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Windows Explorer doesn't... work

  1. #1


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1

    Windows Explorer doesn't... work


    Sounds odd, I know. But if I try to load up a Windows Explorer screen after I've closed and re-opened my laptop at any point post-startup, it doesn't work. Just a blank window and the blue loading circle next to my cursor.

    It also means that I can't double click a shortcut to load an application, though right-click -> Open does the trick.

    It's just annoying! Anyone able to shed some light?

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  2. #2


    Posts : 1,360
    Windows 8.1 Enterprise


    Greetings HunterLionheart,

    Below is a guide on how to use the DISM tool in Windows 8. Please post back on the results.

    Link: DISM - Fixing Component Store Corruption in Windows 8

    Once you have completed that use OPTION TWO from the guide below.

    Link: SFC /SCANNOW Command - Run in Windows 8

    Finally, run Windows Update to ensure all updates have been installed.

    Link: Windows Update - Check for and Install in Windows 8
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  3. #3


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1


    Okay, so the former claims to have repaired a corruption. The 2nd did nothing, and I auto-update windows.

    First test seems to suggest it's okay, but will drop back in if it hasn't worked. Cheers!
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  4. #4


    Posts : 1,360
    Windows 8.1 Enterprise


    Awesome
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