Last updated on March 7th, 2023 at 08:33 pm

Dead Space 2023 is a stellar remake that retells the original story and adds to the lore without compromising the original vision. The game launched for PC and consoles with great critical reception. However, Dead Space PC players are experiencing errors and issues with the game like the in-game crash, DXGI_ERROR_DEVICE_HUNG error, DXGI_ERROR_NOT_CURRENTLY_AVAILABLE error, DirectX error, stuttering, and more. The following are the errors that PC players report, along with their fixes and workarounds.

Dead Space Error Fixes That’ll Help

Original Dead Space was developed by Visceral Games using Unreal Engine. With the remake, EA used its proprietary Frostbite engine. It’s well-documented how the Frostbite engine created problems for Bioware and other EA studios. However, Dead Space Remake’s use of the Frostbite engine is incredible, but it has problems of it’s own that PC players are reporting. The following are the Dead Space remake errors and their fixes.


Dead Space PC players are experiencing random in-game crashes with the DirectX error with the following error msg.

DXGI_ERROR_DEVICE_HUNG (“The GPU will not respond to more commands”)

There are multiple reasons for the Dead Space DirectX error; here are the fixes.

Update/Reinstall GPU Driver

Ensure you have installed the latest GPU driver. If you are installing the GPU driver, do a clean installation so that previous driver settings can’t cause the DirectX error or DXGI_ERROR_DEVICE_HUNG while playing Dead Space.

Disable Overclocking

One reason behind the DXGI_ERROR_DEVICE_HUNG errors is the overclocking. Sometimes PC users overclock their GPU and CPU, which results in a DirectX error. Revert any overclocking you have done on your PC, and the Dead Space Directx error will be fixed. Note that some GPUs are factory overclocked. To restore factory overclocked GPUs to their reference clocks, open Nvidia Control Panel > Help > Debug mode. Debug mode forces the GPU to use reference clocks inside of the overclocked ones and fixes the DirectX error.

Disable XMP Profile

In some cases, Directx error is caused by the RAM’s XMP profile. XMP is a RAM profile that makes sure RAM is fully utilized, but this can cause crashes with DirectX error crash in games. If you have enabled the XMP profile, go to your BIOS, disable it, and use default values to fix the error.

Limit Max FPS

If the DXGI_ERROR_DEVICE_HUNG error persists while playing the Dead Space 2023 remake, you can fix it by capping the game’s max FPS. Open Nvidia Control Panel > Manage 3D Settings > Program Settings > select Dead Space. Enable Max FPS Limit and set a value for it. However, don’t just input any value. It’s good practice that your FPS cap is 1/2, 1/3rd, or 1/4th of your Monitor’s refresh rate for a smoother experience. For example, if you have a 120 Hz display, you can cap the game to either 60 FPS, 40 FPS, or 30 FPS. Limiting the FPS reduces GPU and CPU load and will fix the Dead Space DirectX error.


Some Dead Space PC players are experiencing the “DXGI_ERROR_NOT_CURRENTLY_AVAILABLE” error. The following is the full error message and how to fix it.

DXGI_ERROR_NOT_CURRENTLY_AVAILABLE (“The requested functionality is not supported by the device or the driver.”)

Change Resolution

Players report that when they try to run the Dead Space 2023 remake at a higher resolution, like 4K or 1440P, it crashes with the “DXGI_ERROR_NOT_CURRENTLY_AVAILABLE” error. You can bypass the error by changing the resolution to 1080p and running the game. Once the game boots and you have changed your graphics settings, you can play Dead Space in 4K or 1440p resolutions. This fixes the “DXGI_ERROR_NOT_CURRENTLY_AVAILABLE” error.

Since you are experiencing this error at launch and can’t change the resolution in-game, open Nvidia Control Panel > click “Change Resolution” under Display > select 1080p and apply changes. Your desktop will be rendered at 1080p resolution, but this is temporary. Open GeForce Experience and select Dead Space. You’ll notice that optimized settings for the game now have 1080p as recommended resolution. Click on optimize then launch Dead Space Remake. Go to the settings and change the resolution and the DXGI_ERROR_NOT_CURRENTLY_AVAILABLE error is now fixed. Now you can change your desktop resolution back to native resolution.

