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#1 ray5450

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Posted 19 February 2017 - 01:12 AM

Suddenly, my system tray icons (volume, calendar/time, networks) do not "open"....I think it is called flyout (?).    The volume slider will not open.  The list of networks will not open.  The calendar will not open.  Maybe a coincidence, but this occurred right after I did a system file check.  (I did a system file check because I do one every few weeks along with a check disk).

 

Is there a way to fix it?  Thanks.

 

Edit:  A few hours later, I also find that Windows calculator and Windows image viewer do not work, either.  They both open for less than a second, then close.  Calculater says nothing.  Image viewer says, "The app didn't start."  I found several references to a  Powershell command to fix this, but it had no effect, and said references did not mention the tray icon issue.


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Posted 19 February 2017 - 01:04 PM

Basically what you are experiencing is a failure to have the task bar icon respond when you click/tap on them?

 

Are you trying to access the photo viewer, calculator via Settings?


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Posted 19 February 2017 - 10:10 PM

1. Yes

 

2. Photo/image viewer is the default to open image files, so it is when I open a file.

I tried opening calculator as usual from the start menu, and also with calc.exe from system32 folder.



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Posted 20 February 2017 - 01:02 AM

Have you done a system RESTART since doing the sfc?

 

If not, do one.



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Posted 20 February 2017 - 11:20 AM

Attention:  The command in the instructions below can not be run from the Command Prompt.  It must be run in the PowerShell.

Press the Windows key windowskey_zps092d5c75.png and the R key to open the Run box.

Type powershell in the search box, then click/tap on OK.

When the PowerShell opens copy and paste the command below, then press Enter.

Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}


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Posted 20 February 2017 - 11:47 AM

Regarding restart:  many times.

 

Regarding powershell command:  that is the command I mentioned in my first post that I already tried before posting here.   It had no effect



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Posted 20 February 2017 - 11:51 AM

Hi, have you tried using a system restore point?


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Posted 20 February 2017 - 12:13 PM

Could be a good time to run DISM from an elevated cmd prompt

 

DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth


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Posted 20 February 2017 - 12:53 PM

Regarding restart:  many times.

 

Regarding powershell command:  that is the command I mentioned in my first post that I already tried before posting here.   It had no effect

Yes, you mentioned using the PowerShell, but didn't post the command you ran.

 

I would suggest doing a refresh installation.  You will have the option to keep your personal files, but any third party programs you installed will be uninstalled.  This will reinstall the operating system.

 

You can find a easy to follow tutorial for this here.


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Posted 24 February 2017 - 10:57 AM

I tried from opera:  DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth  (because it seems like less work)

 

I found more details here:

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/7808-dism-repair-windows-10-image.html

Your suggestion is Option #5, but it did not work (see same error below).

 

I tried Option 6:

I downloaded an iso file (x64, my version 1511) here:

http://windowsiso.net/windows-10-iso/windows-10-th2-download-build-10586/windows-10-th2-iso-download-standard/

 

Using the wim file (tried with and without limitaccess option):

Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth /Source:wim:D:\install.wim:1

Both received this error:

"Error: 0x800f0906

The source files could not be downloaded.
Use the "source" option to specify the location of the files that are required to restore the feature. For more information on specifying a source location, see http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=243077.

The DISM log file can be found at C:\windows\Logs\DISM\dism.log"

 

Is there a way to get this to work?

 

Thanks.


Edited by ray5450, 24 February 2017 - 10:58 AM.


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Posted 24 February 2017 - 11:58 AM

Is there a way to get this to work?

 

Thanks.

The answer is short and simple - not. And more - this is not a problem with Windows files, the corrupted registry problem.

If You have registry backup which was made after installation, You may try to restore, but rarely if also it helps.

Usually is needed to do clean reinstall.



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Posted 24 February 2017 - 12:10 PM

The sfc /scannow component store has some corruption.  The command below can repair/replace if it applied correctly and directed to the partition containing the Windows operating system.

 

Did you mount the  ISO file before running the DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth /source:WIM:D:\Sources\Install.wim:1 /LimitAccess?  If the ISO file isn't mounted the command will not be able to find the ISO file to make the repair/replace the corrupt files.

 

Are you sure that the installation of Windows 10 is installed on the D: drive?

 

Another option would be to do a Rest.  There is an option to keep your files, but any third party programs you have installed will be uninstalled.  If you can't get the other command to work, then I would suggest using the Reset option.  If you decide to use this option let me know and I will provide instructions for this.


