Whenever I try to run Metro Exodus, I receive this error:
H:\SteamLibrary\steamapps\common\Metro Exodus Enhanced Edition\AnselSDK64.dll is either not designed to run on Windows or it contains an error. Try installing the program again using the original installation media or contact your system administrator or the software vendor for support. Error status 0xc0000603.
This happens with either the enhanced PC edition (that features ray tracing), or the regular edition of the game. I know that Ansel is suppose to be for taking high quality screenshots of games, which is a feature I actually don't use, but nevertheless, Metro Exodus must have a dependency on this .DLL and is refusing to run because of it (and I checked the directory location of the .DLL to verify it exists).
- Installing both versions of the game (enhanced edition and regular) to see if either would work
- Verified the game files using Steam
- Reinstalling the game(s)
I have an RTX 3080Ti graphics card which supports ray tracing, and my display driver is up to date (527.56). What is odd is I use to be able to run this game (albeit it would crash on occasion), but due to some hardware issues, I had to reinstall Windows on a new disk, and since reinstalling both Windows and the game (since the game itself was on a different hard drive that also died), this error happens.
How can I correct this?
I should note that when I click the "Play" button using Steam, the game refuses to start and the error doesn't display. I have to navigate to the Metro Exodus game executable in File Explorer and try to run it from File Explorer to get the error to display.