How To Fix Dragon Age Inquisition Won’t Launch Issue

Dragon Age Inquisition is a popular role playing video game developed by Bioware and released in November 2014. It is available in a number of platforms which includes Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One. Although this game runs quite well there have been reports of gamers who are unable to launch the game on Windows 10. In our latest installment of our troubleshooting series we will tackle the Dragon Age Inquisition won’t launch issue.

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How To Fix Dragon Age Inquisition Won’t Launch Issue

Before proceeding with the troubleshooting steps that you need to do to fix this problem you should first try to restart your computer as this will usually resolve issues caused by a software glitch.

Run a clean boot

One of the main causes of this problem is a service running in the background. This can be a third party service from one of the applications installed on your computer or by the Windows services. To check if this is what’s causing the problem you will need to boot to Windows without the third party services or unnecessary Windows services running.

  • Log in to the computer as an administrator.
  • Click on the Windows Search bar, type in “msconfig” and press Enter
  • Click on “Services” and check the “Hide all Microsoft Services” box
  • Click on “Disable All” in order to disable all third party services from running in the background.
  • Right-click the “Task Bar” and select Task Manager
  • Click on the Startup tab and make sure that all the applications are disabled.
  • Reboot your computer

Check if the Dragon Age Inquisition won’t launch issue still occurs.

Verify the game files

It’s possible that certain corrupted game files are causing this problem. Every game file is important to ensure a smooth gaming experience and if one of the game files is missing or corrupted then it can cause this problem. To fix this you will need to verify the game files.

  • Open the Origin client and sign in to your account
  • Click on “Game Library” option on the left pane
  • Inside the “Game Library” tab, right-click on “Dragon Age Inquisition” and select “Repair Game”
  • The client will begin to verify the game files and will automatically download any missing files and replace the corrupted files if any.

Check if the Dragon Age Inquisition won’t launch issue still occurs.

Try reinstalling the Direct X and VC Redist

There’s a possibility that the Direct X and VC Redist files in your computer have become corrupted. In case this is what’s causing the problem you will need to do a reinstallation.

For Direct X

  • Go to  C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games\Dragon Age Inquisition\__Installer\directx\redist using the file explorer.
  • Run the “DXSetup.exe” and replace the previous versions.

For VC Redist

  • Go to  C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games\Dragon Age Inquisition\__Installer\vc using the file explorer.
  • Run all the “VCRedist.exe” executables that are present inside the folder

Restart your computer then check if the Dragon Age Inquisition won’t launch issue still occurs.

Try granting administrative privileges to the game

It’s possible that Windows 10 is blocking the game from accessing certain services, files or folder which is why this problem is occurring. To fix this you will need to give administrative privileges to the game.

  • Open the game installation folder, and right–click on the game executable.
  • Select Properties and click on the Compatibility tab.
  • Inside the Compatibility tab check the “Run as Administrator” box.

Check if the Dragon Age Inquisition won’t launch issue still occurs.

Disable Full Screen Optimizations

The full screen optimization feature of windows might be interfering with the game. Try to disable this feature then check if the issue still occurs.

  • Open the game installation folder.
  • Right–Click on the game executable
  • Select Properties and click on the Compatibility tab
  • Inside the Compatibility tab, check the “Disable Full Screen Optimizations” box.
  • Apply your settings.

Try running the game in compatibility mode

There are certain games that don’t support the latest version of Windows which is why you should try to run them in compatibility mode instead.

  • Open the game installation Folder
  • Right-Click on the game executable and select properties.
  • Click on the “Compatibility” tab and click on the “Run Compatibility Troubleshooter“.
  • Now Windows will automatically determine the best operating system to run the game in compatibility mode for.
  • Click on “Try Recommended Settings” and select “Test”.
  • If the program runs fine, apply the settings and exit.

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