Shift 2 Unleashed is a direct sequel to the NFS Shift (2009) and is a part of the “Need for speed” series. It falls under the racing genre. It was developed by “Slightly Mad Studios” and published by “Electronic Arts” and was released worldwide in the year 2011.
After installing the game, if your game is crashing to the desktop with an error: NFS Shift 2 Unleashed stopped working, either on launching of the game, or on the main menu or during loading of the game or while playing the game. You may find the solution to the problem in this article.
How to fix NFS Shift 2 Unleashed stopped working error
Here I am writing some simple steps to fix this error:
- Click the “Start” button on the Task bar. Right click on “My computer” and select “Properties” from the menu.
- A “System” window will open. In this window, click “Advanced system settings” in the left pane. A new window “system properties” will open. Switch to “Advanced” tab if not already there. Click on the “settings” button in the “performance” box as shown in the figures below.
- A new “Performance options” window will open. In this, switch to “Data execution prevention” Tab. Now select “Turn on DEP for all programs and services except those I select” radio button. Click “Add” button and browse to the NFS Shift 2 unleashed directory and select the “shift2u.exe”. Click “Apply” and close all the windows.
- Now, run the game again and this time, you won’t meet “NFS Shift 2 Unleashed stopped working” error.
(Some games and softwares, the system won’t let you turn off the data execution prevention (DEP) setting. To turn off the DEP of the entire system, visit
If this solution doesn’t work, here’s the link to my other posts.
Visit NFS Shift 2 crashes to desktop, if the game is crashing on the loading screen of the Test Lap race
Visit NFS Shift 2 Black screen on startup, if you face the black screen while loading or the main menu.