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Windows 8.1: Most Metro Apps crash immediately at launch

  1. #81


    Manchester CT
    Posts : 693
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit GA


    Quote Originally Posted by Reaspirau View Post
    Hi friends,

    Same problem here. I just noticed in Device Manager that I have 2 graphic cards installed on my laptop. One is Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000, and the other is NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M LE. So the problem may relate to these 2 operating simultaneously. I have tried to uninstall the Intel(R) driver several times to no avail. After uninstalling and restarting the laptop, it shows up again in Device Manager!!! Even Windows Update gives me updates for both of them...

    How should I delete one of them? At least the Intel one? Thank you...
    Reaspirau, Welcome to the Windows 8 forum!

    I seriously doubt that having the two graphics engines showing up in the device manager will have any effect on the apps crashing to the desktop. Check your BIOS settings to see if you can select the NVidia card as your primary driver. Do not have any illusions that this will fix the apps crashing to the desktop tho.

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  2. #82


    Posts : 102
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    Reaspirau, since one suspicion is that the crashes are related to Intel HD onboard graphics, it would be an interesting experiment if you could disable the Intel graphics from your BIOS and only operate through the nvidia. Then you could uninstall and reinstall the apps and check if they do not break again. This would help us narrow down the issue to specific hardware.
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  3. #83


    Manchester CT
    Posts : 693
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit GA


    Steve, Really? I had not heard that apps crashing to desktop might be hardware related in any post anywhere. Could you give me another source besides this site?
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  4. #84


    Posts : 102
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    See this bugfix Microsoft issued a few days ago and that I reported in this thread: Skype Windows Store app crashes in Windows 8.1 and in Windows Server 2012 R2
    It describes and addresses exactly the symptoms we have in connection with Intel HD 3000 hardware. Maybe Win 8.1 is not perfectly compatible to Intel graphics yet - although it is hard to believe given that these must be the most widespread graphics chips there are.
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  5. #85


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    In my case, it appears that my problem (apps crashing on their startup) was caused by having Stardock's Decor8 installed. I removed it for an unrelated reason: after I noticed that Windows Explorer and the Task Manager were eating too much CPU, and then followed with a Process Monitor check. After uninstalling Decor8 and restarting, all the apps that were crashing have stopped crashing (without me having to reinstall them, and with no previous changes to anything of importance).

    Of note could be, though I am not sure, that Decor8 was running during the upgrade from Windows 8 to 8.1
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  6. #86


    Posts : 11
    windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by johnpombrio View Post
    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.
    ive found the worst offenders to be any and all of the you tube appa and the natl geog videos. all tht ocket substitutes such as pouch also open and disappear in a minute.

    might it help to assign specific app for streamiing? if so, what might some good ones be?
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  7. #87


    Texas
    Posts : 1,022
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by Steve06 View Post
    I use Intel's java-based automatic driver check tool to make sure I have the most recent version according to them.
    Aha! So that's what Java has to do with searching for and installing chipset updates!

    Thanks for inadvertently helping me understand, Steve!
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  8. #88


    Posts : 11
    windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by BRKING View Post
    Is anyone having issues with the Photos app? It opens but it says there are no photos.
    Where do you have your photos stored? I have mine stored on the SD card I installed. I've found that very few of the photo apps will even consider looking on the SD card. There is an Adobe Photoshop type app which does look on the SD card and will present the photos. I think I found one other but am not which one it was since so many of my apps don't work.
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  9. #89


    Manchester CT
    Posts : 693
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit GA


    I have found that disabling IPv6 in the Ethernet properties is a surefire way of making all the Metro apps crash to the desktop. In trying to fix my sleep problems, I have have had plenty of practice as I had to disable Homegroup and IPv6 to get computers to sleep.

    The real question is, once the apps have been uninstalled and reinstalled without IPv6 enabled, do they STAY working? I will report in a few day to see if they do.
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  10. #90


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8 64 bit


    Hi Guys,

    I have the same problem as well, Apps like Facebook, Dropbox, Box, Sky News, BBC News, Instagram Explorer etc crash when I am trying to start them, which send me back to the start menu. This problem has bothered me for nearly 2 weeks, soon after I upgraded to windows 8.1. My hardware is as following

    Notebook model: HP Envy 15 j012-tx
    CPU: Intel Core i7 4702MQ@2.2GHz
    Graphic card: Intel HD4600 + nVidia GT750M
    Other Hardware: Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Surround 5.1 Pro (USB Sound card), 1366x768 monitor with a HDMI to VGA adapters(Same resolution as my notebook monitor), Connected to TP-Link Router

    PS: Microsoft Apps and HP pre-installed apps are working fine but all 3rd party app crashes

    I install Facebook immediatlely after i upgraded to Windows 8.1, it was fine but not for now

    I dont know if it is related to the problem, I changed my Display Language from English to Traditional Chinese (Hong Kong SAR) when i was still in Win8, in this environment i installed some apps which crashes now, like Sky News, BBC News, Dropbox, Box

    I have tried every single solution on this thread except re installing the windows. Also, I am with the latest Driver i can get.
    Last edited by Sora; 07 Nov 2013 at 15:27.
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