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FIFA 20 Won’t Launch, Black Screen Issue

FIFA 20 Won’t Launch Issue

Some FIFA 20 PC players have reported launching issues. They click on the play button but game does not start. Similarly, game of some players crashes on startup, immediately after black screen displayed. If you have the same issues follow these steps.


Method #1

  • Go to Documents > FIFA 20 > fifasetup.ini
  • Open the fifasetup.ini file
  • Change the DIRECTX_SELECT = 0 to DIRECTX_SELECT = 1
  • Also, change the FULLSCREEN = 1 to FULLSCREEN = 0
  • Save the file.
  • Try to launching the game.

Method #2

You should add exceptions to FIFA20.exe and Origin.exe in the Firewall.

  • As an alternative, you can disable the Windows Defender. Click on the Windows Start logo in the bottom left
  • Go to the Settings
  • Click on the “Update & Security
  • Click on the Windows Security
  • Click on the “Virus & threat protection
  • Then click on the “Virus & threat protection settings
  • Set the “Real-time protection” to Off
  • Try to launch the game. If that doesn’t work, reactivate the protection.

Also, I found this solution on EA ANSWERS HQ, check it out.

1- go to Windows Security
2- then virus and threat
3- scroll down to “ Ransomware protection” and click manage ransomware protection (or click directly on the title)
4- Then Activate/enable “Control folder access” 
5- Then click “Allow an app through Controlled folder access”
6- Search for your FIFA20.exe
 
At this point fifa is still not working so now just DISABLE “Control folder access” !

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Method #3

You should update your graphics card driver. NVIDIA drivers here. AMD drivers here. If you are already using the latest version of NVIDIA, uninstall your driver and go back to 419.67

  • You should update your OS too.
  • In Windows 10, click on the Start icon.
  • Go to Settings
  • Click on the Update & Security.
  • Check for updates.
    If you already updated your Windows 10 but you still cant play the FIFA 20, check out this.
  • 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.
  • Also, I suggest you update all other drivers too. (Bios, Audio, Lan, Chipset)

Method #4

  • Open NVIDIA Control Panel.
  • Go to the Configure Surround, PhysX tab.
  • On PhysX Settings, set the “Processor:” to your GPU.
  • Click on the Apply
  • If your laptop has Intel graphics processor and Nvidia, go to the Manage 3D settings on the NVIDIA Control Panel.
  • On the Global Settings tab, set the Preferred graphics processor to High-performance NVIDIA processor
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  • Then, go to the Program Settings tab
  • Click the Add
  • Select the FIFA 20 (FIFA20.exe) from the list
  • Set preferred graphics processor to “High-performance NVIDIA processor
  • You can do it same thing for FIFA20_trial.exe & FIFA20_demo.exe too
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  • Apply and close the NVIDIA Control Panel.

Method #5

  • Go to the folder where the FIFA 20 is installed.
  • Navigate to …\Origin Games\FIFA 20\__Installer\dotnet\dotnet4client\redist
  • Run the dotNetFx40_Client_x86_x64.exe application in the redist folder. If says “Microsoft .NET Framework 4 is already a part of this operating system.”, click on the Close.
  • Navigate to …\Origin Games\FIFA 20\__Installer\vc\vc2012Update3\redist
  • Run the vcredist_x64.exe application. Install it. If already installed, you should click on the repair button.
  • Do the same thing to vcredist_x86.exe application.
  • Navigate to …\Origin Games\FIFA 20\__Installer\vc\vc2013\redist
  • Run the vcredist_x64.exe application. Install it. If already installed, you should click on the repair button.
  • Do the same thing to vcredist_x86.exe application.
  • Navigate to …\Origin Games\FIFA 20\__Installer\vc\vc2015\redist
  • Run the vc_redist.x64.exe application. Install it. If already installed, you should click on the repair button.
  • Do the same thing to vc_redist.x86.exe application.
  • Navigate to …\Origin Games\FIFA 20\__Installer\vc\vc2017\redist
  • Run the vc_redist.x64.exe application. Install it. If already installed, you should click on the repair button.
  • Do the same thing to vc_redist.x86.exe application.
  • Restart your PC.

Method #6

  • Clear the Origin cache. First, exit the Origin.
  • Press the Windows logo key and R key simultaneously.
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  • The command box will open. Type %ProgramData%/Origin
  • Click on the OK button.
  • Delete all the folders and files except the “LocalContent” folder. Don’t delete the LocalContent!
  • After that, navigate to C:\Users\*your user name*\AppData\Local
    If you cant see the AppData folder, click on the View, select the Hidden items
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  • Delete the Origin folder in the Local folder.
  • Restart the PC.

Method #7

  • Disable the Origin in-game overlay. Go to the My Game Library in the Origin.
  • Right click the FIFA 20.
  • Click on the Game Properties.
  • Untick the Enable Origin In Game for FIFA 20
  • Save
  • Also, disable the NVIDIA Experience and Discord in-game overlays too.
  • To disable the Discord in-game overlay, open the Discord.
  • Go to the User Settings.
  • Go to the Overlay on App Settings tab.
  • Make sure unchecked the “Enable in-game overlay”
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Method #8

full-screen optimisations
  • Go to the folder where the game is installed.
    ( e.g. H:\Origin Games\FIFA 20 )
  • Right-click the FIFA20.exe application.
  • Tap the Properties
  • Tick Disable full-screen optimizations on the Compatibility tab.
  • Click on the OK

Method #9

Try to exit programs such as Skype, Discord, Team Speak, Keyboard&Mouse software. Those programs can prevent FIFA 20’s launching.

In particular, you should definitely disable Skype. To disable the Skype on Windows 10, check out this guide.


Method #10

  • Launch the Origin
  • On top, click on the Games.
  • Click on the Add Non-Origin Game…
  • Select the FIFA20.exe and click on OK button.
  • Try to launch the game now.

Method #11

  • Click on Windows Start icon.
  • Go to the Settings
  • Click on the Apps
  • Find the Origin and uninstall it. It was for Windows 10. On other OS, go to the Control Panel > Programs and Features
  • Now, download the Origin Client Version 10.5.41.27263
  • Install it
  • Make sure, checked don’t auto update
  • In the top left, click on the Origin
  • Go to the Application Settings
  • On the Application tab, make sure unchecked the “Automatically update Origin
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  • Go to the “Installs & Saves” tab.
  • Make sure unchecked the “Saves” that under the “Cloud storage”
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  • Try to run the game.

Method #12

If you already updated Windows 10 and game still not launching, uninstall two updates.

  • Go to the Update & Security
  • Click on the “View update history
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  • Click on the “Uninstall updates
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  • Right click on the “Update for Microsoft Windows (KB4511522)” and uninstall it.
  • Then, right-click on the “Update for Microsoft Windows (KB4486153)” and uninstall it.
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  • Restart the PC. After that, check out the game.

Method #13

Move the game folder to different local disk or reinstall the game on different local disk.


Method #14

  • Go to the folder where the game is installed.
    ( …\Origin Games\FIFA 20 )
  • Right-click the FIFA20.exe application.
  • Click Properties
  • Tick “Run this program in compatibility mode for” and select “Windows 8” on the Compatibility tab.
  • You should also tick “Run this program as an administrator
  • Click on the OK

Method #15

Run the Origin as administrator.

  • Firstly, exit Origin.
  • Right-click on Origin shortcut
  • Click Run as administrator.

I have found these possible solutions for now. I will update this guide when I discover new solutions.

By the way, I suggest you take a look at this old guide.

Last Updated on 12 January, 2020 10:10 pm EST

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