Best Way to Fix LOL “PvP.net Patcher Kernel Has Stopped Working”

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Do you see an error pops up on your screen while starting up League of Legends (LoL)? In the error, you will see “PvP.net Patcher Kernel has stopped working” and the program will stop. If you are looking for the way to fix it, you have come to the right place. Scroll down to see how to do it.

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Best Way to Fix LOL “PvP.net Patcher Kernel Has Stopped Working”

Frustrating as it is, there are still some solutions to this error. You can try them one by one and see if any of them can fix your problem.

1) Run your game as administrator

This is the simplest yet most effective method for many people! It is strongly recommended that you have a try of it before anything else.

Just right-click on the League of Legends execution file (or its shortcut) and select Run as administrator.
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That’s it! Now see if you can enter your game as you did before.

2) Close the program with Task Manager and reopen it

Sometimes you will need to completely close down your game and reopen it when you meet this error. To do this, perform the steps below.

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a) Right click on taskbar, and select Task Manager.
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b) In Task Manager, go to Processes tab. Find all the processes related to LoL, including League of Legends Client (LoLClient.exe), Riot Client Patcher (LoLLauncher.exe), and LoLPatcher.exe. Right click on each of them and select End task to end these processes.
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c) Reopen your game and see if the problem resolves.

3) Remove some patch files of LoL

If you meet PvP.net Patcher Kernel has stopped working error, you can remove some files of your game patch to solve the problem. This sometimes can be a good fix.

a) Open File Explorer and navigate to where you have put your game. Then go to RADS folder.
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b) Open projects, lol_air_client, releases, and the latest folder inside releases. Delete the files called “releasemanifest” and “S_OK“.
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c) Then open deploy folder, and delete the files with the names of “logs“, “META-INF“, “lol.properties” and “LoLClient.exe“.
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d) Try starting your game. If this method works, it will take some time for the program to re-patch the recent patch.

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Conclusion

That’s all! Now, you can start League of Legends normally on your computer. If this error happens again on your computer, you can go back to this article and do the method to fix it once again. Or, you can contact us if the methods above don’t work on your computer.

Thank you for reading, Folks!

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