Updated: 9 months ago
Article ID: 30273
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Common Problems

We tried to make a file writable but failed. Please log in as an administrator and try again.
Error Code: BLZBNTAGT00000846

The Blizzard Update Agent couldn't modify necessary files on your hard drive. This usually happens when the required files are locked or in use by another program. Follow the steps below to resolve the issue.

  1. Restart your computer to resolve problems caused by programs and services running in the background.
  2. Run the repair tool to repair any damaged game files.
  3. Disable or temporarily uninstall any security programs, which may mistakenly identify the login module as a security threat.
  4. Try closing background applications to resolve any software conflicts.
  5. Run the game in Administrator Mode to address many installation, patching, networking, and start-up errors.
Advanced Troubleshooting
  1. Delete the Tools folder to automatically rebuild outdated or corrupt files.
  2. Run ScanDisk and defragment your hard drive to try to repair any bad sectors.
    Note: Do not defragment a Solid State Drive (SSD).
  3. Repair Disk Permissions to resolve any permission conflicts with logon modules.

Tried everything here?

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