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Windows 8.1: Most Metro Apps crash immediately at launch

  1. #141


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1

    Possible work around


    I too was having the store app crashes. Did all the troubleshooting other than a clean install. I was finally able to get the apps to work.

    1.Open app(will crash but be visible in left side tool bar)

    2. Right click app icon and select insert left.

    3.Resize to no more than 2/3 of desktop.

    All my games/apps are running with this method.

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  2. #142


    Welcome to Windows EightForums, TheNitzel and pacotito.

    @ TheNitzel

    Thanks for posting that. I have but one app I have trouble with that doesn’t relate to this thread in general, but I thought I’d try anyway. No go with help on that app. Obviously the “Development Mode” doesn’t have an effect on breaking apps on my machine. Has anyone tried his entries?

    BTW, a user can copy and paste by simply right clicking into PowerShell now. Command Prompt has a context menu when right clicking to choose the paste option.

    As long as we’re on the subject; As I’ve stated, I have one app that does not open completely in 8.1, but was working in 8. It’s a heavy-laden on resources. I wrote the developers an email querying on the matter. It is a rather complex problem for them Here is there response:

    Hi Tony,

    Yes this bug is causing us no end of problems. We can’t recreate it here in the offices, and our friends at MS and Intel aren’t able to recreate it either. The problem happens on some devices - but it’s not related to a specific device - i.e. the same device might function perfectly.

    Without a machine that crashes we’re unable to fix the problem - or know what problem there is to fix. Right now we're trying to get our hands on a device that crashes, but not having much luck. We’ve tried multiple different crash logs and memory dumps but the issue seems to be related to MS not S--- C----, so all we see is that MS crashes the app, not what it is in the app that causes the crash to happen.

    Apologies for the inconvenience and know that we are working on finding a fix asap.

    Kind regards,

    Xxxx xxxx
    @ pacotito

    I only get “Close” on the Switcher slide-out bar “right-click context menu”. You have more options in that menu?
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  3. #143


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1


    Yes I have 3 other options. Insert right or left and replace desktop. Anything bigger than about 2/3 of the screen size I get the app splash screen than back to desktop.
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  4. #144


    Thanks for the tip. It doesn't work for me. I tried 1/4, 1/2 and 2/3s, but no go. It just gives me the empty desktop.
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  5. #145


    Posts : 1
    Windows 8.1


    Same problem as reported by others. Even worse my PC settings app doesn't run as well as the simple search feature. Hoping to hear something from windows about this.
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  6. #146


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1 64-bit


    Same crashing problem here. I had solved it by refreshing but now the apps have start to crash again! If it can help
    any of you to find a solution, I noticed that when offline the apps don't crash! Please Mr. The Super Microsoft Tech solve that problem!!!
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  7. #147


    Welcome to Windows EightForums, Alvonwin.

    Try these tutorials.

    Apps and tiles not working tutorial list:
    Apps and Tiles Not Working or Responding: Fix in Windows 8

    App Troubleshooter:
    Windows Store Apps Troubleshooter - Fix Apps in Windows 8

    DISM to Fix Component Store Corruption:
    DISM - Fixing Component Store Corruption in Windows 8

    Try running scannow at least three times:
    SFC /SCANNOW Command - Run in Windows 8
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  8. #148


    Manchester CT
    Posts : 693
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit GA


    Quote Originally Posted by Alvonwin View Post
    Same crashing problem here. I had solved it by refreshing but now the apps have start to crash again! If it can help
    any of you to find a solution, I noticed that when offline the apps don't crash! Please Mr. The Super Microsoft Tech solve that problem!!!
    Hi Alvon, Welcome. Is this the problem where you start an app and it immediately crashes to the desktop? One fix for that was to uninstall and reinstall the app. Try that one one of them to see if that helps... There are several ways for an to crash!
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  9. #149


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1 64-bit


    No John my apps crash while I use them, but not all of them.
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  10. #150


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1


    I lost 42 apps, just poof disappeared. They showed under "Your Apps" as uninstalled, but they wouldn't reinstall. I tried every fix I could find short of the refresh because I didn't want to lose my installed programs. My son had recently installed a game on my laptop and noticed something strange. He mentioned it to me, and I looked and my user was "hidden". I unselected the "hidden" box under "Properties" for my user, and as soon as the changes were applied (took about 6 minutes) EVERYTHING was back to normal! From the desktop, I went to the File Explorer, to OS(C/Users, right clicked on my user name (You may have to select "Show Hidden in "View") and selected "Properties", deselected the checkbox for "Hidden" and selected "Apply" and its fixed!
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