The much-awaited installment in the Forza Horizon series, Forza Horizon 5 has been released recently for Windows, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S platforms. This game features the biggest ever map in the Forza Horizon franchise and is also described as the most diverse map in the history of Forza Horizon games. But unfortunately, there are some PC players who are not able to enjoy this game to the fullest due to the FH5 Disk Write Error. If you are also encountering this error, then you must read this article to know about its causes and fixes.
The main core reason behind the Disk Write Error is Steam. Majorly, it occurs when you are trying to install a new game or update any current game. It gets triggered because:
Steam is unable to save the game data to the storage folder on your PC.
Your antivirus or Windows Firewall is not letting steam access to download and save data.
There are some corrupted files in the steam directory.
FH5 Disk Write Error: Fixes and Workarounds
Antivirus and Windows Firewall: There is a strong possibility that any third-party antivirus software is blocking parts of the game’s software. So, make sure it does not happen by temporarily disabling the antivirus software. To add the exception of Steam in Windows Firewall, Open the “Firewall & Network Protection” system settings window (simply search on Windows search bar) > Click on Allow an app through firewall > Click on Change Settings > Check Steam. If you are not able to find this game on this list, you have to browse it from the location of the main folder of the game.
Run Steam as an administrator: There is a possibility that steam is not getting enough permissions to run things. Therefore, running steam as an administrator can fix this issue. Right-click on the Steam launcher and select “Run as administrator”
Clear Download Cache of Steam:
Clearing the Steam download Cache can also fix this issue as the corrupted cache can be, sometimes, the cause of the Disk Write Error. You can clear it by heading to this path: Steam > Settings > Downloads > Clear Download Cache.
Verify the integrity of the game files: Most of the issues that occur in the Steam games get fixed by this method. It will delete any corrupted files that might have occurred in The Forza Horizon 5 folder and re-download them. It also downloads the missing files that might be causing any issue. To verify game files, follow these steps:
Open the Steam Launcher.
Go to your library
Right-click Forza Horizon 5 and click on Properties.
Under the local files tab, click on “Verify integrity of game files”
Reinstall Game to a different Drive: There is a possibility that your Primary Drive is triggering this issue. to ensure that it does not do that, reinstall the game to a different drive.
So, this is how you can fix the Forza Horizon 5 Disk Write Error. If you found this article helpful, share it with your friends.
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