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Metro(Modern?) Apps not working right after someWinUpdates

  1. #1

    Posts : 11
    Windows 2003, 7, 8.1 on various owned computers.

    Metro(Modern?) Apps not working right after someWinUpdates

    I set up my 8.1 installation, played with all the apps, got used to how M$ wants the future to be...and this morning when I turned my PC on, it said it was installing some updates. No biggie.

    Now today I am having a bad time with some of the Apps. Skype for example(though this seems to be a known issue?) loads for about 4 seconds then CTS(CrashToStart). Photos will let me look around for about ten seconds, then CTS. Reading List, CTS soon as it looks loaded.

    I have tried re-installing the apps, to no avail. Hopefully someone here can help, or a hotfix will be released, because a refresh would be a sucky option just for it to break again.

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  2. #2

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    64-bit Windows 10

    Hello Jamie,

    You might see if going through the troubleshooting steps in the tutorial below may be able to help.

    Apps and Tiles Not Working or Responding: Fix in Windows 8
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  3. #3

    Posts : 11
    Windows 2003, 7, 8.1 on various owned computers.

    Tried everything short of the refresh.

    Not looking forward to the wait time to copy my files back to the backup drive, to refresh, copy everything back, a windows update happens, and back to square 1!
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  4. #4

    Posts : 11
    Windows 2003, 7, 8.1 on various owned computers.

    This is getting worse for the idea of backing up data before refresh, but could suggest this is some form of network issue.

    I have no proxy set. There are no known issues with my internet connection.

    But now Skydrive (silently, of course. What happened to the age of helpful error messages?) is not uploading files. It of course does not say this, but changes are not reflecting on the web version, and attempts to make files online only say that the file is not uploaded.
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  5. #5

    Posts : 11
    Windows 2003, 7, 8.1 on various owned computers.

    The photos app is the only one producing entries in the event viewer.

    Log Name: Application
    Source: Application Error
    Date: 10/24/2013 3:49:47 PM
    Event ID: 1000
    Task Category: (100)
    Level: Error
    Keywords: Classic
    User: N/A
    Computer: JAMIE-HP
    Faulting application name: PhotosApp.exe, version: 6.3.9600.16384, time stamp: 0x5215d75e
    Faulting module name: WindowsInternal.Inbox.Media.Viewer.dll, version: 6.3.9600.16384, time stamp: 0x5215f6e2
    Exception code: 0x80000003
    Fault offset: 0x000000000009235c
    Faulting process id: 0x174
    Faulting application start time: 0x01ced0f22e1e2161
    Faulting application path: C:\Windows\FileManager\PhotosApp.exe
    Faulting module path: C:\Windows\MediaViewer\WindowsInternal.Inbox.Media.Viewer.dll
    Report Id: 6f3d5225-3ce5-11e3-8258-78e3b56c5137
    Faulting package full name: FileManager_6.3.9600.16384_neutral_neutral_cw5n1h2txyewy
    Faulting package-relative application ID: Microsoft.Windows.PhotoManager
    Event Xml:
    <Event xmlns="">
    <Provider Name="Application Error" />
    <EventID Qualifiers="0">1000</EventID>
    <TimeCreated SystemTime="2013-10-24T19:49:47.000000000Z" />
    <Security />
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  6. #6

    Covington, La
    Posts : 1,184
    Windows 7 HP 64bit, Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64BIT

    What is the KB number of the update? I just got a notice on one and have not installed it yet.

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  7. #7

    Posts : 11
    Windows 2003, 7, 8.1 on various owned computers.

    I have just refreshed my PC, which did solve the problem. I do not have the KB number any more, and I will be avoiding updates for the foreseeable future.
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