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Apps display splash screen but fail to open (incl Store)

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    Windows 8 64Bit

    Apps display splash screen but fail to open (incl Store)

    I have a Lenovo G505s AMD A8 Laptop, fairly new to Windows 8 as this is my first platform running it. Not had the system long, but generally finding it ok except for this one problem thats decided to arise:

    All apps, including the Windows Store fail to launch when clicked. They display a splash screen but no loading symbol, the splash screen hangs for about a minute and then the whole app shuts off again. This started with the calculator from what I can see, but now it seems to affect all of them. I've tried multiple theories from several forums and sites but nothing has made a difference.

    If possible I don't want to have to refresh or reinstall Windows 8 as I have a fair amount of software I've installed and don't want to have to go through installation all over again.

    Thanks for any help/advice

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  2. #2

    San Jose - California
    Posts : 2,846
    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64

    By any chance did you turn off UAC (User Access Control) completely ? if so then turn it back on. If not, Open the Admin Command Prompt and try:
    1. Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
    2. sfc /scannow
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  3. #3

    Posts : 21,865
    64-bit Windows 10

    Hello CircusAim, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    In addition, I would recommend to go through the list of troubleshooting items in the tutorial below to see if they may help.

    Apps and Tiles Not Working or Responding: Fix in Windows 8
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