Atlas Fallen is the latest entry from Deck13, the studio responsible for The Surge and its sequel. It’s a brand new RPG from the developers, and a good-looking one too, considering it’s a AA game. Despite the game’s optimization, which is pretty good, PC players report that they are unable to play the game as they experience the “Could not Start Process” error when they launch the game. In this Atlas Fallen guide, I will list fixes that will help PC users resolve the Could not Start Process error.


Atlas Fallen Could not Start Process Error Fixes That’ll Help

There are multiple reasons for the Could not Start Process error when you launch the game like your anti-virus blocking the executable, Windows isn’t up-to-date, and more. The following are the fixes that will help players fix the Could not Start Process error.

Restart PC

Some players report that restarting the PC fixed the Could not Start Process error when launching Atlas Fallen. Such errors can occur if you haven’t shut down your PC for quite a while. It’s a good practice to restart your PC every once in a while, it resets a lot of systems and features that fix errors like Could not Start Process.

Disable Anti-Virus

Your third-party anti-virus software is likely to be blocking Altas Fallen’s executable which is common for PC video games. PC users can either disable real-time protection of their anti-virus or exclude the game’s folder from it, I recommend the latter. After that, verify game files by right-clicking Atlas Fallen in Steam library > Properties > installed files > click “Verify integrity of game files”. Launch Atlas Fallen and the Could not Start Process error is now fixed.

Open properties by right-clicking the game.
Verify Game files.

Update Windows

Some PC users report that updating Windows fixed the Could not Start Process error when they launch Atlas Fallen. Games often require the latest Windows build in order to work correctly. If you haven’t updated Windows, I suggest you update it and also install the optional updates, restart your PC, launch Atlas Fallen, and the Could not Start Process error is now fixed.

Open Windows Settings > Windows updates > check for updates. After main Windows updates are installed, install the optional Windows updates, Open Windows Settings > Windows Updates > Advanced Options > Optional Updates > Install all available updates and restart your PC. This will fix the Could not Start Process error.

open Windows Update settings and select the Advanced options.
Go to optional updates and install all driver updates available.

That is all for our Atlas Fallen fixes for the Could not Start Process error. If you are facing errors and issues with other PC games or your PC, then also see our hub for commonly occurring PC errors and their fixes.

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