Fix 1: Restart Discord Process
Fix 2: Deleting Discord Files from AppData and LocalData
In some cases, a few settings or files of the app might have been corrupted. As a result, the app might not be able to function correctly and hence throw up the said error. So you could delete these files and let Discord create new copies of these files upon the next launch. Here is how it could be done.
- Launch File Explorer and navigate to the following location (change ‘username’ accordingly):
- If you are unable to view the AppData folder, then head over to the View tab situated at the top menu bar and tick-mark the Hidden Items option. You would also need administrative privileges to carry out the said task.
- You should now see the AppData folder. So go to that folder and then to Discord and delete all the files.
- After this, its time to delete the LocalData. For that, bring up the Run dialog box using Windows+R shortcut key combinations.
- Then type in %localappdata% and hit Enter. Within this LocalData directory, search for Discord and delete its content.
Fix 3: Quality Windows Audio Video Experience Service
Changing the startup type of Quality Windows Audio Video Experience Service has been able to fix many Java Script issues. And once we tried the same with Discord, the results were on the positive side. So here is how you try out this fix:
- Launch the Run dialog box via the Windows+R shortcut keys. Type in services.msc and hit Enter.
- This will launch the Services Tools dialog box. Scroll to the Quality Windows Audio Video Experience Service, right-click on it and select Properties.
- Now under the General section, change the Startup type from Manual to Automatic. Then click on Stop and then Start to restart the service.
- However, in some cases, you might get the following error: “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.”
- If that happens, then again launch the Quality Windows Audio Video Experience Service and this time go to the ‘Log on’ section.
- Now click on the Browse button and under the Enter the object name to select, type in your username.
- Then click on Check Names > OK. Windows will now ask for the password for that user account, so type it in and hit OK.
Fix 4: Change App permissions
- To try it out, right-click on the Discord.exe file and select Properties from the menu.
- Then go to the Compatibility section.
- Uncheck the Run this program as an administrator option. Click on Apply > OK.
Fix 5: Reinstall Discord
If none of the above methods managed to rectify the issue, then you will have the uninstall Discord and then reinstall it.
- For that, use the Windows+R shortcut key combinations to bring up the Run dialog box.
- Type in appwiz.cpl and hit Enter. This will take you to the installed apps section.
- Scroll to Discord, right-click on it, and select Uninstall. Select “completely remove Discord on your computer” and click YES.
- Once the app is uninstalled, head over to the Discord website, and download the latest version.