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Wicked Rin.1972
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Anyone else having problems launching Guild Wars 2 and the game doesn’t load up? The icon just blinks once then nothing pops up on my screen. Nothing has changed since I last played the game, so I have no idea why it is not working for me.

Should I reinstall the game or wait for this patch that I’ve been reading about in the forums?


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ArenaNet Poster
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Hi Wicked Rin – It’s possible that this may just be a corrupt installation, and so I would like for you to navigate to Documents\Guild Wars 2 and delete the local.dat file. Next, please try the following to repair your Guild Wars 2 installation:

1. Navigate to your Guild Wars 2 installation folder.
2. Right-click on “GW2.exe” and select “Create Shortcut.”
3. Rename this shortcut to “Guild Wars 2 Repair.”
4. Right-click on this shortcut and select “Properties.”
5. Edit the “Target” line to include -repair at the end.

Note: Please make sure -repair is outside of the quotes

Correctly Formatted Example: “C:\Games\Guild Wars 2\GW2.exe” -repair
Incorrectly Formatted Example: “C:\Games\Guild Wars 2\GW2.exe -repair”

6. Once completed, click “Ok” to save your changes.

If you get an error trying to save, your target line may not have the correct format. Please try step 5 again.

7. Double click “Guild Wars 2 Repair” to start the repair process.

Once completed, please try starting Guild Wars 2 again.