Doom Eternal | Won’t Launch or Start Fix

Guide on fixing the issue where Doom Eternal Can’t Launch or Crashes at loading

Doom: Eternal is the latest addition in the Doom Franchise. With enemies to kill and formidable bosses to slay, players are in for a challenging gaming experience, when set on a particular difficulty.

Speaking of challenges, players are facing a separate issue on its own. While Launching the game from Steam, the game appears as running and then it invisibly crashes. After that, you are able to click on Launch once again. This loop keeps on going and the game never seems to launch or start.

So, in this guide fix, we will try to resolve the same issue, which is reportedly working for a majority of players, so keep reading…


Rig used to test

  • CPU: Ryzen 5 3600
  • GPU: GTX 1660 6GB
  • RAM: 16GB DDR4
  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB
  • PSU: Corsair 550Watt

Before proceeding with the fix, make sure you meet the minimum system requirements for Doom: Eternal

Minimum System requirements for Doom: Eternal

  • OS: 64-bit Windows 7 / 64-Bit Windows 10
  • CPU: Intel Core i5 @ 3.3 GHz or better, or AMD Ryzen 3 @ 3.1 GHz or better
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050Ti (4GB), GTX 1060 (3GB), GTX 1650 (4GB) or AMD Radeon R9 280(3GB), AMD Radeon R9 290 (4GB), RX 470 (4GB)
  • Internet Connection: Broadband Internet connection
  • Disk Space: 50 GB available space
  • Best Settings at these specifications: ( 1080p / 60 FPS / Low Quality Settings )

 

Recommended System requirements for Doom: Eternal

 

  • OS: 64-bit Windows 10
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-6700K or better, or AMD Ryzen 7 1800X or better
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (6GB), NVIDIA GeForce 970 (4GB), AMD RX 480 (8GB)
  • Internet Connection: Broadband Internet connection
  • Disk Space: 50 GB available space
  • Best Settings at these specifications: ( 1080p / 60 FPS / High Quality Settings ) – *On NVIDIA GTX 970 cards Texture Quality should be set to Medium

 

Doom: Eternal Won’t Launch or Start Fix

  1. Search “View Events” in the search bar of windows.
  2. Now Launch the game and locate the last event that occurred there.
  3. If the game did not launch for you, an error will be described there.
  4. Click on “More Details” to find out exactly which file caused the error.
  5. For some players, it can be an error with a DLL file called “avsspc.dll”
  6. For this particular error or any other Missing DLL files follow the next steps.
  7. Search for Command Prompt in the Windows Search bar.
  8. Launch it as admin and type “sfc /scannow” without quotes, then press enter to start the scan and repair process.
  9. The process can take up to 10 mins. Let it complete and restart your PC.
  10. Alternatively, you can also download the missing DLL file from their official websites.
  11. If this did not work for you, updating your OS drivers to the latest ones can also help.
  12. Usually, the Updating/Removal of the Error File should fix the Launch issues for you.

Note that this is a unique Crash/Launch fix for those who have tried all the general lag, crash and launch fixes. If the problem still persists with you, contact the developers here.

That will conclude this short fix guide on Doom: Eternal Not Launching/Starting

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