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some tiles not working under win 8.1

  1. #1


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    win 8.1

    some tiles not working under win 8.1


    HI first post to this site. Sorry if this question is in the wrong section but please help.
    After running win 8.1 for several months (mainly by running desktop and working as I always used to with occasional forays into the win 8.1 start screen and clicking tiles), I have discovered that just recently many of the tiles don't work correctly or at all.

    Two different examples; in the win 8.1 start screen I can see news displayed in my 'news' tile, cant see a tile displayed in my clock tile to name 2.

    If I click on the affected tiles, the screen fills with the coloured background and the news icon (or clock icon) then I get returned to the desktop with this 'tile' now an icon in the bottom menu bar, no content is shown. Some however do work such as my Facebook, internet explorer, music and LinkedIn tiles to name a few.

    I don't know if it is relevant but just recently I have been having issues with Drop Box not being able to start on power up and telling me to sort out permissions. On one occasion it asked me to change inheritance settings (don't know what that is) but it did not work so I changed them back. Not sure if this can have left issues or if so how to fix them.

    Finally to solve this I did a system restore but what ever date I pick it ends up with the same non helpful message that says there was some error and so it did not happen. Am I the only one that things a bit more info from Microsoft on this would help rather than the equivalent of a 'don't know shrug'?

    I have searched the internet but so far to no avail.
    any help welcome.

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  2. #2


    Canada
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    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    Run sfc /scannow in the elevated command prompt.
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  3. #3


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    I've had that happen on occasion and found that uninstalling then re-installing those non working apps generally gets them working again.
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    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    Quote Originally Posted by strollin View Post
    I've had that happen on occasion and found that uninstalling then re-installing those non working apps generally gets them working again.
    IMHO Band Aid solutions are never the answer. If there are problems, they need to be addressed before they snowball into bigger problems.
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  5. #5


    N. Calif
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    W10 Pro (desktop), W10 (laptop), W10 Pro (tablet), W10 (laptop)


    Quote Originally Posted by Nuccii View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by strollin View Post
    I've had that happen on occasion and found that uninstalling then re-installing those non working apps generally gets them working again.
    IMHO Band Aid solutions are never the answer. If there are problems, they need to be addressed before they snowball into bigger problems.
    There are times when major surgery is not required because a Band Aid is all that's needed.

    I would agree with you if the OP would re-install and then have the issue repeat itself. In my case, re-installing a couple of apps got them working and no further problems were encountered.
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  6. #6


    UK
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    win 8.1

    some tiles not working under win 8.1


    Hi Ran Scannow and it found no integrity errors.
    Comments?
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  7. #7


    Canada
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    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit
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