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I'm having massive problems with my metro apps

  1. #11


    Posts : 1
    windows 8


    I am having the same problem. The apps on the start screen will not open. They open with the app main logo and stay that way for a while and then simply close and the start screen is back. The only thing I did today was disable my password. Any thoughts?

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  2. #12


    Posts : 21
    Win 8 x64 with media center


    Abaco, if you could try and uninstall-reinstall one of the apps, we'd know for sure that you're having the same problems. My apps behaved exactly the same as yours do now but after I reinstalled them, they say at the loading screen with the dots going round and round forever, until I close the app.

    Reinstalling the Mail, calendar and social apps package made it work though, so you can try that. After uninstalling, find the corresponding app folder under "c:\program files\WindowsApps\ and delete it, then install it fresh from the Windows store.
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  3. #13


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8 Pro


    I attempt to start one of the apps and it opens the splash screen and thats it - just sits on the splash screen for a few seconds until it is deemed to be inactive so it is then minimised to the background. When i re-open it from the background it is still on the splash screen. This is for all metro apps and I noticed it first on Wednesday (19/12/2012).

    I uninstalled one of the apps and re-installed it - still didn't work.
    I ran the app diagnostics tool - restarted - still the apps didn't work
    I then refreshed Windows 8 loosing all of my installed legacy apps in the process - still the metro apps didn't work
    Then re-installed Windows 8 from a USB flash drive - still the apps don't work

    I have Windows 8 Pro 32bit with Media Center installed as an upgrade to Windows Vista on a old Dell Inspiron 1720. Installed Windows 8 in late October and only now has this started happening
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  4. #14


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    i had this issue early on with my win8pro upgrade. they just seemed to stop working. only the windows store worked. i had to manually uninstall and then reinstall every metro app.
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  5. #15


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8 Pro


    in the end I did a clean install rather than 'keep files and user settings' install - my 'metro' apps now work again
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  6. #16


    Posts : 21
    Win 8 x64 with media center


    Alright, it has been a while. on my previous win8 (upgrade from win7), the problems kept popping up at random, so I decided to do a full, clean install of windows 8. All drivers up to date, etc.


    Guess what?

    Yeah, my metro apps are still screwed up!! Same symptoms as before, after clicking on the tile, it goes full screen with the small logo in the middle, then after 1.5 seconds, it just vanishes without actually showing me the app.

    the apps worked fine after I uninstalled and reinstalled them like 2 weeks ago, but the issue reoccurs after about 4-5 days, every time. Needless to say, I can't be arsed to reinstall them every 5 days, that would be just crazy.

    So, now that the "upgrade < clean install" myth has been broken, does anyone have any proper tips on why this might be happening and how it could be fixed? And please, no more reinstalling. Ever!
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  7. #17


    Hello there. Murphy's law > If anything can go wrong it will. Computers have a double whammy > Hardware and software.

    Although I see your apps work for awhile, something seems to go wrong. I don't know what machine you have or the age of it, but let's not keep hardware problem out of the picture. You may want to perform a memory test and a hard drive test. It could be an over heating problem. But, before that try Apps and Tiles Not Working or Responding: Fix in Windows 8. I suggest to through the list to see if those help.
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  8. #18


    Posts : 21
    Win 8 x64 with media center


    Thanks for the answer!

    My PC specs: C2Q q9650, Asus P5QL-Pro, XFX HD6950 2Gb, 4Gb DDR2.

    I constantly perform maintenance and monitoring on my hardware to keep it running fit, so I'd rule that out (performed memtest and HDTune tests just to be sure, everything comes up clean).

    Just reinstalled the whole lot of apps again for the 3rd time, everything is running fine. But I'm more than certain that it won't take a week until I stop receiving desktop alerts of new mail, which is when I'll notice the apps stopped working again...
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  9. #19


    You're quite welcome. Does all your desktop applications run without fault?
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  10. #20


    Posts : 21
    Win 8 x64 with media center


    Yeah, all my desktop apps work fine, and always have. It's the metro apps that keep causing me headaches all the time...
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