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How to Fix Startup Crash in Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak

A ton of players are reporting about the startup crash in Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak.

Here’s one of the error messages, “Fatal Application Exit” followed by “Please restart your computer”.

The error typically happens because you’ve installed some mods in the game.

It can also happen because you’re not running the game as an administrator.

To fix it, you can either uninstall all mods or run the game as an administrator.

You can also try selecting compatibility mode for Windows 8.

Method 1: Uninstall all mods

The first method is to uninstall all mods that you’ve installed.

A user by the name of “Krim Uico” mentioned this fix on YouTube.

Here’s what they said, “Remove all mods from your game files. I managed to fix it by deleting “dinput8.dll”

You can access the Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak game files by navigating to Steam > Library > Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak > Right-click > Properties > Local Files > Browse.

After you’ve clicked on “Browse”, delete all of your mods or “dinput8.dll”.

Krim received a bunch of replies saying that by doing this, the startup crash was fixed.

Method 2: Select compatibility mode for Windows 8

Another method to fix the Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak startup crash is to tick “Run this program in compatibility mode”.

To do so, you need to add the game to your desktop.

  1. Go to your Steam library.
  2. Right-click “Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak”.
  3. Hover over “Manage”.
  4. Click on “Add desktop shortcut”.
  5. Go to your desktop.
  6. Right-click “Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak”.
  7. Select the “Compatibility” tab.
  8. Tick “Runccc this program in compatibility mode”.
  9. Make sure that “Windows 8” is selected.

After you’ve ticked “Run this program in compatibility mode“, click on “Apply” followed by “Ok”.

Lastly, try running the game again.

Method 3: Run the game as an administrator

  1. Go to your Steam library.
  2. Right-click “Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak”.
  3. Hover over “Manage”.
  4. Click on “Add desktop shortcut”.
  5. Go to your desktop.
  6. Right-click “Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak”.
  7. Click on “Run as administrator”.

After you’ve clicked on “Run as administrator“, the game should be able to run without crashing.

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