NFS Most Wanted Crashes On LAN Play Or LAN Server Not Working With NFS Most Wanted


Recently I was testing NFS most wanted on LAN play between my HP Laptop running Windows Vista and Windows 7 Desktop with 32 bit Ultimate edition. The NFS game crashed every time I tried to run it on LAN play mode.

NFS-most-wanted crash

The surprising thing was that the game was working fine with Windows XP on the same computer same hardware (tested with Windows XP on the same PC as I have XP and Windows 7 in dual boot).

I disabled Windows 7 firewall and then tried, but it did not help.

In this article I will share with you a small tool to fix this and many related issues for NFS Most Wanted.


On searching through some forums, I got this NFS Most wanted Patch on Softpedia which helps to fix the following issues :

    • Fixed problem with user not being returned to the offline main menu when losing their connection.
    • Users are no longer returned to the offline main menu after a LAN race.
    • Fixed host hanging in an empty game room after exiting a race.
    • Users are now able to find LAN races created through Quick Race.
    • Fixed issue where the game will softlock and lose focus when clicking on ‘Continue’ in the [create new account] screen when information is entered but not confirmed in one of the first four fields.
    • Corrected number of laps in Knockout race event in Blacklist 15.
    • Fixed problem where users are disconnected from LAN after finishing a race.
    • Fixed issue with background disappearing when mouse clicking the ‘Statistics’ button during the Hurry Up timer.
    • Fixed a crash in the Foreign Registration Alert screen if the user clicks the back button.
    • Fixed a crash when backing out and re-entering the Rap Sheet using the mouse.
    • Clicking the back button during the Rap Sheet intro now returns the user to the Main Menu.
    • Fixed issue with the interior of the car sometimes disappearing during gameplay.
    • Fixed performance parts not showing up unless profile loaded.

You can run the patch it will replace the speed.exe file, server.dll file and two folders in the installed location of the game.

NFS-most-wanted crash fix patch

[Download NFS Most Wanted Patch 1.3]

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  1. If you are using windows 7 and LAN play crashes just go to game installed folder and right click on the speed.exe and go to Properties>>compatibility tab and select:”Run this program in compatibility mode for:windows XP (SP3) and enjoy LAN play!!

  2. @Chandu, Copy the crack from the disk into the game folder again.. hope it will work:)

  3. it gives a “patch warning”-it says “missing or invalid registry entry”

  4. @ nikhil – you might not have installed the game correctly. are u using a copy of the game?
    then delete the copy and install the game properly. then try putting the key again.

  5. LAN Server Not Working With NFS Most Wanted
    send solution for this problem

  6. Check cd error came,and as Sifat said I again copied from crack but the same error “speed.exe stopped working” happend..
    Help me

  7. your game may be missing some game files or ur computer’s graphics may not be supported by the game or there may be a bug in the game try reinstalling it

  8. Service Pack 3 is nt available , ihv service pack 2 only…. wht do i do

  9. Ello, i have same problem after instaling patch eaven. Running NFS on Win7 ultimate 64bits , i see both pc’s but when im about to enter hosted game my NFS crash. Also IP’s are ok and everything else is working (Firewall off , Kaspersky off etc). Any help pleasE?

  10. My pc Intel duo core, 1 gb ram, nvdia 512mb, windows 7 32bit…. When i try to create server for lan play, it just showing ( Connecting) only, after few moment show that( Lan connection are lost)! Got any solution for thiz?????? Help me!

  11. ya cool dude its working …………. try it… and enjoy playing……..thanks u so much

  12. Whenever i start nfs mw, it starts and and everything works fine. When i select my car and enter the safe house and start the races, it crashes to desktop wit the following message

    Problem signature:
    Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
    Application Name: speed.exe
    Application Version:
    Application Timestamp: 438e4c8c
    Fault Module Name: StackHash_6989
    Fault Module Version:
    Fault Module Timestamp: 00000000
    Exception Code: c0000005
    Exception Offset: 03ebd0be
    OS Version: 6.1.7600.
    Locale ID: 1033
    Additional Information 1: 6989
    Additional Information 2: 69898a5324cd9915ccc52c19e790ba1e
    Additional Information 3: 0ac2
    Additional Information 4: 0ac2ba99037fa673237d62a3de529705

    I have installed patch 1.3 and put a no-cd crack also. Without these 2, i had experienced the same problem.

    Please help, this is a very good game and i want it to work


  13. If you are using windows 7 and LAN play crashes just go to game installed folder and right click on the speed.exe and go to Properties>>compatibility tab and select:”Run this program in compatibility mode for:windows XP (SP3) and enjoy LAN play!!
    @Cool Dude

    thanks working perfect 🙂

  14. @cool dude
    thanx bro…… u r solution was really awesome and great……’s working and i have another problem when i am playing game it strucks some times…..can guys please help me

  15. i am using windows same version of xp Sp3 in both computer ,when i try to play most wanted LAN play i cant connect to the other computer,i installed patch 1.3 but its not working,if any buddy can help me to fix this problem im really appreciating that.

  16. help i have the copy i installed everything the patch ect…………… i have windows 7 64 bit tried every thing but it crashes when i start to play lan game… pl help

  17. Well for me too the speed.exe error used to com after that i shared the folderin which the game was installed & tadaaaaaaaaa tje game worked!!!!!!!!!Try it out guyzzzzzzzz itz worth the try…

  18. guys don’t install patch 1.3 it’s not working for windows 7 try without installing the patch and make sure that the ip address in the host and client systems is same like


    # This line allows the server to determine on what interface to listen for
    # connections. It can be any publicly routable IP address (this is the case
    # even if the host is on a LAN that is isolated from the Internet). There is
    # no communication attempted with the IP address listed here.

  19. right click on the exe file and give “Run as Admin” and go to lan and join the game everybody playing must give “Run as Admin”-it works for me i am using NFS version 1.3

  20. @cooldude u rocks man all others r shit, but U r a genuine man keep it up buddy

  21. HEYOYYY… nfs most wanted is having problems while connecting to the LAN.. its not workingggg…

  22. @ cool dude thanks for the info man the game is working wonderful now I can beat my friends

  23. my nfs most wanted is not working, when i trying to open that application getting the message like” insert dvd/cd into cd rom and click ok and restart application” i tried several times but still facing same problem. could you please sort our this problem

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