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Store app auto-launches every time Pc starts, please help

  1. #1


    Posts : 5
    Win 8.1

    Store app auto-launches every time Pc starts, please help


    Hello!

    Ever since the latest 8.1 patch/update in April win store launches automatically every time I start or restart my PC even though I have launch to desktop by default. I have made sure there are no pending store app updates and I have tried every setting possible but can't stop that app from launching. I don't have any windows mods installed.

    I even tried the registry setting provided from this site (Store - Enable or Disable in Windows 8) but the app still launched giving me the message that the "Store isn't available on this computer".

    I have looked in task scheduler, but I don't really know what to look for (looks like if i'm idle for 20-30 seconds after start the store launches). Same goes for the event viewer, there is just too much to sift through and again I really don't know what to look for.
    In services the "WSService" is stopped.

    I have no idea how to stop that app from launching, this is really annoying me, please help! Many thanks in advance!

    Edit: I have a local account.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 1,720
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by Crem View Post
    Hello!

    Ever since the latest 8.1 patch/update in April win store launches automatically every time I start or restart my PC even though I have launch to desktop by default. I have made sure there are no pending store app updates and I have tried every setting possible but can't stop that app from launching. I don't have any windows mods installed.

    I even tried the registry setting provided from this site (Store - Enable or Disable in Windows 8) but the app still launched giving me the message that the "Store isn't available on this computer".

    I have looked in task scheduler, but I don't really know what to look for (looks like if i'm idle for 20-30 seconds after start the store launches). Same goes for the event viewer, there is just too much to sift through and again I really don't know what to look for.
    In services the "WSService" is stopped.

    I have no idea how to stop that app from launching, this is really annoying me, please help! Many thanks in advance!

    Edit: I have a local account.
    Hello Crem and welcome to Windows EightForums.
    Check out this tutorial carefully, it may solve your problem.
    DISM - Fixing Component Store Corruption in Windows 8
    Keep us posted.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 5
    Win 8.1


    Hello! Thank you for the warm welcome!

    Unfortunately the DISM utility didn't work. I ran all 3 commands and on the repair command I got exactly this message:



    ...but after a new restart win store was there to greet me again...
    This is really getting on my nerves...
    What boggles me is that I seem to be the only one experiencing this issue, can't find ANY info about this anywhere.

    Is there something else I can try?
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  4. #4


    Posts : 1,720
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Hey Crem:
    Check the Startup tab in your Task Manager, and...
    check Startup folders(2) for Store shortcuts:
    C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\StartUp
    C:\Users\your moniker\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup

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  5. #5


    Posts : 5
    Win 8.1


    Hi Edwin.

    This is a screenshot of my start-up in TM:

    Click image for larger version

    I've checked the startup folders there is only desktop.ini file in the first one and in the second there is desktop.ini and samsung magician, other than that those both folders are completely empty.

    you see why this is driving me crazy?
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  6. #6


    Posts : 1,720
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Do you have any pending updates through the Store, if so, click to choose which to update; or...
    Try resetting the Store cache: go to Start and search WSReset.exe
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  7. #7


    Posts : 5
    Win 8.1


    As I mentioned in the OP I have made sure that i have no pending updates....

    And I launched WSReset.exe several times both from the start screen and from desktop...

    Still being welcomed by Win Store after restart...

    I allso ran the command sfc /scannow and that didn't find any integrity violations.


    Click image for larger version
    Last edited by Crem; 16 Apr 2014 at 00:44. Reason: Additions
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  8. #8


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Have you tried AutoRuns ?

    Autoruns for Windows

    Have you checked THIS in Task Scheduler:

    Click image for larger version
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  9. #9


    Posts : 5
    Win 8.1


    Hi David!

    I disabled ALL the tasks in the WS folder in Task Scheduler but it didn't help. Last run on WSTask was yesterday when i was gaming (store didn't, and never does, pop up in the middle of things, just once the computer starts).

    I didn't find any files or registry settings in Autoruns for Windows that had any thing to do with store either (checked all tabs).

    Infuriating

    Does anyone know where and what to look for in Event viewer maybe?
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Store app auto-launches every time Pc starts, please help
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