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Windows 8 tiles/programs do not open upon clicking

  1. #1

    Windows 8 tiles/programs do not open upon clicking


    I installed programs called vaultClient by SourceGear, Mumble (a chat client) on my machine, needed to do a reboot. After rebooting, the Start interface show up with all the tiles and what have you, but clicking into Desktop rendered nothing, clicking any of the program tiles, nothing. Going into Apps and trying to open programs, nothing.....I can't do anything but look at the Start interface, but when clicking on my machineName icon to Sign out, that works.
    ?????
    Z

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  2. #2


    UK
    Posts : 333
    Windows Server 2012 R2 / 8.1


    Hey Zmmx,

    Have you tried uninstalling the Program and restarting?



    Have a look at this tutorial and work your way through some of the troubleshooting steps:

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

    Any questions just ask.

    Hope that helps.

    Harry
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  3. #3


    No, I cannot click into anything, I can login , then when I see the Start interface with all the tiles, I cannot click any of the tiles to open programs or desktop. It's useless, even tho I see the tiles running their current Weather and Stock feeds; the only thing I can do is clicking on my profilepicIcon to either "Lock" , or "Sign Out"
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  4. #4


    UK
    Posts : 333
    Windows Server 2012 R2 / 8.1


    Can you try refreshing your computer:

    Refresh Windows 8

    Hope that helps

    Cheers,
    Harry
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  5. #5


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Have you tried this, {If you can Search with the charms bar.},

    Click image for larger version

    or:

    Press Win Key + R to open RUN.
    Type in:

    WSReset.exe

    & click ok.

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  6. #6


    UK
    Posts : 333
    Windows Server 2012 R2 / 8.1


    Good post David,

    Also are you able to press:
    + X < will bring up the administrator menu - If that works please bring up administrator command prompt with:
    + A

    Then type in the following:

    SFC /Scannow

    This will take sometime afterward; restart and try again.

    Cheers,
    Harry
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  7. #7


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    After running sfc, run:

    Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

    in elevated command prompt.

    It hangs on 20% for a long time & suddenly completes.
    Reboot.

    Run sfc again.
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