Let me share a few possible causes behind this error that will also help to fix the problem.
♦ Discord files are corrupted or damaged:- Chances are that discord files got corrupted due to which application fails to start and gives an error. These corrupted files can also cause problems in starting the application and discord stuck on the starting screen.
♦ Issues with Windows:- This error can also be because of windows corrupted files or infections.
I am very sure these 7 steps of the solution will surely fix this error of discord while start-up or installing discord.
Please do not skip any of the steps, and follow the below steps properly.
SOLUTION 1:- Completely Close Discord
In this step, you need to completely close all the background running apps and files of discord. Follow the below steps.
Press Ctrl + Shift + Esc key to bring task manager or make a right-click on the taskbar and choose task manager.
Now in the task manager click on the Details tab and close all the discord-related files by making a right-click on the app and then click on end task.
Make sure that you have closed all the discord files, you can also check in the process tab. Once done let’s move to step no 2.
In this process, you need to revoke the admin rights of the discord app, which can be done by the following steps.
Right-click on the discord app and then choose properties.
From the discord properties, click on the Compatibility tab. In the compatibility box at the bottom in the setting section, you will find “Run this program as an administrator”, uncheck the box and then click on Apply and Ok.
You may need to repeat this step at the end of troubleshooting.
SOLUTION 3:- Change Start-up Settings of Quality Windows Audio Video Experience
Quality windows audio-video experience settings in windows 10 contain start-up settings which can also create conflicts and errors on discord or any other programs.
Here in this solution, we will change the quality windows audio video experience startup from manual to automatic.
Press Windows + R key to open the RUN box, type services.msc and click on Ok to open windows services.
Once the windows services box is up, scroll down to the bottom to find Quality Windows Audio Video Experience. Make a right-click on it and choose properties.
In the properties, sections look for the running status and click on Stop to stop the service. Now click on start-up type and from the drop-down choose automatic.
Now click on Start again to start the services and click on Apply and ok. Restart the computer to see the changes. I would recommend that you apply all the solutions.
SOLUTION 4:- Run Windows Hard disk Scan
Here we will use the system file checker tool to repair the system files, follow the below steps.
Type Windows power shell in the windows search and click on run as administrator to launch power shell.
Now type the below commands one by one and wait for sometime after each command to get completed.
- DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Scanhealth
- DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth
- DISM.exe /online /cleanup-image /startcomponentcleanup
- sfc /scannow
Once the commands are completed, restart the computer and try opening discord, if still doesn’t work move to the next solution.
Antivirus and Firewall programs are to block unwanted programs and connections, but sometimes unintentionally it blocks a few of the system or app files.
In order to verify this, we will temporarily disable the Antivirus programs. You might be using third party security programs like Norton and Avast but here I am explaining for windows defender security.
Type Windows security in the windows search and open the app. In the windows security, click on Virus & Threat protection.
In the next windows, scroll down to Virus and Threat protection settings and click on Manage settings.
Look for Real-time protection and disable it by clicking on the blue switch.
SOLUTION 6:- Uninstall Discord and Discord Data Files
So far you are done with many troubleshooting parts and now reinstalling discord after uninstalling discord and its data may work absolutely fine.
Press Windows + R key to open the RUN box, type appwiz.cpl and click to open the program and features.
A list of all the programs will be displayed, look for discord, right-click on it, and choose to uninstall.
Once done close the box and press the Windows + R key again to open the run box, type %appdata%, and click on ok. Look for the discord folder, right-click on it and choose delete.
Open the RUN box again, type %localappdata%, and click on ok. Look for the discord folder and delete it by making a right-click on it, choose delete.
Now restart the computer and visit the discord official website to download the discord again.
If by any chance nothing worked for you I would recommend without going further to any more technical troubleshooting steps kindly restore your device to an earlier time when your device was working fine.
Press Windows + R key to open RUN box and type rstrui.exe to open restore wizard. System restore box will now be up, click on Next.
Now you will see all the restore points created on your device, you can also check the box to show more restore points to see all the restore points.
Choose one of the dates when you think your discord was working fine and click on Next to proceed. Click on Finish and wait till the restore is completed.
Please perform all the solutions one by one and repeat solution no 2 in the end again. Let me know in the comment box which solution worked for you in the comment box.
Do let me know if still you are facing this problem and try opening other apps on your device, if you face the same issue with other apps and programs it means the problem is with your device.
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