Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums


Only Metro app that will launch is Fox News

  1. #1


    Posts : 22
    Windows 8 Pro

    Only Metro app that will launch is Fox News


    I'm pretty sure this is a right wing conspiracy but just in case it isn't, I'm having the issue where Metro apps won't launch. I get the app splash screen and then it goes right back to the windows start screen. Windows + tab shows them all running, but none will actually launch. This is a desktop with 1920x1200 resolution, used only windows update drivers for video card, fresh install 3 months ago, no third party anti-virus, all the Metro apps used to work, just started giving me trouble in the last month or so. First a reboot would get them working and now nothing will. Only apps that will work is Microsoft Store and Foxnews. Have not done a refresh but come on, if I have to do a refresh every few months I'll just use the desktop or go back to Windows 7.

    Duane
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails metro apps.jpg  

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Posts : 22,578
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Duane,

    Going through the troubleshooting items listed in the tutorial below may be able to help.

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

    Hope this helps for now,
    Shawn
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Posts : 22
    Windows 8 Pro


    Uninstalled all the apps and re-installed them. Now they all work. Weird.

    Thanks
    Duane
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Posts : 22,578
    64-bit Windows 10


    Great news.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Only Metro app that will launch is Fox News
Related Threads
More...
Hello! After a long search, I finally found a solution to the problem where metro apps crash after briefly showing the splash screen. What did the trick with me was installing the "media pack for the N version of windows 8.1" (if your Windows version would be "N" - didn't know it was the...
Ive set the IE as default from Internt otions of IE( dektop version). Now the app from start screen wont do anything. Th e desktop version works but It can be launch frpm the startscreen either. I have unpined and pined to startcsreen but no avail. That browser choice that keeps staying on the...
Any help on this would be greatly appreciated. After I installed 8, I moved the my own user folder to a secondary drive as I have Win8 on a SSD. Since then many metro apps will not launch. I created a new temp profile that had its user folder in the default location on C and all metro apps...
Four metro apps (news, sports, finance, and travel) have stopped working on my computer. The live tiles appear to update ine but when I click on the app, it opens full screen with no data, just an infinitely spinning circle below the name as if it can't find and load the applicable web page. I've...
Solved Windows 8 metro apps wont launch in Software and Apps
i have just started installing some apps on windows 8 pro and they download fine. When i go to launch them they just crash out within a second. I am running 1920x1080p so res shouldnt be a problem any ideas thanks
Read more at: Windows 8 Release Preview to include Metro style News, Sports, and Travel apps | The Verge
Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook