Launcher wont load WoW

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I click play, everything is fine, it closes, then nothing. I can play wow from the wow.exe, but not from the launcher. nothing has changed on my comp, was working up until the patch.

Any help?
Argahnim

This issue is currently being looked into. The only workaround I have seen work in by using the WoW.exe.

I would like to take a look at your Launcher Log file to see if that shows us anything odd.

Do this:

1. Go into the World of Warcraft > Logs folder
2. Locate and delete the Launcher.log file
3. Launch the game
4. Go back into the World of Warcraft > Logs folder
5. Open the Launcher.log folder and paste the contents into this thread.
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#-----------------------------------------------------------
# System started at 2011-07-01 02:31:00.4265
# system: ABY
#-----------------------------------------------------------
02:31:00.4269 Launcher version 4.2.0.2506
02:31:00.4389 World of Warcraft version 4.2.0.14333
02:31:01.5672 Starting PatchOnDemand system...
02:31:01.5899 Retrieving torrent information from the server.
02:31:02.6894 Torrent Resumed.
02:31:02.6894 Torrent Resumed.
02:31:03.3340 Finished checking files.
02:31:03.3362 Play-on-demand initial values:
02:31:03.3362 Stage 0: 8506048512 of 8506048512 bytes
02:31:03.3362 Stage 1: 0 of 0 bytes
02:31:03.3362 Stage 2: 7075004416 of 7075004416 bytes



Ok, did what you asked, however I loaded from the .exe after the launcher failed again, do I need to just open from launcher and let it fail, then paste?
I have the same issue, here's some things I have noticed:
- Sometimes after the first failure of the launcher, the launcher itself will not load again (even if closed in command prompt).
- The launcher will load the game after a long wait (5 - 10 min), or will launch the game but not actually load it (a forever loading black screen).
- A restart sometimes fixes the problem, but at this moment I have restarted the computer 3 times with no success.

I will post my log soon, I am currently stuck the forever loading screen that won't terminate lol.
Yeah, mine doesnt do any of that. I loaded it up, left it for awhile (Went to make lunch, so 20mins) I've tried restarting, to no avail. My buddy is having the same issue, so I figured I'd post on here and get some help.
I am having the same problem. I click play from the launcher window and it goes away and nothing happens. I did not that launcher.exe is still running. Here is my launcher log file..

#-----------------------------------------------------------
# System started at 2011-07-01 02:35:33.6103
# system: MY-PC
#-----------------------------------------------------------
02:35:33.6119 Launcher version 4.2.0.2506
02:35:33.6363 World of Warcraft version 4.2.0.14333
02:35:34.7567 Starting PatchOnDemand system...
02:35:34.7833 Retrieving torrent information from the server.
02:35:36.1606 Torrent Resumed.
02:35:36.1607 Torrent Resumed.
02:35:37.5326 Finished checking files.
02:35:37.5371 Play-on-demand initial values:
02:35:37.5371 Stage 0: 8506048512 of 8506048512 bytes
02:35:37.5371 Stage 1: 0 of 0 bytes
02:35:37.5371 Stage 2: 7075004416 of 7075004416 bytes

This is really a pain and hope Bliz can fix it soon.
Yeah last 2 days it's gotten worse, and just plain won't work. Here's my log:



#-----------------------------------------------------------
# System started at 2011-07-01 02:39:33.0915
# system: JORDANDESK-PC
#-----------------------------------------------------------
02:39:33.0925 Launcher version 4.2.0.2506
02:39:33.0945 World of Warcraft version 4.2.0.14333
02:39:49.1113 Starting PatchOnDemand system...
02:39:49.1135 Retrieving torrent information from the server.
02:39:50.3182 Torrent Resumed.
02:39:50.3183 Torrent Resumed.
02:39:52.6131 Finished checking files.
02:39:52.8729 Play-on-demand initial values:
02:39:52.8729 Stage 0: 8506048512 of 8506048512 bytes
02:39:52.8729 Stage 1: 0 of 0 bytes
02:39:52.8729 Stage 2: 7075004416 of 7075004416 bytes

#-----------------------------------------------------------
# System started at 2011-07-01 02:44:17.2257
# system: BEN-PC
#-----------------------------------------------------------
02:44:17.2264 Launcher version 4.2.0.2506
02:44:17.2477 World of Warcraft version 4.2.0.14333
02:44:18.7163 Starting PatchOnDemand system...
02:44:18.7238 Retrieving torrent information from the server.
02:44:19.9734 Torrent Resumed.
02:44:19.9735 Torrent Resumed.
02:44:20.6192 Finished checking files.
02:44:20.6208 Play-on-demand initial values:
02:44:20.6208 Stage 0: 6541803520 of 6541803520 bytes
02:44:20.6208 Stage 1: 0 of 0 bytes
02:44:20.6208 Stage 2: 3593469952 of 3593469952 bytes





