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VALORANTβ€’2mo ago
Cursed

Valorant wont launch

Hoping someone can help here. I was playing Val yesterday with no problems, today I wanted to open and it wont launch. I launches to the "PLAY" screen. I had to update so I clicked update and then play and nothing happened. I tried running as administrator and still nothing opens. I ran Riot as administrator and it opened, when i click play it loads for a few seconds and then the play button screen is back again and I cant get further than that. When I exit Vanguard my game loads but then I get the error that Vanguard needs to be installed before the game will run. Below are the "fixes" i have tried. - Reinstalled about 6 or more times to different folders each time - Checked my drivers and windows updates and they all updated. - Made sure my Secure BOOT and TPM are enabled in my BIOS - Uninstalled Vanguard only and reinstalled - VGC is on automatic and enabled - Vanguard tray Notification is app is turned on This happened to me in January and I eventually reformatted my pc. Trying to avoid that this time. I did get an email from Riot in January with some steps to try which I did back then but not really sure if I did them right, maybe someone with more PC knowledge can hop into a call and help?
Solution:
the steps I did. - Reinstalled Valorant - Right clicked in the shortcut, went to compatibility and ticked run as administrator. - Selected run this program in compatibility mode > windows 8...
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Cursed
Cursedβ€’2mo ago
@Saucywan has anyone you helped today with this issue been resolved or everyone still got a problem? I see a few more chats have been opened with the same issue but none have been fixed
Saucywan
Saucywanβ€’2mo ago
Yeah, I haven’t solved any of them yet
Tiger
Tigerβ€’2mo ago
just a hopeful suggestion- whats your gpu driver? maybe the latest is causing this (i have this issue and the latest driver)
Cursed
Cursedβ€’2mo ago
thats unfortunate 😦 so I got this issue before updating my drivers. I then updated my gpu drivers and my windows and still no success
Tiger
Tigerβ€’2mo ago
you also got this issue yesterday?
Cursed
Cursedβ€’2mo ago
no, today, the last time I had this issue was in Jan and I eventually reformatted my pc
Tiger
Tigerβ€’2mo ago
riot client told you to update then you clicked on it, 1 second update, and couldnt play? thats my version of the history
Cursed
Cursedβ€’2mo ago
yes
Tiger
Tigerβ€’2mo ago
maybe its from this update affecting specific devices, we just have to know what we got on common, if we even do have
Cursed
Cursedβ€’2mo ago
im running Windows 11 ASUS Dual GeForce RTX 4060 OC Edition 8GB AMD RYZEN 7 7700 PRO
Tiger
Tigerβ€’2mo ago
win 11
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Tiger
Tigerβ€’2mo ago
besides hardware, i dont rly know what else could affect this yet, i dont do valorant support i dont know that many variables from this enviroment
Cursed
Cursedβ€’2mo ago
so a mate of mine is helping me now, if nothing my brother will help tomorrow if still nothing I will reformat my pc. Ill let u know if anything helps I GOT MINE FIXED!!!!!
Zach
Zachβ€’2mo ago
?????? ???????? DM ME PLS pls i pay u money
miko
mikoβ€’2mo ago
How did you fix it please help us 😭😭
Zach
Zachβ€’2mo ago
help us pls i will pay u good money @Cursed
Solution
Cursed
Cursedβ€’2mo ago
the steps I did. - Reinstalled Valorant - Right clicked in the shortcut, went to compatibility and ticked run as administrator. - Selected run this program in compatibility mode > windows 8 - Opened Virus and threat protection > manage settings > turned off "Real-Time Protection - Opened Virus and threat protection from the "Search" tab > Add or remove exclusions > added my riot folder - Opened System Configuration > services > tick "Hide all Microsoft services" > disabled all > ticked steam, vgc and restarted my pc - Opened Riot shortcut as administrator, clicked play and it opened
𓆩♱ sl𝑒𝑒py β™±π“†ͺ
i did did this work for anyone else im boutta do it
miko
mikoβ€’2mo ago
Didn’t work for me πŸ˜•
miko
mikoβ€’2mo ago
Goodluck hope it works for u lmk if it does
Cursed
Cursedβ€’2mo ago
im in val now
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Tiger
Tigerβ€’2mo ago
you got it to work?!
Cursed
Cursedβ€’2mo ago
lol i just started playing comp. dont judge me πŸ˜› yes im in val now
𓆩♱ sl𝑒𝑒py β™±π“†ͺ
wheres manage settings i dont have it
Cursed
Cursedβ€’2mo ago
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Saucywan
Saucywanβ€’2mo ago
You have a third-party antivirus
𓆩♱ sl𝑒𝑒py β™±π“†ͺ
mine is different then
Saucywan
Saucywanβ€’2mo ago
You have to do it from within your antivirus
𓆩♱ sl𝑒𝑒py β™±π“†ͺ
that shit in chinese idk how 😭
Saucywan
Saucywanβ€’2mo ago
Click open app
Cursed
Cursedβ€’2mo ago
worked for @Zach too
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𓆩♱ sl𝑒𝑒py β™±π“†ͺ
ye by any chance ru chinese
Saucywan
Saucywanβ€’2mo ago
No
Cursed
Cursedβ€’2mo ago
lol why have u got chinese if you dont understand it?
𓆩♱ sl𝑒𝑒py β™±π“†ͺ
my parents set it up
Saucywan
Saucywanβ€’2mo ago
^ who provided this to you
𓆩♱ sl𝑒𝑒py β™±π“†ͺ
they know chinese but busy rn
miko
mikoβ€’2mo ago
Cant u just change the language?
