Fix Battlefield 3 Crashes Freezes Black Screen

By | November 4, 2011

The battlefield for pc already released few weeks ago, and some of you might get crashes, freezes and black screen error in single or multiplayer. I already look for some information how to fix it, and hope this can help you play smooth without any problem anymore 🙂

like usual, check the minimum requirements to play battlefield 3 :
Minimum System Requirements
OS: Windows Vista (Service Pack 2) 32-Bit
Processor: 2 GHz Dual Core (Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHZ or Althon X2 2.7 GHz)
Memory: 2 GB
Hard Drive: 20 GB
Graphics Card (AMD): DirectX 10.1 compatible with 512 MB RAM (ATI RADEON 3000, 4000, 5000 OR 6000 SERIES, with ATI RADEON 3870 or higher performance)
Graphics Card (NVIDIA): DirectX 10.0 compatible with 512 MB RAM (NVIDIA GEFORCE 8, 9, 200, 300, 400 OR 500 series with NVIDIA GEFORCE 8800 GT or higher performance)
Sound card : DirectX compatible
Keyboard and Mouse

Recommended System Requirements
OS: Windows 7 64-Bit
Processor: Quad-Core CPU
Memory: 4 GB
Hard Drive: 20 GB
Graphics Card: DirectX 11 compatible with 1024 MB RAM (NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 560 or ATI RADEON 6950)
Sound Card: DirectX compatible
Keyboard and Mouse

battlefield 3 crash to desktop when launch
usually this caused by your video graphic driver incompatible with the game

here’s tips from crafty :
I had the so called Battlefield 3 optomized ATI driver v 11.10 preview 3 Drivers installed.
My specs are Intel Qaud @ 3ghz , ATI 4870 1GB , Corsair 6GB @ 2000mhz and Windows 7 x64. Onboard realtek HD sound.
I deleted my drivers , uninstalled my GPU from the management console. (Right click my computer and choose “manage” ) Then rebooted

Downloaded ATI 11.10 NORMAL drivers (96MB)

Also donwloaded the AMD media codec package under the optionals tab :

I then installed the 11.10 driver package –> and then the Codec Package. Rebooted my pc

Ran BF3 for 2 hours and no issues WHAT SO EVER where it usually crashed 5 – 15 min ingame! YAY!! Im sure it was the BF3 optomized driver that caused this error.

Win7 x64 BF3.exe crash fix
When clicking on Join Server from the browse server window i only get “Joining Server” after that nothing happens at all.

What helped for me on my x64 PC is the following :
Due to the è in the folder name the game won’t start and generates an Application Error in the event viewer.

To change this on x64 systems :
1) Goto the folder where Origin installed BF3 Beta (C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games\Bèta Battlefield 3)
2) Rename the Bèta Battlefield 3 folder to Beta Battlefield 3
3) Start regedit , browse to the following key :
Change the GDFBinary & InstallDir paths to C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games\Beta Battlefield 3
Try to launch the game, should work.

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