[Solved] How to Fix Rust is Not Responding Error (7 Working Methods)

The Rust not responding error can be quite annoying, so we have put all the solutions in front of you so that you can eliminate this error.

Updated on Aug 16, 2023
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[Solved] How to Fix Rust is Not Responding Error (7 Working Methods)

It can be quite annoying to get a "Rust not responding" error while playing Rust or not responding on startup. In this article, you will learn how to get rid of this issue and get back to playing Rust with pleasure. There may be many reasons for this error.


Rust's game files may be corrupt, the graphics driver may be corrupt, your computer may not be able to meet the system requirements of the game, or anti-cheat could be the cause of this error. In Rust, we will go step by step through all the reasons that may cause us to get this error and finally fix Rust.

Method #1: Restart Your Computer to Fix Rust

As cliché as it may sound, resetting your computer can often save you a lot of wasted time with unexpected errors. Not only Rust but most errors you may encounter on computers can be solved by simply resetting your computer.

If still Rust not responding after applying this, try other solutions.

Method #2: Verify Game Files in Rust to Fix Rust

Most Rust crashes are caused by missing game files. If somehow the game or program files are lost or deleted, this will naturally cause errors. One of the first steps we will take is to verify the integrity of game files, as it is very important and is a large part of the cause of errors.

To verify integrity, follow the steps below:

  1. After opening Steam, click on Steam Library on the top left side.


  1. Then right-click Rust from the drop-down list and click on Properties. This will open the properties window.


  1. Click on Local Files and select Verify Integrity of Game Files at the bottom.


Doing so will thoroughly scan all the game files in the Rust folder and download the missing files again.

Method #3: Update Your Graphics Driver to Fix Rust

In Rust, graphics drivers can cause many errors. Outdated graphics drivers can cause low FPS in Rust and can also cause your game to error. There are 3 ways to update your graphics card.

One of them is updating your graphics driver with any updated driver software program. This software will automatically download your outdated graphics drivers. However, automatic driver download programs are not recommended because they can cause driver conflicts and cause you more headaches.

The other is that you can update your graphics card by pressing the Windows logo key and typing Device Manager. However, this method does not always find the latest drivers. So it is best to download the latest version driver from the website of the graphics card you are using by typing the model of your card.

How to Manually Update Nvidia Graphics Drivers

  1. First, download the GeForce Experience program if you don't already have it on your computer.
  2. Press the Windows logo key and type GeForce to open the software.


  1. If you don't already have an account, create one and log in.
  2. Then select the Drivers option at the top.


  1. Then finally click Check For Updates and download the latest Graphics Driver and restart your computer.

Method #4: Upgrade Your Computer Power Option to Fix Rust

Another method that can solve most startup errors in Rust is to upgrade the computer's power option. In this way, if your computer specs are a bit low and if it is struggling, it can prevent the game from giving errors by running a little more optimized and powerful game. If you run Rust with high-power options will be much more performant this way.

Computers usually have 3 power options. These are Power Saver, Balanced and High Performance. In addition to these three, there is also an Ultimate Performance mode, but this mode is hidden and can be unlocked with a few settings.

How to Unlock Ultimate Performance Power Plan

  1. Press the Windows logo key again, type "cmd" in the search, and start as administrator.


  1. Then paste this command in cmd.


  1. powercfg -duplicatescheme e9a42b02-d5df-448d-aa00-03f14749eb61
  2. And once you've done that, you'll now have Ultimate Performance mode, which is even more powerful than High Performance. Click on the windows logo again and type Choose a Power Plan.


  1. And then check Ultimate Performance mode.


Ultimate Performance mode basically runs your windows system at peak performance. If you are having problems like servers not loading while running Rust, this may solve your problem. This will reduce your average load times in games.

Method #5: Repair Easy-Anti Cheat to Fix Rust

At the same time, anti-cheat programs with corrupted files can cause games to crash. In such cases, bug fixes are very important, so it is very useful to try every possible way. Just like you check the local files of games and try to fix Rust crashing fixes in this way, you should do the same with anti cheat programs. To do this, you must first open Rust's anti-cheat repair service.

  1. First, enter This PC section.
  2. Then type "easyanticheat" in the search bar at the top right.


  1. Click on the application named EasyAntiCheat_Setup.exe and click Repair Service.


  1. And follow the steps that appear in front of you and perform the repair operations.

Then restart your computer and try to enter the game.

Method #6: Run at Recommended Compatibility Settings to Fix Rust

Running a compatibility troubleshooter makes the game more compatible with the windows system, which in turn makes the game run more smoothly and error-free.

  1. Run Steam, and find Rust.
  2. Right-click Rust from the Steam client, and select Properties.


  1. Skip Launch Options and go to Local Files and click Browse.


  1. Right-click on Rust.exe and click on "Troubleshoot compatibility" from the Compatibility tab.


  1. Then click on "Try recommended settings".


  1. From here, simply follow the other steps.

If this doesn't solve your problem, let's move on to the next solution.

Method #7: Reinstall Rust to Fix Rust

If all this doesn't solve your problem, there is the last resort option of reinstalling Rust. In such a startup error, the method of deleting and reinstalling the game that works like resetting the computer is very effective.

  1. Launch Rust and if it still gives an error, select Rust from the library.
  2. Then right-click and remove Rust from your computer by selecting the Uninstall option in the Manage section.


  1. Simply ReInstall Rust.
  2. After installing Rust again from the Steam client. Simply just run Rust again to see if it works.

By re-install Rust from the beginning, we literally verify the integrity of game files.

If none of these solutions worked for you, make sure your computer meets Rust's minimum system requirements. Another reason for the error may be that you do not meet the minimum system requirements of Rust. If you are getting errors such as not being able to connect to servers in Rust, or Error 10011, you can also try these methods.

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