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Windows 8.1: Most Metro Apps crash immediately at launch

  1. #121


    Posts : 502
    Vanilla 8 Pro x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Sora View Post
    Hi Guys,


    Other Hardware: Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Surround 5.1 Pro (USB Sound card),
    This card is not compatible with 8.1 it causes many issues like freezing, unresponsivene GUI etc. Fo not update to 8.1 if you usethis card. it renders your OS unusable.


    There is no current date set to release 8.1 drivers for this card.

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  2. #122


    Posts : 1
    Windows 8.1


    Try installing special updates. Worked for my computer. I have windows 8.1 n version, and I after I installed the update (media feature pack for the system), metro apps stopped crashing. I recommend you do this. There are many people who have the similar problem, please SHARE THE WORLD!!!!

    Links: Download Media Feature Pack for N and KN versions of Windows 8.1 from Official Microsoft Download Center
    Get Windows Media Player - Microsoft Windows
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  3. #123


    Manchester CT
    Posts : 693
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit GA


    Olzhasiko, welcome to the forums! check out the tutorials while you are here as they are very good and cover a lot of topics.

    Thanks for pulling up this post. I had forgotten all about it! The last major windows 8.1 update FIXED my crashing apps. So far, no app that I have running is broken any more. Hurrah for MS and a big raspberry to MS for having broken the apps in the first place but eventually fixed them.

    Ignore all other posts by me as none of them fixed the Newegg app!

    Olz, I bet you also had the critical update installed while you were pulling up the other updates. I forgot when MS released it or what the KB number was but it was a mandatory update and would have piggybacked onto any other update. Perhaps your Media player fixes will help for apps that are broken that I did not have installed. Thanks for sharing.
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  4. #124


    Posts : 60
    Windows 8.1 Pro Media Center X 64


    I reviewed all 13 pages of this very enlightening thread...as I too have had all the issues mentioned with the Win 8.1 Metro apps...
    As I just completed another clean install of my Win 8.1 Pro/Media Center OS....thus far all seems ok...keeping my fingers crossed..lol as it has been a frustrating experience!

    My issue is with the latest version 2.xxx of Flipboard app, which I can not log-in....have created another account, but still no success.
    I have emailed to Flipboard Support and here is the reply that I received:

    Subject: Can not sign/log into my account...
    DEC 26, 2013 | 11:20PM PST
    Todd Gullion replied:

    Hello Glenn,
    Thank you for your email. Iím sorry to hear that you are having issues with Flipboard. Letís try some troubleshooting.
    Please retry these steps in order, even if you already have done some of them before.
    Please try fully quitting and restarting Flipboard on your Tablet or PC.
    If on a Tablet:
    1. Swipe in from the right to see the charm menu, select Search
    2. Type Task Manager
    3. Select Flipboard and End Task
    4. Select the Windows Start Button on your device
    5. Restart Flipboard
    If on a PC:
    1. Move your mouse cursor to one of the right corners to see the charm menu, select Search
    2. Type Task Manager
    3. Select Flipboard and End Task
    4. Select the Windows Start Button in the left-bottom corner
    5. Restart Flipboard
    Now open Flipboard again. Working? If not, please uninstall, reboot Tablet or PC, and then re-install Flipboard.
    1.Press and hold the Flipboard tile, or with a mouse right-click it
    2. Select Uninstall from the bottom menu
    3.Reboot your device or PC
    4.Go to the Windows Store and re-install
    Let me know if the problem persists.

    Thank you,


    Hi Todd,

    Unfortunately no success with your 'trouble-shooting' options...I have even reinstalled Win8.1 Pro/Media Center ...have cleared Microsoft Store Cache, ran the MS Aps Troubleshooter.cab...all other Metro apps are functioning properly with the exception of Flipboard app on my Windows laptop...(not touchscreen)

    Seems I just can not log-in....even have created another account...no luck..
    The app looks quite nice...however going to other Win8/Win 8.1 forums...members are reporting issues with the latest V2.xxxx
    I will utilize either Bing News, or the latest Weave as my newsreader, as they both function/update properly....both showing the 'Option to turn live tile on/off'....whereas Flipboard does not show this option...

    Have even tried to login through both my Facebook and Twitter accounts....no luck either.
    Also I have Windows Defender as my AV...all settings are approved for Flipboard access..

