1.    29 May 2016 #1
    Join Date : May 2016
    Posts : 1
    Windows 10 pro x64

    Windows 10 Apps not working anymore

    Yesterday i was browsing with microsoft edge, when it started to freeze then it just dissappeared alltogether, and then i when i pressed on the Edge icon it would start but instantly dissappear.. rebooted and now my edge isn't working anymore. (I remember i did delete a part of the map windows.old because i thought this is an old remnant of resetting the pc, but i got an error that it is in use and deleted only partly..) I guess perhaps this is when edge started to malfunction? but not sure.

    Tried other apps like the Xbox app and same thing. Any app seems to instantly disappear.
    Also if i start quantum break it says acces is denied.. may be some clue.

    Tried sfc/scannow in admin mode says it found files, but can't fix some of them.

    Googled around and found a way to register all apps again.
    This didn't work let me place a log below.
    Also i am NOT using reset or re-install don't suggest it. it's horrible troubleshooting manner, and i just reset this pc actually and re-installed all my apps. so it is out of the question each time i get a weird problem i wipe everything...
    Hope someone can help me in depth..

    Ran powershell as administrator. Also i noticed i couldnt acces program files/Window/ systemapps so i edited all rights to allow and replace childs nodes. and took ownership

    PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> Get-AppxPackage -allusers | foreach {Add-AppxPackage -register "$($_.InstallLocation)\appxmanifes
    t.xml" -DisableDevelopmentMode}
    Add-AppxPackage : Deployment failed with HRESULT: 0x80073CF9, Install failed. Please contact your software vendor.
    (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80073CF9)
    Rejecting a request to register from appxmanifest.xml because the manifest is not in the package root.
    NOTE: For additional information, look for [ActivityId] b85d42b0-b6a8-0000-ffd1-60b8a8b6d101 in the Event Log or use
    the command line Get-AppxLog -ActivityID b85d42b0-b6a8-0000-ffd1-60b8a8b6d101
    At line:1 char:38
    + ... | foreach {Add-AppxPackage -register "$($_.InstallLocation)\appxmani ...
    + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo : WriteError: (C:\Program File...ppxmanifest.xml:String) [Add-AppxPackage], IOException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : DeploymentError,Microsoft.Windows.Appx.PackageManager.Commands.AddAppxPackageCommand
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  2.    29 May 2016 #2
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 11,120
    Win 10 Pro (1703)

    Hello, Windows.old is protected, so needs to be deleted appropriately.
    A quick search gives
    How do I remove the Windows.old folder?

    Also i noticed i couldnt acces program files/Window/ systemapps so i edited all rights to allow and replace childs nodes. and took ownership
    This is worrying, and you should not make permissions changes unless you know exactly and precisely why.

    Given where you are, I suggest an in-place upgrade repair install.
    Precede it with this in case sthg has happened to your file system:

    From an admin command prompt
    [Windows key + X, click command prompt (admin)]
    chkdsk C: /F
    Your PC will need to restart.
    Make sure the result is clear or fixed.
    Post back the result, which will be on the screen briefly.
    Otherwise you can get the result as follows:
    How do I see the results of a CHKDSK that ran on boot? - Ask Leo!

    An In-place upgrade repair install will fix many things, but not those where the settings are not changed by the procedure.

    For this you need an installation medium with the same base build as you have installed.

    Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade - Windows 10 Forums

    This will refresh Windows, after the manner of a Windows installation.
    - all/most associations will be unchanged
    - all your programs will be left installed
    - you will lose any custom fonts
    - you will lose any customised system icons
    - you may need to re-establish your Wi-Fi connection
    - you will need to redo Windows updates subsequent to the build you have used for the repair install
    - Windows.old will be created
    - system restore will be turned off- you should turn it on again and I recommend you manually schedule a daily restore point.
    - you will need to redo any language downloads including the display language if you changed that)
    - inactive title bar colouring (if used) will be reset to default
    - if Qttabbar is installed, you need to re-enable it in explorer (Options, check Qttabbar)
    This is one of the better features of Win10: as each major build comes out, that's your updated reference build, and as updates are mostly cumulative, there will be few to do.

    Before you perform this major repair procedure, do create a disk image.

    Please consider using disk imaging regularly. It's a brilliant way to
    - preserve your system (and your sanity)
    - back up your data
    - restore your system to a previously working state in a relatively short time

    Recommended: Macrium Reflect (free/commercial) + boot disk/device + large enough external storage medium.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


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