Discord is one of the most popular Voice over IP applications that are used by many users to chat and share game progress over to the friends and followers on the platform. It is an extremely popular application among video game streamers and is gaining more traction among other users as well.
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- Another common error that many users reported was that Discord did not have enough permission to launch the various services required for running.
Solution 1: Run Discord With Administrative Privileges
Discord usually runs perfectly fine without administrative privileges. However, if not provided the appropriate permissions, there is a chance that the application may not be able to execute all the functions properly. Hence, you can try providing the administrator privileges to the Discord app.
This simple solution involves you granting the Discord application the required administrative privileges to make the necessary changes. All you need to do is right-click on the Discord desktop icon and select Run as administrator.
You can make the following changes to configure your device to allow Discord always to run as an administrator:
- Right-click the Discord desktop shortcut.
- From the context menu that is revealed, select Properties.
- Go to the Compatibility tab.
- Here, locate the option Run this Program as an Administrator and check the box associated to this option.
- Click the Apply button followed by the OK button to save your changes.
Solution 2: Restart The Startup Type Of The Quality Windows Audio Video Experience Service
To change the startup type of the Quality Windows Audio Video Experience Service, follow these steps:
- Open the Run dialog box by pressing Win + R.
- Type services.msc and press Enter to launch the Windows Services console.
- In the list of available services, locate the Quality Windows Audio Video Experience service.
- Right-click on this service and select Properties from the context menu.
- If the service is already started, stop it by pressing the Stop button under the Service status option.
- Start the service again by clicking on the Start button.
- Change the startup type of the service from Manual to Automatic.
- Click on Apply followed by OK to confirm the changes that you just made.
Solution 3: Add Exceptions To Your Antivirus Software
Some third-party antivirus software is known to lock down important files after diagnosing them as malicious. This is a bug on the part of the antivirus software. To resolve this, you need to add your application directory to the antivirus exceptions list.
In Avast, you can follow the steps provided in our article that deals with Avast blocking League of Legends on your computer.
Solution 4: Perform A Clean Reinstall
To uninstall the application and delete the residual files, here are the steps that you can follow:
- Open a Run dialog by pressing Win + R.
- Type appwiz.cpl and press Enter to launch the Programs and Features section of the control panel app.
- Under the list of installed applications, locate and click on the Discord app.
- Right click on the Discord app, and select Uninstall from the context menu.
- Follow the on-screen instructions to uninstall the application.
Alternatively, you can use one of the batch uninstallers from our guide here.
- Once the Discord app is uninstalled, open the AppData folder.
To do so, you need to open a Run dialog using the shortcut shown above, and type %appdata% and press Enter.
- Locate the Discord folder in the AppData folder.
- Right-click on this folder, and select Delete, or select Delete from the ribbon menu.
- Next, open another Run dialog.
- Type %localappdata% and press Enter to launch the Local AppData folder.
- Locate the Discord folder in the AppData
- Right-click on this folder, and select Delete.
- Restart your computer after deleting the folder.
- Next, visit the Discord official website, and download the installer from there.
- Double click on the file that you just downloaded, and follow the on-screen instructions to install the application.