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My Mail, Calendar & People Apps Live Tiles not Updating!

  1. #1


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8.1

    My Mail, Calendar & People Apps Live Tiles not Updating!


    The above header refers.

    For more than a week now, the above situation have been occurring. I have "scoured" the web and tried a lot of "solutions" and none as at yet have normalized my situation.

    I am suspecting that I might need a registry solution, since I cannot refresh my installation- I upgraded to win 8 from win 7 online.

    Also, the Skype app crashes almost as soon as it finishes loading and returns to the start menu. But, there is a sign it is still running and whenever you click on it, it trips off again.

    What do I do now?

    MDi

    ps. I have uninstalled and re-installed several times, ran the apps troubleshooters many times, checked that the time service is running, synchronized this and that, etc to no avail.

    My Mail Live tile do not have the option to turn on/off live update but the Calendar and People tiles have it yet none is updating.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,577
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello MDi, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Go through the listed items in the tutorial below to see if it may be able to help.

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


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8.1

    The Mail App Live Tile still not updating: An update


    Hi.

    I have gone through most of those steps before and the situation was not resolved. However, when I checked the Settings on my mail app, I discovered that the settings have been "messed" with and I might need a registry solution to normalize things.

    Pls, see attached pictures.

    Thanks.

    PS. In the Mail App Settings, ONLY Manual option is available for email Download. While for Mail notifications, Show mail notification is on Never, even if Mail is one of the apps selected for the lock screen. Another thing, All the Apps selected for the lock screen, appear to be "grayed out".
    Last edited by Brink; 28 Aug 2014 at 10:15. Reason: removed images
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  4. #4


    Posts : 22,577
    64-bit Windows 10


    You're settings look correct to allow it, so I'm not sure why it only has "Manual" available in the drop down menu. I've removed your images since they have your email address in them.

    You might see if removing and re-adding the email account in the Mail app may toggle it to work again.

    Mail App - Remove an Account in Windows 8.1
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  5. #5


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8.1


    Hi.

    I have uninstalled and re-installed the mail app twice now. Yet no show. Is there a registry tweak since I cannot refresh the windows and no restore option was set prior to this issue.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 22,577
    64-bit Windows 10


    Nar, I meant to remove and add only the email account.

    Most likely it's some sort of issue from the upgrade. Personally, I prefer doing a clean install instead.

    If you like, you might consider a clean install to avoid this and any other unknown issues yet to have the pleasure of finding.

    Clean Install - Windows 8

    OR

    Clean Install with Windows 8 Upgrade
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  7. #7


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8.1


    Actually, since I upgraded from Win 7 to win 8 and eventually win 8.1 months ago, everything has been working fine until recently.


    I ran sfc /scannow and it complained that it couldn't solve all the problems it detected. I have attached the logs file.

    Thanks.
    My Mail, Calendar & People Apps Live Tiles not Updating! Attached Files
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  8. #8


    Posts : 22,577
    64-bit Windows 10


    Since it has been running fine until recently, you could do a system restore using a restore point dated when it was running fine to hopefully fix it.
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  9. #9


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8.1


    Hi.

    This morning, my laptop crashed. I am unable to boot to windows. I keep getting a blue screen and Windows telling me an error has occured and it needs to collect some data before I restart. I cannot get past this point.

    Now, I don't have a repair disk. So, I try to download one and lo and behold, my serial keys that I purchase just in February 2014 when I upgraded from win 7 to 8.0 and subsequently 8.1 is not being accepted.

    So, what next?

    MDi
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  10. #10


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8.1


    I have run chkdsk /r and there are no errors. The actual message has to do with "Inaccessible Boot Device."


    The error goes like this:

    "Your PC ran into a problem and needs to restart. We're just collecting some error info, and then you can restart. (0% complete)

    if you'd like to know more, you can search online for this error: Innacessible Boot Device"
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