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How to Fix Rust Keeps Crasing Issue

Roest is a very popular multiplayer survival video game developed by Facepunch Studios. The game essentially beats you against other players and the open world for the sole purpose of survival. Although it is a solid performance game, there are cases where there may be some problems that we are going to solve today. In this last part of our series of articles on troubleshooting we look at the problem of a rusty crash.

Before following the recommended troubleshooting steps for this particular problem, I recommend that you first try restarting your computer. This way you can update your operating system, remove damaged temporary data and solve most software problems quite efficiently.

Different factors can cause this particular problem, from older graphics drivers to small amounts of virtual memory. The following measures are recommended to solve this problem.

Cancellation of the beta test

One of the main causes of this problem is an error in the Steam software, and this error can be entered into your system if you are using a beta version of Steam. This beta version is available for the stable version because it allows the developer to check for bugs. You should try to reject the beta version of Steam and only use the stable version of the software.

  • Start the Steam client by double-clicking on your desktop.
  • Click on the option Steam in the menu at the top of the client’s screen and select Settings. Make sure you stay on the Account tab in the Preferences window and click the Edit button under the beta entry.
  • A new window needs to be opened, so take another look under the participation beta and click to open the drop-down menu. Select the NONE setting – Exit all beta programs and apply the changes you have made.
  • Click on the Steam option in the top left-hand corner of the Steam Client and select Exit to stop the Steam Central completely.
  • Turn up the steam.

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Increase the size of the swap file

A paging file, also called a swap file, is a file on your hard drive that Windows usually uses when your RAM is full. By increasing the size of the exchange file on your computer, this specific problem is usually eliminated.

  • Right-click on the items for this computer, which you can usually find on your desktop or in the file explorer. Select properties
  • Click on the Advanced System Settings button on the right side of the window and go to the Advanced section in the Performance section, click on the Settings button and go to the Advanced tab in this window.
  • Click the Edit button in the Virtual Memory section. If the Auto-manage page files for all disks option is enabled, uncheck the check box and select the partition or drive where you want to save page files.
  • After selecting the right player, click the button with the image of the button next to the custom size and select Start and Max. A rule of thumb to solve this problem is to allocate two gigabytes more than you have already used.
  • Be sure to set the original size and the maximum size to the same value to avoid large changes.

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Try to start the game with DirectX9

If you are using the game under DirectX11, try running it under DirectX9 and see if there is a problem.

  • Perform Steam on your PC by double-clicking the desktop entry.
  • Go to the Libraries section of the Steam window, look for the Libraries tab at the top of the window and find Rust in the list of games you have in your library.
  • Right-click a game element in the list and select Properties from the context menu that appears on the screen. Click Startup Settings.
  • Enter -dx9 in the line. If there were other startup options in the past, make sure that this option is separated with a space. Click OK to confirm the changes.
  • Try to run the game on the Library tab.

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Graphics Card Driver Update

One factor that can cause this problem is an outdated graphics card driver. To make sure you have installed the latest driver, uninstall the video driver and install the new version from the official website.

If you have an NVIDIA graphics card, follow these steps.

  • Press Win+R (Windows Logo key and R key) simultaneously to open the Run window.
  • Type msconfig and press OK. The system settings section opens.
  • When the System Configuration tab opens, click the Download tab. In the Download Options section, select the Safe Download check box and click OK.
  • When you are prompted to restart your computer to apply these changes, click Restart and you will be put in secure mode.
  • Go to the local hard disk by clicking on This PC and then on Local hard disk C. You should see an NVIDIA folder there. Right-click and select Delete.
  • Press Start and type Execute. Choose Run and the Run dialog box appears.
  • Type devmgmt.msc into the boot box and press the OK button, which should open the Device Manager window.
  • Expand the Display Adapter field. This list shows all network adapters installed on the computer. Right-click on the Nvidia adapter you want to remove and select Remove.
  • Touch OK when you are prompted to remove the device. The adapter is then removed from the list and the driver is deleted.
  • Simultaneously press Win+R (Windows logo key and R key) to open the Run window.
  • Type msconfig and press OK. The system settings section opens.
  • When the System Configuration tab opens, click the Download tab. In the Download Options section, clear the Safe Download checkbox and click OK.
  • When you are prompted to restart your computer to apply these changes, click Restart.
  • Download the latest NVIDIA driver for your computer from
  • Run the installation file and follow the on-screen instructions. Select the Custom Installation option and check all boxes in the Custom Installation Options window. Also tick the box to perform a clean installation.
  • Reboot the computer

If you have a graphics card with an AMD equivalent, perform the following steps.

  • Download the AMD cleaning program from here
  • Find the file where it is saved and double-click AMDCleanupUtility.exe.
  • A dialog box should appear indicating that the AMD cleaning utility has detected that the system is in an unsafe mode and can be restarted to run the utility in safe mode:
  • Click Yes, the system restarts and the AMD Cleaning Utility runs in safe mode.
  • In the following dialog box, a warning is displayed that the AMD cleaning utility will remove all components and applications from the AMD driver.
  • Click on OK to continue
  • After pressing OK, the utility is reduced to the notification area (system tray) and progress is displayed as a tooltip.
  • The cleaning process continues in the background.  To check progress, move the mouse over the AMD icon in the notification area.
  • When the cleaning process is complete, a message is displayed indicating that the cleaning has been successfully completed. Click View Report to see a list of items that have been removed, otherwise click Done to exit the tool.
  • Restart the computer.

After uninstalling the drivers, it is time to install the latest driver update. This can be done with the AMD driver auto-detection tool, which can be downloaded from

  • Go to the AMD Drivers and Support page and read the section Automatic Identification and Installation of Graphical Drivers for Windows.
  • Click the LOAD NOW button to start loading the executable file from the tool.
  • Once the download is complete, run the file to start the installer.
  • Click Set to extract the desired files.
  • As soon as the unpacking of the files is completed, the tool should start automatically.
  • Read the end-user license agreement and information about the user’s development program.
  • Click the Accept and Set button to continue, or close the window to exit AMD’s automatic detection tool.
  • After clicking Accept and Install, the tool tries to detect the installed AMD graphics product and operating system.
  • Once you have successfully determined your system configuration, the tool displays the latest recommended and additional drivers compatible with your graphics product, as well as the driver version currently installed.
  • Select the desired version and choose express installation.
  • As soon as the driver package has been downloaded, the installation should start automatically.
  • Reboot the computer

With integrated graphics (Intel)

  • Press the Windows logo + the R-key to start the Run application.
  • In the Run dialog box, type devmgmt.msc and press Enter to start device management.
  • Expand the display adapters in the device manager.
  • Right click on Graphics Drivers, click on Uninstall and then go through the Uninstall Wizard to uninstall the drivers.
  • Restart the computer. When the computer boots up, it must automatically reinstall the same version of the graphics drivers.

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