Is MSI Mystic Light not working, opening, or responding on your Windows PC? Or maybe MSI Mystic Light is not detecting RAM, Fans or MotherboardMSI? If so then this post will help you. Mystic Light is a desktop application for Windows to control RGB lighting. It provides you full control of tweaking RGB lighting on your system. This includes RGB motherboard/graphics card and PC case lighting. It is specially used in a gaming PC for customized visuals.
While it works smoothly for most users, many people also reported that the application just won’t work on their PC. It either doesn’t open or doesn’t let you change RGB lights. This is likely to be caused if your MSI Dragon Center application is outdated. Although, there can be other reasons for the same issue. In any case, you can use this guide to fix the problem. So, let us check out.
Why won’t MSI Mystic Light won’t open?
MSI Mystic Light might not open or work properly on your PC if you are using an outdated version of MSI Dragon Center and MSI Mystic Light. Developers keep introducing new updates to fix bugs and issues in applications. Hence, make sure you have installed all the latest updates available for MSI Dragon Center and MSI Mystic Light.
Another reason for MSI Mystic Light not working fine could be the fact that you have out-of-date device drivers on your system. So, update all your device drivers especially graphics drivers to fix the problem. Also, in case your BIOS is not up-to-date, you might face this problem at hand. Hence, update your BIOS and check if the problem is resolved.
There could also be some temporary glitch with your RGB Lights or some other system modules. In that case, you can try disabling your RGB lights in BIOS configurations and then reenabling the settings to fix the problem.
This problem might also be facilitated due to software conflicts like anti-cheats. Hence, if the scenario is applicable, you can try restarting your PC in a clean boot state and check if the problem is fixed.
MSI Mystic Light might not open or work if there are infected or corrupted installation files. So, if the scenario applies, you can try uninstalling the app and then reinstalling it to fix the issue.
These are the most possible scenarios due to which Mystic Light might not work on your PC. Let us now get straight to the solutions.
MSI Mystic Light not working, opening, or responding on Windows 11/10
If MSI Mystic Light is not working, opening, responding, or not detecting RAM, Fans or Motherboard on your Windows 11/10 PC, follow these suggestions to resolve the issue:
- Update MSI Dragon Center and MSI Mystic Light.
- Update your device drivers.
- Update BIOS.
- Check your hardware connection.
- Disable/Enable RGB Lights in your system’s BIOS.
- Disable anti-cheats.
- Troubleshoot in a clean boot state.
- Reinstall Mystic Light.
1] Update MSI Dragon Center and MSI Mystic Light
The problem might be caused if you are not using the latest version of MSI Dragon Center and MSI Mystic Light. Using outdated build of applications is known to cause issues like these. Hence, make sure you have updated the applications to their newest version.
To update MSI Dragon Center, follow the below steps:
- Firstly, launch the MSI Dragon Center app and go to its Live Updates section.
- Now, press the Scan button and it will check for any updates available for Dragon Center and Mystic Light.
- In case there are any updates available, you can press the Install button to install all the pending updates.
- Once done, reboot your PC and try launching MSI Mystic Light to see if it works fine or not.
If the problem remains, you can go ahead and try other fixes from this guide.
2] Update your device drivers
MSI Mystic Light might not work properly if you have out-of-date and faulty device drivers on your PC. Hence, make sure all your device drivers are up-to-date. To update your device drivers, you make use of the Optional Updates features provided in Windows 11/10. So, you can open the Settings app using Win+I and then go to the Windows Update tab. And then, click on Advanced options > Options updates and download & install all the pending driver updates.
There are other means to update device drivers. You can also download and install device drivers from the official website of the device manufacturer. Or, you can the Device Manager app to update your drivers. If you don’t want to put any effort into updating every device driver manually, you can use a free third-party driver updater.
Once done updating device drivers, reboot your computer and then see if Mystic Light is working fine or not. If your device drivers are updated and still Mystic Light is not working properly on your PC, try the next potential fix to resolve the issue.
See: Fix The application is not responding error on Windows 11/10.
3] Update BIOS
You might face such issues if your BIOS is not updated. It is always recommended to keep updating the basic input/output system (BIOS) to the latest version to stay away from such errors and problems. So, update your BIOS and then see if the problem is fixed.
4] Check your hardware connection
If the above solutions didn’t work, you can try checking your hardware connections and make sure everything is fine at the end of your hardware. You can try checking the LED connector on your motherboard and make sure nothing is wrong. In case you are not sure how to check your computer hardware, you can contact a professional technician to get it checked.
5] Disable/Enable RGB Lights in your system’s BIOS
The issue might also be caused because of a temporary glitch in your RGB lights or system modules. So, if the scenario is applicable, you can try disabling and then reenabling RGB Lights in your system’s BIOS to fix the problem. Here’s how you can do that:
- First, enter your BIOS settings by pressing the assigned key (F2, F10, etc.) during the system startup process.
- Now, you can turn off RGB lights through your system’s BIOS. If your system has a physical switch, you can use it to disable RGB lights.
- Next, save changes and reboot your PC.
- After that, during the startup process, enter the BIOS settings again.
- Then, re-enable RGB Lights and save changes.
- Finally, reboot your PC and try launching MSI Mystic Light to check if it works or not.
If the problem is still not fixed, you can try the next potential solution to fix it.
Read: AMD Radeon software not opening in Windows 11.
6] Disable anti-cheats
Some affected users reported that the problem was resolved by disabling anti-cheats like Riot Vanguard, Easy Anti-Cheat, FACEIT, etc. Hence, you can also try doing the same and ensure that all the anti-cheats are disabled on your PC.
7] Troubleshoot in a clean boot state
If there are any software conflicts due to which Mystic Light is not working, you can try performing a clean boot to fix the problem. Here are the steps to do so:
- First, hit the Win+R key combination to evoke the Run dialog box.
- Then, write msconfig in its Open field and press the Enter button to open the System Configuration window
- Now, move to the Services tab and checkmark the Hide all Microsoft services checkbox.
- Next, click on the Disable all button to turn off all non-essential services and press the Apply button.
- After that, go to the Startup tab, tap on the Open Task Manager option, and disable the startup applications in Task Manager.
- Finally, restart your PC and check if the problem is resolved or not.
8] Reinstall Mystic Light
If none of the above solutions worked for you, try reinstalling Mystic Light to fix the problem. It might be the case that the installation of the application is gone corrupted which is preventing it from working on your PC. So, reinstall the application and see if it works fine.
First, you need to completely uninstall Mystic Light from your system. You can follow the below steps:
- Firstly, press Win+I to open the Settings app and go to the Apps tab.
- Now, click on the Installed apps option and select the three-dot menu option present next to Mystic Light.
- Next, press the Uninstall option and follow the prompted instructions to complete the process.
- After that, repeat the above steps for apps including MSI Dragon Center and MSI SDK.
- Once all the above apps are uninstalled, delete the C:\Program Files (x86)\MSI directory and reboot your PC.
- Now, download the installer for MSI Dragon Center and Mystic Light from its official website and install it on your PC.
You can now check if Mystic Light is working fine on your computer now.
How do I fix Mystic Light MSI Dragon Center?
If your Mystic Light is not working fine, you can try updating MSI Dragon Center and MSI Mystic Light. Apart from that, try updating your device drivers, updating your BIOS, checking your hardware connection, disabling anti-cheats, or performing a clean boot. If that doesn’t help, reinstall the Mystic Light application to fix the problem.