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Weather and Sports App won`t start...

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    Weather and Sports App won`t start...


    Hi. Ive searched everywhere but with no solution. These 2 Apps (plus Travel I think) are the only ones that just won`t run. When I installed Windows 8 some months ago they were working fine, so my suspicion is that I accidentally one of the necessary Windows Services for this app. I remember vaguely some System optimizer that offered to terminate some "unnecessary" win Services. Could anyone tell me which missing Service could cause These apps to hang?? I can click on them but they just "hang" on the loading Animation (little circle) forever...
    I also checked the Firewall and These apps have rules activated. Also the app-specific permissions have been double-checked. I`m clueless...

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    Hello ringostarr, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Since this could be anything that caused this, you could do a system restore using a restore point (if available) dated before you had this issue to undo and fix it.

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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    Hey, sry but that is not an option right now. Too many files and programs would be gone, can`t justify that just for these 2 apps ...
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    I hear you.

    If you like, you can look at the table in the tutorial below to see the default settings for services in Windows 8 to help compare your settings against.

    Services - Restore Default Services in Windows 8
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    Ah thanks very much, gonna do that, just what I needed
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    Just double-checked the Services list with mine and everything was running fine.... Also uninstalling and reinstalling didn`t help either. Well, i guess I can be lucky that only These 2 refuse to run, and the rest just works fine...I`m still very eager to find the solution since those apps were running fine in the beginning...
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    You could also give the "Windows Store Apps Troubleshooter" a try to see if it may be able to detect and fix the issue.

    Windows Store Apps Troubleshooter - Fix Apps in Windows 8
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    Thanks for the tip, but I tried the Troubleshooter months ago already...
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    I just looked in the Event log and it seems to be a JavaScript error. specifically a "generic error". Description: "an internal error occurred in the Microsoft internet-extensions"....perhaps somebody can make something out of that...
    I`ll try updating Java...although it is most likely up to date.
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