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My Windows 8.1 apps won't start from the Start menu

  1. #1


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8.1 and Windows 7

    My Windows 8.1 apps won't start from the Start menu


    3 days before my Windows 8.1 pc wasn't working during log in it showed up with "The System Event Notification Service service failed the sign in."
    I posted this thread but no one replied then back yesterday I ran it into Safe Mode and used the CMD and put these "sfc/scannow" then the PC booted into Safe Mode.
    But in my Start Menu many apps won't open accept Facebook, Twitter, Photos and the Store opens, and when I goto install apps it shows "This app wasn't installed"
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    And my Start menu is like this:
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    And the "sfc/scannow" command shows that there are Corrupted or Missing Files
    Then I also did these:

    • DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Scanhealth
    • DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth
      But then also no luck please suggest me what to do

    I updated my PC from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 4 days before
    And this happened 3 days before
    And the PC started to boot from yesterday.
    Please reply Please


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  2. #2


    Posts : 1,360
    Windows 8.1 Enterprise
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  3. #3


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8.1 and Windows 7


    Sir, I've tried this
    But unfortunately it didn't work
    But can you tell me any way to download those corrupt files
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  4. #4


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8.1 and Windows 7


    And I've tried all the steps and neither the Store starts or the any of those apps.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 1,360
    Windows 8.1 Enterprise


    Windows Firewall is disabled

    Seems like, if the Windows Firewall is disabled, you will not be able to install application from Windows Store. So the first thing you have to check is whether the Windows 8 Firewall is turn off or not. To access it on Metro screen, just type in Windows Firewall, open it and make sure itís turned on.
    If some strange reason your unable to turn on Windows Firewall, check if the Windows Firewall service is stopped. On the Metro screen type in Services and look for Windows Firewall. Now make sure that the service is set to automatic and started.

    I
    ncorrect Date and Time


    If you have incorrect Date and Time being set on your computer, youíll have issues installing applications from Windows Store. So make sure you have the correct date, time. You can change it from Regional Settings from the Control Panel.

    Licensing on Windows Store is not synced


    If the licensing on the Windows Store is not synced properly, you will not be able to install apps on your Windows 8 computer. To manually sync it:

    • Go to Windows Store
    • Press Windows Key + C
    • Open Settings
    • Select App Updates
    • Sync Licenses
    • Now reboot the system and try to download again.


    Source: Fix: Unable to Install Apps from Windows 8 Store
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  6. #6


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8.1 and Windows 7


    The Windows Firewall is enabled by default.
    The time is correct
    I've enabled app sync
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  7. #7


    Posts : 1,360
    Windows 8.1 Enterprise


    Press + X > Select Command Prompt (Admin)

    Type each command, press enter after each one.

    net stop wuauserv
    rename c:\windows\SoftwareDistribution softwaredistribution.old
    net start wuauserv


    Restart the computer, Try again.
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  8. #8


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8.1 and Windows 7


    Tried but till now it fails
    I am not getting it why don't the corrupt files download again.

    • DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Scanhealth
    • DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth
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  9. #9


    Posts : 1,360
    Windows 8.1 Enterprise


    Have you installed all Updates for Windows?

    Have you installed all Updates for Apps?
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  10. #10


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8.1 and Windows 7


    Sir the updates won't install and shows some error
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