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Fix Origin Error while playing games on Windows PC

Origin is right up there with the best in the world of gaming launchers. But just like any other Windows software, its users are not oblivious of the error codes and messages. In this article, we are going to talk about some of the most common errors. We will show you how to fix Origin Error Codes 20.99, 1001, 1002, 1003, 1004, 6.0, 10.0 and 196613:0 on Windows 11/10 PC.

How do I fix Origin error?

Every Origin error is similar to each other in some way, but sometimes can be different as well. More often than not, these errors are nothing more than some corrupted caches, which can be easily removed, hence, the error can be easily resolved. However, there are some other reasons as well. We have mentioned five of the most common error codes that an Origin user can face in their tenure as a gamer. However, before going for the troubleshooting guide, you need to first check the status of the Origin server. If the server is down, then there is nothing you can do other than wait for the engineers to get the server back on track.

Fix Origin Error while playing games

Following are the Origin Error that we will be talking about in this article.

  1. Origin Error Code 20.99
  2. Origin Error Codes 1001, 1002, 1003, 1004
  3. Origin Error Code 6.0
  4. Origin Error Code 10.0
  5. Origin Error Code 196613:0

Let us troubleshoot them.

1] Origin Error Code 20.99

Error Code 20.99 comes with the following error message.

Whoops- the installer encountered an error
Please quit and restart the installation. You’ll be up and running in no time.
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To fix this there are a few things that you need to do. First of all, allow the launcher through the firewall. You need to allow Origin installer through Public and Private. This will do the job for you. If that doesn’t work, then uninstall the app and install the latest version of Origin from origin.com.

Also Check: Origin fails to install with Error Code 20:2 

2] Origin Error Code 1001, 1002, 1003, 1004

You may see error codes 1001, 1002, 1003, 1004 in Origin while trying to make a payment. What you need to do in order to resolve this issue is remove the credit card from your account, reattach it, and then try logging in. This is a glitch that should be resolved.

3] Origin Error Code 6.0


Origin Error Code 6.0 is another installation error that usually occurs when a previous Origin installation file is present on your system. To fix it, we need to remove Origin’s existence from your computer. Then reinstall it to resolve the issue. Follow the given steps to do the same.

  • Open Task Manager, right-click on Origin and click End Task.
  • Hit Win + R, type the following location and click Ok.

Then, delete all the folders except Local Content.

  • Again open Run and go to the following location.
  • Remove the Origin folder.
  • Then paste the following location in the address bar of File Explorer and hit Enter.
  • Delete Origin folder from there as well.
  • Restart your computer.
  • Finally, reinstall the app.

Hopefully, this will do the job for you.

4] Origin Error Code 10.0

Origin error 10.0 forbids the user from installing the app on their system. So, it is pretty obvious that a corrupted installation file will cause this issue. What we need to do is first clear the programming files of Origin, uninstall it and then reinstall the application. Open File Explorer and go to the following location.

C:\Program Files (x86)

And delete the Origin folder.

Then, uninstall the application, to do that, follow the given steps.

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Click Apps.
  3. Look for Origin.
  4. For Windows 11: Click on the three dots > Uninstall. For Windows 10: Select the app and click Uninstall.

Finally, reinstall the app and check if the issue persists.

5] Origin Error Code 196613:0


You may see Origin error code 196613:0 when trying to update or download a game. This error code usually happens because of the outdated Origin client app and the platform on which you are trying to run it. We are going to talk about this in detail and see what you can do to resolve the issue. But first, we need to check if there are Windows updates available. As mentioned earlier, the issue can be because of an outdated platform, so, updating the OS is pretty self-explanatory. Once you are done with that, let us begin troubleshooting.

Update Origin

You can not click on a button to update the Origin client app, for that, you need to enable automatic updates. To do that, follow the given steps.

  • Open Origin.
  • Click on your account name and then on Application Settings.
  • Go to Applications > Client update and enable Automatically update Origin.

Now, close, the app, restart your system, right-click on Origin and click Run as administrator. If that doesn’t work, move to the next solution.

Enable Safe Mode Downloading


If Origin is unable to download with the regular method then we have to enable Safe Mode Downloading and see if that works. To do that, open Origin, and click Origin > Application Settings > Diagnostics. Finally, enable Safe mode downloading using the toggle.

Hopefully, this will fix the problem.

There are some other Origin error codes such as origin.exe application error 0xc00007bWhich is nothing but an application and is not exhaustive to Origin. So, before looking for a guide an Origin-related guide, make sure that it is not a Windows error.

Following are some other errors that an Origin user can experience:

How do I repair a game on Origin?

To repair a game on Origin, follow the given steps.

  • Launch Origin.
  • Go to Library.
  • Right-click on the game you want to repair
  • Select Repair Game.

This should do the job for you.

Fix Origin Error while playing games