiving this particular FH001 error even after installing the Visual C++ Redistributables then make sure to contact Forza Motorsport Support and submit a ticket with your DXDIAG log file so the developers can investigate the issue deeply.

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2. Error Code FH101

This particular error code appears whenever your PC specification (CPU) doesn’t have at least 4 logical processors. So, you’ll need a minimum of 4 CPU logical processors to avoid such an error. To be precise, the logical processor (logical core or CPU) is the number of cores that are divided using hyper-threading to allow multiple instructions to threads to perform tasks better. Forza Horizon 5 requires a minimum Intel i5-4460 or AMD Ryzen 3 1200 CPU.

Whereas the Intel i5-8400 or AMD Ryzen 5 1500X CPU is actually recommended for better gaming results. The higher generation processors will be more powerful and efficient to handle FH5 tasks smoothly. Obviously, that’ll also require better GPU and RAM.

3. Error Code FH201

If in case, you’re encountering the FH201 Error Code with the Forza Horizon 5 game on the Windows computer while launching or even during the gameplay sessions then you may need to upgrade your graphics card. Because it might be troubling you due to the outdated GPU card. Yes! The graphics card you’re using on your PC does not support the DX12 (DirectX 12) features that are actually required to run the game properly.

4. Error Code FH202

This specific error code indicates that your graphics card has less than 2GB of VRAM which isn’t compatible to run the Forza Horizon 5 title. Make sure to use a graphics card that’s compatible and has higher VRAM up to 8GB. Even if your GPU has 4GB of VRAM, you’ll be able to run the game.

5. Error Code FH203

Some of the Forza Horizon 5 PC players may encounter the FH203 error code while launching the title. If you’re also facing the same, the chances are high that your active graphics card does not support the DX12 features which are required to run this game. In that case, you’ll have to upgrade your GPU card which can support all the required features by DirectX 12 or higher.

6. Error Code FH204

It looks like your graphics card does not support the DX12 features that are required if you’re encountering the FH204 error code while launching Forza Horizon 5. If that’s the reason, you should have to upgrade your graphics card to the higher version so that it can support all the required features of DX12.

7. Error Code FH301

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Some unfortunate players are encountering the FH301 error code while launching the Forza Horizon 5 title on the PC. If you’re one of them, make sure to update your graphics card driver to the latest available version. An outdated graphics driver can cause such issues whatsoever. You can follow the steps below to manually update the GPU driver.

  • Press the Win+X keys to open the Quick Access Menu.
  • Click on Device Manager from the list.
  • Double-click on Display adapters to expand it.

Device Manager Update Display Adapter

  • Right-click on the dedicated graphics card that’s active or you’re using.
  • Now, click on Update driver > Click on Search automatically for drivers.
  • It’ll now automatically check for the available update then download and install the latest version.
  • Just wait for the same and reboot the PC to apply changes.

If there is no update available for your GPU then you can go to the official graphics card website from the links below and search for the model of your graphics manually. Make sure to download and install the latest GPU driver for your model number as per the manufacturer.

8. Error Code FH401

The chances are high that insufficient system memory (RAM) is causing the FH401 error code on the PC while launching the Forza Horizon 5 game. If in case, you’re one of the victims to encounter the same error code, make sure to upgrade the RAM size to 8GB or 16GB for better performance. It’s also recommended to use dual RAM sticks (i,e 8×8) to use 16GB of RAM or (4×4) to use 8GB of RAM instead of using a single RAM stick.

9. Error Code FH501

Multiple Forza Horizon 5 PC players are also reporting that they’re receiving the FH501 error code while launching the game which also indicates that the active graphics card does not support the required features of DX12 (DirectX12). If you’re also getting the same error notice then make sure to upgrade your graphics card to the next generation or higher model which can support DirectX 12 or higher requirements.

10. Error Code FH601

As per the Forza Motorsport Support, the FH601 error code appears whenever the game is unable to load the Microsoft Media Foundation which are required components to install the Forza Horizon 5 game. You can simply visit this Microsoft link to grab the Media Feature Pack for N & KN versions for Windows 10. Just download the file and install it on your computer then make sure to restart the PC to apply changes.

