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Metro apps don't open without reboot - sporadic

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    windows 8.1 Pro (x64) (build 9600)

    Metro apps don't open without reboot - sporadic


    Sometimes, often enough to be annoying, I find that my Metro apps will not load, e.g., I click on them, and they start to open, but then I get kicked back to my desktop. The icon stays in the tray, but I can't get into the app. This problem goes away with a reboot, but recurs sporadically. Help, please!

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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello mskele, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    For now, you might see if going through the listed troubleshooting items in the tutorial below may be able to help.

    Apps and Tiles Not Working or Responding: Fix in Windows 8
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    Posts : 3
    windows 8.1 Pro (x64) (build 9600)


    Hmm.. The Windows Store App Troubleshooter found and fixed a "possibly corrupt" file. However, the automatic Windows Store load hung, and I had to close it. I'm hopeful, but, since this is an intermittent problem, I'll wait to mark it as solved. We'll see. Thanks for your input!
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    Posts : 22,584
    64-bit Windows 10


    Be sure to try the other listed items to see if they may help as well.
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    Posts : 3
    windows 8.1 Pro (x64) (build 9600)


    I tried all of the other options that apply; for example, I know my OS is activated, and I'm already using my Microsoft account. I wish there were some way of marking the case "probably solved!"
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    64-bit Windows 10


    Yeah, we can wait a while to see if it continues, and go from there.
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