play button grayed out

been happening since yesterday, the day before i was playing with no issues whatsover. ive reinstalled valorant and the riot client overnight and the exact same thing is happening
Solution:
Please download autoruns
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Tiger
Tiger5w ago
also tried following a yt video claiming to fix the issue, to no avail (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKnkXFiWIeE) also if i wait enough, i hear the windows error sound
Tiger
Tiger5w ago
even though the game doesnt run, its still using a ton of resources on my pc
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jfjrnrnfkifbfbrkrifbfb
Same problem with me
Saucywan
Saucywan5w ago
How long have you waited before?
Tiger
Tiger5w ago
the video is 2x
Saucywan
Saucywan5w ago
How long is that? And I’m not asking about the video Depending on your system, it could take up to a couple minutes For the valorant application to pop up
Tiger
Tiger5w ago
i have a high end pc, it always runs val pretty quick, im having the exact same issue as everyone else
Saucywan
Saucywan5w ago
This is not the same issue And I’m still asking how long you have waited please answer
Tiger
Tiger5w ago
okay i just ran it, how long should i wait before you think its an issue
Saucywan
Saucywan5w ago
10 minutes
Tiger
Tiger5w ago
thats fine ill come back in 10 i keep getting this windows error sound after a minute or so after running val never happened before this issue started
Tiger
Tiger5w ago
in the 10 minutes that passed, valorant kept shuffling from 0%-5%-10% CPU usage, till at around 9 minutes, when it vanished from the task manager
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Saucywan
Saucywan5w ago
Check riot client Is the play button lit up?
Tiger
Tiger5w ago
yea, it was grayed out when i tried to start valorant
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Saucywan
Saucywan5w ago
- 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 Please try this ^
Tiger
Tiger5w ago
game's still not launching
Saucywan
Saucywan5w ago
Yeah, that’s what I predicted because you don’t have the same issue as everyone else
Tiger
Tiger5w ago
everything seems to be around the same
Solution
Saucywan
Saucywan5w ago
Please download autoruns
Tiger
Tiger5w ago
did you notice anything different
Saucywan
Saucywan5w ago
From?
miko
miko5w ago
Is there a possibility that this could be a bug or smth? Bc why r so many people having the same issue
Saucywan
Saucywan5w ago
Like I said in a different post, I haven’t received confirmation that this is a bug
Tiger
Tiger5w ago
between mine and the other people's issues i got autoruns
Saucywan
Saucywan5w ago
For everyone else the game closes on automatically Yours doesn’t
Tiger
Tiger5w ago
what do i do ive got the UI opened
Saucywan
Saucywan5w ago
Go to file then run as a administrator Then wait for everything to load After a bit, everything should’ve loaded and uncheck anything that is red or yellow Excluding Vanguard and things that failed to be unchecked
Tiger
Tiger5w ago
so do i restart my pc now?
Saucywan
Saucywan5w ago
After everything is unchecked, yes
Tiger
Tiger5w ago
okay how should i try to run val? through riot or through the val shortcut?
Saucywan
Saucywan5w ago
Yes
Tiger
Tiger5w ago
or is it more or less the same
Saucywan
Saucywan5w ago
Doesn’t really matter But you should do it through riot client
Tiger
Tiger5w ago
oh wow it actually launched nice thanks dude, i actually thought this one fix was not going to work
Tiger
Tiger5w ago
so let me guess, theres one specific startup application messing up with val
Saucywan
Saucywan5w ago
Yes
Tiger
Tiger5w ago
would be nice to know which one
Saucywan
Saucywan5w ago
Unless you wanna take the time, reenable it one by one That’s up to you if you want to do that
Tiger
Tiger5w ago
ive got some custom startup apps so ill enable those and pray either way thanks, im usually on the other side of the support, this the only time ive actually been the one getting it haha sorry if i was a pain cheers
Saucywan
Saucywan5w ago
Scroll down You'll eventually find something highlighted red or yellow
𓆩♱ sl𝑒𝑒py ♱𓆪
ah found some
𓆩♱ sl𝑒𝑒py ♱𓆪
cant disable one tho
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Saucywan
Saucywan5w ago
^
𓆩♱ sl𝑒𝑒py ♱𓆪
o ok time to restart wish me luck 🙏 welp it still doesnt work prolly cus i have this issue
Saucywan
Saucywan5w ago
I'm pretty sure you have a different one do you have the riot repair tool on your computer?
Saucywan
Saucywan5w ago
Send me the log files please
𓆩♱ sl𝑒𝑒py ♱𓆪
YOOOO IDK HOW BUT IT WORKED I AINT EVEN DO SHIT YEAHHH omfg finally thx for all the help
jfjrnrnfkifbfbrkrifbfb
Hello I have the same problem as Tiger. I cant understand what you mean, could you explain it in a bit detailed manner.
Saucywan
Saucywan5w ago
What part don't you understand?
jfjrnrnfkifbfbrkrifbfb
Uhh Which Application you need to open and allat
Saucywan
Saucywan5w ago
Auto runs
Saucywan
Saucywan5w ago
Autoruns for Windows - Sysinternals
See what programs are configured to startup automatically when your system boots and you login.
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What to do with it? What things we need to do
Saucywan
Saucywan5w ago
You download it Then follow the instructions that I have sent here
sacred
sacred5w ago
unrelated to this forum but i see you know a lot about common errors and had a question @Saucywan i think i know what the problem is but whenever i tab out of valorant i get van error -92 (vanguard issues) i could have it on for hours and it wont crash but as soon as i window tab out it will
jfjrnrnfkifbfbrkrifbfb
I see you said that you need to open it through riotclient but is there a specific riot client or the shortcut on desktop is gonna be it and if we resolve the issue with that, what is the role of autoruns then?
Saucywan
Saucywan5w ago
Auto runs is the fix Sometimes people follow stupid guides telling them to enable administrator So opening riot client through Windows search is the safest way to make sure you don't accidentally run it as an administrator Normally it's related to connectivity problems I would need more information than that to diagnose what this specific issue is
jfjrnrnfkifbfbrkrifbfb
Still a bit unclear, do we have to open valorant or riot client through auto runs or in File Explorer
sacred
sacred5w ago
that's quite literally it, whenever I tab out of my game it gives me error van -92 and crashes
jfjrnrnfkifbfbrkrifbfb
U here?
Saucywan
Saucywan5w ago
Please stop pinging me
jfjrnrnfkifbfbrkrifbfb
Alright, I do not want my request to get ignored
Saucywan
Saucywan5w ago
You don't run any game through auto runs That is not the purpose of it
Saucywan
Saucywan5w ago
Have you followed the instructions about unchecking items within auto runs?
sacred
sacred5w ago
can you help with this or no
Saucywan
Saucywan5w ago
First make your own ticket A second are you using your native resolution
sacred
sacred5w ago
yes
jfjrnrnfkifbfbrkrifbfb
pikachu man i downloaded autoruns and checked EVERY RELATING SHIT TO VALORANT but it still isnt working HELP me