CS GO PC version is facing errors like d3dx9_43.dll Error, disk read error, performance issues and more. Here I have compiled a list of errors that players are experiencing along with their fixes and workarounds.
Counter-Strike Global Offensive Crash, No Audio, And Fixes
Counter-Strike Global Offensive has been around for years and despite that, CS GO is facing errors and issue like d3dx9_43.dll error, no audio, stuttering and more.
The following are the errors and issues that players are experiencing along with their possible fixes and workarounds.
Low FPS, Stuttering, Performance Fix
Performance is a major issue with PC titles and despite Counter-Strike Global Offensive being not that demanding, players are experiencing random FPS drops and stuttering. Here are a few things that might help you with CS GO PC performance.
First, check your launch options in the Steam as the recent update has removed all of them. Open Steam library > right-click on CS GO > select properties. Now type each of the commands below and do it individually and press ok after every command.
If this doesn’t fulfill your performance expectations then here are a few changes you can make that can give you a potential performance boost.
Open Nvidia Control Panel > Manage 3D Settings > Program Settings. Select the game from the list and make the following changes.
Set “Power Management Mode” to “Prefer Maximum Performance”
Set “Texture Filtering- Quality” to “High Performance”
Set Vertical sync to “Fast”
Note that to use the “Fast” option you need at least a GTX 10 series GPU and a high-end CPU. Also, run the game in fullscreen mode and disable the in-game vertical sync if you are using “Fast”.
Disk Read Error Fix
Players are reporting that they are unable to play Counter-Strike Global Offensive due to Disk Read Error. One reason for the Disk Read error could be that Steam doesn’t have administrative rights.
Right-click on Steam exe > properties > compatibility tab. Check “Run this program as an administrator”. Start the game and you shouldn’t be getting disk read error with CS GO.
d3dx9_43.dll Error Fix
Missing .dll file is a common error for PC games. While usually, I would tell you to either update your DirectX library or manually downloading the file from the internet.
However, the latter won’t work and the former is risky. Here is a fix for the CS GO C:\Windows\System32\d3dx9_43.dll Error.
Download DirectX and open the downloaded file using 7zip or any other archive program. You are looking for “Jun2010_d3dx9_43_x86.cab”. extract the file from your desktop and open it. Look for d3dx9.dll and copy/paste it in the game’s install folder.
If the os asks if you want to replace the already existing file then just do it. Start the game and the issue will be resolved.
In case, you have a 64-bit OS then you need to extract the “Jun2010_d3dx9_43.x64.cab” file.
Crash At Launch, Game Not Launching Fix
Players are reporting that Counter-Strike Global Offensive either doesn’t launch or just crashes at launch. There are multiple reasons for the game to crash at launch and here are the possible fixes.
One reason for CS GO to crash at launch could be your anti-virus software or Windows Defender. The anti-virus might be detecting the game’s exe as a Trojan virus.
To fix this you need to either disable anti-virus software or exclude the game’s install folder from the anti-virus.
If this doesn’t resolve the problem then the lack of administrative rights could be the culprit. Right-click on game’s exe > properties > compatibility tab. Check “Run this program as an administrator”.
If you are part of the Windows Insider Program then it might be the reason for the game to crash at launch. Opt-out of the Insider Program and the issue will be resolved.
Partial Sound, No Audio Fix
Players are reporting that while playing the game they are either getting partial sound or no sound at all. As for the partial audio issue, the culprit might be Windows OS not setting proper channels for your sound output device.
Open “Playback devices”, select the active audio device and click on configure. Select the right channel for your audio device and press next.
As for the no audio issue with CS GO, this could be because of Windows Sonic for Headphones being enabled.
Right-click on the sound icon on the bottom right of the desktop, hover the cursor over spatial sound and select “off”. Start the game and you should be hearing the in-game audio.
That is all for CS GO fixes for errors like d3dx9_43.dll Error, crash at launch, Disk Read Error and more.