Apps appear for only one second, then disappear Solved

  1.    06 Feb 2018 #1

    Apps appear for only one second, then disappear

    I have Win 10 Pro. I have an account for myself, with Admin privileges. I also have an account called "Kids".

    In the Kids account, I'm unable to use the "PC Settings" app, from Start > PC Settings

    The app appears momentarily for no more than 1 second, then disappears.

    The "Taskbar Settings" app behaves in the same way.

    In my own account, with Admin privileges, both of those apps persist after launching.

    What action can I take.


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  2.    06 Feb 2018 #2

    Hi, the most straightforward option would be to create a new Kids account- it depends how much configuration is needed.

    Otherwise, do you have a system restore point you could use, assuming this started happening recently?

    You could also try re-registering the Settings app, if it's only that which is affected.
    Reinstall and Re-register Apps in Windows 10 Performance Maintenance Tutorials
    (search for Settings and follow instructions at the start of the section carefully, under Option 2
    To Reinstall and Re-register Specific App for Current Account )
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  3.    18 Feb 2018 #3

    Thanks @dalchina.

    I tried all suggestions with no success.

    But a couple of nights ago, a had a very long windows update (an upgrade I think, from 1703 to 1709).

    Now, all problems have been solved (including the problem of the Kids account automatically logging out immediately after logging in, which was discussed on another thread).
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  4.    18 Feb 2018 #4

    Assuming you had suffered some Windows corruption, an upgrade (or an in-place upgrade repair install - the same procedure, essentially, but using the same build as you have installed) would resolve it.

    It is a useful repair technique to be aware of (there is a tutorial).

    Glad your upgrade went smoothly. Whilst these can create major difficulties, one benefit is that some problems are automatically resolved- quite different from e.g. the Win 7 series of service packs.
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  5.    18 Feb 2018 #5

    Thanks @dalchina.

    As mentioned on another post, this problem disappeared after a recent Windows Update from 1703 to 1709.
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