Discord Won’t Open [RESOLVED]

Discord is an amazing app for gamers. They can chat with each other in real-time while they are playing. Discord also offers free voice application for gamers. You can run Discord on Windows, macOS, Android, iOS, Linux, and web browsers. Many people play games with their buddies and chat over Discord.

Although sometimes when you click on the Discord app it fails to open up. While when some users tried opening the app, it does open but nothing appears on the screen, only the plain black background. You must have tried restarting your computer and checked if the app works or reinstalling the Discord app completely. If it still doesn’t work then there is some other reason for its dysfunction.

When you open the task manager you will notice that discord.exe is running but got stuck in between. Hence, the Discord app is running in the background but unable to open up on the screen and is stuck in the login process due to which you cannot log in to the app.


How to Fix Discord Won’t Open

But don’t worry, if the Discord app is not opening up or the screen goes black, we have 8 methods which will help you solve the problem.

Method 1: Task Kill from Task Manager

Discord is indeed running in the background, so you can try stopping (killing) the process and restarting the app. This method has worked for many users and gave good results.

Step 1: To open the Task Manager press and hold CTRL, SHIFT, and Esc (CTRL + SHIFT + ESC).

Step 2: Click on the processes tab.

Step 3: Go through the displayed and search for discord.exe.

Step 4: When you find the discord.exe., select it and click on End Task.

It is possible that in some the systems there are multiple discord.exe. processes. If you have many discord.exe. processes in your system then do the same steps for all of them.

Step 5: When you are done with all the processes, restart your app now. The issue will be solved.

Alternative to Task Kill from Task Manager

This method works as an alternative to method 1. Try this method if the above method didn’t give any results for you.

Step 1: Press Windows key + R to open the run box.

Step 2: Open the command prompt type cmd and hit enter.

Step 3: Type the following command in the command prompt and hit enter.

taskkill /F /IM discord.exe

Step 4: Now, relaunch your app. Hopefully, the Discord app will work fine now.

Method 3: Log in via the Web Version

Many users tried the web version. The users just signed in the web version and tried the Windows app version. And the best part the users didn’t have to make an effort of logging into the web version of Discord. The app started work normally as soon as they opened the web version. The problem may have occurred due to some sessions/cookies.

Just open the Discord app, if it doesn’t show up then run the web version of Discord and sign in. It will reset your account and will start working. Once it started working you can enjoy chatting with your friends!

Method 4: Delete AppData Contents

Try uninstall and reinstalling the Discord app. You even have to delete the contents of the AppData to fix the problem. After deleting everything reinstall it and the Discord app will work fine now.

Step 1: Press Windows key + R.

Step 2: Now, type appwiz.cpl in the search box and press OK.

Step 3: From the given list search for the Discord app. Once you get the Discord app select it and click Confirm any additional prompts. If you get a pop saying that Discord can’t be uninstalled because it is already running. So follow the steps which are mentioned in method 1 or method 2 to kill the discord task. Once done, uninstall the app afterward.

Step 4: Discord app will be installed now.

Step 5: Press Windows key + R.

Step 6: Now, type %appdata% in the search box and press OK.

In case if it doesn’t work then the alternate way is press Windows key + E. Then, select View from the top. Open the Hidden items and try doing step 1 and 2 now.

Step 7: Search for the Discord folder now, right-click on it and choose Delete.

Step 8: Finally, you can restart your PC. Login again and reinstall the Discord App. The issue will be solved by now.

Method 5: Disable Proxies

One of the many reasons for Discord not opening up is Proxies and VPNs. Hence we advise you that if you are using a VPN or proxy then it will stop Discord from connecting. You must disable the proxies and VPNs to make the Discord work fine.

Method 6: Adjust the Date/Time

Well, changing the Date/Time settings has helped many users to make Discord work. Follow the steps to solve the Discord issue.

Step 1: First press Windows key + I on your keyboard.

Step 2: Now, choose the “Time and Language” Option.

Step 3: Now, click on the “Set Time Automatically” toggle to switch it on.

Step 4: Open the Discord app and check if the problem still exists.

Method 7: DNS Reset

Step 1: Press Windows key + R.

Step 2: Open the command prompt type cmd and hit enter.

Step 3: Type the following command in the command prompt and hit enter.


Step 4: The process may take time so wait patiently till it gets completed. Now, you can launch your Discord app and the error will no longer exist.

Method 8: Disabling Link Blockers for Redirects through Web

Some users were facing problems due to active link blockers on their computers. When you connect through a web version and join a server, the computer prompts you to open the link with the Discord application. If your system consists of link blockers active and you hit the link for the redirect, then the complete process gets blocked and you are unable to open discord. You need to disable the Link/Adblockers. For doing that follow:

Step 1: Go to google chrome.

Step 2: In the search bar type and hit enter.


Step 3: Disable all the link blockers.

Check your Antivirus software whether it is blocking the links from the web to open the Discord application. Try disabling it.


Those were 8 methods and steps to solve your Discord won’t open problem. The steps are very easy. Discord won’t open is the common problem so try disabling any link which is stopping you from connecting to discord. Or even you can try killing the process if that’s what it stopping you from connecting. Caio!