Fix 1: Delete Discord folders in %AppData% and %LocalAppData%
- It is probably one of the first steps you should do in case you get the error. Simply go to the following location on your system.
- Once you are at the location, click on the View Tab>>File Explorer Menu>>Click Hidden Items. Once the Discord folders are visible since deleting them from the AppData folder. If you have Spotify on your system then you might receive a message that some files cannot be deleted. Simply exit Spotify and try again.
- Now click on start and search for “%localappdata%“. Locate the Discord folder and delete it. Once done, simply restart your system and run Discord to check if the issue is resolved.
Fix 2: Changing the Startup type of Quality Windows Audio Video Experience Service
- Open Run Utility from Start Button or “Windows+R” key. Now type Services.msc and press enter to open service tools.
- From there, locate the Quality Windows Audio Video Experience from the list and select properties.
- If the service is already running, stop it from there and then run it again.
- Also, make sure that the Startup type menu in the service’s properties window is set to Automatic. You might see this error message,
"Windows could not start the service on Local Computer. Error 1079: The account specified for this service differs from the account specified for other services running in the same process."
- In this case, follow the first three steps again and open the service’s properties window and navigate to the Log On tab, and click Browse.
- Under “enter the object name to select”, type the account name and click on Check Names, and wait for it to become available.
- Now click on k and type in the password to start Discord.
Fix 3: Run without Admin privilege
Uncheck the tick next to “Run this program as an administrator” and then click on the Apply button. Now Discord would successfully launch without admin privileges.
This is one of the most common solutions in case nothing else works. Simply log in to the administrator account on Windows and then go to Control Panel >> Uninstall a program>>Locate Discord on the panel and then click on Uninstall. Choose “Yes”, when the popup comes with the message “completely remove Discord on your computer.” Once uninstalled, reinstall the software and it will run properly.
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