    Sincerely,

    If any of our collective membership could possibly assist with more troubleshooting options...would be greatly appreciated
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    I swear that I performed this 'command prompt':

    Originally
    Posted by
    nyctransplant




    I have been
    having the same issues since upgrading to Windows 8.1 on Sunday night.
    Everything in the desktop world works normally but the entire metro world
    (store, apps, even PC settings) doesn't work. I was able to get my Windows
    Store app to start working by using the following command in the Command Prompt
    (Admin):



    powershell -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted Add-AppxPackage
    -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $Env:SystemRoot\WinStore\AppxManifest.xml

    But just tried it multi-times...rebooted...installed Flipboard again...proceeded to Login area:

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    Finally success....however there is definitely many issues with the Win 8.1 apps and MS Store...for now, I'm relieved and will keep my fingers crossed, that all remains stable...lol!
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  5. #125


    Manchester CT
    Posts : 693
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit GA


    gahmvwm5, Microsoft did a LOT of under the hood changes for apps in Win8.1. I would imagine that it broke several of them, especially ones that are more complicated. It will probably be up to the developer to conform to the new specs that MS laid out more than expecting MS to tweak individual programs. Glad to hear you found a workaround.
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  6. #126


    Posts : 60
    Windows 8.1 Pro Media Center X 64


    Quote Originally Posted by johnpombrio View Post
    gahmvwm5, Microsoft did a LOT of under the hood changes for apps in Win8.1. I would imagine that it broke several of them, especially ones that are more complicated. It will probably be up to the developer to conform to the new specs that MS laid out more than expecting MS to tweak individual programs. Glad to hear you found a workaround.
    Hi johnpombrio,

    Yes indeed, I sent 'Bug Report Logs' to Flipboard Support and various pieces from this thread, as well as my own frustrating experience with Win8.1 apps and the MS Store and received the following reply:

    'Hello Glenn,Thank you for sending this information, this helps us. I am sending this to our Windows Team now.

    Thank you,
    Todd Gullion'
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  7. #127


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1


    Thought I'd chime in that I also have this problem except that it's somewhat intermittent. I have a brand new Thinkpad Yoga, a laptop that comes preinstalled with 8.1. I have been very diligent about updating the drivers from the Lenovo support page, flashing the BIOS and running Windows Update repeatedly to ensure that my system is completely up to date.

    The splash page / crash issue happens with essentially every Metro/Modern app. After the app "crashes", I can see it in the running app bar, if I click on it there, it works fine. Also, sometimes the problem doesn't happen at all: the apps launch normally. The sporadic nature of the problem is what makes it so frustrating, in some respects I'd prefer to have the apps crash every time as then it might be easier to identify what's causing the problem. Searching around on the internet, this is one of many threads discussing this issue. I'd say it's fairly widespread.

    My computer also used to not wake up from sleep, another fairly common problem. I seem to have this (much more major and annoying) problem resolved at this point.

    I've read this entire thread and it doesn't look like there's a definitive fix yet for everyone. I suspect this is just going to be one of those things that goes away over time as 8.1 matures and third parties continue developing drivers/BIOS. For now, it's definitely irritating as I actually like most of the first party apps. Also, I find 8.1 to be a nice usability upgrade over 8.0.

    Sidenote: I also recently bought a Dell XPS 12 laptop for my wife. The XPS is similar to my Haswell-based machine except that she's running 8.0 and has a lower spec. She has none of these problems. I've recommended to her that she not upgrade to 8.1 at this time.
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  8. #128


    Welcome to Windows Eight Forums, hiro11. It's good to have you aboard.

    Good advice to keep the wife happy.
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  9. #129


    Posts : 60
    Windows 8.1 Pro Media Center X 64


    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Welcome to Windows Eight Forums, hiro11. It's good to have you aboard.

    Good advice to keep the wife happy.
    Yes indeed, welcome hiro11...I could not agree more!
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  10. #130


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by gahbmwm5 View Post
    Yes indeed, welcome hiro11...I could not agree more!
    Thanks guys. Happy wife, happy life. The XPS 12 is a sweet piece of hardware. When it hit $699 in base configuration last week, I couldn't say no.
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