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Can't open programs!

  1. #1


    Stockholm
    Posts : 8
    Windows 8

    Can't open programs!


    Helloo! I can't open any programs at all in windows 8. I can open them in safe mode but never in "standard mode". Has anyone got a solution to this?
    Thanks!

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  2. #2


    Can you get to the Metro screen where you can see the program tiles? Can you click on the tiles? If you can, do you get an error when you click on them? Any other info you can provide will be helpful.
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  3. #3


    Stockholm
    Posts : 8
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by phillipduran View Post
    Can you get to the Metro screen where you can see the program tiles? Can you click on the tiles? If you can, do you get an error when you click on them? Any other info you can provide will be helpful.
    Yes, I can go to metro but when trying to open apps, nothing happens. No error, just nothing. I click on them and they "get pushed in" as if they would open but nothing happens. I would love to provide information but it would be very nice if you could be a bit specific with what you need to know. I know nothing about this.
    Thank you!
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  4. #4


    Quote Originally Posted by Fillelito View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by phillipduran View Post
    Can you get to the Metro screen where you can see the program tiles? Can you click on the tiles? If you can, do you get an error when you click on them? Any other info you can provide will be helpful.
    Yes, I can go to metro but when trying to open apps, nothing happens. No error, just nothing. I click on them and they "get pushed in" as if they would open but nothing happens. I would love to provide information but it would be very nice if you could be a bit specific with what you need to know. I know nothing about this.
    Thank you!
    I'll try to be specific. I need to assess the problem and the environment first to be as specific as I can with a recommended solution.

    How did you get Windows 8 on your computer? An upgrade, fresh install or was it already installed?
    Are you running any 3rd party anti virus such as Kaspersky?
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  5. #5


    Stockholm
    Posts : 8
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by phillipduran View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Fillelito View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by phillipduran View Post
    Can you get to the Metro screen where you can see the program tiles? Can you click on the tiles? If you can, do you get an error when you click on them? Any other info you can provide will be helpful.
    Yes, I can go to metro but when trying to open apps, nothing happens. No error, just nothing. I click on them and they "get pushed in" as if they would open but nothing happens. I would love to provide information but it would be very nice if you could be a bit specific with what you need to know. I know nothing about this.
    Thank you!
    I'll try to be specific. I need to assess the problem and the environment first to be as specific as I can with a recommended solution.

    How did you get Windows 8 on your computer? An upgrade, fresh install or was it already installed?
    Are you running any 3rd party anti virus such as Kaspersky?
    It was a fresh install. Worked perfectly up until a couple of days ago. Nope, only using windows defender as antivirus.
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  6. #6


    I did some googling and it appears that some people are having this problem from screen resolution settings. Try adjusting to 1024 X 768 if you can access display settings and test it out.

    Also, open up task manager and see if all of the programs you clicked are running in the background.
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  7. #7


    Stockholm
    Posts : 8
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by phillipduran View Post
    I did some googling and it appears that some people are having this problem from screen resolution settings. Try adjusting to 1024 X 768 if you can access display settings and test it out.

    Also, open up task manager and see if all of the programs you clicked are running in the background.
    I can probably change it in safe mode but I can't open anything in "standard mode" not even ctrl+alt+del..
    Will try to change in safe mode but that won't be saved for standard will it?
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  8. #8


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Filletito,

    Since you are having issues with only being able to open Store apps, you might see if running the "Windows Store Apps" troubleshooter from the tutorial below may be able to help.

    Windows Store Apps Troubleshooter - Fix Apps in Windows 8

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  9. #9


    Did you upgrade your NVIDIA drivers and if you did, is that when the problem started? I know they released an update recently and I see you have a 560.

    You do any gaming?
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  10. #10


    Stockholm
    Posts : 8
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by phillipduran View Post
    Did you upgrade your NVIDIA drivers and if you did, is that when the problem started? I know they released an update recently and I see you have a 560.
    You do any gaming?
    I basically only game and surf the web
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