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Windows 8.1: Most Metro Apps crash immediately at launch

  1. #131


    Posts : 2
    Windows


    I have also been experiencing this issue.

    I only discovered it last night when I decided to go onto Skype. I clicked on the metro box and it went to a light blue state (full screen). I then clicked on the blue state and it took me back to the metro start. I then put my mouse to the top left hotspot and saw that Skype was open. I clicked on this but again it took me back to the metro start. I have checked task manager but it doesn't appear. I have also tried doing a System Restore with ASC to 4 days ago, but that made no difference. I have looked through all 13 pages of this Thread, but none of the fixes have worked.

    Computer Information:
    Make: Samsung
    Graphics Driver: Intel(R) Graphics 3000
    ^Version: [Withdrawn]
    DirectX Version: 11.0

    Also I have noticed that I cant open my app store or my PC Settings. It just does the same thing as above.

    EDIT: would refreshing my pc work? Also when the screen is in the "light blue state" none of the hot spots work, only clicking or doing WIN+D does anything.

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  2. #132


    Posts : 2
    Windows


    UPDATE: I've tried installing updates via the control panel, but its giving me Error Code 80246008
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  3. #133


    Posts : 60
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Let's try fixing the error first. That may be what is causing the apps to crash.

    Windows update error 80246008
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  4. #134


    Zemun
    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Hi all!

    I wanted to chip in to this thread since I've been experiencing this problem for more than a month. I have installed Win8.1 Pro on my computer and after a while first Bing Weather and then some other MS apps started behaving as OP stated - an app splash with crash to Start Tile with app remaining in Alt-Tab list.

    I have read somewhere that somebody located an error log which stated "Failed: Update available". That makes sense, since apps were starting to fail seemingly unrelated to each other after a period of time when they were working correctly.

    Stated in this thread, I too have Core-i3 processor with GeForce GT 640 as a primary (and sole - according to Control Panel) display adapter. Windows Update said that Windows8.1-KB2902892-x64 is already installed in my computer.

    Finally, today I resorted to uninstalling the app - for all users - and again reinstalling them. So far it has worked. Only that this is really a tedious process and could be only temporary solution.

    Quote Originally Posted by johnpombrio View Post
    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.
    Could you please state which KBs are covered with that update. I am not experiencing this problem, at the moment, but I would still like to check whether this update is installed in my computer.

    At the end, a BIG thank you for everybody that contributed constructively to this thread.
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  5. #135


    Manchester CT
    Posts : 693
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit GA


    Rocky, It was the KB2903939 dated 2013-12-11. I donno if that was the one that fixed the app but it was around there anyways, heh. It also could have been that I uninstalled the app at some point and reinstalled it later. Like I said, apps could be busted by Win8.1 and would need to be fixed by the app developer.
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  6. #136


    Zemun
    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Thanks John for replying, I'll check out installed KBs on my machine.
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  7. #137


    Posts : 28
    windows 10


    I am having this problem with a lot of the apps, and I don't really care too much about that - don't use them really. But now I am getting the same response when I click on Activate Windows (to try to solve ANOTHER problem I'm having with this darn computer). It starts to come up, then disappears and I'm taken to my start screen. I also just discovered, when trying to use Printscreen that saves to a file, by holding the windows and printscreen keys down together, that it doesn't work either - just takes me to my start screen (and yes, I'm careful to be hitting those keys at the same time, so I'm 99.9% sure it's not because I'm hitting the windows key).

    So is there a way I can uninstall 8.1 and go back to just 8? This is a work computer. I have 8 at home too, and have purposely not downloaded 8.1 on that one when invited because of all the bleeping problems I've had since doing that on the work computer.
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  8. #138


    Manchester CT
    Posts : 693
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit GA


    Quote Originally Posted by grannash View Post

    So is there a way I can uninstall 8.1 and go back to just 8? This is a work computer. I have 8 at home too, and have purposely not downloaded 8.1 on that one when invited because of all the bleeping problems I've had since doing that on the work computer.
    Grannish, check out the tutorial section here. They pretty much have everything. I doubt you will be able to go back from 8.1 to 8 without a clean install unfortunately.
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  9. #139


    Posts : 28
    windows 10


    Thank you, I will check that out. At this point, I really don't care how it has to happen.
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  10. #140


    Posts : 1
    Windows 8.1


    I was having this issue as well only it was with my PC Settings not opening. I found a post that has *for now* fixed the issue for me:

    open a cmd or powershell but RunAs ADMINISTRATOR and then type/paste these commands:

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

    Hope this helps!
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