How to Repair “Discord Keeps Crashing” Problem on Windows Computers

Discord is very popular software that millions of gamers use every day. It allows you to text, send audio messages, make audio and video calls, and share content on your screen. Discord can be used on desktops, cell phones, and even the Xbox.

For some people, Discord may be a regular program that is already running at the beginning of the day and should work fine. However, it can happen that the program simply fails. In this article, we will explain how to solve the problem of Discord crashing repeatedly.

What causes Discord to “crash repeatedly”?

It is not uncommon for files to be corrupted. Damaged files can cause the program to behave incorrectly, and this can be one of those cases. Files in the AppData folder can be the cause of this problem, and deleting this folder and some other files will solve the problem if it is caused by this folder.

Many users have had problems after updating Discord. It’s not uncommon to get errors after an update, so this could be one of them. One of these errors may be related to the audio/video modules of the application. This is most likely if the problem occurs during voice/video calls.

How to solve the “Discord keeps crashing” problem?

Turn off hardware acceleration

  1. Open the Discord client and go to settings.
  2. In the left pane, select “Appearance.”
  3. In the right pane, disable the button next to Hardware acceleration under ADVANCED.

Disable compatibility mode

  1. Close the Discord client completely.
  2. Right-click the Discord desktop icon and select Properties.
  3. Click the Compatibility tab and disable the Run this program in compatibility mode option.
  4. Click Apply and OK to save your changes.
  5. You can then restart the application and see if the Discord crash has been resolved.

Reinstalling Discord

  1. Press Windows + R to open the Run dialog box.
  2. Type appwiz.CPL and click OK to open the Programs and Features window.
  3. Select Discord and click Uninstall to uninstall this program.
  4. In the Run dialog box, type %AppData%\ and press Enter.
  5. Right-click on the Discord folder and select Uninstall to delete all related data from your computer.
  6. Go to the official Discord website to download the latest version and install it following the instructions above.
  7. Restart Discord.

Clear Discord cache

  1. Close Discord and press Windows + E to open File Explorer.
  2. Copy and paste %AppData%\Ndiscord into the address bar and press Enter.
  3. In the Discord folder, delete the two folders Cache and Local Memory.
  4. Now exit File Explorer and restart Discord.

Frequently Asked Questions

You may be using the wrong or outdated device drivers. Updating the drivers usually solves this problem. Memory problems: If your mobile device is crashing, you should check your memory. Some Discord features may require additional memory.

Try uninstalling all plug-ins and "restarting" Discord. Discord crashes are usually caused by a plugin. If you update the plugin, it may not be compatible with BetterDiscord. As a result, Discord will be disabled until you remove the plugin that caused the problem.

  1. Open the Start menu and find %appdata%.
  2. Open the %appdata% folder and find Discord.
  3. Select the "Cache", "Code Cache" and "GPUCache" folders.
  4. Right-click and select Delete.