I tried the Clean Boot and it still happened. Disabling Origin in game worked for me, though. I am also running Windows 7 64 bit.
For me, this workaround is compatable with multiplayer- after starting the game it still connects to the server so you should be good to go. Is this not true for someone?
Glad this post helped so many people!
Thank you so much for this! This has been killing me for days....
I cannot find the "disable Origin for this game" button. Can you describe where it's located in more detai`l?
1) Open Origin
2) Then press Origin on the top left side.
3) Press Application Settings
4) Press Origin in games
5) Look on "general" and remove arrow from "Enable Origin in game".
Yeah this works my game runs fine in offline mode, but I can't access the Keep if I disable origin. And seeing as I've not been able to connect to thee servers even once I really need a proper fix. Obviously my pc can run the game, but Origin just **bleep** it up somehow.
I tried this but it still crashes when I try starting the game. it worked fine for a while then one day I woke up and tried starting the game and it hasn't been able to start since