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Metro apps and titles won't open

  1. #1


    Posts : 13
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64

    Metro apps and titles won't open


    I'm running Windows 8.1 Pro x64 and basically no Metro apps or titles will open, including the much useful "Change PC Settings" accessed via the charm bar on the right side. I click the app/title, but it just expands to the whole screen but doesn't open and just returns to the start Metro menu.

    The apps which are supposedly open appear on the left charm bar, but clicking on them doesn't do anything. All I see is an empty screen with the background being the same as the current theme. For example, here in my laptop I only see a green background. The "Store" app is the only one which I'm able to open.

    I've already run sfc /scannow in a elevated command prompt but it doesn't fix anything and states a cbs.log has been created, but I can't open it. Any suggestions to fix it besides performing a fresh Windows install? Thanks in advance.

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  2. #2


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Ksio,

    If you like, going though the listed troubleshooting steps in the tutorial below may be able to help with this.

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


    Posts : 13
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    Thanks for the help, I'll check the article and will reply back if any of the steps manage to solve the issue.

    EDIT: No, none of the steps in that article worked. Does it mean only a fresh install to solve this?
    Last edited by ksio89; 06 Jan 2014 at 21:35.
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