If Steam error 83 appears every time you try to load a game or are in the middle of a multiplayer session, don’t panic. Many users have already encountered this problem and solved it.
Perhaps there is a small software conflict on your computer that is preventing the game from launching. In this article, we will tell you how to get rid of error code 83 in Steam.
What causes “error code 83” in Steam?
Executable file or port blocked by firewall / AV: As reported by many affected users, this problem could well be due to interference caused by an overprotected firewall or AV blocking the connection due to false positives.
Damaged/missing game files: It turns out that this problem can also occur due to an integrity mismatch that affects the game being run through Steam.
Outdated Windows builds: If this problem occurs on Windows 10, your Windows installation may be missing a major infrastructure update required by Steam for security reasons.
How to repair “error code 83” in Steam?
Update your graphics card driver
Press Win + R on your keyboard to open the Run dialog box.
In the Run dialog box, type devmgmt.MSC and press Enter.
Once the Device Manager opens, navigate to the display adapters and display them.
Right-click on the video card and choose Update Driver from the pop-up menu.
Select the driver configuration file you may have downloaded and install it.
Delete the temporary files on your system
Press Win + R to open the Run dialog box.
Type %Temp% in the dialog box and press Enter on your keyboard.
Windows displays the temporary files and their size.
Delete the temporary files that you don’t need.
Check the integrity of games on Steam
Launch the Steam application.
Select the Library tab at the top left of the application window.
In the drop-down menu, find the game and right-click it.
Launch Discord as an administrator
Right-click on the Discord icon and select ‘Properties’.
A dialog box will appear. Click on “Compatibility” and then on “Run this program as administrator.”
Then click “Apply” and “OK”.
Now double click on the icon to launch the application.
Uninstall Discord Appdata
Press Windows + R on your keyboard, a dialog box will open.
Enter “%appdata%” as shown in the image below and click “OK”.
Click on the “Discord” folder and press “Delete” to delete all files.
Now press the Windows + R shortcut on your keyboard again, and a dialog box will open.
Enter “%localappdata%” as shown in the image below and click “OK”.
Click on the “Discord” folder and press the “Delete” key to delete all files.
Changing the startup type of the Quality Windows Audio Video Experience Service
Press Windows + R on your keyboard, search for “services.MSC” and press “OK”.
Search for “Quality Windows Audio Video Experience.” Right-click and select “Properties.”
A dialog box will open. Click on the “Stop” button.
Now click on “Start” to restart the services.
Click on “Start Type” and set it to “Automatic”.
Click on “Login” and then on “Browse”.
Paste your account name into the “Enter Selectable Object Name” text box and click “OK”.
Click “Apply” and then “OK”.
Now restart your computer.
Using the Command Prompt
Find Command Prompt in the search bar and right-click it.
Click “Run as administrator.”
Type “gpupdate /force” as shown below. The policy update process will appear on the screen and then be complete.
Once the policy update is complete, you can try restarting Discord.
Discord or its settings may be corrupt - In this case, the Discord installation is to blame, so either reset the settings or reinstall the application. Discord is running with administrator privileges - Running Discord with administrator privileges has been known to cause this problem, so make sure you remove that option.
Some Windows users have encountered the error Office could not be installed 30088-1021 (0) when trying to install or update Microsoft Office on their computer. This problem usually occurs on Windows 10.
After thoroughly investigating this particular problem, it was found out that several reasons can cause this error code when installing the latest version of Microsoft Office.
What causes Microsoft Office error code 30088-1021 (0)?
Damaged Windows files
Multiple copies of MS Office
Insufficient memory capacity on PC disk
Microsoft Office uninstallation was not completed.
How to troubleshoot Microsoft Office error code 30088-1021 (0)?
Utilize the Microsoft Fix it Tool
Go to the official Microsoft Fix it Tool download page and click the Download Troubleshooter button.
Once the download is complete, double-click the downloaded file to open it.
On the first command line, click Advanced, and then select the Automatically apply repair check box.
