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Azazelkeetz Mar 31, 2013 @ 8:41pm
Crashes after dirt 3 logo
Start it up dirt 3 logo starts up
then crashes
Forced direct x 9
everything is being ran as admin
GFWL is updated
This is some serious BS
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[BUL]Ragnarous Apr 1, 2013 @ 1:47am 
missing vorbis.dll? or some other error?
Last edited by [BUL]Ragnarous; Apr 1, 2013 @ 1:47am
buttonz Apr 2, 2013 @ 1:20am 
Same here, who knows why
Windows 8?
Azazelkeetz Apr 6, 2013 @ 6:03pm 
No errors
[BUL]Ragnarous Apr 7, 2013 @ 10:24am 
Check windows logs in the hour/min/sec when the crash occurs (System) and tell me the errors.
Azazelkeetz Apr 13, 2013 @ 8:14pm 
Nothing came up.=/
[BUL]Ragnarous Apr 14, 2013 @ 12:09am 
Gordawn Apr 14, 2013 @ 11:34am 
I get same problem where it says dirt3 executable stopped working and I have tried all the fixes
Faulting application name: dirt3_game.exe, version:, time stamp: 0x4e2d973a
Faulting module name: unknown, version:, time stamp: 0x00000000
Exception code: 0xc0000005
Fault offset: 0x00000000
Faulting process id: 0x630
Faulting application start time: 0x01ce393db89ad78a
Faulting application path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\DiRT 3\dirt3_game.exe
Faulting module path: unknown
Report Id: fa5836f9-a530-11e2-bf1a-b888e389f809
Faulting package full name:
Faulting package-relative application ID:

Fault bucket -936986047, type 5
Event Name: BEX
Response: Not available
Cab Id: 0

Problem signature:
P1: dirt3_game.exe
P3: 4e2d973a
P4: StackHash_5861
P6: 00000000
P7: PCH_42_FROM_ntdll+0x00041318
P8: c0000005
P9: 00000008

Attached files:

These files may be available here:

Analysis symbol:
Rechecking for solution: 0
Report Id: fa5836f9-a530-11e2-bf1a-b888e389f809
Report Status: 0
Hashed bucket: 1adad567f007f78a9cec02b9a379a244
[BUL]Ragnarous Apr 15, 2013 @ 12:17am 
In the other threads we reviewed this problem:

You start the game>instantly "Stopped working" error>Close the program.
Azazelkeetz Apr 17, 2013 @ 9:18pm 
Yes windows 7.
sr_alce May 31, 2013 @ 9:09am 
Same issue here.
Windows 7 and exactly the same error signature in the event viewer.

I'm not even able to enter the cd key on the windows live client. It freezes before I can finish :(

Do anyone have a fix? (already tried verifying local data without luck)
Azazelkeetz May 31, 2013 @ 3:58pm 
it worked after i reformatted a few weeks ago. No idea why it works now
Gordawn May 31, 2013 @ 4:44pm 
Go to your graphics card control panel and reset settings. This is what I did and the game works fine for me now
sr_alce Jun 1, 2013 @ 4:30pm 
I did follow the steps on this thread : http://steamcommunity.com/app/44320/discussions/0/828937546120592482/

Problem solved!
bluntspoon Jul 18, 2015 @ 11:01pm 
Nothing worked for me until I changed the following settings in the the "hardware_settings_config" file. Located in mygames/dirt3/hardwaresettings.

<directx forcedx9="true" /> instead of false

forceFeedbackProcessor="1" dvdStorageProcessor="1" dataSetMonitorProcessor="1" renderProcessor="0" updateProcessor="2" fileStreamProcessor="1" />

The above sequence tells the game what core on the cpu to use for various things. The game is setup to take advantage of multi core cpu's but I think it does it badly. This tells the game to only use cores 1 and 2 for the above items.

These changes worked for me and I saw no decrease in the visual quality of the game or slowdowns.
zifix Jan 13, 2017 @ 11:56am 
In my case not plugged headphones was reason of crash.
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