Error 128 "Vanguard not initiallized"

Hi, I downloaded the game 5 days ago. Haven't been able to play for 30 seconds as i always receive this error. Tried Valorant support but they have been suggesting solutions for 5 days and still nothing, also tried every youtube tutorial i could find. Anyone that can help me?
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Tomanico
Tomanico2mo ago
anyone?
Saucywan
Saucywan2mo ago
Show the error please
Tomanico
Tomanico2mo ago
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Saucywan
Saucywan2mo ago
Open task manager and go to startup apps Make sure Vanguard is enabled
Tomanico
Tomanico2mo ago
cannot find the vanguard in startup apps
Saucywan
Saucywan2mo ago
You can't find this?
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Tomanico
Tomanico2mo ago
ah yes, it's enabled
Saucywan
Saucywan2mo ago
open cmd as admin enter
sc query vgc
sc query vgc
and
sc query vgk
sc query vgk
Then send me a photo
Tomanico
Tomanico2mo ago
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Tomanico
Tomanico2mo ago
if i run the game and get the error:
Tomanico
Tomanico2mo ago
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Saucywan
Saucywan2mo ago
Please uninstall and reinstall Vanguard
Tomanico
Tomanico2mo ago
reinstalled it run game again or?
Saucywan
Saucywan2mo ago
You needed to restart your PC correct?
Tomanico
Tomanico2mo ago
yes
Saucywan
Saucywan2mo ago
Yes Run the game
Tomanico
Tomanico2mo ago
error still there
OZAIR
OZAIR2mo ago
sc delete vgc sc delete vgk run command prompt as admin and put these there
Tomanico
Tomanico2mo ago
done, delete succesfull
OZAIR
OZAIR2mo ago
then install revo uninstaller and delete riot vanguard dont delete the game delete " Riot vanguard "
OZAIR
OZAIR2mo ago
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OZAIR
OZAIR2mo ago
when uninstalling through revo uninstaller make sure to select advanced then scan delete all the left over files open riot client it should ask you to update wait for update to finish open game ( if didnt work ping me )
Tomanico
Tomanico2mo ago
@OZAIR still same problem
OZAIR
OZAIR2mo ago
whats ur windows version in START type " winver " and send a SS
Tomanico
Tomanico2mo ago
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OZAIR
OZAIR2mo ago
there could be some conflict between anti-cheats or anti-viruses i recommend stopping and turning of any third party anti-virus ( if u have faceIt anti cheat temporarily uninstalll it. restart pc and start the game again ) this happens when VGK driver is not properly started do this and lmk if this didnt work. theres a good article about how to fix this in google if u search VAL128 : ))
Tomanico
Tomanico2mo ago
still not working sadly 😦 can play any game except valorant other games that use the vanguard anti cheat are working like league of legends, no problems at all
Saucywan
Saucywan2mo ago
win+r, msinfo32, send a photo
Tomanico
Tomanico2mo ago
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jidat
jidat2mo ago
Press win+r Type services.msc Find vgc Right click on it Properties Change startup type to automatic Then apply Then start the service
Tomanico
Tomanico2mo ago
already did that also when i receive the error 128 after it, i cannot start the vgc again
jidat
jidat2mo ago
Is vgc running?
Tomanico
Tomanico2mo ago
i receive this error
Tomanico
Tomanico2mo ago
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Tomanico
Tomanico2mo ago
not anymore bcs it gave the error again if i restart the pc its running then i launch the game and it stops, when i try to launch it i get above error
Saucywan
Saucywan2mo ago
The service should only be running when the game is launched
Tomanico
Tomanico2mo ago
even when i launch the game, vgc cannot start or is not running if i restart the pc, it will run until the error
Saucywan
Saucywan2mo ago
Download autoruns
Saucywan
Saucywan2mo ago
Autoruns for Windows - Sysinternals
See what programs are configured to startup automatically when your system boots and you login.
Tomanico
Tomanico2mo ago
already ran this one time unticked all boxes that are red and yellow
Saucywan
Saucywan2mo ago
:O
Tomanico
Tomanico2mo ago
some i cannot undo
Tomanico
Tomanico2mo ago
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Saucywan
Saucywan2mo ago
Go to file and then run as administrator
Tomanico
Tomanico2mo ago
what file should i run as admin?
Tomanico
Tomanico2mo ago
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Saucywan
Saucywan2mo ago
Autoruns The second one
Tomanico
Tomanico2mo ago
i cannot run this as admin only the one below
Saucywan
Saucywan2mo ago
What do you mean you can't?
Tomanico
Tomanico2mo ago
nvm it just worked still cannot disable as it mentions "failed to disable" if i try to untick it
Saucywan
Saucywan2mo ago
Then skip it
Tomanico
Tomanico2mo ago
can't untick any other boxes so it's still the same crazy how i cannot run this haha so frustrating
Saucywan
Saucywan2mo ago
You may have to reinstall Windows But before that do you know how to do a clean boot?
OZAIR
OZAIR2mo ago
did u reinstall the game
Tomanico
Tomanico2mo ago
Did it 7 times alrezdy Made no difference No clue 🤣