Discord has become a familiar name in the gaming industry as it represents itself as a social media platform catering to gamers, streamers, etc. But sometimes the discord may not be opening at all on your computer. So what to do? Don’t worry. Usually, simply after killing the discord process, relaunching it helps you to resolve the problem. Follow these easy steps to fix the issue on your computer.
Fix 1 – End the Discord process
Just kill the running discord process once and then start it up again.
1. Simply, type “cmd” in the search bar.
2. After that, right-click on “Command Prompt” on the elevated search result, and then click on “Run as administrator“.
3. To kill the discord process, paste this command and hit Enter.
taskkill /F /IM discord.exe
Now, all the Discord processed will be terminated one by one. Close the Command Prompt.
Launch the Discord and check it out again.
If you see “The process ‘Discord.exe’ with PID 1328 could not be terminated” error message in the terminal, you can do this –
1. Press the Windows key+X keys together.
2. Then, click on the “Task Manager” to access it.
3. In the Task Manager screen, detect the “Discord” process.
4. After that, right-click on the “Discord” process and click on “End task” to kill it.
The Discord process will be terminated.
Fix 2 – Clear the temporary folder of Discord
Another solution to this issue is to clear out the temporary appdata of the Discord.
1. Simply press the Windows key and the R key together.
2. Then write this command to access the appdata folder on your computer.
In case if you are unable to access the Appdata folder on your computer that means the hidden items are not visible on your computer.
To enable it follow these three steps~
a. Open File Explorer on your computer.
b. Then, click on the “View” in the menu bar. After that, click on “Options“.
c. After that, in the ‘View’ tab, you have to select the option that says “Show hidden files, folders and drives“.
d. Don’t forget to click on “Apply” and on “OK“.
After doing these steps, try to access the ‘AppData’ folder with the Run.
3. Once the ‘Appdata’ folder opens up, look for the “discord” folder.
4. After that, right-click on the “discord” and click on “Delete” to remove the folder.
5. Next, again press Windows key+R.
6. After that, write this address in the Run terminal and hit Enter.
7. In this folder try to locate the ‘Discord’ folder.
8. Just like before, right-click on it and then click on “Delete“.
After you have done all these, try accessing the Discord once again.
Fix 3 – Check if you are using a proxy network
You can disable the corrupt proxy settings on your system to fix the issue.
1. Press Windows key+R to open the Run window.
2. In the Run window, write “inetcpl.cpl” and then hit Enter.
The Internet Properties window will open.
3. In the Properties window, go to the “Connections” section.
4. Then, click on “LAN Settings“.
5. In the Local Area Network (LAN) Settings window, uncheck the option “Use a proxy server for your LAN“.
6. To save this, click on “OK” to save the settings.
7. Finally, click on “Apply” and then click on “OK“.
This should do the trick. Re-launch the Discord and check it out.
Fix 4 – Uninstall and re-install Discord
The last resort to fix the problem is to uninstall and re-install the Discord.
1. At first, right-click on the Windows icon and then click on “Run” to access the terminal.
2. When the Run terminal appears, write down this and hit Enter.
4. When the Program & Features screen prevails, just look for the “Discord” application in the list of installed applications.
5. Then, right-click on it and then click on the “Uninstall“.
6. Next, go to the Discord Download page.
7. Now, click on the “Download for Windows“.
8. Run the installer on your computer to install Discord quickly.
Once it is installed, you can easily access Discord once again.
Log in using your credentials.
Alternate fixes –
There are a few fixes you can try if any of the above-mentioned fixes doesn’t work.
1. Update your computer. Check if there is any Windows Update pending for your system.
2. Sometimes, it is possible that the Discord servers are down due to any reason.
3. Update the Discord and check if that works.
4. Try to use the Discord from your browser.
a. Open the browser window and search for the “Discord“.
b. Click on the “Open Discord in your browser” to acess the Discord in the browser.
5. Check if the date and time settings is set correctly.
Sambit is a Mechanical Engineer By qualification who loves to write about Windows 10 and solutions to weirdest possible problems.