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PC settings - Fix and Restore in Windows 8.1

  1. #30


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by nabilalk View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello Nabilalk,

    Since the missing C:\Windows\ImmersiveControlPanel\AppxManifest.xml file is a system file, see if running a sfc /scannow command may allow you to do this afterwards.
    Tried that yesterday with no luck. I would run a system refresh, but the problem is, the laptop screen is broken, and won't show up on an external monitor if I boot into Windows Repair.
    In that case, here's a copy of my AppxManifest.xml file in a .zip file below that you can download if you like.

    appxmanifest.zip

    Once you download the .zip, unblock it, open it, and extract (drag and drop) the AppxManifest.xml file to your desktop.

    Next, copy the AppxManifest.xml file into your C:\Windows\ImmersiveControlPanel folder, and approve when prompted.

    When finished, see if you are able to successfully run the command in PowerShell.

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  2. #31


    Posts : 42
    Windows 8.1 Professional amd64


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by nabilalk View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello Nabilalk,

    Since the missing C:\Windows\ImmersiveControlPanel\AppxManifest.xml file is a system file, see if running a sfc /scannow command may allow you to do this afterwards.
    Tried that yesterday with no luck. I would run a system refresh, but the problem is, the laptop screen is broken, and won't show up on an external monitor if I boot into Windows Repair.
    In that case, here's a copy of my AppxManifest.xml file in a .zip file below that you can download if you like.

    appxmanifest.zip

    Once you download the .zip, unblock it, open it, and extract (drag and drop) the AppxManifest.xml file to your desktop.

    Next, copy the AppxManifest.xml file into your C:\Windows\ImmersiveControlPanel folder, and approve when prompted.

    When finished, see if you are able to successfully run the command in PowerShell.
    Thank you for that. It looks like I'm still missing something
    Microsoft Windows [Version 6.3.9600](c) 2013 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.


    C:\Windows\system32>powershell -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted Add-AppxPackage -Di
    sableDevelopmentMode -Register $Env:SystemRoot\ImmersiveControlPanel\AppxManifes
    t.xml
    Add-AppxPackage : Deployment failed with HRESULT: 0x80073CF9, Install failed.
    Please contact your software vendor. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80073CF9)
    Rejecting a request to register from
    C:\Windows\ImmersiveControlPanel\AppxManifest.xml because the manifest is not
    in the package root.
    NOTE: For additional information, look for [ActivityId]
    0eea7d85-63e2-0000-1880-ea0ee263d001 in the Event Log or use the command line
    Get-AppxLog -ActivityID 0eea7d85-63e2-0000-1880-ea0ee263d001
    At line:1 char:1
    + Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register
    $Env:SystemRoot\ImmersiveContr ...
    + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    ~~~
    + CategoryInfo : WriteError: (C:\Windows\Imme...ppxManifest.xml:S
    tring) [Add-AppxPackage], IOException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : DeploymentError,Microsoft.Windows.Appx.PackageMa
    nager.Commands.AddAppxPackageCommand




    C:\Windows\system32>
    Is there a way that I can get my machine to allow me to use an external monitor while I am in Windows repair so that I can perform a refresh? It's strange since I can run a live cd like GParted and it shows up on the external, but Windows setup, nor Windows repair will show up on a monitor.
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  3. #32


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    You should be able to refresh Windows 8.1 using OPTION TWO below nstead if you like. It will not require you to do anything at boot.

    Refresh Windows 8
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  4. #33


    Posts : 42
    Windows 8.1 Professional amd64


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    You should be able to refresh Windows 8.1 using OPTION TWO below nstead if you like. It will not require you to do anything at boot.

    Refresh Windows 8
    Unfortunately, since my PC Settings appears broken, that's not an option. I'll keep that in mind for future reference though. Any way to force Windows Setup or repair to allow me to use an external monitor?
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  5. #34


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Not that I know of.
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  6. #35


    Posts : 42
    Windows 8.1 Professional amd64


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Not that I know of.
    Anything else I can do to fix PC Settings besides a refresh? Can I copy some missing files from another machine with Win 8.1 or something? Thanks.
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  7. #36


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    If you haven't already, you could try doing a system restore using a restore point dated before you had this issue.

    System Restore - How to Do in Windows 8
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  8. #37


    Posts : 42
    Windows 8.1 Professional amd64


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    If you haven't already, you could try doing a system restore using a restore point dated before you had this issue.

    System Restore - How to Do in Windows 8
    Tried that as well. I think the problem is that some Windows components were left out of my original install. I used WinReducer for the install with a Win 8 Iso so that I could set up an unattended install (due to the broken screen). I was able to see just enough on the screen to install Windows, but unfortunately, it looks like WinReducer removed some components that I did not want it to. At least the PC is working, so I'm thankful for that.
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  9. #38


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    May have to get the main screen fixed, and reinstall Windows.
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  10. #39


    Posts : 8
    Windows 8.1

    "powershell" is not recognized - Windows 8.1


    My PC Settings apps has stopped working and I wanted to use this command to see if it would fix it.

    Code:
    powershell -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $Env:SystemRoot\ImmersiveControlPanel\AppxManifest.xml
    
    I have tried multiple times to use this but I get an error that says ""powershell" is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file."

    Does anyone have any suggestions on how to fix this?
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