How to Fix Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands Black Screen and Stuttering

Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands is a really cool new game from Ubisoft and we’ve seen that already in our previous walkthrough of the game, but unfortunately not everybody can experience the game entirely: some players encounter problems like black screen or stuttering, which can get quite annoying. In this article, I am going to share with you a few possible solution for your Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands problems.

First of all, before attempting anything, make sure that all your drivers (and most important the graphic card drivers) are up to date and also that your computer meets the minimum system requirements for Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands. If everything is OK but you still have problems, it’s time to start fixing!

How to fix Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands black screen?

Open regedit, search for “AlternateVerticalSyncThreshold”. Unless you have multiple Ubi games installed, it should immediately give you PoP’s registry key. It should look something like Software->Ubisoft->Prince of Persia – The Forgotten Sands->1.000000000->Engine

Right-click the folder called 1.000000000 and rename it to 1.0.

How to fix Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands stuttering or performance issues?

First of all, try toning the game a bit lower: it won’t look that good, but at least you’ll be able to play it.

Alternately, for those with multi core processors, change processor affinity to one or zero – this should do the trick for you!

Did these solutions help you fix your PoP: The Forgotten Sands problems?

64 Comments

  1. TO FIX THE BLACK SCREEN !!!!!!!

    -right click “Prince of persia.exe”
    -properties
    -compability

    choose windows98 – ME mode and run in 640×480 mode.

    it worked fine for me.

    But i didnt like this prince… It’s not like the old ones. Like im playing “Super Sonic” or “Mario3D”

    • That was awsum black screen FIXED!! But my game now stucks at the loading screen. that blue loading screen with a cresent moon. It jus keep loading and never loads. Any help in this??

  2. thx 4 yigit’s solution it works with me but there are some places does’nt appear it leads me to fall down and die shall this one have a solution ??? please ansewr ,,,,

  3. in the stage bath after hanging in the golden bar the door is not opening……how i can get through the door…..guyz plz help…..

  4. Same problem as Taha it hangs in the loading screen. it shows that the game is loading but game never begins.Any help……..

  5. Yes plz ppl post any help I am desperate to play it bought 2 Cds of it Hoping that it might work. But still the same problem exists!!

  6. problem with black screen the name was already 1.0 but black screen was not going

  7. hi guys you bileve it or not
    after the above comment i renamed 1.0 to 1.000000000 it worked fine

  8. but there was loading problem please help

    • this was the same problem of which i came through…But no need to worry..
      First of all check any errors on Ur local disk i.e., on Ur C drive…
      >run>cmd>chkdsk..
      reboot ur system ans its over

  9. Hey,the folder name was already 1.0 and when i changed the affinity, the game dosent loads up. But i know something which fixed one of my prob,i.e lagging of the game.u can turn on triple buffering in the graphics card control panel.

  10. i have the loading screen problem. The game
    takes about half an hour to load. Any help will be appreciated.

  11. How to fix Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands black screen?
    when i click on the game a black screen comes and goes , the game dose not start.

  12. I have the same problem. When I click on “Prince of Persia.exe” the file opens and a black screen appears, the game does not start. Please help me.

  13. I got a problem during opening a gate in the prison area, the gate won’t open even if I stepped on it. The game stacked-up there. Anyone knew a solution to this problem?

  14. hey the file name in regedit is already 1.0 so any other sooution u guys can help me with, i am dying to play this one:)

  15. i havd a nother prob it show me in xp sign dont send problem.the game could start.pls help.i begged u

  16. can any one fix my prob when i try to r un this on xp it shows me dont sent error.i begg of u pls help me i want to play this game

  17. The black screen prob can be fixed through the compatibility option as told above & the loading screen prob was fixed when I re-installed the game. (try minimizing & maximizing too[for both the problems])

  18. You have a VIRUS in ur system REINSTALL WINDOWS

  19. Hello friends i am in a problem
    my problem is- when i start the game the movie comes up it works fine but when i start the game i loads and after sometimes either a black screen comes or the pc restarts!!
    hope you understand and reply some words!!
    thank you

    • Go to 4shared.com
      Search for-pop forgotten sands 786
      This is a new updated crack but u’ll get stuck ahead later at another door if ur unlucky.Still try it.
      This is for everyone of u guys who are having door problems.Try this.
      If doesn’t work then f********K the game!

  20. Hello There Friends I have the solution for the blackscreen Bug when you start your game and the annoying blackscreen appears press the *enter* key you will see a glowing cursor and after 5 or 8 seconds the game will start hope the trick worked for you cause it worked for me

  21. u can use the regedit solution.
    but if its already 1.0, run the game in win98/ME mode
    it worked for me

  22. This game cant run on xp. Only Vista and above

  23. hey yigit thanks 4 ur solution it just worked finr 4 me thnk u once more

  24. guys with black screen problem 2 solution

    1)when the black screen comes press Ctrl+ALT+Delete than the game will minimize run it by clicking it and after 10-20 second black screen will go

    2)those of u who already have 1.0 in regedit set the number to 1.000000000 it will go

    Can u help me my game does not load and my requirement are above minimum PLZ HELP

  25. when i open game the screen goes black plzzzzz tell how i fix this problem

  26. plzzzzzzzzz UTPAL hlp me i cannot open the game without your hlp

  27. when i open the game black screen appears plzzzzzz tell how to fix this problem

  28. i am using windows 7..
    after clicking the shortcut on desktop,it is displaing a black screen and immidiately displaying prince of persia.exe stopped working
    wat should i do??

