1. Jazmac's Avatar
    "Something happened and the Windows Store is no longer working"

    Something happened but for the life of me, I don't know what. One day I was fine, the next day, this message. Rebooted, cleared cache and still no access to the store. Any ideas?
    08-03-2013 04:10 PM
  2. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    08-03-2013 09:52 PM
  3. Jazmac's Avatar
    It looks like SFC scan and safe mode are the next steps to try. "Something happened and the Windows Store is no longer - Microsoft Community
    Tried that. No love there.
    08-04-2013 10:31 AM
  4. ttsoldier's Avatar
    Something like this happened to me already.

    Where the store was saying i had an app installed but i couldn't find it. I tried removing the package via powershell but that didn't work. Eventually, I took ownership of the app data folder. Then restarted. Then voila.
    08-04-2013 10:39 AM
  5. Jazmac's Avatar
    Something like this happened to me already.

    Where the store was saying i had an app installed but i couldn't find it. I tried removing the package via powershell but that didn't work. Eventually, I took ownership of the app data folder. Then restarted. Then voila.
    This is an odd one with Windows 8.1. What I eventually had to do was to refresh and save my files. Meaning I would keep my files but rebuild from scratch. All because of the store was missing some files.
    08-04-2013 03:18 PM
  6. jpling's Avatar
    Had this happen to me on 8.1 preview. No apps would open either. I tried all magic tricks from the web but just reinstalled eventually. I even tried restoring from a very early image. In my particular case even the PC setting would close to start screen
    08-04-2013 03:22 PM
  7. Jazmac's Avatar
    I'm back up and running but I'm so sure its stable yet. I looked at the Action Center to check a driver that wants to install and it froze up then restarted. Never had this kind of issue with any other Windows beta.
    08-04-2013 05:18 PM
  8. ttsoldier's Avatar
    Tehe.I'm not even on 8.1 lol.
    08-06-2013 05:07 PM
  9. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Tehe.I'm not even on 8.1 lol.
    Me neither. I didn't want to deal with reinstalling all my apps when 8.1 becomes official, so I'll wait for the official version.
    08-06-2013 08:20 PM
  10. Jazmac's Avatar
    Me neither. I didn't want to deal with reinstalling all my apps when 8.1 becomes official, so I'll wait for the official version.
    I tried but I'm a Microsoft junkie. Its beta so I expected a few hick ups along the way. And you don't have to reinstall your apps to install 8.1. There are some methods, not unlike the one I ended up using that could recover from this error, even under version 8. But wait if you have to, I think you'll like the changes once you bump up.
    08-06-2013 08:26 PM

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