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I'm stuck at "Checking for Updates" in both my D3 launcher and SC2 launcher.
Played earlier just fine, shut down PC as normal.
Did a few errands, turn PC back on, now this.
Searched like crazy for similar issues, very few posts even had a helpful response, tried the things suggested in the few that did. Same issue still happening, can't even run the repair tool cause it is in the actual launcher that won't come up.
over an hour, tried every solution I could find, both blue posts and random people.
Still can not launch.
Can not play games.
Wasting my afternoon yelling at my computer.
Read lots of people have had this issue on and off for quite a while.
Multi-million dollar company needs to step it up.
Going to do something else before I lose my temper completely and break something over this second-rate launcher software I'm forced to use.
I've done everything recommended on all blizz forums, on the battle.net tech support sections and tried a few things I found through google.
Still can not get my launcher to launch. Now I get "Updating Blizzard Update Agent"
So far Blizz support for this issues seems severely lacking and pretty much every thread I've read through leaves ends with this problem unresolved...
guess it sucks to be a person with tech issues on the weekend...
tried a few more things, next step is to uninstall all blizz software if one last thing doesn't work.
Then I'll try to decide if its worth the hassle reinstalling when there is a good chance the problem will persist as it has for a few people who tried that to fix this issue.
Try to update the Adobe Flash Player, as the launcher uses it, and if it isn't up to date it can get stuck. The other thing I would recommend trying would be to have Internet Explorer opened up as well, when you launch the launcher.
Kraze has some great tips here. The list below, includes his as well as a few other you might want to try. Do so one at a time of course, so you can figure out what the problem is.
There are quite a few things that can cause this:
-Ensure your firewall or antivirus software is not blocking the launcher. You may have to temporarily disable it.
-Ensure Internet Explorer can access the internet, even if you don't use it as a browser. Be sure it is not set to work in offline mode.
-Ensure you have the latest version of Flash for IE, even if you don’t use IE.
-If you are on a campus or public facility some will block P2P software which is what Blizzard uses. In the launcher tools menu you can disable P2P, although this will slow patching time.
-Ensure Secondary Login service is enabled https://us.battle.net/support/en/article/enabling-windows-secondary-logon-service
-Ensure you are running as Admin https://us.battle.net/support/en/article/run-in-administrator-mode
-Some third party software can interfere with the launcher so you can try running in Safe mode with Networking enabled. Beware your antivirus will be off if you do this.
- Sometimes odd things work such a DNS flush https://us.battle.net/support/en/article/ip-release-renew-and-flush-dns
If those do not work, you can try deleting the Battle.net Tools and Cache folders to clear any corrupt files
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You could try this, it bypasses the launcher, but may not fix your problem. It is the typical way that I launch the game though. It's a tad faster.
Edited by Socrates#1135 on 6/16/2013 12:22 AM PDT
You need to install the Battle.net App first.
edit: it's in the sticky:
Edited by Cujo#1162 on 2/25/2014 8:43 AM PST
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