Call of Duty: Black Ops, widely known as just Black Ops, is installment number seven in the immensely popular Call of Duty series, releases in November 2010. The Call of Duty series is one of the most popular in recent times. This latest installment is probably the most advanced first person shooter we have yet seen, and it offers two very distinct game play modes ? Single player campaigns and Online multiplayer mode ? Black Ops is sure to provide you with endless hours of fun, running around blasting hell, if only it wouldn?t crash!
Why Does Call of Duty: Black Ops Crash?
There are quite a few common problems that can cause Black Ops to suddenly die on you while you?re out there battling in the middle of the warzone, freezing before returning to desktop, causing you a very frustrating and untimely death! Another equally frustrating problem is when Black Ops crashes half way through loading.
Some of the most common causes of these problems include the following:
- Registry errors
- Hardware problems
- Problems with graphics card
- Problems with your system being unable to read some of the required software files
- Changes in your Windows settings
How To Stop Call of Duty: Black Ops From Crashing
Thankfully, it doesn?t all have to end in tears, as there are several things we can do to ensure that the game runs much more smoothly and most importantly, stops crashing!
Step 1 ? Reinstall Call of Duty: Black Ops
Reinstalling Black Ops can often fix a lot of the problems that people have faced, as it means that any damaged files on the software will be overwritten. When you experience any of the above problems, the first step should always be to reinstall Call of Duty: Black Ops
- Click ?Start > Control Panel > Add / Remove Programs?
- Locate ?Call of Duty: Black Ops?
- Click ?Remove?
- Follow the onscreen instructions
- Restart Your PC
- Re-install the game from the original disk.
Step 2 ? Update Windows
If you don?t keep your version of Windows up to date then you can experience a lot of the problems that are mentioned above. This is true not just for Call of Duty: Black Ops but for many other games as well. Windows needs the regular updates to keep its software up to date so that it can process information that is necessary to run the game.
Updating Windows will only take a few minutes:
- Click ?Start > All Programs > Windows Update?
- Follow directions onscreen
Step 3 ? Reinstall DirectX
Call of Duty: Black Ops problems very often occur due to damaged or out of date DirectX. If you see the following error message:
“DirectX encountered an unrecoverable error. Check the readme for possible solutions.”
Then you will need to reinstall or update your version of DirectX. For those who don?t know what DirectX does, it?s a common multimedia program that provides superior sound, graphics and performance for games, offering excellent clarity and resolution. Reinstalling then updating DirectX is a very simple process that will only take a few minutes to do.
- Click Start > Control Panel > Add or Remove Programs
- Find DirectX and click Uninstall
- Go to the DirectX web page
- Click Continue > Run to download the validation code
- Copy and Paste validation code into the validation box on the download page
- Click Download > Run to download DirectX
Step 4 – Clean Up PC Registry
Many of the problems associated with Call of Duty: Black Ops occur because of damage or corruption to the Windows registry. This is a huge database where all of your files, information and data is stored on your computer. Because this database is so large, Windows often has trouble reading certain files, or it can simply ?miss? them altogether.
This problem can be easily fixed with one of the many high quality registry cleaning programs that are available. These programs are for cleaning up your Windows registry, and by doing so you will see a huge difference in the overall performance of your PC.