Fix Pathologic 2 Launching, Loading, Crashing, Freezing, Audio and Graphics Issue

Today in this article we will troubleshoot Launching, Loading, Crashing, Freezing, Audio and Graphics Issue with Pathologic 2 game on PC.

Check the Minimum System Requirement to Play Pathologic 2

  • Operating System: Windows 7/8/10
  • Processor: i3 (8/9 Generation) ~3 GHz / Ryzen 5
  • System Memory: 8 GB
  • Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 25 GB available space
  • Sound Card: Integrated


  • Operating System: Windows 7/8/10
  • Processor: i7 ~3 GHz / Ryzen 7
  • System Memory: 16 GB
  • Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 25 GB available space
  • Sound Card: Integrated
  • Additional Notes: Plays best when loaded from an SSD

Pathologic 2 Download or Installation Issue

Exit out of steam and restart the PC. Start the installation.

Crash on Startup Pathologic 2

Verify the integrity of game files and add an exception to windows firewall and antivirus or disable the antivirus while playing the game

Location of the Saves of Pathologic 2 Game

C:\Users\username\AppData\LocalLow\Ice-Pick Lodge\Pathologic 2\Saves

Pathologic 2 .exe Missing or Exe File Not Working/Game Does Not Launch

Exit Steam and restart the PC

Verify the integrity of game files.

Also, add Pathologic 2 exe file through Controlled folder access. If you have any other antivirus, make sure to add Pathologic 2 to allow list and also try running the game as an administrator.

  • Type in Windows Defender in the windows search box to open Windows Security.
  • Click on Virus & threat protection
  • On the next screen under Ransomware protection click on Manage ransomware protection.
  • Under Controlled folder access, click on allow an app through Controlled folder access.
  • and then click on Add an Allowed app and select Browse all apps to add Pathologic 2 exe.

Pathologic 2 Crashing on Window 7

Update Windows 7 from this link. Also, Update DirectX.

Black Screen Issue Pathologic 2

Close the game from task manager and restart the game. If not resolved repair the game files on steam, add an exception to your antivirus or windows firewall for Pathologic 2 game.

Use ALT + ENTER key on the keyboard to go to Windows mode in case you can hear the sound in the background. If not fixed, Verify or Repair Pathologic 2 in Steam, also, try running the game in Windowed mode.

In case the issue is not resolved, uninstall and reinstall the game.

Pathologic 2 Crashing

  • Launch Nvidia Control Panel by making a right click on the desktop.
  • Select Manage 3D Settings and select Pathologic 2 from the Program Settings and set the Power Management to Prefer Maximum Power


  • Type Graphics Settings in the Windows search box and open Graphics Settings.
    Classic App should be selected by default. Click on Browse and select the .exe file of Pathologic 2 game.
  • Now click on Options after it has been added and Select High Performance option when it prompts the new window and click on Save.
  • Now go to the installation directory and launch the .exe file of Pathologic 2 as an administrator. Avoid using the desktop shortcut.

Fix Audio Issue Pathologic 2

Update Audio driver from device manager or system manufacturer’s website.

Make sure Windows sound is not on mute. Make a right click on the speaker icon on the bottom right of your screen and click on Sounds and go to Playback tab and disable all the sound devices except the internal speaker or the speaker which you want to use.

Also, try changing the audio from surround sound to stereo.

If you face low sound or any issue with the audio, make sure to update audio driver and run Troubleshoot Sound problems by making a right click on Windows speaker icon.

Perform Clean Boot

Type in msconfig in Windows search box and click on System Configuration.

Click the Services tab and check the box to Hide all Microsoft Services, then click the Disable All button.

Now click on the Startup tab, then click on Open Task Manager.

Click each of the Startup programs in the list then click the Disable.

Close the Task Manager window.

Click OK on the System Configuration window to save your changes.

Restart the system and try launching Pathologic 2 game again.

Update Graphics Card

Nvidia Graphics card user, use GeForce Experience to update the game. Visit this link to update Nvidia Graphics driver.

AMD Users can update the graphics card using this link.

Uninstall and Reinstall Pathologic 2

If somehow game files have gone corrupt then uninstalling and reinstalling Pathologic 2 may fix the issue.

Wrap Up

I hope this article helped you to resolve Pathologic 2 Launching, Loading, Crashing, Freezing, Audio and Graphics Issue on PC.

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