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How to Fix Grounded Not Launching, Crashing, or Freezing

To fix Grounded not launching, crashing, or freezing, you can try updating your graphics card, running the game as an administrator, or allowing it in your antivirus.

You can also try disabling overlays/conflicting programs, repairing/verifying the game files, or updating Windows.

Grounded is a first-person, multiplayer, and survival adventure game.

You’re shrunk to the size of an ant and you’ll have to explore, build, and survive.

Survive the dangers of the backyard and thrive along giant insects.

Face the backyard alone or with up to three friends.

With the Shared Worlds feature, you can play in your shared world even if the host is not online.

In this guide, you’ll learn how to fix Grounded not launching, crashing, freezing, or having a white/black screen.

Fix 1: Update your graphics card

Fix 2: Run Grounded as an administrator

  1. Navigate to your Steam library.
  2. Right-click Grounded > Properties > Local Files > Browse.
  3. Right-click the Grounded app > Properties > Compatibility > Run this program as an administrator > Enable > OK > Launch the game.

Fix 3: Allow Grounded in your antivirus

  • Open the Windows settings > Privacy & Security > Windows Security > Virus & threat protection > Manage ransomware protection > Allow an app through Controlled folder access > Add an allowed app > Browse all apps > select the Grounded app > Open.
  • Open the Control Panel > System and Security > Windows Defender Firewall > Allow an app or feature through Windows Defender Firewall > Change settings > Allow another app… > Browse… > select the Grounded app > Add.
  • Turn off Real-time protection: Open the Windows settings > Privacy & Security > Windows Security > Virus & threat protection > Manage settings > Real-time protection > Off.

Fix 4: Disable overlays/conflicting programs

  • Navigate to your Steam library > right-click Grounded > Properties > Enable the Steam Overlay while in-game > Disable.
  • Open Steam > Steam > Settings > Downloads > Clear Download Cache.
  • Unplug the Logitech or Thrustmaster racing wheel.
  • End the task for Razer Synapse or MSI Dragon Center.
  • Close all of your tabs to free up RAM and relaunch the game.
  • Uninstall Razor Cortex (to prevent freezing).

Fix 5: Repair/verify the game files

  1. Navigate to your Steam library.
  2. Right-click Grounded > Properties > Local Files.
  3. Click on “Verify integrity of game files”.
  4. Launch Grounded.

Fix 6: Update Windows to the latest version

  1. Search for “Check for updates” using Windows Search.
  2. Update Windows to the latest version.
  3. Launch Grounded.

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