This Origin error code usually triggers when the Origin Client app prevents its user to install, downloading, update or the DLCs of a game. This disturbing error appears in most of the games of the Origin Client app. Origin error code 327684:1 appears with a message that indicates An unexpected error has occurred, please try again in a few minutes. If you are also facing this error while downloading or updating a game through the Origin Client app, don’t be panicked, we are here to help you to fix the error code.
Table of Contents
- Causes of Origin Error Code 327684:1
- Fixes of Origin Error Code 327684:1
- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
- Final Words
Causes of Origin Error Code 327684:1
Before knowing about the methods of resolving the Origin error code, it is always better to know about the reasons for the error code. There are several reasons that could lead you to the error code;
1. Admin Permission of Origin Client App
When you run any application without administrator permissions, it could face issues while reading and writing data on the system drive. It is a possible reason for encountering the error code while you are using the Origin Client app without approving the administrator privilege. In this case, Running the app in admin mode could solve the error code.
2. Missing Visual C++ Redistributable
Almost all the installed application on Windows OS requires Visual C++ Redistributable Library to make sure that all of them are fully compatible with the OS. It is possible to encounter the error code when the Visual C++ Redistributable library is missing.
3. Windows Firewall
The firewall prevents some applications from accessing the internet. It is possible to encounter the error code when the Firewall of your computer prevents the Origin Client app from connecting to the internet. In this case, you have to allow the Origin Client app through the firewall.
4. Corrupted Installation
Improper installation of the Origin Client app could lead you to the error code. A properly installed application has all the required files, while an improperly installed application doesn’t have that. If this condition is applicable for encountering the error code, the re-installation process could help you to resolve the error code.
Fixes of Origin Error Code 327684:1
To resolve the error code in the Origin client app, you can follow some methods. Here are the methods that could resolve the error code issue in the Origin Client app;
1. Running the Origin Client App as Administrator
When the installed Origin Client app is not granted enough permission to read or write data on your device, this error code could be triggered. Without the administrator’s permission, some system files may be kept unavailable to the installed version of the Origin Client app.
To Run the Origin Client App as Administrator;
Step-1; Locate the Shortcut or the Executable file of the Origin Client app on your computer and Left-click on it. Select Properties from the Context menu to open the Properties window of Origin Client App.
Step-2; From the Properties window of the Origin Client app, navigate to the Compatibility tab and check the Run this program as an administrator box. Click on OK or Apply to save the change.
Step-3; Restart your computer and launch the Origin Client app with admin privileges.
If Running the Origin Client app with admin privilege doesn’t resolve the error, installing/reinstalling the Visual C++ Redistributable could help you to fix the error.
2. Installing Visual C++ Redistributable
As said before, installed applications of the Windows Operating system require Visual C++ Redistribution Library to make sure that all the files are fully compatible with the OS. If somehow the Visual C++ Redistributable library went missing, the error code could be encountered. So, you have to install the Visual C++ Redistributable Library manually to resolve the error code in the Origin Client app.
To install Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable Library;
Step-1; Press Windows + R key on your keyboard to open the Run Dialog box and type C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games in the Run dialog box or locate the Origin Games Folder manually in the File Explorer. Open the folder.
Step-2; In the Origin Games folder, you’ll find the list of all the games you owned in Origin; open the game folder which is throwing the error code. Locate the file search bar and type redist on it. You’ll find the vc_redist.x64.exe or vc_redist.x86.exe on the search result. Open the file location and install them.
Remember, if you are using a 64-bit version of Windows, you have to Run both vc_redist.x64.exe and vc_redist.x86.exe. In the 32-bit version of Windows, you only have to Run vc_redist.x86.exe only.
Now, re-launch the game in the Origin Client app to see if the error code still exists for now. If it, turning off the Windows Firewall protection could help you to resolve the error code.
3. Turning Off the Windows Firewall
An installed firewall could prevent the application to access the internet and some system files. When the Origin Client app loses access to the internet or some files, you may face this type of error. So, turning down the Windows firewall in the Origin Client app could help you to resolve the error code.
To turn off the Windows firewall in Origin Client app;
Step-1; Press the Windows + I key on your keyboard to open the Windows Settings menu of your computer. Open the Update and Security option from the Windows settings menu.
Step-2; From the Update and Security options window, navigate through Windows security > Firewall and network protection > Allow an app through Firewall.
Step-3; Click on the Change settings option to make allow another app option visible. Once the option is visible to you, click on it. Afterward, from the browse option, you have to find the .exe and the ORIGIN.EXE files then click on the add button and then OK.
Now, re-launch the game which is throwing the error code in the Origin Client app to see if the error code still exists now. If the error code still exists, you cannot help reinstalling the Origin Client App.
4. Reinstalling Origin Client App
If none of the above-described methods are able to resolve the error code, then the only way to resolve the error code is by reinstalling the Origin Client App. Reinstalling the app could be a solution for corrupted files, faulty or improper installation, and updating issues.
To reinstall the Origin Client App;
Step-1; Press Windows + R key on your computer keyboard to open the Run dialog box. Type %ProgramData% on the Run dialog box and press enter or click OK. Locate the Origin Client app folder and press Shift + Delete to remove it completely from your PC.
Step-2; Open the Run dialog box again type %AppData% in the dialog box and press enter to open the Roaming folder. Locate the Origin folder here and delete the folder as we did in the Program Data Folder.
Step-3; Type %temp% on the Run dialog box and press enter to open the temporary files folder. Remove the Origin folder from the temporary files folder, as we did from the Program data and roaming folder.
Step-4; Open the Run dialog box again and type appwiz.cpl in the Run dialog box. You’ll see the installed programs list of your PC here, select Origin from the list and uninstall it.
Step-5; Restart your PC after completing the uninstallation process of Origin. Re-install the Origin again after restart.
Remember to backup all your Origin game data before starting the uninstalling process.
If the re-installation of the Origin Client app cannot be able to resolve the error code, please contact the origin support team.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Could the Missing or Corrupted Files Cause the Error Code?
Yes, the missing or corrupted files could trigger the error code in the Origin Client app. If so, you need to reinstall the Origin Client app.
Should I Need to Disable the Third-party antivirus apps to resolve the issue?
Of course; if you have any third-party antivirus applications installed on your device, you should disable them as well as turn down the firewall for the Origin Client app.
Could Repairing the Game on Origin Client App Resolve the Problem?
Yes; but in a very rare case scenario. In most cases, repairing the game that throws this error code, could not help you to resolve the error code.
Now, you know about the reasons and the resolving methods of Origin error code. Always remember to keep the updated version of the Origin Client app, because the updated version of the Origin Client app has less probability to encounter any errors codes. Hope you have fixed the error code by following one of the above-described methods. Happy gaming.