Make sure you always run the Launcher as Admin (either by right-clicking or setting in Properties).
It also helps to set anti-virus programs to ignore the World of Warcraft and folders. There's quite a few but since this issue can be caused due to a few different reasons, we need to make sure we go through everything.1).
I used the link that you provided and did all the steps, but none worked. I'd say about a week ago this started happening for me.
I've been using the directly to access and play the game. I've tried all the options in this thread nothing is working for me.
I also followed the internet options thingy in internet explorer . C:\Program Data\C:\Program Data\Blizzard Entertainment\Battle.net\Cache There's a guide on doing this here: https://eu.battle.net/support/en/article/deleting-the-battlenet-tools-folder-windows Hello! When i want to play with Diablo, or Wo W, this happening all the time. Alternatively you can by pass the launcher and load direct from the file but this only works until a patch is released.
My attempts to fix the problem seem to be only making it worse, so I need some advice. Expand the «Software Environment» and then select running tasks. Paste everything into your reply here on the forums.My Wo W launcher is permanently stuck on "initializing." I have deleted the blizz entertainment folder and bnet folder in Program Data file on my computer, as per the technical support FAQ article. I have checked my antivirus program (avast) and windows firewall multiple times to verify that blizz downloader and launcher has full access and is not blocked.When I click on "Connection information", the message says "There is no download in process."I decided to give in and re-install the game.The origin of my problems was all three launchers — — Wo W, Diablo III and Starcraft II — — stuck on Updating Tools in identical ways.After a long list of failed fixes, the situation stands as thus: World of Warcraft brings up its Install splash screen, but can't find data to install from; Diablo III's launcher is stuck at 0%; Starcraft II's launcher is stuck at 0% (and says ' Starcraft II Beta 2012' on the top of the frame).Aaaaand, now stuck on "Initializing." Please any advice would be greatly appreciated.As I stated above, I have done all of the recommendations from this page with no results: https://us.battle.net/support/en/article/blizzard-launcher-tools-patch-troubleshooting Thank you so much in advance for any of your help :)I am having the same issue.The Desktop application uses a process called Agent to install and patch Blizzard games.The steps below may resolve problems in which Agent can’t download data or install files.If your region is currently patching or undergoing maintenance there might be a known issue affecting all players.Check @Blizzard CS on Twitter, or the technical support forums linked at the bottom of this article, for information on any ongoing issues.It's mentioned above, but we really do need to make sure that you remove the Tools folder.This should force the update agent to well, update, and the new version should hopefully work when updating:battle.net/support/article/deleting-the-battlenet-tools-folder-windows2).Disconnection and Latency Issues in Blizzard Games Troubleshooting steps for latency or connection issues when playing Blizzard games.