When I play Terraria on my laptop it crashes and makes my screen go white after a random amount of time. How to fix it?

When I play Terraria on my laptop it crashes and makes my screen go white after a random amount of time I can solve this by closing my laptop for about 30 seconds but more often than not it does it straight away. Can somebody please help?

bwrussell5 years ago
It could be so many things. If nothing @mpilchfamily said works it could be overheating of the graphics card/processor or the CPU. IT help is very hard when you can't actually experience the problem yourself so understand that any help is just educated guesses based on previous experience and general knowledge.
Maybe you could take a video of it happening and how you sometimes get around it by doing something with the lid. Any more information such as sounds, error messages could provide a clue. Does it just die or does it restart? Do you have any warning (catching sound, game slows down, etc)?

Help us help you.
Does your laptop meet the system requirements for the game? Do you have the recent drivers for your video card? If they are the most recent drives have you tried to role them back to the previous version?
I can solve this by closing my laptop for about 30 seconds but more often than not it does it straight away

What does that mean ? What does it often do straight away ?
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