Windows 8 Start Screen Apps Not Working

Created by Big_Daddy_Afro on Oct. 31, 2012, 12:28 a.m.
  • So I got bored enough to try launching some of the apps in the Start screen and they don't seem to work at all anymore. They were fine several days ago.

    Looks like I can't post any pictures on here so please click here to see what I'm talking about. (I posted the same thing over at Giant Bomb)

    That is what I see when I launch the apps and they just stay there. The only one that works is the Netflix app, so yay? I'm not gonna lose any sleep over this because it's just the silly Start screen stuff. I was going to play some background music and just now noticed this problem. Any ideas on what the hell is going on?

  • @Big_Daddy_Afro: So... dumb questions:

    1) Is Windows 8 updated completely?

    2) Are the apps in question (it looks like they're all the default ones you're having issues with) updated completely?

    3) Have you rebooted?

  • @Fish_Face_McGee: Yes to all. The strange thing is that the live tiles of those apps appear to work like the News app but opening it does the same thing like the others. Like I notice there's an update in the Windows Store but I can't launch it.

  • Worst case scenario, try a reset? Better to do it while the install is new.