Windows 10: Windows applications

  1.    15 Apr 2015 #1

    Windows applications


    The program icons that appear on the left side of the start menu do not operate any longer. First I thought it was one
    of my builds; i.e., either 9926 or 10041; however 10056 has it as well. If I right click onto the program it will provide
    me the file location and I can chose to open the program via that method; however, it is an extra step that I would
    not care to do. Any ideas out in the technical community know what I can't open these programs??
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  2.    15 Apr 2015 #2

    Just a hunch, but please do the following:
    - open Event Viewer (run eventvwr.msc from the "Run" dialog)
    - expand the Custom Views category (left click on the > next to the words "Custom Views")
    - right click on Administrative Events
    - select "Save all Events in Custom View as..."
    - save the file as Admin.evtx
    - zip up the file (right click on it, select "Send to", select "Compressed (zipped) folder")
    - upload it with your next post (if it's too big, then upload it to a free file-hosting service and post a link here).

    I'd first try DISM (It may/may not be working in this build - I'm running it on my system right now):
    Then please run the following DISM commands to see if there's any problems with the system (from an elevated (Run as administrator) Command Prompt). Press Enter after each one:
    Code:
    Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth
    Code:
    Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /CheckHealth
    Code:
    Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
    FYI - I have repaired systems using the last command even though problems weren't found with the first 2 - so I suggest running them all.

    From this article: Repair a Windows Image

    You can also run sfc.exe /scannow from an elevated (Run as administrator) Command Prompt to check for further corruption.
    If that doesn't fix it, then try a Refresh (from PC Settings...Update and Recovery...Recovery...Refresh your PC without affecting your files)
    Be careful here, as the Refresh will specify which programs may be affected (In Win8.1 it will uninstall Office).
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  3.    15 Apr 2015 #3

    The DISM thing doesn't work on my 10049 system.
    There is another post on these forums that shows how to use it by specifying the source (that's the error that I got - the source couldn't be found) - but I can't seem to find it right now.

    EDIT: Here's the top search results for it: Windows 10 Forums - Search Results
    I haven't tried any of them, so it's up to you to choose one method.
    Good luck!
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  4. Posts : 3,506
    Win_8.1-Pro, Win_10.1607-Pro, Mint_17.3
       15 Apr 2015 #4

    usasma said: View Post
    The DISM thing doesn't work on my 10049 system.
    There is another post on these forums that shows how to use it by specifying the source (that's the error that I got - the source couldn't be found) - but I can't seem to find it right now.

    EDIT: Here's the top search results for it: Windows 10 Forums - Search Results
    I haven't tried any of them, so it's up to you to choose one method.
    Good luck!
    The list are just shortcuts, so DISM might be overkill - it won't hurt anything.
    If no shortcut works, then the association to .lnk is broken and needs to be corrected.
    Do any shortcuts work?

    If they do, then go ahead and try DISM using a 10.049 install source (/LimitAccess tells it to not use Windows Update)

    The following example uses the ISO mounted as D: (change the drive letter to match your mounted ISO or install media)

    Run the following command in an elevated Command Prompt

    Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth /Source:WIM:D:\Sources\install.wim:1 /LimitAccess

    See if the first index solves the issue, if not, try the other 3.
    There are 4 indices, so you might have to run the command more than once, increment the index each time (i.e. install.wim:2) and test if that run solved the issue.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  5.    15 Apr 2015 #5

    Interestingly, Dism works without specifying source for me in 10056. Although that might be because I still have the folder I installed from on my hard disk.
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  6. Posts : 3,506
    Win_8.1-Pro, Win_10.1607-Pro, Mint_17.3
       15 Apr 2015 #6

    Mystere said: View Post
    Interestingly, Dism works without specifying source for me in 10056. Although that might be because I still have the folder I installed from on my hard disk.
    That's normal.

    Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
    -> Uses Windows Update as it's source and is usually all you need to run.

    The advantages of using /Source are
    1) specific to a release
    2) local
    3) slow connections might cause hiccups

    I think there was only one time I ran with /Source when DISM and SFC would not fix the issues; that was in 10.049. When I installed it to a VHD (native boot, not VM), it corrupted the Win8.1 System part with language crap. Easy enough to clean up, but SFC wasn't happy.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  7.    15 Apr 2015 #7

    Well, no.. it's not normal for Windows 10 It's been broken for since the beginning.. along with sfc. I just successfully completed an sfc /scannow as well, so that's good.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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