In the next window, select the Uninstall or Install option, depending on which action will cause error code 30088-1021 (0) to appear.
Now select the program that caused the problem. In this case, select Microsoft Office.
Then click Yes and finally Yes, try to uninstall.
Wait for the process to complete and restart your computer. After restarting, check to see if the problem is resolved.
Running an SFC scan
Type cmd in the search box and click Run as administrator to run the advanced command line.
In the command line window, type the command below and press Enter to run it.
Wait for the scan to finish. Then restart your computer.
Restore office applications
Open the Run dialog box by pressing the Windows + R keys simultaneously.
Type “appwiz.CPL” in the text box of the dialog box and press Enter.
In the window that appears, locate the Office installation and right-click it.
Select Edit and wait for the first check to complete.
Now select Online Repair and wait for the process to complete.
Finally, restart your computer and check if the problem is resolved.
Locate the Office icon in the Windows system tray and click it to check the installation progress. If the installation is already in progress, wait until it is finished before you begin installing Office.
According to some concerned users, the error 30088-1021 (0) Office could not be installed can also occur if spyware or malware is installed on your computer, which prevents third-party programs from making changes to the registry.
Discord is certainly known as a texting platform for gamers and enthusiast communities, but it’s also a great way to communicate via voice or camera. This is especially useful in situations where Discord is scaled down or not open, or where using an overlay in a game is not appropriate.
However, it requires your PC or Mac to have a working microphone. If your Discord microphone is not working, either because you are having problems with the robot’s voice or because the recorded input is not being recognized, you need to fix the problem. Below you will find a few options to solve the problem of a malfunctioning Discord mic.
What causes ‘Discord Mic Not Working’?
The Discord app may not have the necessary permissions to transmit your voice over the internet.
Another common scenario that prevents the microphone from working properly is if the user has disabled automatic input sensitivity in the Discord settings.
Some applications are configured to exclusively control the audio device driver. If you enable this, you may have problems with Discord.
How to fix the ‘Discord Mic not working’ problem?
Turn on microphone access
Use the following key combination to access the Windows settings: Windows + I.
Go to the Privacy section.
Scroll down to the left and click on Microphone under Application Permissions.
In the right pane, under Allow apps to access the microphone, set the switch to ON.
Resetting Language Settings
Use the following key combination: Windows + S.
Enter Discord and open the first result.
Go to the user settings (in the lower-left corner, marked with a gear icon).
Select Voice and Video on the left sidebar.
Scroll down to the right side. You should see the Reset Language Settings button. Click on it.
Scroll up the page and click Let’s Check under Mic Test.
Turning On Automatic Input Sensitivity
Press the Windows key, type Discord, then click on the first result.
Open the Discord settings (at the bottom left of the window, indicated by a gear wheel).
Select Voice and Video again in the left sidebar.
Scroll down a bit and activate the Automatically Detect Input Sensitivity option under Input Sensitivity.
You can now test your microphone. If the indicator light turns green, the problem is solved.
Using the Push-to-Talk feature
Press the Windows key, type Discord, and then click on the first result.
Open the Discord settings (at the bottom left of the window, indicated by a gear wheel).
In the left sidebar, select Voice and Video again.
On the right side, you see the input mode and two options.
Check the box to the right of Push to Talk.
You need to assign a button that will activate the microphone whenever you want to use it.
Under Shortcut, draw the key assignment and press the desired key.
The next time you want to use your microphone in Discord, you will need to press that key.
In the "Settings" menu, under "App Settings", select "Language & Video" on the left. This opens a menu where you can change your microphone or headset settings. To select which microphone or headset you want Discord to use, open the drop-down menu under "Input device".
Click on the "User Preferences" option in the lower-left corner of the Discord window. Find the "App Settings" section, then click the "Language and Video" tab. In the Input Device drop-down list, make sure the correct microphone device is selected. If not, select your microphone.
