Plants vs. Zombies won’t start or freezes on startup? This guide will show you a workaround.
Many times, Plants vs. Zombies gamers have complained that the game hangs or freezes at startup, and in worse cases, the startup window simply fails to show up.
To get your game back up (and running), this tutorial will show you a number of solutions to resolve the issue.
Fix: Plants vs. Zombies Won’t Start
If this game fails to start on your computer/smartphone or it hangs up/freezes while you are playing it, a number of factors could be in play. Normally, when this happens, the cause could be a connection issue, unfinished update, unsuccessful game resume or a combination of some/all these.
In any case, the solutions herein, if properly applied, should resolve the issue, irrespective of the playing platform; be it on your computer or smartphone.
Hard Reboot PC
Plants vs. Zombies was originally developed for Windows and macOS, before extending support to other desktop and mobile operating platforms. To fix the issue, if/when the game fails to start up on your computer, you can “hard reboot” your PC to reset/refresh the system and apps (including the Plants vs. Zombies game).
To hard reboot PC:
- Do not force-close the game; leave the hanged up screen as it is.
- Click on your PC’s power button and hold it down for 10 – 15 seconds, until the system powers down.
- Restart PC.
- Try launching the game again and check if the error is fixed.
Hard rebooting your PC would refresh the computer and all running apps and processes. This should resolve the issue.
In the same vein, you can try this method on your smartphone; by pressing down the power button until the phone is powered down, and then powering it up again.
Disconnect & Reconnect Xbox One
If this error occurs on Xbox One, simply power down the console and disconnect it. After a few seconds, plug it back in and power it back on. This should get the game up and running again, without any issue.
Reinstall the Game
Ultimately, if the error persists after trying the aforementioned fixes, you can reinstall the game on your computer or smartphone. Simply uninstall it from your device and reinstall it from designated sites like Play Store (for Android users).
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