11. Error Code: 0x80070032

While trying to launch the Forza Horizon 5 game on the Windows computer, some unfortunate players are receiving the specific 0x80070032 error code. Whereas some players are facing the same issue while they trying to update or install the game straight away. So, it seems that this particular error is appearing due to the issue with the locally saved game data on the PC which becomes missing or corrupted unexpectedly.

Luckily, there are a couple of possible workarounds mentioned below that should help you to resolve the error code. So, without further ado, let’s get in.

A) Repair Game Files

The best thing you can do is simply verify and repair the installed game files on the system by following the steps below that might come in handy.

  • Launch the Steam client > Click on Library.
  • Right-click on Forza Horizon 5 from the list.
  • Click on Properties > Go to Local Files.

  • Click on Verify Integrity of Game Files.
  • This process may take some time to get completed. So, have some patience.
  • Once done, make sure to reboot the PC to apply changes.

B) Update FH5 via Microsoft Store

It’s also recommended to try updating the Forza Horizon 5 game on the PC via the Microsoft Store application if you’ve installed the game from here. Alternatively, some players may also encounter the update failed issue with Forza Horizon 5 via the Microsoft Store for no reason. Sometimes the error code may appear while you’re using the Xbox app on the PC. So, open MS Store > Click on Library > Click on Get Updates and it’ll automatically update apps.

C) Use the Xbox app

It seems that some Xbox app users are also facing the 0x80070032 error code on the Windows PC while trying to launch the Forza Horizon game or update the game. You can follow the steps below to check for the available or pending FH5 updates via the Xbox application.

  • Make sure to download the Xbox app on your computer from this link.
  • Once downloaded, just run the installer package, and complete the installation process.
  • Now, launch the Xbox app > Make sure to sign into the Microsoft account.
  • After signing in, click on your profile avatar icon > Click on Settings.
  • Ensure to install the Microsoft Store application.
  • Once done, sign into the MS Store app, and try launching Forza Horizon 5 again via the Xbox app.

D) Reset the Xbox app

You should also try resetting the Xbox app on your PC by following the steps below because sometimes temporary glitches with the Xbox app can trigger multiple issues like game crashes or the 0x80070032 error.

  • Open Windows Settings by pressing the Win + I keys.
  • Click on Apps > Go to Apps & features.
  • Search for Xbox from the list of installed programs.
  • Now, click on the three vertical dots icon next to the Xbox app.
  • Click on Advanced options > Scroll down and click on Reset.
  • If prompted, click on Reset again, and confirm the process.
  • Wait for the Xbox app to be reset and then reboot the PC to apply changes.

E) Reset Microsoft Store and Forza Horizon 5

If in case, the above methods didn’t work for you then make sure to reset the MS Store app as well as the Forza Horizon 5 game by following the steps below. Sometimes resetting the app data might come in handy.

  • Press the Win + I keys to open Windows Settings.
  • Click on Apps > Go to Apps & features.
  • Search for Microsoft Store > Click on the three dots icon next to it.
  • Click on Advanced options > Scroll down and click on Reset.
  • Now, confirm the process by clicking on Reset again (if prompted).
  • Wait for the process to be completed and then restart the PC to apply changes.
  • Finally, launch the Microsoft Store app again, and check for the issue.

Do the same steps for the Forza Horizon 5 game too if the problem persists.

F) Reinstall Forza Horizon 5

If none of the methods worked for you and still the 0x80070032 error code is appearing while launching or updating Forza Horizon 5 then make sure to uninstall and reinstall the game properly. You can follow the steps below to do so:

  • Open Windows Settings by pressing the Win + I keys.
  • Go to Apps > Click on Apps & features.
  • Search for Forza Horizon 5 > Click on the three vertical dots icon next to it.
  • Click on the Uninstall option > If prompted, follow the on-screen instructions to complete deleting it.
  • Once done, reboot the PC to apply changes.
  • Head over to the Microsoft Store or Steam or Xbox app to install FH5 again depending on which source you’re already using.

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

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