How to Fix Cx_Freeze Fatal Error

Is an error named Cx_Freeze fatal error bothering you constantly?

As a user it is a very frustrating experience that an error pops up randomly and you are clueless about it.


It gets worse:

When you come to know that the error can occur on different scenarios and it is also hampering your normal activities on your PC.

Sounds very complex. Right?

Well, it isn’t.

In this blog, you will get the idea of the total problem caused by “Cx_Freeze fatal error” and all the simplest of the solutions for it.

​What is Cx_Freeze fatal error?

Cx_Freeze fatal error is basically an error caused due to the existing corrupted files in your OS or any other relevant programs.

Now you might be wondering:

Is this error specifically for your version of the OS you are using?

Well, No.

It isn’t because the users of almost every versions Windows, be it 7, 8, 8.1 or 10 has faced or might be facing this problem in near future.

You might ask:

Is this issue because of the frequent windows updates?

No, it isn’t.

Updates aren’t the root to this specific problem. The thing I suggest you is, stop worrying too much about the causes.

Because in the next part of this blog you will get an overview about the obvious reasons.

Why does Cx_Freeze fatal error occur?

To be very honest there might be a number of reasons, but to be exact there are three specific reasons that I found out. They are –

  • Obsolete drivers
  • Corrupt game files
  • The missing Autodesk Support

You might also question:

How can I know that I got affected by this error?

Well, it’s obvious that you would know.


You may first encounter this issue when you will click on Cortana or some game files and it will pop up out of nowhere without any apparent warning.

Apart from these three prime reasons there can also be other reasons like frequent boot entries, excessive multitasking or memory loss of different files.

Whatever the reason might be, you shouldn’t panic as I have got the relevant solutions for you in the next part.

Solution for Cx_Freeze fatal error

Well this is for what you are here. Right?

To tell you the truth, you are at the right place. The process of solving this error isn’t that very hard. It is just that you have to remain patient and not panic.

Here in this article, I have provided the guidelines required to resolve the whole issue.

In the following parts you are going find the methods that have been tried before and are effective in case of solving the error.

So, let us not waste time and jump right into the solutions.

Step-1: Update the outdated drivers

As I said earlier that obsolete or outdated drivers can be one of the prime reasons for this error to occur.


The drivers that I meant here are the GPU drivers, and due to this drivers you are encountering the error because they aren’t the latest ones which is required for functioning.

But in this case there is no reason for you to be tensed as I’ve got easiest of the solutions for you to solve the issue.

You have to just follow the steps carefully discussed below:

  1. At first press on the windows key and on the search bar type run.
  2. Now on run, you will see a search bar
  3. There you type devmgmt.msc and hit enter
  4. Automatically you would navigate to the device manager
  5. Now on device manager, go down and find the option display adapters
  6. Once you have found out, then pull down on it and right click on the GPU you are currently using.
  7. Then you will see there is an option to update the drivers, just click on it.
  8. Now after this, you will see that there will two options for searching the devices.
  9. Click on Search automatically for the updated driver software
  10. Now, when the updated drivers will be installed what you have to do is to restart the system and check that the error is gone or not.


If you are still facing the same issues, no problem. I’ve got two more ways to solve.

Follow me towards the next step if you are still being bothered by the error.

Step-2: Reinstall the game on steam

Like the first one, it is another prime reason of encountering the error.

What’s the remedy?

The thing you need to do in this case is reinstall the game because there might be certain files that might be corrupt.

So, let us not waste time and jump into the solution:

  1. Navigate to the steam interface
  2. Now, select library and look for the game that caused the error
  3. Right click on it and choose the uninstall option
  4. Now click on delete option
  5. Let the uninstallation be completed
  6. Once it’s done then restart the steam, look for the game on store and download
  7. After the download, install the game and run it
  8. Now, check whether you see the error or not.

Step-3: Fix the Autodesk support

If you are still unable to solve the error using the above methods, then this is the last resort you can try.

Want to know the best part?

Since you are dealing with the Autodesk portion, possibilities are very high that you are also dealing with corrupt files.

What I have found out that, in most cases this one method solves the problem completely if not the above two.

So, wasting no time let us look at the procedure below:

1. Navigate to start menu and in search bar type run and hit enter
2. In run, paste %APPLOCALE DATA%\Autodesk\webdeploy\meta\streamer and hit enter.
3. Now you will get the Meta folder, and from there right click on the streamer folder.
4. Now select the delete option
5. Restart your system
6. Open the Autodesk updater now after the startup sequence
7. Now open the Autodesk app and check if the issue is fixed or not.


Question: Does Cx_Freeze Fatal error occur due to frequent windows updates?
Answer: No it doesn’t. There can be a number of reasons for Cx_Freeze, fatal error to occur in your system, but Windows updates aren’t any.

Question: Can I reinstall the game after uninstalling it ?
Answer: Yes, you will be as once you have uninstalled the corrupted files are removed from your system. By downloading and then installing the game again from steam you will be able to restore it in your PC like what it was before.

Question: Can excessive multitasking result in Cx_Freeze Fatal error ?
Answer: It can be, though that’s a rare sight. As the three specific errors I have mentioned earlier are the most common issues among users.

Final Thoughts

Well any sort of error in one’s system is a very annoying situation for anyone.

The solutions that I have provided to you are simplest one to solve the problem you are facing right now. Hopefully you would be able to pull it off by yourself.

Still if something is still concerning you, then do let me know in the comments.

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