How Do You Fix Error 170 In GameGuard

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I have a bunch of games installed on my computer and I’ve been playing them for many months now without a single problem. I play both offline and online games but most of the time I play online. Lately, I’ve been seeing error 170 when I launch an online game. Sometimes the game works but sometimes it doesn’t and this error appears.

I just restart the computer whenever I see it and it usually fixes the problem. Is there a way to completely fix this error?

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How Do You Fix Error 170 In GameGuard


In GameGuard, error “170” is caused by a problem with the initialization file or the GameGuard INI file (*.ini). This is the reason why the game doesn’t start. If the game starts sometimes then you are lucky. To fix the problem, either rename the “GameGuard” folder or completely delete it. After this, start the game launcher then it should download the nProtect files again.

If this doesn’t work, try clicking “Check Files” in the game launcher to check for missing files and download them again. If this doesn’t work, run the setup file again and reinstall the game. Reinstall it without uninstalling. This will simply overwrite the files in the installation folder. This is recommended if the game consumes a lot of time and bandwidth to update.

If the problem continues, uninstall and reinstall. Download the free version of Revo Uninstaller and install it. Once installed, start Revo Uninstaller then select the affected game among the applications and click “Uninstall”. Follow the normal uninstall process. When uninstall is complete, click “Scan” to scan your computer for any leftover files and delete everything it finds. This removes everything the program created on your computer.

When it is finished, close Revo Uninstaller then restart the computer. After booting, install the game back.

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