In this article, we’ll discuss different methods you can try if you can’t hear anyone in Discord. Discord is a VoIP application specifically designed for gamers. It is a great app for communicating not only with other gamers but also with other users. However, sometimes users cannot hear some or all of their interlocutors in Discord.
What causes “Can’t hear anyone in Discord”?
You are using the wrong output device
An outdated or improperly configured audio driver.
Incompatibility between your hardware and your current Discord subsystem.
How do I fix “Can’t hear anyone in Discord”?
Change the server region
Click on the server to open the server settings.
Click on “Browse”, then select the “Server Region” drop-down menu.
Select a different region.
Click the “Save Changes” option and check to see if the problem has been saved.
Changing the Discord volume using the volume mixer
Press Windows + S, type Volume Mixer in the dialog box, and open the Settings app.
All active applications on your computer are now displayed.
Select Discord and turn up the volume to the limit.
Save your changes and exit the program.
Restart Discord and check if the problem is resolved.
Activate the Use Legacy Audio subsystem
Click on user settings (the gear icon). It should be to the right of your avatar.
Click on Audio and Video.
Scroll down and find the Use Legacy Audio Subsystem option.
Activate the Use Legacy Audio Subsystem option.
A new dialog box will appear. Click Ok to confirm.
Close the settings by pressing Esc in the upper right corner.
Using Legacy Audio Output/Input
Click on your user settings (the gear icon). This should be to the right of your avatar.
Click on Audio and Video.
At the top (right) you should see Output and Input.
Click on the drop-down menu under those options and select the audio device you want.
On your desktop or browser, you can right-click on a user icon and change its volume using the volume slider in the menu. On a cell phone, if you are in a voice channel/voice call, you can click on the user icon and then directly change the volume setting.
If you can’t hear the sound when you share your screen via Discord, don’t worry. You’re not alone! Many Discord users have reported this very problem. The good news is that there are several known solutions.
But before you move on, check to see if you can hear sound from other apps or websites, such as YouTube. If all your other apps have sound, read on to find out how to fix the screen-sharing audio glitch in Discord.
What causes “Discord screen-sharing audio doesn’t work”?
A corrupt Discord cache and temporary file cache.
The problem can also be caused by a failed Discord update or a bug in the Discord app.
This is usually caused by incorrect audio settings or because your audio device was not selected as the default device.
How to solve the “Discord screen sharing audio not working” problem?
Update the audio driver
Type devmgmt.MSC in the Run window and press Enter.
Find your audio driver under Sound, Video, and Game Controllers.
Then right-click on the audio driver and select Update Driver.
Select Automatically check for driver updates and follow the instructions to complete the process.
You can also download the latest audio driver from the manufacturer’s website.
Go to Control Panel -> Programs -> Uninstall a program.
Under Programs and Features, right-click Discord and select Uninstall.
Download Discord. Then open the downloaded file and follow the on-screen instructions to reinstall Discord.
After reinstalling, run Discord and check to see if the problem has been resolved.
Add the program you want to share to Discord
Start Discord and the target program you want to share with your friends.
In Discord, click the Settings icon.
In the left pane, select Game Activity. Then click Add in the right pane.
Then select the target program and click Add Game.
You can go to a game activity and add an app where the sound is not working properly when you share the screen. If the game/app already exists, try removing it from the list, add it again and see if the problem is resolved.
In some cases, the problem of no sound occurs when the game or app you are sharing is in full-screen mode. Because of the full-screen mode, the sound is not being transmitted properly in Discord. The solution to this problem is simple: just use a minimized window when sharing an app or game in Discord.
Discord is running with administrative privileges.
Discord or its settings may be corrupt.
Quality Windows Audio Video Experience service is not running.
Reinstall your program
Press the Windows key and type Discord.
Right-click on it and select ‘Uninstall’.
Once the uninstallation process is complete, download the latest version of Discord from the official website.
Start the Quality Windows Audio Video Experience service automatically
Use the following key combination: Windows + R.
Type services.MSC and press Enter.
