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Launcher problem. Please help.

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Yame's Avatar

07.31.2012 , 09:12 AM | #1
When i run the launcher it says "The launcher is updating" but than it closes. and another window pops up that says. Only a single instance of this app can run. I have no idea how to fix this I have tried 2 things that other people posted but it did not work.
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Yame's Avatar

07.31.2012 , 09:37 AM | #2
I have tried 3 different fixs to solve this problem and none of them worked. i need help.
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07.31.2012 , 09:41 AM | #3
same here tryed all fixes and nothing any help anyone

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07.31.2012 , 10:00 AM | #4 This is the last staff post in this thread.  
Greetings All,

There are a number of steps we would like you to try to see if you can get past this problem. This work around is similar to some of the ones already posted with some differences. Even if you have tried some of the steps already I would ask if you could go through the list below step by step to ensure that you have not missed anything.
  • Please restart your computer to make sure the launcher.exe is not running and ensure that after a restart the process is not in Task Manager
  • Delete the "Patch" folder and the file "patcher.version" file located at “C:\Program Files (x86)\Electronic Arts\BioWare\ Star Wars - The Old Republic\”
  • Delete the “Assets_01-45xx” folder or something similar, Not the “ASSETS” folder
  • Delete the “Launcher.settings”
  • Delete “Launcher.exe” located at “C:\Program Files (x86)\Electronic Arts\BioWare\Star Wars - The Old Republic\”
  • Run "Fixlauncher.exe" in the same directory, if you do not have "Fixlauncher.exe", please install the game client from
  • Navigate to Windows Internet Options (accessible from the control panel) In the connections tab, click LAN settings. Uncheck 'Automatically detect settings'. Save this and attempt to run the launcher again.

Please let us know your outcome.

We apologize for the inconvenience caused.

Cerimon | BioWare Customer Service - Forum Support

Yame's Avatar

07.31.2012 , 10:15 AM | #5
I am getting the same thing. Can only run 1 instance.
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Mephistroth's Avatar

07.31.2012 , 10:29 AM | #6
Same here. Followed all the steps, Twice for good measure, and am getting the same problem.

SabreMonkey's Avatar

07.31.2012 , 10:37 AM | #7
I have no such file...the assets ### file. I have the Assets folder which you said not to delete.

Edit: I followed all of these steps to a T, save for the deletion of a file containin "assets' in the name. Same problem. 6th attempted fix. This is ridiculous.

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07.31.2012 , 10:41 AM | #8
I am having the same problem...

SqueaksTheLabRat's Avatar

07.31.2012 , 10:43 AM | #9
Same here can't log on get a message twice about having two versions of launcher running but there aren't (I watched the processes in task manger and only one appears).

Have followed your instructions but they do not help.
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Yame's Avatar

07.31.2012 , 10:51 AM | #10
well since i can not log in the game i got to cancel my monthly fee. There is no point in paying if i can not play. I guess i will pay again once they fix the problem.
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