Some Windows users are facing issues while opening the Origin app on their computers. Their experience varies as in some computers it crashes, whereas, some users are seeing Origin icon in the taskbar but without any interface. So, let us fix Origin not loading issue on Windows 11/10 with the help of some simple solutions.
Why isn’t Origin loading on Windows 10?
The reason behind this issue is still uncanny but for the most part, we can blame corrupted files, caches, and Origin Client for this precarious behavior. So, if you are facing this error, you should resolve these corrupted files to fix the error (will be discussed hereinafter).
However, we will be giving solutions for every possible reason. So, let us resolve the error.
Origin not loading on Windows PC
These are the things you need to do to fix Origin not loading issue on Windows 10.
- Clear Origin Cache
- Recreate Windows 10 Host file
- Run Origin in Compatibility mode and as an administrator
- Reinstall Origin
Let us talk about them in detail.
1] Clear Origin Cache
Start your troubleshooting journey by clearing cache from the location of the Origin stored on your computer. It is pretty easy, you just need to follow the given steps and you will be good to go.
- Open File Explorer by Win + E.
- Go to the location where you have installed Origin, in most cases, it is “C:\Users\User\AppData\Roaming”.
- Look for the Origin folder, right-click on it and select Delete.
Now, reboot your system, restart the Origin Client application on it and check if the issue persists.
2] Recreate Windows 10 Host file
The Host file in your computer is responsible to redirect websites to their corresponding IP address. If it gets corrupted, Origin won’t work. So, if you are facing issues while opening Origin, try resetting the Host file.
But first, we have to rename the existing Host file. For that, launch File Explorer and navigate to the following location.
Now, right-click on Host, select Rename and name it “Host.bak”.
To create a new Host file, launch Notepad and paste the following code.
# Copyright (c) 1993-2009 Microsoft Corp. # # This is a sample HOSTS file used by Microsoft TCP/IP for Windows. # # This file contains the mappings of IP addresses to host names. Each # entry should be kept on an individual line. The IP address should # be placed in the first column followed by the corresponding host name. # The IP address and the host name should be separated by at least one # space. # # Additionally, comments (such as these) may be inserted on individual # lines or following the machine name denoted by a ‘#’ symbol. # # For example: # # 22.214.171.124 rhino.acme.com # source server # 126.96.36.199 x.acme.com # x client host # localhost name resolution is handle within DNS itself. # 127.0.0.1 localhost # ::1 localhost
Name the file “host” and save it to the following location.
Finally, restart your computer and check if the issue persists.
3] Run Origin in compatibility mode and as an administrator
Maybe the problem is because of the fact that you are not running Origin in compatibility mode and as an administrator. So, with the help of the following steps, run Origin in compatibility mode and as an administrator.
- Right-click on the shortcut of Origin from the Desktop
- Click Properties.
- Go to the Compatibility tab and tick “Run this program in compatibility mode”
- Also select “Run this program as an administrator”.
- Finally, click Apply > Ok.
Now, retry launching Origin on your computer, hopefully, you will succeed.
4] Reinstall Origin
If nothing works, you can uninstall Origin and reinstall its latest version as the error can be because of a corrupted installation package.
To uninstall the app, go to Settings > Apps > Origin > Uninstall.
After uninstalling, reinstall the application from origin.com and it will work perfectly.
Hopefully, with these solutions, you can enjoy gaming on Origin.