Page 1 of 7 123 ... LastLast
  1.    26 Nov 2015 #1
    Join Date : Sep 2015
    Posts : 19
    Windows 10 64bit

    Microsoft Apps suddenly broken


    Hi,

    Since yesterday, I have noticed that a number of built in Windows 10 apps have broken.

    Photos, Skype, Calculator and Maps have all disappeared completely and only appear in the All apps list under Other and all have weird long names (see picture attached). Clicking on them has no effect, they no longer run at all.

    I have tried to uninstall the offending app using the admin PowerShell commands, e.g. Get-AppxPackage *photos* | Remove-AppxPackage, but get the message:

    "Remove-AppxPackage : Deployment failed with HRESULT: 0x80073CF6, Package could not be registered.
    error 0x80070003: Reading manifest from location: AppxManifest.xml failed with error: The system cannot find the path
    specified.
    .
    NOTE: For additional information, look for [ActivityId] f97c8a93-2898-0002-3c20-7df99828d101 in the Event Log or use
    the command line Get-AppxLog -ActivityID f97c8a93-2898-0002-3c20-7df99828d101
    At line:1 char:28
    + Get-AppxPackage *photos* | Remove-AppxPackage
    + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo : WriteError: (Microsoft.Windo...__8wekyb3d8bbwe:String) [Remove-AppxPackage], IOException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : DeploymentError,Microsoft.Windows.Appx.PackageManager.Commands.RemoveAppxPackageCommand"


    I have tried to reinstall all built in apps using PowerShell using Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers| Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml} , but for each of the broken apps I get the message:

    Add-AppxPackage : Deployment failed with HRESULT: 0x80073CF6, Package could not be registered.
    Merge Failure : error 0x80070003 : Cannot register the Microsoft.Windows.Photos_15.1120.13270.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe
    package because there was a merge failure with the following file: C:\Program
    Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.Windows.Photos_15.1120.13270.0_neutral_split.scale-100_8wekyb3d8bbwe\resources.pri
    NOTE: For additional information, look for [ActivityId] f97c8a93-2898-0002-d1d8-7df99828d101 in the Event Log or use
    the command line Get-AppxLog -ActivityID f97c8a93-2898-0002-d1d8-7df99828d101
    At line:1 char:37
    + ... s| Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $($_.I ...
    + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo : WriteError: (C:\Program File...ppXManifest.xml:String) [Add-AppxPackage], IOException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : DeploymentError,Microsoft.Windows.Appx.PackageManager.Commands.AddAppxPackageCommand


    I have checked out the relevant event log entry, as the Windows rantings suggest, but I can't make head or tail of it. Please see the second attached picture.

    Does anyone have any ideas please?

    Hope someone can help!

    Thanks
    Matt
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Capture 1.JPG   Capture2.JPG  
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  2.    26 Nov 2015 #2
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 44
    Windows 10

    I had that as well I went back to a recovery point hoping to fix that and a problem with the Netflix, Edge and the Weatherbug app.

    This problem fixed itself, the others still a broken with Edge and Weatherbug not even loading Netflix just refuses to let me log in to my account though I can fine in my browser.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  3.    27 Nov 2015 #3
    Join Date : Sep 2015
    Posts : 19
    Windows 10 64bit
    Thread Starter

    I tried a restore point but amazingly there weren't any. I upgraded in August! Windows had set aside 0% for system protection, which is certainly not what it was set at in Windows 7 and I didn't put it down to zero myself. Consequently that is not an option, sadly.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  4.    27 Nov 2015 #4
    Join Date : Sep 2015
    Posts : 19
    Windows 10 64bit
    Thread Starter

    Does anyone know if using the media creation tool to 'install' Windows 10 when Windows 10 is already installed (and keeping all files etc) will fix problems?

    I did that when the November update hadn't downloaded and it installed ok.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  5.    27 Nov 2015 #5
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 3,714
    10 Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by zaarin2003 View Post
    Does anyone know if using the media creation tool to 'install' Windows 10 when Windows 10 is already installed (and keeping all files etc) will fix problems?

