Big Problem with Rust: Rust destroys the Hardware?

I have big Problems after closing Rust such as:

  • Computer would not turn off, would be stuck on logging off screen.
  • After Rust shutdown, nothing can be opened (Even volume mixer)
  • Programs that won’t open appear in Task Manager as running.
  • Computer will not go into sleep mode. Screens go black as usual, but the computer still runs and they only way to get the screens back on is to press the power off button.
  • explorer.exe tends to crash quite often after playing Rust, and of course i can’t reopen it.

and many more issues.

Im sure other people do have problems like that too.

Please Garry, you have to see this.

I’m no Information Technology professional but i think you need to stop downloading so much porn and random shit from the internet. Sounds to me you have the viruses.

No, if you search it, it will show you that im not the only one with this problem.

Example?:

http://support.facepunchstudios.com/feedback/view/5161-internet-and-windows-stop-working-properly-after-closing-rust

http://forum.facepunch.com/showthread.php?t=1474378

Actually, this is a real thing with Rust. Several people have reported this exact issue going back a couple of months now.

It was happening to me for a while some weeks ago. One of the patches caused this to happen all the time. Then one of the subsequent patches fixed it for me at least. Now if I close Rust properly, I don’t have this issue, but if Rust happens to crash me to my desktop (which it does occasionally), nothing but a hard reset of my system will get it working right again.

I have this problem some updates ago, but now I stopped downloading tons of porn and now it is working fine :smiley:

Post your PC’s specs, kind of hard to help or give advice otherwise.

Sure,

Intel Core i5 3570k 4x 3,40GHz
Geforce GTX 670 2GB
8GB Ram

Here’s some tests you can do for us that will help diagnose it.

  1. Start the game from Steam, enter server list let all the servers stop refreshing, join a game, let it load, exit the game. Does it still have the same problems?

  2. Start the game from Steam, enter server list let all the servers stop refreshing, exit the game (without entering a game). Does it still have the same problems?

  3. Start the game from the Rust folder using RustClient.exe, enter server list, let all servers stop refreshing, exit the game. Does it still have the problem?

I have pretty similar specs to you and at worst I experience heavy memory dumps occasionally but otherwise I am not having issues.

Intel Core 2 Duo 4800 3GHz
GTX 960 2GB
8GB Ram
HDD 1TB

  1. Start the game from Steam, enter server list let all the servers stop refreshing, join a game, let it load, exit the game. Does it still have the same problems?

No Problems. If you play for a longer time (30+ Min) its definitely going to happen.

  1. Start the game from Steam, enter server list let all the servers stop refreshing, exit the game (without entering a game). Does it still have the same problems?

No Problems.

  1. Start the game from the Rust folder using RustClient.exe, enter server list, let all servers stop refreshing, exit the game. Does it still have the problem?

No Problems.


So it happens if you play longer. I dont know what causes it.

I have 8gb ram and same CPU and it does not happen for me. Win 8.1
Just thought I’d share this.

same for me. Rust definetly destroys your hardware . i love the game… but cant play until this is fixed. after shutting down rust i cant shut down computer in any other way then forced way thru powerbutton. this ruins comp in the end… .

So I’ve had some issues with my computer in the past and I just recently got it working again, should I be worried about trying to play Rust if there’s the possibility that it might mess something up or is there a way to definitely avoid these issues? For now I just play legacy on my laptop which can’t even handle the new Rust.

I think the “Rust destroys hardware” is somewhat overstated. But there’s definitely an issue with it taking out Windows on close for some people. Like I said above, I used to have this happen regularly and one of the patches a few weeks ago fixed it for me. Then it would only happen if Rust crashed to desktop. A hard reset would get everything back and running. So it doesn’t destroy anything, but it’s an annoyance, and the fact it’s doing that indicates that there’s something wrong with Rust, as it’s the only program this happens with.

I just did a fresh install of Windows 10 and I haven’t experienced any issues since. But that said, I’ve been busy and played less than 1 hour of Rust since the last patch. So not sure if this problem still exists for me or not.

not true.

here is one example of a machine completely destroyed by rust

Too far man… We didn’t need to see that…

I have the same problem with my Win7-Computer and Rust (PC needs hard reset, can’t start any other processes or applications).
I will stop playing Rust until that bug is fixed, because it’s no fun to hard reset my pc several times a day when playing Rust.

Okay so closing the Rust process via task manager fixxes this problem, so for those who have that Problem, dont close the game within the game. Use task manager and close the Rust Process.

It should work that way (it worked for me).

^Garry, maybe this helps you out. If you close the game normally, it happens, but if you end the rust process via task manager, it works.

I belive memory is not dumped properly when quitting the game normally. My PC seems to run slower after quitting rust, but comes back to normal in 1-2 minutes

Yeah this happens to both me and my roommate whenever we play. Seems to be most common when playing for more than 30 mins or so, but since I almost always play more than that it’s been an ongoing issue for the last month or two, more so in the last few weeks.

In my case, closing Rust means I have to reboot my PC now. If I don’t, nothing will launch, nothing will load (even things like the steam marketplace accessed via the steam overlay will no longer load), and won’t reboot or turn off either; always gotta power it down manually.

I can alt tab out and interact with everything on my PC just fine up until I close the game. Once I do, it’s like it takes the soul of my PC with it.

I’ve tried normal/DX9 versions, tried launching it straight from the .exe, letting it sit and load up server lists like Garry suggested, but it still happens, no clue why. Asking in game had quite a few people say they also have this issue.