1. Problematic Configurations
2. Interference By The Antivirus
3. Corrupted Installation Files
However, we will recommend going through each of the solutions mentioned on this guide carefully and see which one works out for you. All you will have to do is follow the steps carefully with each of our solutions so that you don’t miss out on a crucial point.
1. Uninstall And Reinstall Discord
First and foremost, we will suggest you uninstall the program and reinstall a fresh package from the official website. If one of the crucial installation files, or the installer itself is corrupted, there is not much you can do to fix the problem. So, reinstalling the software is always a faster and more prominent way to fix the problem.
- To uninstall discord, first you will have to search “Apps and Features” in the Windows 10/11 search bar.
- Now, you can see a list of all programs and software installed on your computer.
- Here, simply type “Discord” in the search bar.
- Once you find Discord from the list, click on the application to find the “Uninstall” option.
- After you click on “Uninstall”, follow the instructions on the display to uninstall the applications.
- Now, head over to “www.discord.com” and get a new installer from the website.
- Once it is downloaded, install the program by following the instructions provided in the installer.
2. Turn Off The Antivirus
3. Delete Discord AppData Folder
The AppData folder on your Windows computer saves the local data and cache of all the programs you are installing in your computer. So, removing the folder for a particular program from the AppData directory will simply remove all personal user configurations and temporary files created by Discord. So, if you have recently started facing the problem, it might be the right solution for you.
To do that, follow the steps explained here:
- Press “Windows Key + R” to open the “Run” window.
- Here, type %appdata% and press OK. Since the AppData is a hidden folder in Windows OS, this is a quicker way to access the folder.
- Once you execute the Run command, the system will open the “Roaming” folder present inside AppData.
- Here, you can see a folder named “discord” which contains all of your user configurations and settings.
- Now, all you have to do is select the “discord” folder and delete it.
- Perform the same action by running the %localappdata% command in the Run window.
- After that, restart your computer and launch Discord again.
- If the app launches now, it will be reset to default settings. You will also need to login with your account credentials again.
4. Check Antivirus Quarantine Folder
This is a very helpful feature as you can check the deleted files and see if the program has deleted an important file from one of your installed programs, i.e., Discord in this case. Accessing the quarantine folder is not that difficult and you can find detailed instructions for the same on the official support page of your Antivirus program.
Once you find the file, simply click remove the file from the quarantine section and select “Allow on system” or similar option on the prompt window. While you are at it, you should also add Discord’s installation directory to the exclusion list of your antivirus program.
5. Try Discord In Administrator Mode
Here’s how you can do that:
- Create a shortcut for “Discord” on the desktop. If one already exists, you can skip this step.
- Right click on the shortcut icon and click on “Properties” from the list of options.
- Now, head over to the “Compatibility” section and check the “Run this program as an administrator” box from the window.
- Now, click on “Apply” to save the settings and then click on “OK” to exit the window.
- Once you do that, you will be able launch Discord in administrator mode every time you double-click the shortcut icon from the desktop.
- However, you will have to click yes on the windows prompt every time you launch the application.
6. Use The Command Prompt
- Click on the Windows 10/11 search box and look up “CMD”.
- Right click on the “Command Prompt” from the result and click on “Run as administrator” to run the command prompt with elevated privileges.
- Once you are in the command prompt window, ensure that it says “Administrator: Command Prompt: in the top-left corner.
- Now, type the gpupdate /force command in the window and press enter to execute the command.
- This command will force the Windows group policy to update, fixing all of the problems in the section.
- Once the process is complete, you will see the confirmation in the command prompt.
7. Change Windows Audio Video Experience Service Parameters
Here’s how you can fix the Windows Audio Video Experience Service:
- Open the Run window and type “Services.msc” in the empty box. Press enter to run the “Services” window in Windows.
- Here, you will be able to see all active as well as inactive processes in Windows.
- Look up the Quality Windows Audio Video Experience service in the list and right click on it for additional options.
- Click on the “Properties” option to access the parameters.
- Now, you will see the status of the service as “Running”.
- Tap “Stop” to terminate the process.
- Now change the startup type to “Automatic”.
- Now, click on “Apply” to save the settings and then “OK” to exit the properties window.
- Restart your system and then try to launch Discord.