How to Fix ROG Gaming Center Not Opening on Windows?

The ROG Gaming Center accompanies ACER computers and it’s a very helpful tool for gamers. Unfortunately, many users have reported various problems as the ROG Gaming Center simply refuses to open after installing a new update for the application or Windows.

ROG Gaming Center not Opening

There have been many different useful methods that managed to provide a solution to the problem. This article will gather these methods and provide step-by-step instructions for you to follow carefully. The problem should be resolved in no time so good luck!

What Causes the ROG Gaming Center not Opening Problem on Windows?

Some causes of this problem are known and they were discussed by many users of this program. Unknown causes are more dangerous but there are some methods which provide results without anyone knowing how. Either way, we have prepared a list of possible causes below so make sure you check it out!

  • Blocked by Avast – Your Avast antivirus might prevent the ROG Gaming Center from running properly. This can be quite difficult to notice in the beginning. Avast is known to cause such problems and we recommend you add an exception for ROG. If this doesn’t work out, you can always uninstall Avast and use a different antivirus tool.
  • Old or faulty drivers – The ROG Gaming Center is used to manage various gaming-related devices such as your graphics card and your peripherals such as your mouse and keyboard. The drivers for these devices need to be up-to-date if you want to avoid this issue.
  • Administrator permissions – If administrator permissions are missing, the app might be prevented from accessing certain files or resources. Providing administrator permissions to the main executable might be an easy way to resolve the problem.

Solution 1: Make an Exception for ROG Gaming Center in Avast or Uninstall Avast

Many users have reported that the Rog Gaming Center is often affected by the antivirus your laptop has installed at the moment. At the vast majority of those cases, Avast is the culprit and you should consider adding an exception in Avast to allow ROG Gaming Center to operate without issues. Check out the steps below!

  1. Open Avast by double-clicking its icon on your Desktop or by searching for it when inside the Start menu or the Search Simply type “Avast” and left-click the first available result which will appear.
  2. Click the Menu option at the top-right corner of Avast’s user interface and click on Settings from the context menu which will appear.
Opening Avast Settings
  1. Make sure you stay in the General tab and tap the Exceptions option inside. Follow it up by clicking the Add Exception
  2. Click the Browse button and navigate to the folder where you decided to install the ROG Gaming Center. By default, it should be:
C:\Program Files (x86)\ROG Gaming Center
Adding an exception in Avast
  1. Select this folder and click the Add Exception button of the window which will appear. Restart your computer and try to open the ROG Gaming Center once again to see if it opens properly from now on.

Solution 2: Run ROG Gaming Center as an Administrator

Sometimes certain apps need to have administrator permissions to run properly. This shouldn’t be the case but many users have reported that running the main ROG Gaming Center executable as an administrator managed to resolve the problem and the ROG Gaming Center started to open properly from that point on. Follow the steps we have prepared below to do so!

  1. First of all, you will need to open the ROG Gaming Center installation folder. If there is a shortcut available on the Desktop, you can simply right-click its entry and choose Open file location from the context menu which will appear.
  2. If there is no such entry on the Desktop, you can simply open a folder on your computer or click the Libraries icon from the Quick Access menu from the taskbar. After that, click the This PC entry from the navigation menu on the right side. You can also locate This PC on your Desktop.
Opening This PC
  1. Once inside, make sure you try navigating to the folder where you have decided to install the ROG Gaming Center. By default, the folder should be:
C:\Program Files (x86)\ROG Gaming Center
  1. Locate the main executable inside, right-click its entry, and choose Properties from the context menu which will appear. Once inside, make sure you navigate to the Compatibility In the Settings section, check the box next to the Run this program as an administrator option.
Run this program as an administrator
  1. Try reopening the ROG Gaming Center and check to see if it now opens properly!

Solution 3: Install the Latest Drivers

There are several problematic drivers which you should consider when troubleshooting the ROG Gaming Center not opening problem. These drivers include the keyboard, mouse, and graphics drivers. Updating these drivers if crucial if you want to resolve this problem quickly and efficiently.

  1. First of all, you need to open the Device Manager if you want to manage installed device drivers. Make sure you use the Windows Key + R key combination to open the Run dialog box. Inside the text box, type “devmgmt.msc” and click the OK button below to open the Device Manager.
Opening the Device Manager
  1. You can also search for the Device Manager in the Start Menu. Once inside, you will need to expand the following sections: Display adapters, Mice and other pointing devices and Keyboards.
  2. Locate your graphics card, mouse, and keyboard, respectively, right-click these entries and choose Uninstall device from the context menu which will appear.
Uninstalling your mouse
  1. Once you have uninstalled these drivers, click the Action option from the menu bar above and click the Scan for hardware changes This will scan your computer for uninstalled drivers and install the latest available versions automatically.
Scan for hardware changes
  1. Try reopening the ROG Gaming Center and check to see if it now opens properly!

Solution 4: Reinstall ROG Gaming Center

If no other method can help you, reinstalling is still a viable option. It is very simple to perform this method and it’s something you need to check out while troubleshooting this problem. You can perform this method in Control Panel or the Settings app if you are using Windows 10.

Older versions of Windows:

  1. Make sure you open the Control Panel by searching for it after clicking the Start menu or the Search/Cortana You can also use the Ctrl + R key combination to open the Run dialog box. Simply type “control.exe” inside and click the OK button to open the Control Panel.
Opening the Control Panel
  1. Once inside, click the View by option at the top right corner and change it to Category. Click on Uninstall a program under the Programs
Uninstall a program in Control Panel
  1. Locate the ROG Gaming Center entry inside, left-click it, and click the Uninstall button from the menu which will appear on the top of the screen. Follow the instructions on the screen to uninstall it.

Windows 10:

  1. You can use the Windows Key + I key combination to open the Settings Also, you can click the Start menu button or the Windows Key on your keyboard and click the cog icon from the bottom left corner of the Start menu to open Settings.
Opening Settings from the Start menu
  1. Click to open the Apps section inside and left-click it to open the list of all installed programs on your computer. Scroll down until you reach the ROG Gaming Center entry, left-click it, and click the Uninstall button which will appear.
  2. Follow the instructions in the uninstallation wizard which will open promptly.

After completing the uninstallation, download the ROG Gaming Center again, double-click the installer, and follow the instructions on-screen to install it on your computer again.


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