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Sudden Crash with Intel CPUs on Windows

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There is a documented issue with some Intel chipsets on Windows PCs that causes Dirac Live to crash. This affects Windows users with Intel CPUs using integrated (built-in) graphics processing. If you have a separate GPU, an AMD CPU, or are on macOS, this shouldn't affect you.


  1. Navigate to your %appdata% folder by opening a File Explorer window and clicking on the address bar, then typing or pasting in "%appdata%".

  2. Go into the DiracLive folder and open settings.ini. (Right click and open with Notepad or another text editor.)

  3. Check if there is a line with the text "softwareRendering".

    1. If it reads "softwareRendering=false", change it to "softwareRendering=true".

    2. If there is no "softwareRendering" line, add a new line with the text "softwareRendering=true".

  4. Save the file (Ctrl+S) and close it.

  5. Open Dirac Live and see if the fix helps.

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