Having trouble running Discord? You’re not alone! Many Windows users are reporting it. But the good news is that you can fix it. Here are 5 solutions to try.
Try these fixes:
You may not have to try them all. Just work your way down the list until you find the one that works.
- Restart your computer
- Run Discord as an administrator
- Disable your antivirus temporarily
- Update your Discord
- Reinstall Discord
Fix 1: Restart your computer
If there are too many programs running on your computer and hogging your resources, Discord may fail. So, you should reboot your computer to end unnecessary programs, then relaunch Discord.
Hope this helped. If it didn’t, don’t worry. There are still 4 fixes to try.
Fix 2: Run Discord as an administrator
In some cases, Discord may require administrator privileges to perform certain functions. To see if this is your problem, try running it as an administrator. Here is how to do it:
1) Close Discord.
2) Right-click the Discord icon and select Run as administrator.
3) Click Yes.
Check if this method worked for you. If your problem still exists, try the method below.
Fix 3: Disable your antivirus temporarily
Your problem is sometimes caused by interference from antivirus software. To see if that’s the problem for you, temporarily disable your antivirus program and check if the problem persists. (Consult your antivirus documentation for instructions on disabling it.)
If Discord works properly after you disable the antivirus software, contact the vendor of your antivirus software and ask them for advice, or install a different antivirus solution.
If the above solutions didn’t help in resolving your problem, read on and check the fix below.
Fix 4: Update your Discord
Running an outdated version of Discord may also be the reason why your Discord doesn’t work smoothly. If this is the case, updating your Discord can fix it. Here is how to do it:
1) On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key and R at the same time to open the Run dialog
2) Type %localappdata% and click OK.
3) Double-click Discord.
4) Double click Update.exe and wait for the update process to be complete.
Relaunch Discord to check if this method helped. If this didn’t solve your issue, try the fix below.
Fix 5: Reinstall Discord
Corrupted or damaged Discord files may also prevent it from running smoothly. In this case, reinstalling Discord is very likely the solution to your problem. Follow the instructions below:
1) On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key. Then, type control and click Control Panel.
2) Under View by, click Category, and then select Uninstall a program.
3) Right-click Discord and click Uninstall.
4) Download Discord. Then, open the downloaded file and follow the on-screen instructions to reinstall Discord.
Run Discord to see if this method worked.
Hope this article helped in resolving your problem. Please feel free to leave a comment below if you have any questions and suggestions.