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CS:GO Won't Launch [Fix]

Doesn't the game open when you try to run Counter-Strike: Global Offensive? Follow these steps to see if they resolve your issue.

How to Fix the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive not Opening Problem?

Method #1

  • Go to the folder where the game is installed. (Steam Library > Right Click on Counter-Strike: Global Offensive > Properties > LOCAL FILES > BROWSE LOCAL FILES)
  • Right-click on the csgo.exe application
  • Tap the Properties
  • Tick “Run this program as administrator” on the Compatibility tab.
  • Also, tick the “Disable full-screen optimizations
  • Click on the OK
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Method #2

  • Download the Windows ADK (Assessment and Deployment Kit)
  • Run and install it.
  • Just select the "Applications Compatibility Tools" on the list.
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  • Click on the Install button.
  • After installation is complete, click on the Windows Start logo.
  • Type compatibility administrator
  • Right-click on the "Compatibility Administrator (64-bit)"
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  • Click on the Run as administrator.
  • Now, click on the System Database (64-bit)
  • Double-click on the Applications
  • Select the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive on the list.
  • Right-click on the csgo.exe
  • Click on the Disable Entry
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  • After that, do the same thing for the second csgo.exe
  • Finally, type cmd on the Windows search box and press the Enter key.
  • Type sdbinst /c on the Command Prompt and press the Enter key.
  • Go to the Steam library and run the CS:GO

Method #3

  • Verify your game files. Go to the Steam library
  • Right-click on the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive , go to Properties.
  • Go to the LOCAL FILES tab

Method #4

  • Update your OS. In Windows 10, click on the Start icon.
  • Go to Settings
  • Click on the Update & Security.
  • Check for updates.
  • If you are using Windows 7, go to https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=36805
  • Click on Download button.
  • Select the Windows6.1-KB2670838-x64.msu
  • Click on Next
  • Install it after download.

Method #5

  • Go to the list of games in the Steam library.
  • Right-click the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and click the Properties.
  • Click the Set Launch Options in the General tab.
  • Put the following commands into the box in the incoming window.

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  • Press OK
  • Restart the Steam
  • Run the CS:GO

Method #6

  • You should uninstall and update your graphics card driver. NVIDIA drivers here. AMD drivers here.
  • You have to use DDU to completely uninstall the graphics drivers.
  • Restart your computer after updating.

Method #7

  • Type the msconfig on Windows search box.
  • Press Enter key
  • Go to the Services tab.
  • Tick the "Hide all Microsoft services"
  • Click on the "Disable all" button.
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  • Finally click on the OK button.
  • Restart the PC.

Method #8

Uninstall CS:GO and Steam. Then install the Steam and CS:GO again.

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If the issue still exists do let me know in the comments below.

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