Windows 10: Settings links broken Solved


  1. Posts : 48
    Windows of various sorts
       05 Aug 2016 #1

    Settings links broken


    Looks like some of the links in Windows Settings are broken (I think they only broke after the Anniversary Update). If anyone knows how to fix this it would be most welcome.

    • In Settings>System>About, clicking "Device Manager" at the bottom of the page results in an error: Click image for larger version. 

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    • Every link to Device Manager in Settings gives the same error
    • System>Display>Advanced Display Settings>Color Management, Color Calibration, ClearType text, and Display adapter properties give an error
    • Devices>Mouse and Touchpad>Additional mouse options: error again
    • Network & Internet>Change adapter options: error
    • Probably many more links are broken, I didn't bother to check.

    Seriously, WTF Microsoft. And I'm usually the one who never has any problems with Windows, so this must be serious.
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  2. Posts : 2,284
    Windows 10.3 Home 1703 x64 (Home per choice)
       05 Aug 2016 #2

    I have seen this error, when I had service "Distributed Link Tracking Client" disabled.

    Run CMD as admin and copy/paste (running chkdsk might fix corrupted links afterwards, if not try to restart)

    sc config TrkWks start= auto
    net start TrkWks
    chkdsk /scan

    If it does not help, you might need to have to run the whole maintenance set to fix Windows.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  3. Posts : 48
    Windows of various sorts
    Thread Starter
       05 Aug 2016 #3

    Worked great after the reboot, thanks
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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