Persona 4 Golden Game Crashes on Startup: How to Fix?

The 2012’s Persona 4 Golden game is a role-playing video game that’s developed by Atlus and part of a Persona series. It’s only available for PlayStation Vita and Microsoft Windows platforms. Now, as you’ve already noticed the article title, the PC version of the Persona 4 Golden game is causing plenty of issues or errors, and Persona 4 Golden Game Crashes on Startup issue is one of them. If you’re facing the same issue on your Windows, then check this troubleshooting guide in order to fix it.

So, plenty of Persona 4 Golden PC gamers have reported that the game shows a black screen crashes every time whenever they start it. It basically gives an error like “Sorry! Application has crashed.” As most of the PC games have this same kind of issue or error that most of the players are facing. So, it’s not that hard enough to fix this issue. All you need to check the following steps in order to resolve it by yourself.

Persona 4 Golden Game Crashes on Startup: How to Fix?

Persona 4 Golden Game Crashes on Startup: How to Fix?

Now, without further ado, let’s jump into the steps below.

  • First of all, make sure that the Persona 4 Golden game is updated to its latest patch version. If not, update it and try running the game again.
  • Update your Steam client by closing it from the Task Manager and relaunch the client again. If there is any update available, the client will automatically download and install the pending update using the internet connection.
  • Update the graphics driver version and Windows OS version on your PC.
  • Run the game exe file as an administrator.
  • Install Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 redistributable program.
  • Disable all the background running overlay apps like Steam overlay, Discord overlay, Nvidia GeForce overlay app, Microsoft Game Bar, etc.
  • Turn off the Rivatuner program and relaunch the game.
  • Add an exception of the Persona 4 Golden game file on the Windows Defender or Firewall program.
  • Open Steam client > Go to Library > Right-click on the game > Properties > Local Files > Verify Integrity of Game Files. It will take some time and once done, restart your Windows system.
  • Use a Dedicated GPU card via the Nvidia Control Panel > Manage 3D Settings > Program Settings > Select the game > Select ‘High-performance Nvidia processor’ from the preferred graphics option.
    • If in case, you’re using the AMD GPU, go to the Radeon Settings > Preferences > Additional Settings > Power > Switchable Graphics Application Settings. Next, select the game > Choose the ‘High-Performance profile’ under the Graphics Settings.

That’s it, guys. We assume that you’ve fixed your problem by performing the mentioned steps. Feel free to ask in the comment below for more queries.

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