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  • Question

  • I installed Windows 8 on my machine and it all went fine.
    The only issue I'm having is that the Metro Apps aren't starting, the screen with the application icon opens and then the screen goes back to green and then back to the Home Screen.

    Anyone had the same issue?
    Wednesday, September 14, 2011 5:26 PM

Answers

  • hazbanks,

    If you are in a domain you can check to see if AppLocker is enabled.

    Do you have any 0x80073D00 errors in the event log?


    Jeff Sanders (MSFT)
    Tuesday, September 20, 2011 12:15 PM
  • Hi HandaJ,

    The Windows Store apps Forums are for discussions by developers about writing their own apps. For problems with using or installing Windows 8 please post in the Windows 8 forums on http://answers.microsoft.com . This specific thread was originally created for the Windows 8 Developer Preview, before Windows 8 was available for consumer use and so before there were non-developer forums.

    --Rob
    Sunday, October 28, 2012 8:37 PM

All replies

  • What is your current screen resolution?  If it's less than 1024x768, then metro style applications won't run; you need a minimum resolution of 1024x768.

    If you are running with more than 1024x768, do desktop applications like notepad.exe or Visual Studio Express run?

    Dan

     

    Wednesday, September 14, 2011 9:32 PM
  • Same thing happen to me. Everything was absolutely fine and the only app I got to work is IE10. Everything else goes back to green then I have to go back to the home screen.

    Not a screen problem by the way. I'm using a 32inch monitor.

    Thursday, September 15, 2011 4:22 AM
  • Same thing happens to me as well. Working with 1366*768 resolution but still no apps are working. No error msg..nothing appearing.
    • Edited by SalManSuri Friday, September 16, 2011 7:33 PM
    Friday, September 16, 2011 7:33 PM
  • By any chance are any of you that are having trouble running your machine in a domain, or are these machines not joined to a domain?
    Jeff Sanders (MSFT)
    Friday, September 16, 2011 11:40 PM
  • I try turn on "UAC" and it's working.
    Saturday, September 17, 2011 11:34 PM
  • I am having the same trouble I've tried multiple screen resolutions incl 1024x768, 1280x960 and native (1280x1024) but the metro apps only show their splash screen then fade to the green background of the start screen and never launch.

    I am running in a domain though. does this have some effect?

    Tuesday, September 20, 2011 1:35 AM
  • The screen resolution on my Touchsmart 600 is 1980 X 1080. None of the Metro Apps work. I have done a clean reinstall, still the same issue.

    I also have this installed on a HP notebook, and everything works fine with a screen resolution of 1024 X 768.

    I tried to reduce the screen resolution to 1024 X 768 on the Touchsmart PC, but still the Metro Apps does not work.  I was running this PC in a domian, let me know if this is due to this?


    MKV
    Tuesday, September 20, 2011 5:25 AM
  • hazbanks,

    If you are in a domain you can check to see if AppLocker is enabled.

    Do you have any 0x80073D00 errors in the event log?


    Jeff Sanders (MSFT)
    Tuesday, September 20, 2011 12:15 PM
  • This worked for me.  Thanks for the tip!
    Tuesday, September 20, 2011 10:30 PM
  • I've installed Windows Developer Preview on Acer W501. Seems like none of the HTML+JS Metro apps can be started -- while the IE10-metro and CPL-metro run OK (as well as their desktop counterparts and any other desktop app).

    Running any of the other metro apps shows the splash, then green background, then the Start screen.

    This results in a system eventlog error entry "The server {DB68ED77-A88A-442C-B516-1E465A536241} did not register with DCOM within the required timeout." -- once per every failed start. Here the GUID is the CLSID of the Weather.App.wwa activatable class in particular, but it depends on which one you try to start.


    • Edited by hypersw Thursday, September 22, 2011 5:51 PM
    Thursday, September 22, 2011 5:27 PM
  • Thanks, bro.
    Friday, September 23, 2011 2:38 PM
  • Hi,

    Running metro apps shows the splash, then green background, then the Start screen. No message error apperas. Only IE10 run ok.

    I have tried with the machine add to a domain and add to a workgroup.

    AppLocker is disable both in local machine and in AD.

    My screen resolution is 1440 x 900.

    UAC is enabled

    Event Viewer: Event ID: 10001 Source DistributedCOM

    This results in a system eventlog error entry "The server {DB68ED77-A88A-442C-B516-1E465A536241} did not register with DCOM within the required timeout." -- once per every failed start. Here the GUID is the CLSID of the Weather.App.wwa activatable class in particular, but it depends on which one you try to start.

    This event appers each time that I run a metro app.

    Anyone can help me?

     

    Thanks in advance.

     

     


    • Edited by Tacheleu Wednesday, November 30, 2011 1:58 PM
    Wednesday, November 30, 2011 1:57 PM
  • Wednesday, November 30, 2011 2:38 PM
  • Like the person beneath me, it seems to be related in some way to User Account Control. Every since I turned off UAC I have been having this problem.
    Saturday, December 3, 2011 10:20 PM
  • Hi J,

    Is this for every app or only one?  Is it running in VS or from the tiles?

    -Jeff


    Jeff Sanders (MSFT)
    Tuesday, December 6, 2011 7:28 PM
  • Yes, I have the same error. I have installed Win 8 Pro as upgrade from Win 7 Home p.

    HJ.

    Sunday, October 28, 2012 8:31 PM
  • Hi HandaJ,

    The Windows Store apps Forums are for discussions by developers about writing their own apps. For problems with using or installing Windows 8 please post in the Windows 8 forums on http://answers.microsoft.com . This specific thread was originally created for the Windows 8 Developer Preview, before Windows 8 was available for consumer use and so before there were non-developer forums.

    --Rob
    Sunday, October 28, 2012 8:37 PM