Scroll down the list until you see Quality Windows Audio Video Experience.
Right-click it and select Properties.
From the Startup Type drop-down menu, select Automatic.
Click OK and close the window.
Running your program without administrator rights
Locate the executable file of your program, right-click it and select Properties.
Switch to the Compatibility tab.
Uncheck the Run this program as administrator checkbox.
When chatting on Twitch or on the Discord server, you may receive the error “Sending messages on this channel has been disabled”. The error may affect some users while others may be chatting on the same channel.
This error can occur for a variety of reasons. When the error affected Discord users in 2016, it was due to a server failure. However, the error can also occur when using another chat platform.
If you also encounter this error, here are some troubleshooting tips to help you quickly resolve the “Sending messages in this channel is disabled” issue.
What causes the “Sending messages in this channel has been temporarily disabled” error?
Discord users have sometimes seen the message Sending messages in this channel has been temporarily disabled. This is not the message that appears when administrators block the channel. This is usually a problem with the Discord servers or with your own network settings.
Your network may be causing the ‘Sending messages to this channel is temporarily disabled’ error message.
How to solve the ‘Sending messages to this channel has been temporarily disabled’ error?
Changing your DNS settings
Press Windows + R to open the Run window, type ncpa.CPL and press Enter.
Right-click the Internet connection and select Properties.
Double-click the Internet Protocol version 4 (IPV4) option and turn on the Use the following DNS server addresses option.
Enter 188.8.131.52.8 as your preferred DNS server and 184.108.40.206 as your alternate DNS server.
Click OK to save your settings and try chatting in Discord.
An outdated app can cause problems with in-app voice chat. In this context, updating the Discord app to the latest build/beta version may solve the problem. For an example, we'll walk you through the upgrade process on your Android phone.
Many players use the Discord app to conduct voice chats and send text messages to other players. However, some users are reporting that Discord isn’t sending notifications and that they can’t hear the Discord notification sounds, even if they have all notifications enabled.
What is the reason for “Discord notifications not working”?
The problem occurs when a user does not receive Discord notifications (sometimes a notification sound plays), regardless of whether the notification frequency is set to All Messages or Mentions Only.
The problem is reported on almost all platforms, usually after an operating system or app update. Some users only had the problem when Discord was running in the background.
In some cases, the problem was limited to certain channels or private messages.
How to resolve the “Discord notifications not working” issue?
Turn on notifications on your Discord desktop
Click the gear icon next to your username to go to “User Settings” > “Notifications”.
Turn on the “Enable desktop notifications” option.
Also, make sure that notifications are allowed on your computer.
In Windows, go to “Windows Settings” (Windows + I keys) > “System” > “Notifications and Actions”.
Turn on the “Receive notifications from applications and other senders” option here.
Activate the options for the displayed applications.
Also, enable Discord in the list of applications displayed on the page.
Check the Discord server notification settings
Right-click on the server name and select “Notification Settings”.
Make sure that the “Mute xx server” option is not enabled.
Also, select the messages for which you want to see notifications.
If you select “@mentions only”, you will not receive notifications for messages that are not identified by your name.
You can also remove certain notifications and disable notification settings for certain channels.
Turn off Discord’s “Do Not Disturb” status
Click your profile icon at the bottom of the page.
Check the option you selected and change it if it is DND.
If you set a custom status, open it and check the “Status” drop-down menu.
Make sure that the DND parameter is not selected.
Setting streamer mode preferences
Open Discord “User Preferences” > “Streamer Mode”.
Disable the “Enable Streamer Mode” option.
If you want to see notifications when streamer mode is on, you can do so.
If you're having trouble with your Discord server notifications, you should check your individual notification settings. In the Discord app, click on the server name in the left pane. Click the three-dot icon at the top of the server and click the notifications icon on the next screen.
Receiving notifications does not work in Discord unless your Discord status is set to Online. Launch the Discord app and click on the user's avatar (in the lower-left corner). In the status selection, change your status to Online and then check if Discord fixes the error.