For Valorant players, the error code VAN 9001 or 9003 is one of the most common errors. It is caused because your system doesn’t have secure boot and TPM enabled. This guide shows you how to fix the Valorant error code VAN 9001 in easy steps.
Why do you see the error VAN 9001 when opening Valorant?
If you are using Windows 11, you might already know that Microsoft requires secure boot and TPM to install and run it. Similarly, with the recent updates, Valorant too requires secure boot and TPM on all modern systems. When your computer’s secure boot and TPM features are disabled, Valorant will show the error code VAN 9001. The same is true if you bypassed TPM and secure boot requirements to install Windows 11 or if your computer doesn’t support the secure boot and TPM security features.
Other than that, a few other reasons are incompatible policy settings and corrupted Valorant cache.
Steps to fix Valorant error VAN 9001
Follow these suggestions to solve the Valorant error code VAN9001 and play the game again.
- Enable the Secure Boot and TPM features
- Clear Valorant cache and temporary files
- Edit Group Policy.
Let us see each step in more detail:
1. Enable the Secure Boot and TPM features
You must enable Secure Boot and TPM to fix the error code VAN 9001 and play Valorant on Windows 11/10. Here’s how to do it.
Step 1: Open the Settings app and go to “Windows Update > Advanced Options > Recovery” and click/tap the “Restart now” button next to “Advanced Startup.”
Step 2: Go to the “Troubleshoot > Advanced Options” page and click/tap on the “UEFI Firmware Settings” option. Click/tap the “Restart” button when prompted.
Step 3: Press “F7” or click/tap on the “Advanced Mode” option to open advanced UEFI settings.
Step 4: Go to the “Advanced” tab and enable both the “Secure Boot” and “TPM” options.
Note: Each UEIF/BIOS settings screen is different. Look in other tabs if you can’t find the Secure Boot and TPM options under the Advanced tab. You can also consult the motherboard manual.
Step 5: Press “F10” or go to the “Exit” tab and click/tap on “Save & Exit” to save the UEFI settings. Click “Ok” or “Yes” to confirm the action.
That’s it. The system will reboot automatically and the error code VAN9001 is fixed. You can now play the Valorant game without any hiccups.
2. Clear Valorant cache and temporary files
After enabling secure boot and TMP, you should clear Valorant’s cache and temporary files. If you don’t, you might still see the VAN 9001 or 9003 error.
Step 1: Launch the Run dialog box with the Windows key + R
Step 2: Type “%localappdata%” and click/tap “Ok” to open the Local AppData folder.
Step 3: Go to the “Valorant > Saved” folder in the Local AppData directory.
Step 4: Select the “Cache” folder and press the “Delete” key on your keyboard. This will delete the Cache folder.
Step 5: Delete the “Crashes” folder.
Step 6: Open the “webcache” folder, select the “GPUCache” folder, and press the “Delete” key on your keyboard. This will delete the GPUCache folder.
You can now play Valorant without the secure boot and TPM error.
3. Edit Group Policy
Under certain circumstances, the “Require additional authentication at startup” can cause the VAN 9001 error. In that case, you must enable and configure this policy. Here’s how.
Note: Group Policy Editor is only available to Windows 10/11 Pro and Enterprise users.
Step 1: Search for “Edit Group Policy” in the Start menu and click the result to open Group Policy Editor.
Step 2: Go to the “Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > BitLocker Drive Encryption > Operating System Drives” folder.
Step 3: Double-click on the “Require additional authentication at startup” policy.
Step 4: Select the “Enabled” option to enable the policy.
Step 5: Ensure the “Allow BitLocker without a compatible TPM (requires a password or a startup key on a USB flash drive)” checkbox is selected.
Step 6: Click the “Ok” button to save the policy changes.
Step 7: Close the Group Policy Editor and restart the computer.
After restarting, you play the Valorant game without facing the error code VAN 9001 or 9003.
I hope this article helped you fix the Valorant error code VAN 9001.
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