When you run the SWTOR launcher on your PC, you may come across “This application has encountered an unspecified error”. How to fix the error? If you don't know, don't worry. You will find the most effective solutions in this post from MiniTool.
Star Wars The Old Republic is one of the most popular Star Wars games. It is beloved by many people. However, recently, some players report that they encounter some problems with the game. After they start the SWTOR launcher, enter their credentials and log in, they get the following error message:
This application has encountered an unspecified error. Please try this patch again.
Under this situation, you are unable to play the game, which is really annoying. How to fix the SWTOR this application has encountered an unspecified error? After analyzing several post on how to fix “SWTOR this application has encountered an unspecified error please try this patch again” error message, here I have summarized some effective solutions.
If you don't know how to fix the error, try the following solutions one by one.
Solution 1. Reboot Your Computer
Some users reported that after rebooting their PC and rebooting the SWTOR launcher, the “SWTOR this application has encountered an unspecified error” message disappears. However, they are also users said that they had done the reboots many times, but it didn't work. So this fix is not so effective, but you can still have a try.
Besides, if restarting the PC don't work, try performing a clean boot see if that works.
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Solution 2. End All Bitraider Processes and Delete the Bitraider Folder
According to some users’ feedback, the best way to remove this unspecified error message is to end all the bitraider processes in Task Manager then delete the bitraider folder and start the launcher. So you can try this method first.
Here are detailed steps.
Step 1. Right-click the Windows Taskbar on your desktop and then select Task Manager from the context menu to open it.
Step 2. Scroll down to find all Bitraider-related processes such as BRSptsvc.exe, Bitraider.exe and so on. Right-click on them and choose the End task option to end those processes one by one.
Step 3. Open the game’s installation folder. The default folder location should be C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games folder. In the Orgin Games folder, find and delete the folder named Bitraider.
Step 4. Re-launch the game’s client on your computer and check if the SWTOR This application has encountered an unspecified error message disappears.
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Solution 2. Allow the Application in Windows Firewall
If you are using Windows Defender, it is possible that the firewall blocks the game’s client from updating itself properly, which could lead to “this application has encountered an unspecified error SWTOR” error. In this case, you’ll need to allow the game in the firewall.
Step 1. Type Control in the Windows Cortana Search box and then click the best match Control Panel to open it.
Step 2. Set View by Large icons and navigate to the Windows Defender Firewall option and click on it.
Step 3. On the Windows Firewall window, click on the Allow an app or feature through Windows Firewall option from the left side of the window.
Step 4. Click Change settings button on the new window. Locate the Star Ward The Old Republic entry from the list and check the boxes next to both Private and Public networks.
Step 5. Then click the OK button and restart your computer.
After restarting, you can re-launch the problematic game through Steam and check if the game can run without reporting the error message “This application has encountered an unspecified error”.