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Origin game won't launch: fix it now!

Origin game won't launch

Here you will find out:

  • how to deal with this issue
  • how DiskInternals Partition Recovery can help you

Are you ready? Let's read!

About this issue

In the event that the situation has developed in such a way that you cannot run the games of the Origin platform on your PC or laptop, you are definitely not the only one who faced this. According to numerous reports, this problem is quite widespread.

Let's see in what cases origin game not launching. This happens due to the next update of the Origin platform, incompatibility of software that runs in the background, as well as due to a DNS caching error.

There are also situations when the game client is launched but the game does not open. Next, you will be provided with ways to get rid of the origin game won't launch error


1. Get rid of cache

First, try clearing the DNS cache of your personal device. To do this, follow the next simple instructions.

  • Press the Windows Key + R hotkeys at the same time. The Run utility will open in a new window.
  • Type in the search box ipconfig / flushdns and click on the Ok tab. With this action you will clear the DNS cache.

Now go to the game client and try to launch it.

Also try clearing your cache directly on the Origin platform.

  • Again, hold down the Windows Key + R key combination and type the command type% ProgramData% / Origin, then press the Enter key.
  • Clean up all folders and files in this location except the LocalContent directory.
  • Go to the Run utility again as above.
  • Type the AppData command and click OK.
  • In the directory called Roaming, delete the Origin directory.
  • In the address bar, click on the AppData tab, go to your local folder and clean up the Origin directory.
  • Next, you need to restart your device and restart the Origin gaming platform.
  • In order to complete all the above steps successfully, you need to check that all instances of Origin are closed. An available way to do this is to launch the Task Manager. Here you just need to find Origin.exe and OriginWebHelperService.exe and click on End task opposite their values.

2. Edit Hosts file

Resetting the Hosts file in the Windows 10 operating system will help to solve the problem with the origin games not launching error. It will be useful for you to know that every next installation of Windows OS contains a Hosts file. This file is required to redirect websites to the required IP addresses. In the event that the Hosts file is damaged or if it contains incorrect information, an error will occur in the Internet connection, which will accordingly affect the operation of the Origin gaming platform.

3. Change App preferences

An additional way to get rid of the can't play origin games error is to disable all Origin game overlays. After all, when using in-game overlays on the Origin gaming platform, you will undoubtedly encounter an application launch error. Moreover, when using in-game overlays, the graphics will suffer due to the effect on the frame rate. Follow the steps below to disable in-game overlays.

  • Launch the Origin platform.
  • From the menu, select the Application Settings category.
  • In the game, click on Origin.
  • Disable all in-game overlays in the expanded directory.
  • Finally, restart the Origin app.

Check if this solution helped by reopening the game on the Origin platform.

3. Change App preferences

Another option for resolving the error with origin games won't launch windows 10 is to uninstall and reinstall the Origin platform.

  • Hold down the Windows Key + X hotkey and go to the Applications & Features section.
  • Select the Origin app and click on the Uninstall tab.
  • Proceed step by step to uninstall the program.

On the official website, find the patch with the latest version of the Origin app and follow the step-by-step installation. Now try running the game on the Origin platform and see if the error has been fixed.

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