dargon-age-fightDragon Age: Origins is a really great game (expect a review pretty soon!) but it has it’s fair share of problems with certain users. We have already dealt with the DLC-related problems in the game, but now I think we should move one step further and try to find fixes and solutions for more crashing problems, freezings and other issues you might encounter while playing. Let’s hope that the solution for your Dragon Age: Origins problem is here!

1. Problems installing Dragon Age: Origins under Windows 7
An user on the official forums found the solution: if you encounter any trouble installing DA:O under Windows 7 (x64 especially), simply right click the game’s setup file and click Properties. Select to run the program in compatibility mode for Windows XP (Service Pack 2) and run it as an administrator. Ignore any .Net framework errors and install the game!

2. Dragon Age: Origins keeps crashing under Win7 x64
It is reported that this might be a problem with the nVidia drivers. So if you have the latest drivers installed (as you should) try downgrading them to the 190 series and see if that solves your Dragon Age: Origins problem.

3. Keyboard stops responding after playing Dragon Age: Origins for some time
It might be the fact that you have other programs running in the background (like a firewall that pops up a message). Try using Alt + Tab to switch to your desktop and see if there are any running programs in the background. It would be best to turn them all off before starting to play to avoid such freezes from happening.

4. How to fix “failed to initialize physx” error message?
There seems to be only one solution to this error: uninstall your physX drivers and then installing them again by running the installer from Steam\steamapps\common \dragon age origins\ redist\PhysX

Hopefully you have no other Dragon Age: Origins problems and these solutions will help you fully enjoy the game. Have fun!

14 COMMENTS

  1. I have problem in the travel in the map the game dose not travel I press in the town where I want to go but no hope
    any help
    * its not says u can’t travel in this time …

  2. I have the problem that my videocard wasn’t good enough.
    so I bought a new one for €200.
    I installed it and every other game I played like COD MW2 did it well except DAO.
    Could somebody help me??

  3. i play game for 5-10 min then it crash and my pc is restart
    i have
    window 7 (64 bit)
    intel core 2 duo processor 2.4Ghz
    nividia 9600m gt graphic card
    4 gb ram
    i update my graphic card driver nd sound card driver but my game dragon age origin keep crashing nd my pc turn off after 5-10 min with black screen nd with repated sound while im playing the game.
    plz help me as soon as possible

  4. i have recently bought dao,brill-but 1 problem,my machine seems to turn it s self off during play.has any 1 else encountered this problem.my pc specs-amd athlon dual core 5200+,2gig ram,160gig hdrive,nvidia 9500gt.this is the only game that it will die on-i can play it on high settings really well,i have tried lowering video settings and the problem is still there.please help-im at my witts end and ready too smash my pc into tiny particles lol.p s my pc is only 8 month old

  5. i have recently bought dao,brill-but 1 problem,my machine seems to turn it s self off during play.has any 1 else encountered this problem.my pc specs-amd athlon dual core 5200+,2gig ram,160gig hdrive,nvidia 9500gt,os windows 7 32 bit.this is the only game that it will die on-i can play it on high settings really well,i have tried lowering video settings and the problem is still there.please help-im at my witts end and ready too smash my pc into tiny particles lol.p s my pc is only 8 month old

  6. I have just recently bought DAO but i cant install it i have windows 7 32 bit. it gets to about 80% of the installation then it says there was an error installing the game but doesnt say what. some1 please help…

  7. i already installed Awakening . Then i downloaded patch 1.03 . After it finished , i cant play the game . It keep teeling me i need 2 insert d disk . Please help !

  8. Hey all,

    My issues differ a bit from most, but first here’s my specs.

    AMD Athlon 64×2 Dual Core CPU 4200 (OC’d to 2.4Ghz) 2.2Ghz Stock

    XFX Radeon HD 4770

    4.00GB G.Skill Ram

    Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

    My issue is this, When in DAO I get extreme FPS lag and it appears that the rain weather effect is on permanently (Which is probably a cause of my fps lag)

    I just recently installed Win7 64, I was using WinXp SP3 32bit before this with not a single problem with lag or anything else, I’ve updated my drivers, and even rolled them back to the version that came on the DVD, Tried WinXp compatibility mode, to no avail.
    Any suggestions would help a lot.
    Thanks in advance,

    Flynn

  9. ive downloaded the blood dragon armor and the shale quest and had to delete all my files and save stuff now when i open the game and go to available content nothing shows what do i do to get the downloads

  10. I don’t know how this happened but when it say trying to connect to the sever and a min later it just crashed. i read the info why it crashed it says the reason is “STACK HASH” something like that… please help me or tell me what is happening.

  11. When I get on DAO on my dell, it won’t let me click on anything on the homescreen. I can move my mouse and the buttons respond, but it doesn’t do anything.

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