Error: PC Hangs and Produces a Blank Screen While Playing Chuhou Joutai

Problem: Your PC hangs and produces a blank screen while playing Chuhou Joutai or another Drillimation game, but the audio still runs fine.


If your computer is shutting down randomly and producing a blank screen, and you believe Chuhou Joutai or another Drillimation game is causing it, follow these steps.

  1. A quick fix for this problem is, and this is a complex keyboard combination, pushing Ctrl+Shift+Windows Key+B. You should hear a “beep” and this will reset your GPU, but do note that this will close the game and you may lose any unsaved data.
  2. If the key combination doesn’t work, shut down your computer by pushing and holding the power button on your PC for ten seconds. Wait a few seconds, and then turn your PC back on. If your PC has a reset button, push it.
  3. If the issue persists, repeat step two and then unplug all accessories from your computer with the exception of an AC power adaptor. If you’re using a desktop, make sure only a keyboard, mouse, and display are connected. You could have an issue with one or more of these accessories that could be producing the aforementioned issue.
  4. If the issue persists, try reinstalling the game. Do note that reinstalling the game will delete all of your save data, so make sure you back it up before doing so. To do this, go to the game under Local App Data (access it with %localappdata% in search).
  5. If the issue persists, repeat step two again. Log into Windows like usual, and open Settings. From there, go to Update & Security, and click Recovery. Click Restart now to restart your PC and from there, the Advanced Startup menu will appear once your PC restarts. Once there, click Troubleshoot, Advanced Options, and click Startup Repair. Follow the prompts that follow.
    • If Startup Repair found errors and repaired them, restart your PC and try playing the game again. If the issue returns following this or Startup Repair couldn’t fix the problem, then you may need to reinstall Windows.
  6. If none of the above worked, or the issue has been occurring for more than a month, then you may need to perform an in-place upgrade. This essentially reinstalls Windows without removing your applications or files. This article by the Windows Club has instructions on how to do this.
  7. If you still need help, contact your system manufacturer or Drillimation Systems.

Recommended Tips

  • Make sure you are playing the latest version of the game. Bugs can also cause this issue.
  • Make sure that all other applications are closed. Also, never run any CPU or GPU-intensive programs while playing the game. Some programs that commonly run in the background include third-party virus scanners and screensavers.
  • Uninstall any bloatware installed on your machine.
  • Scan your computer for viruses to ensure no malicious programs are interfering with your computer’s resources. If you don’t have anti-virus software installed on your machine, you can download and install Microsoft Security Essentials for free here.
  • Disable graphical effects such as Windows Aero and/or taskbar transparency.
  • If you’re playing on Linux, disable compositing/desktop effects. When disabled, all window managers give similar performance without the need for a lightweight one.
  • Install all available system and driver updates until your machine reports it is up-to-date. If you recently updated your graphics card or driver, the game may lag a little as it needs to get used to the new system.
  • We recommend you place your system in a cool environment. If you’re using a laptop, use a cooling pad.
  • If you’re using a desktop, make sure all of the components in the computer are clean, as dust collecting can also cause this issue.
  • Try playing the game in windowed mode and in low-res mode.
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