If you have difficulty starting the PC version of Fora Horizon 5 or experience randomized blocks constantly, try all the steps indicated below.

Fora Horizon 5 is blocked when starting or not starts on the PC: How to fix it

[Note: All The Methods Mentioned In This Article Have Been Suggested by The Developers Of Fora Horizon 5 Only. I Would Have Normally Tried These Methods Myself. But I Haven t Witnessed Any Issue with My Copy Yet.]

One of the largest game titles of 2021, Fora Horizon 5, is finally available so that people try it. The game is undoubtedly one of the best racing games I have had in my hands, and I can guarantee that even if you are not a fan of racing games, you will love it.

The game presents hundreds of the best cars in the world. And it s nothing less than a visual wonder. Fora Horizon 5 presents our most diverse, adventurous and social open world, inviting players to lead stunning expeditions through vibrant landscapes and in constantly evolution of Mexico with unlimited and fun driving action in hundreds of Best cars in the world. IGN has already qualified the game with 10/10, calling it a masterpiece.

The game comes with some technical problems. But that is expected of such a great game. Some PC players face blocking and execution problems in the game. The good thing is that the developers already recommended some corrections for that. Look at them.

How to solve blocking and launch problems in Fora 5

Check the minimum requirements of the Fora System Horizon 5

Before continuing in this article, I would like you to verify the minimum requirements of the game. Because if your PC does not meet the requirements, then the game will be blocked 100%. These are the requirements:

As you can see, you need a GTX 970 or a RX 470 at least, even to execute the game. If you are using a GPU that does not have enough VRAM to render all the textures of the game, the game will be locked almost every time there is a demanding scene on your screen.

If you have an integrated graphic processor, be sure to set the priority in PCI-E> PCI> integrated graphics / GPU integrated into the BIOS.

Update — November 9, 2021

Personally, I witnessed blocks during some scenes, while playing the first part of the game. I fixed it by running Fora Horizon 5 as an administrator. All you have to do is right-click on Fora Horizon 5 shortcut on your desktop and select Execute as administrator. I have the game in the Xbox for PC application, by the way.

Fora Horizon 5 Requires Windows 10 1909

You need to have the Windows 10 November 1909 update installed, at least, to start the game. If you have not updated your Windows 10 for a while, or you are using Windows 7 U 8.1. Then, I m sorry to say that Fora Horizon 5 will not start in your system. You can try everything you want.

Administrator account

Log in to Windows 10 with a local administrator account. This has solved most cases reported for Fora 5, so far.

Find Windows 10 updates

Always make sure you have the latest Windows 10 updates by clicking Start and writing Updates in the search box.

Fix Forza Horizon 5 Not Launching, Crashing, Freezing, Black Screen Issue On Windows 11/10 PC

Here is the Windows Assistant updated: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/Help/3159635/windows-10-update-assistant

Once you have updated, perform a complete shutdown and restart your machine.

Turn off Windows Defender or other antivirus programs

Open start.
Open configuration
Click Update and Safety
Click Windows Security. This tab is at the top left of the window.
Click on Virus and Threats Protection
Click on Virus and Threats Protection Settings
Disable Windows Defender real time scanning
Set the priority of the game in high
Deactivates overlays

Fora Horizon 5 will not start if you are using any of the following virus verifier.

Maximum Safety of Trend Micro
Como do Antivirus.
Bitdefender firewall

Reset or repair forza Horizon 5 to correct faults

If you are playing Fora Horizon 5 in the Xbox application on your PC with Windows 10, then you can repair the game. This will solve the game if there is some kind of broken or missing files. This is how you do it:

Go to Windows settings
Select applications and functions
Look for Fora Horizon 5 in the application list
Click Fora 5 once you find it (use Sort by: Size)
Select advanced options
Click on Repair
Wait until the process is completed
Restart the Xbox application

To restore the application:

Follow step 1-5 from above
Click on Reset
Restart the Xbox application

Steam users can simply go to their library and verify the files of the Fora Horizon 5 game from there.

Failures due to software

The game does not explicitly support, and you can even see certain applications / software as a conflict or threat and, as such, refuses to run or crashes.

Deactivate all the software or applications in the background, including antivirus, firewalls and any monitoring software or FPS increase.

The following list of software applications can cause Fora Horizon 5 not start or locked during playback. Make sure you disable or uninstall to ensure a successful game.

Logitech G Hub
Statistics Server MSI Afterburner / Rival Tuner
VGA precision

Warsaw banking application
Tapir paper engine
A-Volute sound study
Pacific Audio
Sonic audio

If you are using OB, XSplit or any other transmission program, configure your source to show the capture.

I would suggest disabling the game mode in Windows and close any overclocking, hardware monitoring, transmission, recording and any non-essential application while playing.

Install the latest version of Microsoft Visual Studio

Try downloading and installing the latest version of Visual C ++ redistribute, since there is a possibility that it has not been installed correctly.

Turn off any additional power monitoring software

MSI Dragon center
Any installed software that may be adjusting or monitoring power settings

Then, make sure that the power settings is correct

Control panel> Hardware and sound> Energy options
Change high performance
Perform complete shutdown (not restart)

Microsoft Store Gaming Services updates

If you open your Microsoft Store application and go to the Downloads and Updates section. You will find many outstanding downloads. There are some vital services, such as Microsoft Gaming Services, which you need to keep updated.

Make sure that the time / date on your PC is correct

Right-click on the clock in your start menu.
Select Adjust Date / Time.
Uncheck and then mark Set time zone automatically.
Restart your PC.


It is possible that the game has found a problem with a recent update (Windows, drivers, content) and refuses to run with missing failures or updates.

Make sure you have the latest Windows 10 update
Make sure your graphics card is up-to-date with the last patch, after the Windows update
Complete reinstatement of the title.

Try To Move Fora Horizon 5 to a different unit

You can try to move the game to a different unit. For some users, blocks can be attributed to little disk space in the unit where the game is installed. Release space on that unit or move the game to a different unit will provide additional virtual memory to execute the game.

To move your game to a different unit, follow these steps:

Press the Windows key and search Applications and functions
Click for Fora Horizon 5
Click on move button

Choose a new unit in the drop-down menu.
Click Move to automatically move the game to a new home.

Reset the Microsoft store

You can follow the steps below to update Microsoft Store, which will erase the cache and update the permissions of your library. This corrects most cases.

Close the application of the Windows store if you have it open
Click start and write reset, without the quotes
Right-click on the command and click on Run as administrator. If the Windows permissions box appears, click Yes or run
A black screen of MS two will appear for a few seconds. Wait for it to disappear, and the store will open automatically.
Attempt to install on PC Force 5

If none of the solutions mentioned above works for you, you should contact the support. Visit this link to inform your problem.