Although there are no known causes for this error, you can try to resolve it by resetting Discord or its settings. Here are some more compelling reasons:
- Discord has been tampered with, or its settings have been tampered with.
- The Quality Windows Audio Video Experience service is not running.
- To use Discord, you must have administrator privileges.
Fix 1: Delete the Discord folders from the AppData and LocalAppData folders
1st step: Navigate to This PC > Local Disk (C:) > Users > sc (your user name) > AppData in Windows Explorer.
Tip: If you can’t find the AppData folder, go to the File Explorer menu and select View, then check Hidden Items. The folder will show.
2nd Step: Locate the Discord folder and select Delete from the context menu.
Note: If you receive an error message stating that some files could not be erased because they were in use when attempting to delete the Discord folder, quit Spotify and terminate the Discord process in Task Manager.
3rd Step: To open the Run box, press Win + R at the same time, type % localappdata%, and then click OK.
4th Step: In the newly opened window, locate the Discord folder and right-click it to select Delete.
Check to see if the Discord folders have been entirely erased, and then restart your PC to see if the error has reappeared.
Fix 2: Change the Startup Type of the Quality Windows Audio Video Experience Service
- To launch the Run dialogue, press Win + R at the same time, type services.msc, and then click OK.
- In the Services window, right-click Quality Windows Audio Video Experience and select Properties.
- If the Quality Windows Audio Video Experience service is running, go to the Service status area and click Stop, then Start to restart it.
- Select Automatic as the Startup type.
If you see an error notice that says Windows couldn’t start the service on Local Computer, follow these steps. 1079 Error: When you click Start, the account supplied for this service differs from the account specified for other services running in the same process. To fix this, follow the steps below:
- Go through Steps 1-3 of the previous instructions, then select Log On, then Browse….
- Under Enter the object name to select, type your account’s name, then click Check Names to see if the name is available.
- To save your changes, click OK. If you’ve created a password, you’ll need to enter it in the Log On tab’s Password field.
After you’ve completed these steps, you’ll be able to click Start without any problems.
Fix 3: Without Administrator Privileges Run Discord
- Right-click the Discord executable and select Properties from the context menu.
- Go to Compatibility and uncheck the box. Under the Settings area, run this programme as an administrator. To save the changes, click OK.
Tip: Read this post for an easy way to set apps to always run as an administrator in Windows 10 – An Easy Way to Set Apps to Always Run as an Administrator in Windows 10.
Fix 4: Reinstall Discord
Step by step instructions are as follows:
- Log on to your computer as an administrator and then go to Control Panel.
- Select Category as the View by option, and then click Uninstall a programme.
- Right-click Discord and select Uninstall from the menu. Remember to uninstall Discord completely from your PC.
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