Crash Fix

In-game crashes is another issue that Dead Space PC players are experiencing, and here are the fixes.

Disable Third-Party Software

Using third-party tools or software like MSI Afterburner or driver/software for a third-party peripheral can cause Dead Space to crash. Disable any third-party tool you use, and the game won’t crash.

Disable In-game Overlays

In-game overlays, like Steam and GeForce Experience overlay, also causes games to crash in some cases. Disable any in-game overlay you have enabled, and Dead Space will stop crashing. To Disable Steam in-game overlay, open Settings > In-game > uncheck “Enable the Steam overlay while in-game.”

To disable the GeForce Experience overlay, open GeForce experience > click on the Gear icon next to your username > General > turn off the “IN-GAME Overlay” options.

Limit Max FPS

Your GPU is another reason why Dead Space is crashing. You can cap the game’s MAX FPS to fix it. See under “DirectX Error Fix” above to check how you can cap the FPS.

Disable HDR

HDR is another culprit causing Dead Space to crash. Even on systems that don’t support HDR, the game has set it to auto, which causes a memory leak, resulting in Dead Space crashing. Go to Documents\Dead Space (2023)\settings and open ProfileOptions_profile in notepad. Find and change GstRender.HDR 1 to GstRender.HDR 0 and save changes. This fixes the Dead Space in-game crash.

Error Loading Save Game, Save Game Fix

Some Dead Space players are experiencing the “Error loading your last saved game” error as the game doesn’t save their progress and starts the game from the beginning.

Run The Game As An Administrator

One way to fix the Dead Space save game error is by giving it admin rights. Right-click the game in Steam library > Manage > Browse local files. A new explorer window will open containing game files. Right-click Dead Space’s executable > properties > Compatibility tab > check “Run This Program as administrator” and apply. This will fix the save game error.

Disable OneDrive Backup

Your OneDrive backup is another potential reason behind the “Error loading your last saved game” error. Disable the OneDrive backup, and the error will be fixed.

Disable Controlled Folder Access

Controlled Folder Access, in some cases, causes the game save game errors. Open Settings > Privacy & Security > Windows Security > Virus & Threat Protection > Manage ransomware protection > Turn off controlled folder access. This will fix the Dead Space “Error loading your last saved game” error.

Rename Backup Save

Players also report a potential workaround allowing Dead Space to load your save file and continue where you left off. First, launch the game and play until the first autosave. Quit the game and go to Documents/Dead Space (2023)/settings/steam. This is where your save files are. Now rename the old autosave as the new autosave the game just made. Launch Dead Space, and your save file will be detected.

Stuttering Fix

PC players report that Dead Space 2023 is stuttering a lot on PC, even on high-end systems. The following are the fixes for the stuttering issue.

Disable VRS

Update: VRS can be disabled through in-game settings. Disable VRS to fix Dead Space stuttering on PC.

Go to Documents/Dead Space (2023)/settings/steam. Open ‘ProfileOptions_profile’ in notepad and find GstRender.VRS and set to 0 like this: GstRender.VRS 0. Save changes, launch the Dead Space 2023 remake, and it won’t stutter anymore. However, since you are disabling variable-rate shading, overall FPS might be lower with variable-rate shading enabled.

Nvidia Control Panel Tweaks

Open Nvidia Control Panel > Manage 3D Settings > Program Settings > select the game and make the following changes.

Anti-aliasing-FXAA – “Off”
Anti-aliasing-Gamma Correction – “Off”
CUDA GPUs – “All”
Low Latency Mode – Ultra.
Set Power Management to “Prefer Maximum Performance”
Shader Cache – “On” only if you are using an HDD. Don’t need to enable it for an SSD.
Set Texture filtering – Quality to “High Performance”
Triple Buffering – “Off”
Set Vertical Sync to “Use the 3D application setting”

Apply these changes, and Dead Space won’t stutter.

That is all or our Dead Space remake fixes for errors and issues like DirectX error, DXGI_ERROR_NOT_CURRENTLY_AVAILABLE error, DXGI_ERROR_DEVICE_HUNG error, in-game crash, Error loading your last saved game, stuttering and more. If you are facing errors and issues with other PC games or your PC, then also see our hub for commonly occurring PC errors and their fixes.

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