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PC settings - Fix and Restore in Windows 8.1

  1. #70



    Trying to Sith things out
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 2,290
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    Quote Originally Posted by fanserker View Post
    Sir, i got this problem.. how to fix it??? Attachment 64805
    You didn't use an admin command prompt.

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  2. #71


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Fanserker, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Did you try the command in the note box under step 7, and try step 7 again afterwards?

    If so, then see if running a SFC /SCANNOW command to make sure that you don't have any corrupted files, then try again.

    SFC /SCANNOW Command - Run in Windows 8
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  3. #72


    Posts : 1
    Windows 8.1


    Thank you!! Using the elevated command prompt (option1) restored the PC Settings Function. However, I am unable to use Family Safety from the Control Panel menu or from Settings. The only option that pops up is editing the user accounts or deleting user accounts
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  4. #73


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Medlongsc, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    I'm glad this tutorial was able to help with your PC Settings.

    Please go ahead and create a new thread for your Family Safety issue to see if we may be able to help there with it.
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  5. #74


    Posts : 1
    windows 8.1

    Step #7 not working


    C:\windows\system32>powershell -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted Add-AppxPackage -Di
    sableDevelopmentMode -Register $Env:SystemRoot\ImmersiveControlPanel\AppxManifes
    t.xml

    I tried the above command in cmd (Admin mode), but its giving below error in red:
    Add-AppxPackage : The service cannot be started, either because it is disabled
    or because it has no enabled devices associated with it.
    The service cannot be started, either because it is disabled or because it has
    no enabled devices associated with it.
    At line:1 char:1
    + Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register
    $Env:SystemRoot\ImmersiveContr ...
    + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    ~~~
    + CategoryInfo : NotSpecified: ( [Add-AppxPackage], Exception
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : System.Exception,Microsoft.Windows.Appx.PackageM
    anager.Commands.AddAppxPackageCommand


    Does this mean there's some restriction in my laptop which should be removed first before I try this?? Please advise.
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  6. #75


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Chaitt, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    If this has recently started doing this, then you might see if doing a system restore using a restore point dated before this started may help.

    System Restore - How to Do in Windows 8
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  7. #76


    Thank you so much, you really saved my bacon! I had visions of having to do a wipe.
    Once I got to step 7, everything was fine. Thanks again!
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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