How to fix Bad Module Info error in games on Windows 10?
Bad Module Info is one of the most serious errors that players can see. The crash can appear in various projects, but is more common in Dayz, PUBG, Fortnite, CS: GO, Arma 3. The problem lies in the game modules required at launch. Having found its incorrect state, the message “The program bad_module_info does not work” appears. For many users, this is only a consequence of a breakdown, and the problem itself is a little deeper. All the details are below.
Why does the Bad Module Info error appear?
To better understand the nature of the problem, you need to know one simple fact – all games use many of the built-in Windows libraries. For this reason, the problem in loading the module may be associated not only with a specific game, but also with a crash in the operating system.
Most often, the error is caused by:
- missing files;
- broken drivers;
- system conflicts or incompatibility of versions;
- lack of rights to play;
- problems with fullscreen optimization.
After discarding the unlikely causes, you can proceed to fix the problems listed above.
How do I fix the error?
Initially, you need to try to restart the game, be sure to complete all its processes through the task manager. Also, when you try to turn it on, you should right-click on the game shortcut and select “Run as administrator”. There is something similar in every game client. Another useful action is to update drivers, old versions often fail. Now you can go further, of course, if the above measures did not work.
Method 1: check file integrity
When the message says about a module connection problem, the most logical fix would be to scan the game files. Moreover, now all game clients offer this opportunity. For example, on Steam, you can run it like this:
- In the “Library” menu, right-click (RMB) on the game and select “Properties”.
- On the “Local files” tab, you need to click on “Check the integrity of game files”.
Method 2: configuring exe files
There are several options in the parameters of the game exe files that can fix the problem: compatibility mode and full screen optimization. For example, Fortnite is used, in other games you can act according to the same logic:
- Open the game folder.
- Find the FortniteClient-Win64-Shipping file, right-click on it and select Properties.
- Go to the “Compatibility” tab, activate the “Run this program in compatibility mode” item and select “Windows 8”.
- Check the box “Disable full screen optimization”.
- Repeat steps with files FortniteClient-Win64-Shipping-BE, FortniteClient-Win64-Shipping-EAC, FortniteLauncher.exe.
Important! In some versions of Windows, the setting is called Disable High Resolution Image Scaling.
Method 3: turn off Windows Game Mode
In a 2020 update, Microsoft added a Game Bar to Windows 10, which has a Game Mode. It is designed to improve the comfort of the game and increase the performance of the computer, but it does not always work stably. You should at least check if this feature is associated with the Bad Module Info error, and for this you need to turn it off.
How to do it:
- Right-click on the taskbar and select “Options”.
- Open the “Game Panel” tab and select “Game Mode”.
- Disable the first toggle switch on the page.
Most likely, the listed methods will be enough. However, in more difficult cases, it is still worth reinstalling the main game components: .NET Framework, DirectX, Visual C ++, as well as checking Windows for the integrity of system files. This is done by the command sfc / scannow…