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Windows 8.1: Most Metro Apps crash immediately at launch

  1. #91


    Manchester CT
    Posts : 693
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit GA


    Sora, welcome to the Win8 forums. This is a really hard problem to pin down. read through all the posts here to see if there is something that may help. Only a couple of people think it may be hardware related so do not spend much time on checking out the hardware. So far, the only fix that works for most is to right click on the crashing apps, uninstall them, go to the store and reinstall them. That sometimes fixes them for good (or not!) It may also have something to do with the computer sleeping, Homegroup, and the network adapter settings but no real proof so far, just a hunch.

    For now, try to uninstall and reinstall the apps. and keep your fingers crossed.

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  2. #92


    Tabriz
    Posts : 1
    Windows 8.1 Enterprise x64 & Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1


    I have this problem too
    these apps not working people, twitter, weather, sport and calender
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  3. #93


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8.1


    I too have been having the same problem since upgrading to 8.1. Most of the natively installed metro apps don't work. The graphic splash screen pops up for a split second, and then I'm bumped back to desktop mode. Apps visible in sidebar, but don't open.

    This includes some 3rd party apps like Skype. "Store" and "Photos" are the only 2 Apps that DO WORK. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling to no avail. I also disabled my firewall, but that didn't work either. At first I thought it was only with the native apps, but I just installed the Netflix App, and it doesn't work either. This is pissing me off. Everything worked under 8.0.

    Attempted fixes:
    1: disabled firewall
    2: undated graphics drivers
    3: uninstalled/reinstalled apps
    4. ran Microsoft App Troubleshooter
    5. ran Windows update
    ..and a few other random little things


    nothing works.
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  4. #94


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by Liam1694u View Post
    I too have been having the same problem since upgrading to 8.1. Most of the natively installed metro apps don't work. The graphic splash screen pops up for a split second, and then I'm bumped back to desktop mode. Apps visible in sidebar, but don't open.

    This includes some 3rd party apps like Skype. "Store" and "Photos" are the only 2 Apps that DO WORK. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling to no avail. I also disabled my firewall, but that didn't work either. At first I thought it was only with the native apps, but I just installed the Netflix App, and it doesn't work either. This is pissing me off. Everything worked under 8.0.

    Attempted fixes:
    1: disabled firewall
    2: undated graphics drivers
    3: uninstalled/reinstalled apps
    4. ran Microsoft App Troubleshooter
    5. ran Windows update
    ..and a few other random little things


    nothing works.
    also, this is the only Windows 8.(anything) device on my home network.
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  5. #95


    Manchester CT
    Posts : 693
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit GA


    Liam, Welcome to EightForums! I wish I had an answer for you. After enabling HomeGroup again, I would have the same issues as you, crash to desktop (but NOT listed in the task switcher!). But so far, I have recovered them by logging into my Windows Live account, go to the store, bring mouse to the top of the screen and RIGHT clicking. Then I can see "your apps". After I uninstall all of the broken apps on the start screen, I reinstall them from the store. MOST of them work, but some like NewEgg and Kindle still crash. I too have checked to see if the apps are enabled in the Windows Firewall (most are added when they are installed).
    Last edited by johnpombrio; 10 Nov 2013 at 18:15.
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  6. #96


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by johnpombrio View Post
    Liam, Welcome to EightForums! I wish I had an answer for you. After enabling HomeGroup again, I would have the same issues as you, crash to desktop (but NOT listed in the task switcher!). But so far, I have recovered them by logging into my Windows Live account, go to the store, bring mouse to the top of the screen and RIGHT clicking. Then I can see "your apps". After I uninstall all of the broken apps, I reinstall them. MOST of them work, but some like NewEgg and Kindle still crash. I too have checked to see if the apps are enabled in the Windows Firewall (most are added when they are installed).

    the funny thing is when I go to "your apps" in the App Store there is no option to uninstall. Now I know I can uninstall from the metro screen. But your post implied that I could uninstall from within the store. It shows the list of all my apps. Some of them say "installed" and some say "Not Installed" after the icon. Regardless of which type of app I right-click on, I only get two options; [clear] and [install]. There is no [uninstall] option. should there be?
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  7. #97


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8.1 Professional


    I have the same problem, but only with the Food & Drink app, and only intermittently. And that's in addition to my live tile update problem. From my (limited and anecdotal) experience, it seems like the Microsoft apps are the buggiest of the bunch, as 3rd party apps (Amazon, Facebook, the Dell Store) work flawlessly for me.
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  8. #98


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8.1 Professional


    Another thing to note is that the Bing Weather app for Windows Phone 8 is also buggy with its live tile (it's a widespread problem across handsets). Since WP8 apps and Modern apps share at least part of their code base with one another, I'm leaning towards all of these Modern app issues being a software problem rather than a hardware problem.

    I hope they address it soon, as the entire point of the Modern UI is to have simple apps that work, with live tiles that are actually live. I really like it when it works, so stability on that front would be most welcome.
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  9. #99


    Manchester CT
    Posts : 693
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit GA


    Kevin, excpt for a couple of apps that do not work (like Newegg which worked just until a 3-4 days ago), the rest of the apps work fine for me, including the weather app which updates fine. Like the sleep issue, this is NOT A WIDESPREAD PROBLEM or news sites would be reporting it immediately. For instance, a lot of gamers were noticing a laggy mouse problem after the 8.1 update and that has been on a ton of websites. MS did a patch today for it. Don't expect a patch to fix this, it may happen but more likely we will need a driver change or a setting that is screwed up. Perhaps the only solution will be a new, cold install but I hope not!
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  10. #100


    a lot of similar problems are pertaining towards the same issue but still there is no sure shot solution for this has been suggested .. and i am too eager to know an apt answer
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