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Windows 8.1: Most Metro Apps crash immediately at launch

  1. #11


    Posts : 60
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    I had the same problem. As suggested, I uninstalled the broken apps, which was pretty much all of them, and reinstalled. So far, everything works, but then again, tomorrow is a new day.

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  2. #12


    Posts : 13
    Windows 8.1


    BTW I tried creating an another user to check, and the same apps that crash for one user, crash for the other.

    As long as it is restrained to these system widgety apps, I guess I can bear it.
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  3. #13


    Manchester CT
    Posts : 693
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit GA


    Quote Originally Posted by Rockhound View Post
    I had the same problem. As suggested, I uninstalled the broken apps, which was pretty much all of them, and reinstalled. So far, everything works, but then again, tomorrow is a new day.
    Rockhound, thanks. That fixed my issues too. My weather app now works fine. So today I got sleep to come back and my apps to run. I will call this a victory and go back to my normal Sunday routine, sleeping.

    One thing to point out is that all of these issues for me have something to do with networking. Something about networks and Win8.1 is fishy.
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  4. #14


    Posts : 60
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    We're not out of the woods yet, or at least I'm not. After reinstalling all those apps and verifying that they worked, I went to try them out again tonight, only to find out that they are broken again. I recall steve mentioning in post #2 that they would break again after reinstalling, so I can confirm this is happening to me too. Not sure what could be causing this. It seems that they break after I've let the computer sleep and wake again. Not sure if there is a connection.
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  5. #15


    Posts : 13
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by Rockhound View Post
    We're not out of the woods yet, or at least I'm not. After reinstalling all those apps and verifying that they worked, I went to try them out again tonight, only to find out that they are broken again. I recall steve mentioning in post #2 that they would break again after reinstalling, so I can confirm this is happening to me too. Not sure what could be causing this. It seems that they break after I've let the computer sleep and wake again. Not sure if there is a connection.
    did you delete and reinstall them all at once, or one by one? Because I tried it one by one, several times an app, and since they broke they wouldn't ever work.
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  6. #16


    Posts : 60
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    I deleted and reinstalled each app one at a time and verified that each one worked before deleting and reinstalling the next. As it turns out, only two of the apps (Sports and Finance) were broken this time, so I just deleted and reinstalled them. Let's keep our fingers crossed that they don't break again.
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  7. #17


    Posts : 1,925
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    I'm always suspicious of these types of problems relating to video drivers. Are you using the video driver as shipped from Microsoft? Or have you upgraded the driver to an 8.1 compatible driver from your video cards vendor?
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  8. #18


    Posts : 13
    Windows 8.1


    I downloaded and installed the newest driver for intel hd 3000.
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  9. #19


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1


    I have basically the same problem. After downloading 8.1, a lot of my apps refuse to open, the front screen comes then crashes back to desktop. So annoying, I have uninstalled and reinstalled but still the same problems. Windows Media Player for example , plays audio but not video. Please, does anyone have any ideas?
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  10. #20


    Posts : 102
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Mystere View Post
    I'm always suspicious of these types of problems relating to video drivers. Are you using the video driver as shipped from Microsoft? Or have you upgraded the driver to an 8.1 compatible driver from your video cards vendor?
    My graphics are Intel HD 4000 onboard. I use Intel's java-based automatic driver check tool to make sure I have the most recent version according to them.

    Quote Originally Posted by yeovil50 View Post
    I have basically the same problem. After downloading 8.1, a lot of my apps refuse to open, the front screen comes then crashes back to desktop. So annoying, I have uninstalled and reinstalled but still the same problems. Windows Media Player for example , plays audio but not video. Please, does anyone have any ideas?


    We have to admit to ourselves that the resolution of this issue is out of our hands and it's down to Microsoft to provide a patch. The fact that several people have reported this problem in this thread now prove that it's not an individual but a systematic problem affecting probably most if not all Windows 8.1 machines.
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