PLEASE HELP ME ):
Wow, apparently its a common issue.
Blizzard you have to fix this ASAP! please! im so bored with out WoW.
Same thing here..here is mine:



#-----------------------------------------------------------
# System started at 2011-07-01 03:01:22.3697
# system: YOUR-4DACD0EA75
#-----------------------------------------------------------
03:01:22.3857 Launcher version 4.2.0.2506
03:01:22.3966 World of Warcraft version 4.2.0.14333
03:01:24.7199 Starting PatchOnDemand system...
03:01:24.7297 Retrieving torrent information from the server.
03:01:28.1639 Torrent Resumed.
03:01:28.1639 Torrent Resumed.
03:01:32.0545 Finished checking files.
03:01:32.1080 Play-on-demand initial values:
03:01:32.1080 Stage 0: 8506048512 of 8506048512 bytes
03:01:32.1080 Stage 1: 0 of 0 bytes
03:01:32.1080 Stage 2: 7075004416 of 7075004416 bytes


nothing yet?
Problem is all these logs look normal I think, I think the .exe is gets started just fine (probably is in your command prompt list if you checked) it's the loading part that is the issue.
Same problem....

#-----------------------------------------------------------
# System started at 2011-07-01 06:16:32.4705
# system: -PC
#-----------------------------------------------------------
06:16:32.4709 Launcher version 4.2.0.2506
06:16:32.4765 World of Warcraft version 4.2.0.14333
06:16:33.2236 Starting PatchOnDemand system...
06:16:33.2353 Retrieving torrent information from the server.
06:16:34.3786 Torrent Resumed.
06:16:34.3786 Torrent Resumed.
06:16:35.1819 Finished checking files.
06:16:35.2336 Play-on-demand initial values:
06:16:35.2336 Stage 0: 8506048512 of 8506048512 bytes
06:16:35.2336 Stage 1: 0 of 0 bytes
06:16:35.2336 Stage 2: 6894911488 of 7075004416 bytes
06:16:59.5268 Play-on-demand initial values:
06:16:59.5268 Stage 0: 682885120 of 682885120 bytes
06:16:59.5268 Stage 1: 7823163392 of 7823163392 bytes
06:16:59.5269 Stage 2: 6914048000 of 7075004416 bytes
06:16:59.5269 Torrent Resumed.
Thanks to all who posted the log file.
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I have tried repair, did my updates, and I even redownloaded Wow. It worked once then bang nothing again. Sooooooooo...now what lost four days of play maybe more if not fixed soon.
ok update.....i did all the fix problems answers from the tech site and this time when I deleted the cache and wtf and interface(last time I tried it it wouldn't let me delete) and tried again then bang i am in for now hopefully I am all set let ya know when I log out cause right now gonna play for a bit since I haven't been able to play...WOOOOOT WOOOOOOOT!!!

#-----------------------------------------------------------
# System started at 2011-07-02 06:01:59.5114
# system: HOME-HP
#-----------------------------------------------------------
06:01:59.5122 Launcher version 4.2.0.2506
06:01:59.5211 World of Warcraft version 4.2.0.14333
06:02:00.2184 Starting PatchOnDemand system...
06:02:00.2223 Retrieving torrent information from the server.
06:02:01.3373 Torrent Resumed.
06:02:01.3374 Torrent Resumed.
06:02:02.1828 Finished checking files.
06:02:02.1855 Play-on-demand initial values:
06:02:02.1855 Stage 0: 6541803520 of 6541803520 bytes
06:02:02.1855 Stage 1: 0 of 0 bytes
06:02:02.1855 Stage 2: 3519283200 of 3593469952 bytes
06:02:07.5524 Launched Background Downloader (C:\Program Files (x86)\World of Warcraft\BackgroundDownloader.exe).

any chance you could get to me too :D
launched game normally, hit play, nothing.

Deleted Launcher in log folder

Re launched game normally.


#-----------------------------------------------------------
# System started at 2011-07-02 06:25:36.6450
# system: GARY-PC
#-----------------------------------------------------------
06:25:36.6474 Another instance of Launcher is already running. Shutting down...


Started game from wow.exe and above didnt change

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