Cursed
Cursedβ€’2mo ago
a friend I duo val with
Saucywan
Saucywanβ€’2mo ago
Forgot to turn off antivirus That is most likely the fix
miko
mikoβ€’2mo ago
Do u think I should reinstall val first or skip that part?
Saucywan
Saucywanβ€’2mo ago
Which makes sense
miko
mikoβ€’2mo ago
Bc I just installed it like some hours ago
Saucywan
Saucywanβ€’2mo ago
Also, you should re-enable the services you disabled
𓆩♱ sl𝑒𝑒py β™±π“†ͺ
wont hurt to try but its prolly useless
Cursed
Cursedβ€’2mo ago
try skipping it first? its quick when u have the steps. if it doesnt work then reinstall @miko did it work?
miko
mikoβ€’2mo ago
Nope 😭😭 but that maybe bc I have a slightly different issue, it lets me open val but it’s stuck on the start up loading screen And after a while it goes black or either stays like that
Saucywan
Saucywanβ€’2mo ago
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Saucywan
Saucywanβ€’2mo ago
Please do this @miko
Cursed
Cursedβ€’2mo ago
awww im sorry. I know my loading screen took SUPER long than normal to open but it did eventually open
miko
mikoβ€’2mo ago
How long did it take u more or less? Okey I’ll try this now
Cursed
Cursedβ€’2mo ago
i mean, maybe like 2 min to launch, normally takes like 10 secs
miko
mikoβ€’2mo ago
Should i undo all this first or does it not matter? Like it’s not gonna make anything else work bad right? If I leave it like that Oh I waited a WHOLE hour and it still didn’t load in 😭😭😭
Cursed
Cursedβ€’2mo ago
i mean from the time it got fixed
Tiger
Tigerβ€’2mo ago
aint workin D:
Cursed
Cursedβ€’2mo ago
ok well good luck guys! I hope this helps more ppl. if not im sorry.
miko
mikoβ€’2mo ago
I can’t find the gameusersettings Folder I mean file sorry oops Oh I found it
Saucywan
Saucywanβ€’2mo ago
Ok
miko
mikoβ€’2mo ago
But mine doesn’t say ini Is that ok?
Saucywan
Saucywanβ€’2mo ago
Yup
Tiger
Tigerβ€’2mo ago
tried that, nothing happened to me any more options?
Saucywan
Saucywanβ€’2mo ago
That isn’t for you
Tiger
Tigerβ€’2mo ago
oops wth
Saucywan
Saucywanβ€’2mo ago
That is for if you’re actually inside of the loading screen
Tiger
Tigerβ€’2mo ago
sorry i got stuff mixed up
miko
mikoβ€’2mo ago
After typing it in shoukd I just close the file?
Saucywan
Saucywanβ€’2mo ago
Show me the file first
miko
mikoβ€’2mo ago
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Saucywan
Saucywanβ€’2mo ago
Go to file then save
miko
mikoβ€’2mo ago
Ok done
Saucywan
Saucywanβ€’2mo ago
Restart your computer and try the game
miko
mikoβ€’2mo ago
Still loading but I’m gonna wait like 10 mins then I’ll let u know Hopefully it starts Still not working 😭😭😭 what about that moving to SSD thing? How do I do that
Saucywan
Saucywanβ€’2mo ago
Do you have an SSD? And you have more than two drives
miko
mikoβ€’2mo ago
How do I check that
VANGUARD
VANGUARDβ€’2mo ago
This is an issue with files loading off of your disk. You might have a HDD. If you do, you should defragment it or get an SSD and place Valorant on it. Use windows key + r than type "dfrgui" to check what type of drive you have. Learn how to defragment: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/defragment-your-windows-10-pc-048aefac-7f1f-4632-d48a-9700c4ec702a
Solid State Drives (SSD) and Hard Disk Drives (HDD) are data storage devices. SSDs are usually much smaller, thinner, and offer more storage volume, speed, and efficiency compared to HDDs.
Saucywan
Saucywanβ€’2mo ago
^^
miko
mikoβ€’2mo ago
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miko
mikoβ€’2mo ago
How do I place valorant on the SSD pls help 😭😭 I know nothing about this
Saucywan
Saucywanβ€’2mo ago
Press optimize And it already is on your SSD
miko
mikoβ€’2mo ago
Then that’s not the problem?
Saucywan
Saucywanβ€’2mo ago
No Go back to the file and change the number to a three Save it and try to open the game
miko
mikoβ€’2mo ago
This one? Still doesn’t work I give up
Saucywan
Saucywanβ€’2mo ago
OK, change it to a one
Saucywan
Saucywanβ€’2mo ago
Save and try again
miko
mikoβ€’2mo ago
I give up IVE been trying from yesterday😭
𓆩♱ sl𝑒𝑒py β™±π“†ͺ
me too... its ggs we cooked
miko
mikoβ€’2mo ago
I got a whole ass pc just to play valorant And it wont even work Bye
Aryan.
Aryan.β€’2mo ago
I didnt get it quite clearly? Could you guide me through?
mintzeyy
mintzeyyβ€’2mo ago
@Saucywan when doing this is there anything I have to worry about with other programs if I do the 2nd to last step
Saucywan
Saucywanβ€’2mo ago
Not really but if you have other problems please make a post