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Windows metro apps are gone, only store left but won't start (crashes to desktop)...

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April 23, 2013 5:49:10 AM

This is what my Star Menu looks like now, it has a number 13 now on the store tile, but it crashes to desktop when i start it, all the other apps are just gone...

Yesterday I installed hdtune and hdd regenerator to look for bad sectors on my SSD, they found some, but windows was still working flawlessly... And this mornig I started my comp and all windows apps are gone, other work just fine...

System Spec in full:

MBO: Gigabyte GA-EP45-DS3
Proc: QuadCore Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600
RAM: 2x OCZ XTC Platinum OCZ2P10002G
SSD: KINGSTON SVP200S3120G
GPU: Sapphire Radeon HD6770

...latest bios and ssd firmware!

...i ran sfc and found no errors, tried repair windows which got me no results! I will probably have to reinstall windows but if I can solve this easier it wold save me hours...
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April 23, 2013 12:21:44 PM

ali3na said:
This is what my Star Menu looks like now, it has a number 13 now on the store tile, but it crashes to desktop when i start it, all the other apps are just gone...

Yesterday I installed hdtune and hdd regenerator to look for bad sectors on my SSD, they found some, but windows was still working flawlessly... And this mornig I started my comp and all windows apps are gone, other work just fine...

System Spec in full:

MBO: Gigabyte GA-EP45-DS3
Proc: QuadCore Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600
RAM: 2x OCZ XTC Platinum OCZ2P10002G
SSD: KINGSTON SVP200S3120G
GPU: Sapphire Radeon HD6770

...latest bios and ssd firmware!

...i ran sfc and found no errors, tried repair windows which got me no results! I will probably have to reinstall windows but if I can solve this easier it wold save me hours...


Did you try Refresh your PC? Requires your Installation Media and you'll have to re-install non Metro Apps, but data will be preserved.


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October 5, 2013 8:10:15 AM

Wow! Don't Windows 8 users know that "refresh" kills all the programs installed other than the Windows 8 Apps? This is a terrible fix to the problems with Windows 8 tiles/Apps no longer responding to a mouse click to open them. Windows Store just appears momentarily and then disappears. Other Windows 8 Apps simply do not respond. No one seems to know how to fix this problem unless they "refresh" and kill all their installed programs that requires a reinstall of all those programs. One can believe that this is a Microsoft intent so only Windows 8 Apps run on their PC???? No fix found to-date.
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October 19, 2013 4:11:02 AM

Updated to 8.1 yesterday. Same problem; Windows Store crashes. The "Refresh Fix" is not a fix, it's a weapon of mass destruction. MS needs to come up with something better!

CRGurganus said:
Wow! Don't Windows 8 users know that "refresh" kills all the programs installed other than the Windows 8 Apps? This is a terrible fix to the problems with Windows 8 tiles/Apps no longer responding to a mouse click to open them. Windows Store just appears momentarily and then disappears. Other Windows 8 Apps simply do not respond. No one seems to know how to fix this problem unless they "refresh" and kill all their installed programs that requires a reinstall of all those programs. One can believe that this is a Microsoft intent so only Windows 8 Apps run on their PC???? No fix found to-date.


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May 14, 2014 5:15:54 PM

jbjorgan said:
Updated to 8.1 yesterday. Same problem; Windows Store crashes. The "Refresh Fix" is not a fix, it's a weapon of mass destruction. MS needs to come up with something better!

CRGurganus said:
Wow! Don't Windows 8 users know that "refresh" kills all the programs installed other than the Windows 8 Apps? This is a terrible fix to the problems with Windows 8 tiles/Apps no longer responding to a mouse click to open them. Windows Store just appears momentarily and then disappears. Other Windows 8 Apps simply do not respond. No one seems to know how to fix this problem unless they "refresh" and kill all their installed programs that requires a reinstall of all those programs. One can believe that this is a Microsoft intent so only Windows 8 Apps run on their PC???? No fix found to-date.




So the solution is either wipe out my non metro apps or don't use metro apps......

I think I'll just not use the Metro apps, I liked the Netflix and Hulu apps because they don't use flash and I could use them while playing flash games or even Steam games, but I'm not wiping out my other apps for it.
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August 13, 2014 6:44:13 AM

pay 99 dollars to microsoft and they will fix it! that is what they told me when i consulted them via chat. i think i'd rather invest in windows 7.
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