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What to do if Roblox is not launching?

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Roblox has become a beloved platform for millions of players worldwide, offering endless possibilities for creating, sharing, and enjoying various games. However, there are times when Roblox might not launch as expected, causing frustration and disappointment.

If you’re facing this issue, here are some troubleshooting steps to help you get back to your gaming adventures. You can watch the video below or continue reading the article.

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Why is Roblox not launching?

There are several potential reasons why Roblox might not be launching. Here are some common causes:

  • Temporary system glitch.
  • Poor internet connection.
  • Firewall is interfering with Roblox.

How to fix the issue?

Here are four methods to help you fix the Roblox not launching issue and play your favourite games again:

Restart the device

A quick restart often resolves temporary glitches or conflicts that might be stopping Roblox from launching. Simply restart your computer or mobile device, and then attempt to launch Roblox once more.

Check the internet connection

Roblox relies on a consistent internet connection for optimal performance. To ensure smooth gameplay, verify that your internet connection is active and reliable. Test this by accessing other websites or online services. If you experience instability, troubleshoot your router or reach out to your internet service provider for support. A stable connection is essential to enjoy Roblox without interruptions.

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Allow Roblox through the firewall

Antivirus software and firewall settings can occasionally disrupt Roblox’s functionality. Try temporarily disabling them to check if this resolves the issue, but remember to re-enable them promptly to maintain system security. If disabling resolves the problem, consider adding Roblox to your firewall or antivirus exceptions list to prevent future disruptions. Here’s how to do it:

Step 1: Press the Windows + I  key to open Windows settings and click the Update & Security option. 

Step 2: Click on Windows Security in the sidebar and then click on Firewall & network protection on the right side.

Step 3: A new window will open; click on the Allow an app through Firewall option at the bottom.

Step 4: In the allowed app’s window, click on the Change Settings button, this will allow you to edit the settings.

Step 5: Scroll down and find the Roblox and checkmark boxes for both private and public beside the Roblox, then click the OK button.

Perform a clean reinstall

If none of the above works, a clean reinstall might be necessary. Uninstall Roblox completely, then download and install the latest version from the Roblox website. This can remove any corrupted files or glitches that a simple update might not fix.

Press the Windows key + I to open Settings and head to Apps. After that, scroll down, find Roblox then click on the Three-dot icon beside the app, and then select Uninstall.

Clear the app cache

To clear the app cache follow the steps below:

Step 1: Press the Windows + R keys to open the Run prompt, type %appdata% and hit enter.

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Step 2: Find and right-click on the Roblox folder, and then in the dropdown menu, click on the Delete option. You can also select the Roblox folder and press the Delete button on your keyboard.

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Now, the Roblox has been completely removed from your PC and you can download and install a fresh copy of the app.

Roblox not launching can be a frustrating experience, but by following these steps, you should be able to resolve most issues. Ensure your system meets the requirements, keep your software up to date, and don’t hesitate to seek help from Roblox Support if needed.

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Akash Singh

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