Discord Won’t Open, Stuck on Windows? Here’s How to Fix It

There are a few things you can try to fix Discord if it won’t open on Windows:

1. Restart Discord: Sometimes, Discord can get stuck in a bad state and simply restarting it can fix the problem. To do this, close Discord completely (including any background processes) and then reopen it.

2. Check for Discord updates: Make sure you are running the latest version of Discord. To check for updates, open Discord and click on the Settings gear icon in the bottom left corner. Then, select Check for Updates.

3. Clear Discord’s app data: Discord stores some of its data in a folder called AppData. Sometimes, this data can get corrupted and cause Discord to not open. To clear Discord’s app data, follow these steps:

  1. Close Discord completely.
  2. Press Windows key + R to open the Run dialog.
  3. Type %appdata%\Discord and press Enter.
  4. Delete the entire Discord folder.
  5. Reopen Discord.

4. Disable proxy settings: Discord can sometimes have problems connecting to its servers if you are using a proxy. To disable proxy settings, follow these steps:

  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Click on the Tools menu and select Internet Options.
  3. Click on the Connections tab.
  4. Click on the LAN Settings button.
  5. Uncheck the Use a proxy server box.
  6. Click on OK.
  7. Reopen Discord.

5. Reset DNS settings: If you are using a custom DNS server, this can sometimes cause problems with Discord. To reset your DNS settings, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Control Panel.
  2. Click on Network and Internet.
  3. Click on Network and Sharing Center.
  4. Click on Change adapter settings.
  5. Right-click on your Ethernet or Wi-Fi adapter and select Properties.
  6. Double-click on Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4).
  7. Select Obtain DNS server address automatically and Obtain alternative DNS server address automatically.
  8. Click on OK.
  9. Reopen Discord.

6. Run the System File Checker (SFC): The SFC tool can scan your system for corrupted files and fix them. To run the SFC tool, follow these steps:

  1. Open Command Prompt as administrator.
  2. Type sfc /scannow and press Enter.
  3. Wait for the SFC tool to finish scanning and repairing your system.
  4. Reopen Discord.

7. Reinstall Discord: If you have tried all of the other steps and Discord still will not open, you may need to reinstall the program. To reinstall Discord, follow these steps:

  1. Close Discord completely.
  2. Go to the Discord website and download the latest version of the program.
  3. Run the Discord installer and follow the on-screen instructions.

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