Fix Failed to initialize BattlEye service: Driver load error (1450) in Windows 10

The BattlEye service is a crucial service used by high-end games. When a game loads, it has to initialize and run this service. However, at times, we get the following error:

 

Failed to initialize BattlEye service: Driver load error (1450)

 

Failed To Initialize Battleye Service Driver Load Error (1450)

 

The error prevents you from playing game.

Cause

As mentioned in the error, the service failed to initialize and the issue could be with an associated driver.

Try the following preliminary steps before proceeding to the troubleshooting:

1] Update Windows. The procedure to update Windows is mentioned here.

2] Disable the anti-virus temporarily. Check if it helps because some anti virus products are known to interfere with this service.

Thereafter, proceed with the following solutions:

1} Command Prompt fix

2} Restart the BattlEye service from the Service manager

 

Solution 1] Command Prompt fix

1] Search for Command Prompt in the Windows search bar. Right-click on the icon and select Run as administrator.

2] Type the following command in the window and press Enter to execute it:

 

bcdedit -set TESTSIGNING OFF

 

Bcdedit

 

3] Exit Command Prompt and reboot the system.

 

Solution 2] Restart the BattlEye service from the Service manager

 

1] Press Win + R to open the Run window. Type the command services.msc and press Enter to open the Service Manager.



Run Services

 

2] In the list which is arranged alphabetically, locate the BattlEye service.

3] Right-click on the service and select Restart.


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