- 3.1 1. Update Discord
- 3.2 2. Clear cache and cookies
- 3.3 3. Disable hardware acceleration
- 3.4 4. Reinstall Discord
- 3.5 5. Check your Internet connection.
- 3.6 6. Update drivers.
- 3.7 7. Contact Discord Support
- 3.8 8. Remove Discord Appdata
- 3.9 9. Remove the Discord Local data
- 3.10 10. Run Discord As an Administrator
- 4 Conclusion
- 5 FAQ’s
- Corrupted data: An app’s files can sometimes be damaged or corrupted, resulting in fatal errors.
1. Update Discord
Clearing your cache and cookies can help remove any corrupted or outdated data that may be causing the fatal error. Follow these steps to clear cache and cookies in Discord:
- Open Discord and click on the Settings icon.
- Go to the “Privacy & Safety” section.
- Scroll down to the “Data Usage” section and click on “Clear Data.”
- Check all the boxes and click on “Clear Now.”
3. Disable hardware acceleration
- Open Discord and click on the Settings icon.
- Simply navigate to the “Appearance” section.
- Scroll down to the “Advanced” section and click on “Hardware Acceleration.”
- Toggle the “Hardware Acceleration” button.
4. Reinstall Discord
You can try reinstalling Discord if none of the above solutions work. To reinstall Discord, follow these steps:
- Uninstall the Discord app from your computer.
- Click on the official Discord website and download the latest version of the app.
- Once downloaded, install the app.
5. Check your Internet connection.
6. Update drivers.
- To open Device Manager, press Windows + X and select “Device Manager”.
- Determine which device needs a driver update: Find the device that needs a driver update. There will be a yellow exclamation mark next to it.
- The device can be updated by right-clicking on it and selecting “Update driver.”
- Wait for Windows to search for and install any available updates after selecting “Search automatically for updated driver software”.
- Alternatively, you can visit the device manufacturer’s website and download the latest driver manually if Windows cannot find an updated driver. Install the driver by running the installer and following the instructions on-screen.
- For any other devices that need drivers updated, repeat steps 2-5.
- Restart your computer: After updating all necessary drivers, restart your computer to apply the changes.
Note that it’s important to download and install drivers from official sources to avoid potential malware or compatibility issues.
7. Contact Discord Support
Follow these steps to contact Discord Support:
- Visit the Discord Support page at https://support.discord.com/hc/en-us for more information.
- Select the topic that accurately describes your issue, such as “Account & Server Management,” “Voice & Video Calls,” or “Billing & Payments.”
- Check out the articles: Look through the articles related to the topic you’re researching to see if any of them address your issue.
- If you still cannot find a solution to your issue or question, scroll to the bottom of the page and click “Contact Us”.
- Submit a ticket: Fill out the support form with your name, email address, and a description of your issue or question. You can also attach files or screenshots to help explain your issue.
- You should receive an email confirmation from Discord Support after submitting your ticket. After you submit your ticket, a support representative will review it and reply as soon as possible.
It’s important to be patient while waiting for a response since response times may vary depending on the volume of support requests.
8. Remove Discord Appdata
Following are the steps to remove Discord App Data from a Windows computer:
- Before attempting to remove AppData, make sure that Discord has been completely closed.
- To open the Run dialog box, press the Windows key + R on your keyboard.
- Type “%appdata%” into the Run dialog box and press Enter. This will open the AppData folder.
- Locate the Discord folder from the AppData folder. Try searching for it in the search bar at the top of the folder window if you can’t find it.
- You can delete the Discord folder by right-clicking on it and selecting “Delete” from the context menu. At the confirmation prompt, click “Yes” to confirm that you want to delete the folder.
- You can permanently delete the Discord folder from your computer by emptying the recycle bin.
It is possible that you will need to reinstall Discord once you have deleted the Discord AppData folder. Discord relies on AppData to store important data that it needs to function correctly.
9. Remove the Discord Local data
To remove Discord local data from a Windows computer, follow these steps:
- Before attempting to remove local data from Discord, make sure the application is completely closed.
- You can open the Run dialog box by pressing the Windows key and R on your keyboard.
- Type “%localappdata%” into the Run dialog box and press Enter. This will open the Local AppData folder.
- In order to find the Discord folder, look in the Local AppData folder for the Discord folder. In case you are unable to find it, you can try searching for it in the search bar at the top of the folder window if you can’t find it.
- The Discord folder can be deleted by right-clicking on it and selecting “Delete” from the context menu that appears when you click on it. At the confirmation prompt, click on the “Yes” button to confirm that you really want to delete the folder.
- If you would like to permanently delete the Discord folder from your computer, you need to empty your recycle bin.
It is possible that you will need to reinstall Discord once you have deleted the Discord local data folder in order for it to function correctly after you have deleted it. In my opinion, this is due to the fact that local data contains important information that is essential for Discord to function correctly as well.
10. Run Discord As an Administrator
To run Discord as an administrator on a Windows computer, follow these steps:
- Close Discord: Make sure that Discord is completely closed before attempting to run it as an administrator.
- You can locate the Discord shortcut on your desktop or in the Start menu if you know where it is located.
- When you right-click on the Discord shortcut, you will see a context menu appear where you can select “Properties” from the context menu.
- In the Properties window, click on the “Compatibility” tab at the top of the window to select the “Compatibility” tab.
- The “Run this program as an administrator” box should be checked: Under the “Settings” section, check the box next to “Run this program as an administrator”.
- Changes can be saved by clicking the “Apply” button and then clicking the “OK” button.
- Launch Discord: In order to launch Discord with administrator privileges, double-click on the Discord shortcut on your desktop.
As an administrator, Discord has the authority to make changes to your system that may require elevated privileges if you run it as an administrator. The use of this method can assist in resolving issues that may be caused by permissions or access restrictions. There are, however, some things you need to be careful about when running programs with administrator privileges, as this can also make your system more vulnerable to security threats when you run them.
Let’s take a look at some of the frequently asked questions.
Q: Why can’t I uninstall Discord?
When you are having trouble uninstalling Discord, it is possible that it may be due to an incomplete or corrupted installation, or some files may still be in use as a result of the installation. You might want to try restarting your computer and then trying to uninstall Discord again after restarting your computer. It is also possible to remove Discord by using a third-party uninstaller tool instead of using the Windows uninstaller.