  29. in the problem details it is showing:
    problem event name : APPCRASH

  30. any 1 plz help me out dis is annoying

  31. hello help me

  32. Your system requirements do not meet =(

  33. 320gb hard disk
    intel core2duo processor
    intel dg41 motherboard
    4gb ram

  34. IT IS DISPLAYING PROBLEM DETAILS AS FOLLOWS:

    Problem signature:
    Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
    Application Name: Prince of Persia.exe
    Application Version: 1.0.0.0
    Application Timestamp: 4bef2f23
    Fault Module Name: Prince of Persia.exe
    Fault Module Version: 1.0.0.0
    Fault Module Timestamp: 4bef2f23
    Exception Code: c0000005
    Exception Offset: 00a304b8
    OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1
    Locale ID: 16393
    Additional Information 1: 0a9e
    Additional Information 2: 0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789
    Additional Information 3: 0a9e
    Additional Information 4: 0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789

  35. the programme is starting and a blinking cursor is apperaing…nothing is happening next…it keeps on blinking thats it..game is not starting…any 1 plz help

    • Aditya Prasad Roy

      Hello naresh can you please give me some info abt your pc!!
      like which os do you have….etc!

      paste here every thing written in properties of my computer of your pc!!
      hope you understand my english!!!

      reply!
      thanks!

  36. windows 7
    32 bit
    4gb ram
    intel core 2 duo e7400 @2.80 ghz
    intel dg 41 mother board

    • Aditya Prasad Roy

      It should run
      does all your requirements matched in game settings!??
      hoave you installed all graphics driver
      i played it with graphics driver not suond driver!!
      after i installed windows 7 with 1 gb ram it worked fine for me but it was too slow still i completed it!!
      what is your graphics driver and sound driver

      please eply
      thanks!

      keep patience and do not delete the game!!
      it run somehow!

  37. its displaying the problem details as follows:

    Problem signature:
    Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
    Application Name: Prince of Persia.exe
    Application Version: 1.0.0.0
    Application Timestamp: 4bef2f23
    Fault Module Name: Prince of Persia.exe
    Fault Module Version: 1.0.0.0
    Fault Module Timestamp: 4bef2f23
    Exception Code: c0000005
    Exception Offset: 00a304b8
    OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1
    Locale ID: 16393
    Additional Information 1: 0a9e
    Additional Information 2: 0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789
    Additional Information 3: 0a9e
    Additional Information 4: 0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789

  38. hey do u believe it…i have installed the game again and this time the game is starting

    after selecting the difficulty level easy…the game is starting

    as the game starts the prince is falling down…it is displaying loading…..and again the prince is falling down.again its loading and the prince is falling down…….the same thing is being repeated

    can any1 help me?

  39. if anyone have appcrash problem then download directx from filehippo.com

  40. hey guyz my game didn’t start i made the changes but after 2-3 seconds it appears dat “prince of persia the forgotten sands is not working”

    plzz help me mine win 7

  41. when i start the gme it run so slowly can any one help me to speed up its speed plzzz

    • Aditya Prasad Roy

      ya you can do it hat is your system ram and graphics memory(run–> dxdiag)
      go to game settings without starting the game!
      and change the resolution to 800*600 or 640 something but not 1024
      lower the graphics and game graphics level
      finally verify that all your game ettings are matching or not!!!

      thank you please reply!

      (*Note -> if you ram is 1 gb then it would run slow and if its 2 gb then it can run better in windows 7)

  42. i got same problem in ps3 when i use gaia black screen problem
    helpppppppppppppppppp

  43. where to download pop tfs

  44. help how to fix the black screen and i got stuck up at loading when i choose easy or normal it takes loading foreveR!!! help!!!! somebody T_T i need to play this game

  45. Install winows 7
    i too had the problem
    with same graphics memory and driver when i installed windows 7 it worked iand i finished the game!
    thank you!

    i know its difficult!

  46. its still not working

  47. hi there I have also POP TFS but the same problem accuring due to launch the game black screen Will accure My PC requirement is windows7, Ram-3GB, 1GB graphic card Nvidia Gforce, AMD Athlon,Hard disk 320GB & the 2.00GHZ is thise the problem of GHZ Please give me favourable rrrreply…. Please I am crazy about the pop series game.

  48. Hey you have a nice piece of cpu
    3 gb ram 1 gb graphics
    i cannot even imagine
    i can try helping you
    1. update all your graphics driver hardware driver and all
    2. i think you have the latest direct x still try to update it
    3. go to device manager in properties of computer and enable all your driver and check all the graphics driver and directx is upto date
    if this doesent helps
    try reinstalling it
    i have 1gb ram dual core 250 mb graphics
    firstly i had xp pop tfs didnt work in that os
    but when i installed windows 7 ultimate
    whitout even updating the graphics driver it worked so perfectly
    but as i had 1gb ram it was too slow as 1 pic in 2sec
    still try to do what i said
    thanks and please reply!!

  49. Install the latest version on the DirectX and the Problem will be sloved…KUNAL VAGHELA….!!!

  50. hii frnds plz help , i got stuck in the area where i have to activate a pillar and while doing so when i jump to the pillar to go to the other side , a slight movement of prince and the castle vanishes and i am stuck in mid air, really annoying , graphics problem, if u do have any solutions plz plz help. thnx in advance

  51. -right click “Prince of persia.exe”
    -properties
    -compability

    choose windows98 – ME mode
    this is enough for all issues

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