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How to fix coordinator returned-1 fatal error?

Windows is a very common and rather easy to use operating system and is massively popular as well. However, being popular doesn’t make it immune to the occasional bugs and glitches you might face.

In this article, we’re taking a look at how to fix the “coordinator returned -1” fatal error on Windows.

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Fixing Coordinator Returned -1

Here are a few solutions you can try out. 

Update your PC 

The first thing you should do is to update your PC. Updating your PC will, in most cases, update your drivers and fix any issues in the process.

Check out this detailed guide to know how to update your PC here

Run the Windows Store Apps troubleshooter

Running the Windows Store Apps troubleshooter can fix any problems you might be having with apps downloaded from the Windows Store and can help get rid of the problem. 

Step 1: Press the Windows key and search for Troubleshooter. Click the Corresponding search results. 

How to fix coordinator returned-1 fatal error?

Step 2: Click Additional Troubleshooters.

How to fix coordinator returned-1 fatal error?

Step 3: Scroll down and run the Windows Store Apps Troubleshooter.

How to fix coordinator returned-1 fatal error?

Let the troubleshooter do its thing, restart your PC and the coordinator returned-1 fatal error should be gone by then. 


Reinstall Zoom

Zoom is known to throw this error message as well. The best way to get around this is by reinstalling Zoom. 

Step 1: Press Windows key + X to open the Quick Access menu and click on Apps & Features.

How to fix coordinator returned-1 fatal error?

Step 2: Look for Zoom in the list and click Uninstall. 

How to fix coordinator returned-1 fatal error?

Step 3: Now download Zoom again from the official website and install the program.

How to fix coordinator returned-1 fatal error?

The coordinator returned-1 fatal error should be gone now. 


Disable Launch.bat

There’s a batch file that runs at Windows startup for some users that can cause this problem as well. Here’s how to fix this.

Step 1: Press Windows key + X to open the Quick Access menu and click on Task Manager.

How to fix coordinator returned-1 fatal error?

Step 2: Head over to the Startup tab, select launch.bat and click disable in the bottom right. 

How to fix coordinator returned-1 fatal error?

Now restart your PC and try again.


Run system restore

You can try restoring your system to when everything was fine to get rid of this issue. 

Step 1: Press the Windows key and search for Reset this PC. Then, launch the Recovery setting from the search results. 

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Step 2: Click on Open System Restore. 

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Step 3: Select the recommended restore point and click the Next button to proceed. 

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You should be rid of the coordinator returned-1 fatal error now.

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