    I did that when the November update hadn't downloaded and it installed ok.
    Yes it will work. It is faster to upgrade (even to same level) than to try to figure out these things I think. I've done it many times and takes about half an hour or so.

    It is very good for these store app problems as it just replaces them all. You can keep your other apps and files.

    See here Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade - Windows 10 Forums
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  6.    28 Nov 2015 #6
    Join Date : Nov 2015
    Posts : 9
    Win10 Pro x64

    I'm having this bug too. Many win10 apps are simply not working.

    I tried using the Powershell trick, Windows Update / Apps troubleshooters, wsreset.exe, dims.exe commands, fixing Security flags for WindowsApps folders/files, clearing Windows Store app cache, using a Microsoft Account in my PC instead of a local account, and STILL no luck.

    I can't even open a Calculator.. pathetic. MS is garbage
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  7.    28 Nov 2015 #7
    Join Date : Sep 2015
    Posts : 19
    Windows 10 64bit
    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by seyss View Post
    I'm having this bug too. Many win10 apps are simply not working.

    I tried using the Powershell trick, Windows Update / Apps troubleshooters, wsreset.exe, dims.exe commands, fixing Security flags for WindowsApps folders/files, clearing Windows Store app cache, using a Microsoft Account in my PC instead of a local account, and STILL no luck.

    I can't even open a Calculator.. pathetic. MS is garbage
    I recommend downloading the media creation tool and use it to reinstall Windows 10 making sure to select the option to keep all your files and settings. It fixed my issue and no amount of Powershell fiddling had worked before. Because Windows 10 was already installed and I chose to keep settings etc, after the 40min installation I found Windows completely fixed.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  8.    28 Nov 2015 #8
    Join Date : Nov 2015
    Posts : 9
    Win10 Pro x64

    this might slow down your Windows due to installing Windows on top of a previous installation
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  9.    28 Nov 2015 #9
    Join Date : Nov 2015
    Posts : 9
    Win10 Pro x64

    zaarin2003, can you please send me the Security settings for all files and folders inside c:\program files\windowsapp\ so I can restore it?

    Open cmd as admin, and type: icacls "%programfiles%\windowsapps" /t /save settings.txt

    Zip the file then send it to me please. My email is gabklein **at** gmail.com

    Thanks!
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  10.    05 Dec 2015 #10
    Join Date : Sep 2015
    Posts : 19
    Windows 10 64bit
    Thread Starter

    Sorry, I got your pm. Why do you want me to send you this information?
      My ComputerSystem Spec

 
Page 1 of 7 123 ... LastLast


Similar Threads
Thread Forum
Microsoft Updates Several Windows 10 Apps
44922 Read more:https://t.co/v1FiILme7Z
Windows 10 News
Switching Microsoft accounts without creating new profile broken?
Hi, I have also posted this on the TN forums so apaologies if anyone is reading this a second time but the wider I cast the net and all that...... I have stumbled upon a big problem for me and wonder if it is a bug or by design. I have a...
User Accounts and Family Safety
Microsoft account = broken RDP and file sharing!
Hey everyone. First let me blow some steam by stating that Microsoft Account is a convoluted feature that is very poorly thought out and integrated. /end rant That being said, here is my situation. I fresh installed Windows 10 on my laptop and...
Network and Sharing
Solved download apps w/out microsoft account
Like the title states; isnt there a way to download new apps without having to create a microsoft account?
Software and Apps
Why does Microsoft install Apps on a local account?
I have clean installed build 9626 more than once on a desktop computer and have booted many times. I use a local account only which is an option in the installation if you scroll down on the page where a new account can be established with Microsoft...
Software and Apps
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:27.
Find Us
Twitter Facebook Google+ Ten Forums iOS App Ten Forums Android App



Windows 10 Forums