F1 is an annual video game franchise like many sports titles and developer Codemasters has launched F1 2021 this year for PC and consoles. The PC version of the game is quite optimized. However, F1 2021 PC players are reporting errors and issues like corrupt save files, disk write error, crash at launch, Ego Dumper crash, and more. The following are the errors and issues that PC players are experiencing with the game along with their fixes and workarounds like how to restore corrupt save, how to fix crash at launch issue, how to force DirectX 11, and more.

F1 2021 Crash, Corrupt Save, And Fixes

F1 2021 is a Formula One simulator that allows F1 fans to live out their high-speed fantasies. Like always, F1 2021 has brought visual upgrades, but the optimization on the PC version is quite good. Still, PC players are reporting errors and issues with F1 2021 like corrupt save files, disk write error, crash at launch, Ego Dumper crash, and more.

The following are the errors and issues that PC players are experiencing along with their fixes and workarounds.

Corrupt Save Fix, How To Recover Corrupt Save

A lot of PC players are reporting that F1 2021 saves are getting corrupt. First of all, for the time being, don’t change your car livery color in Team HQ as it causes the saves to go corrupt.

As for recovering the corrupt save, this workaround might not work for everyone. Launch F1 2021 and players will get an error telling them the save file is corrupt with the option to upload and restore. Hit cancel and the game will loop back to the error screen. Do this several times and repeat this process and the game will eventually restore the corrupt save. After this, the game won’t detect the save as corrupt as long as you don’t change the livery color.

Game Not Starting, Crash At Startup Fix

F1 2021 PC players are reporting that the game is crashing at launch or not starting at all. Here is how to fix the F1 2021 crash at launch issue.

One reason F1 2021 is crashing at launch or not starting is the DirectX 12. The game forces DX12 and players have to make the game run at DirectX 11. Right-click F1 2011 in Steam > properties > type ‘-dx11’ and press Ok. Launch F1 2021 and it will run using DX11 and won’t crash at launch. If this launch option doesn’t work then use ‘-force-d3d11-‘ and press OK. This will fix the F1 2021 crash at launch issue.

Your anti-virus/Windows Defender might be blocking important game files and causing F1 2021 to crash at launch. Players can fix this by either disabling real-time protection or excluding the game’s install folder from the anti-virus so it doesn’t block game files. It’s recommended that players just exclude F1 2021’s folder so it doesn’t put the rest of the system at risk. For Windows Security, open Settings > Update & Security > Windows Security > Virus & threat protection > click Manage Settings under “Virus & threat protection settings” > click “add or remove exclusions” under “Exclusions”. Browse to the game’s folder and add it. After that, verify the game, launch the game, and it won’t crash at launch anymore.

Corrupt or missing Visual C++ Redistributable files can cause the game to crash. To fix this issue, players have to install the latest Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributables both x64 and x86 versions.

Disk Write Error Fix

F1 2021 PC players are experiencing the Disk Write Error while downloading or updating the game and here is how to fix it. First, close Steam and restart your PC. For some users, this will fix the Disk Write Error.

In case the error persists, right-click on Steam.exe > “Properties” > “Compatibility” tab > check “Run this program as administrator” and hit apply. repeat the process for F1 2021’s exe and the issue will be fixed.

In case the error is still occurring, open CMD and run it as administrator. Type the following commands and press enter after each command.

list disk
select disk # (# is the number of the hard drive in which the game is installed)
attributes disk clear readonly.

If the error is still isn’t fixed, exit Steam and then go to Steam’s install folder and navigate to Steam/logs/content_log. Look for “failed to write” and open the file. This file will have paths to the corrupt files causing the Disk Write Error in Rainbow Six Siege. Follow the paths and delete the files. Launch Steam and try to update/install the game and players won’t get the Disk Write Error again.

Crash Fix

According to PC players, F1 2021 is crashing to desktop and here is how to fix it. One reason for the game to crash is the use of third-party tools and software like MSI Afterburner, RGB Software, mouse and keyboard software, and the likes. Disable any third-party software you are using and even disable the Steam overlay, Discord overlay, and GeForce Experience overlay. This will fix the F1 2021 crashing to the desktop issue.

An outdated GPU driver could be causing the game to crash. Update or reinstall the GPU driver and do a clean installation. This will fix the crashing issue.

Your GPU could be the culprit behind why F1 2021 is crashing. There is a chance that the GPU isn’t able to handle the game’s load. Either reduce the graphics settings or use the MSI Afterburner to reduce the GPU clock by 100 MHz. Alternatively, PC players can just cap the game’s MAX FPS to stop F1 2021 from crashing. If players are targeting unlocked FPS, then cap the game to 60 FPS. If 60 FPS is your current target then cap F1 2021 to 30 FPS. Open Nvidia Control Panel > manage 3D Settings > Program settings > select the game from the list. Enable the Max FPS limit and set the value. This will fix the F1 2021 crash to the desktop issue.

Ego Dumper Crash Fix

Ego Dumper Error is another one of the errors that F1 2021 PC players are experiencing. To fix this error, open Nvidia Control Panel > Manage 3D Settings > Program Settings > Select the game and make the following changes.

Image Sharpening – Off
Low Latency Mode – Off
Power Management – Prefer Maximum Performance
Texture filtering – Quality – Performance
Threaded Optimization – On

Apply these changes and the F1 2021 Ego Dumper error will now be fixed.

That is all for our F1 2021 fixes for errors and issues like corrupt save files, disk write error, game not starting, crash at launch, Ego Dumper error, 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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