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Posted 25 February 2017 - 03:07 AM

1.  Registry

I don't know how to tell if there is a registry backup.  I remember with Windows 98, I used to know what folder all the registry backup files were in.   It saved me several times when I just used a DOS boot and manually replaced the corrupted current ones with the back up copies.  If I knew where the registry backups are in this Windows, I could try it.  Do you know?

 

2. DISM

I mounted the ISO file, and then copied the wim file out of the ISO onto D:  The path of the wim file is:  D:\install.wim, where D: is one of my partitions.

Installation of Windows 10 is C:

D:\sources in the given example usage would be the location of the wim file in the mounted ISO, when the mounted "drive" is designated as D:....right?

Does DISM work only when the wim file is in an ISO file, ...or does it matter where the wim file is?


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Posted 25 February 2017 - 10:22 AM

When you mount the ISO file a drive letter will be assigned to it.  You don't need to move this, leave it where it is.  The command is written to find the mounted ISO file.

 

I suspect that by the time you have this figured out a Rest with the option to save your data could be over and done.


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Posted 27 February 2017 - 12:10 PM

Thank-you, for your response.

 

I hope you were being funny.  If not, even though a refresh could be done, I would be spending a day or 2 re-installing and re-doing settings.  I would rather have that as a last resort.  I would therefore, prefer to get this DISM command to work.  Further, it is likely I will need to do this again in the near future.  I have only had this Windows 10 machine less than a month, and already am having to do a type of reinstall of Windows.

 

I mounted the iso.  It was assigned g:

I used this command:

"DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth /source:WIM:g:\Sources\Install.wim:1 /LimitAccess"

 

Received this message:

"Error: 0x800f081f

The source files could not be found.
Use the "Source" option to specify the location of the files that are required to restore the feature. For more information on specifying a source location, see http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=243077"

 

I looked at the command reference for DISM.  First, I also tried dism.exe instead of dism, but same result.  Next, I'm not sure if it is significant, but I noticed that some of the the command options in the command I used are not listed in the reference:

/Cleanup-Image

/RestoreHealth

/source

These above command options are not listed in the reference below:

 

DISM.exe [dism_options] {Imaging_command} [<Imaging_arguments>]
DISM.exe {/Image:<path_to_offline_image> | /Online} [dism_options]
         {servicing_command} [<servicing_arguments>]

DESCRIPTION:

  DISM enumerates, installs, uninstalls, configures, and updates features
  and packages in Windows images. The commands that are available depend
  on the image being serviced and whether the image is offline or running.

GENERIC IMAGING COMMANDS:

  /Split-Image            - Splits an existing .wim or .ffu file into multiple
                            read-only split WIM/FFU files.
  /Apply-Image            - Applies an image.
  /Get-MountedImageInfo   - Displays information about mounted WIM and VHD
                            images.
  /Get-ImageInfo          - Displays information about images in a WIM or VHD
                            file.
  /Commit-Image           - Saves changes to a mounted WIM or VHD image.
  /Unmount-Image          - Unmounts a mounted WIM or VHD image.
  /Mount-Image            - Mounts an image from a WIM or VHD file.
  /Remount-Image          - Recovers an orphaned image mount directory.
  /Cleanup-Mountpoints    - Deletes resources associated with corrupted
                            mounted images.
WIM COMMANDS:

  /Apply-CustomDataImage  - Dehydrates files contained in the custom data image.
  /Capture-CustomImage    - Captures customizations into a delta WIM file on a
                            WIMBoot system. Captured directories include all
                            subfolders and data.
  /Get-WIMBootEntry       - Displays WIMBoot configuration entries for the
                            specified disk volume.
  /Update-WIMBootEntry    - Updates WIMBoot configuration entry for the
                            specified disk volume.
  /List-Image             - Displays a list of the files and folders in a
                            specified image.
  /Delete-Image           - Deletes the specified volume image from a WIM file
                            that has multiple volume images.
  /Export-Image           - Exports a copy of the specified image to another
                            file.
  /Append-Image           - Adds another image to a WIM file.
  /Capture-Image          - Captures an image of a drive into a new WIM file.
                            Captured directories include all subfolders and
                            data.
  /Get-MountedWimInfo     - Displays information about mounted WIM images.
  /Get-WimInfo            - Displays information about images in a WIM file.
  /Commit-Wim             - Saves changes to a mounted WIM image.
  /Unmount-Wim            - Unmounts a mounted WIM image.
  /Mount-Wim              - Mounts an image from a WIM file.
  /Remount-Wim            - Recovers an orphaned WIM mount directory.
  /Cleanup-Wim            - Deletes resources associated with mounted WIM
                            images that are corrupted.

IMAGE SPECIFICATIONS:

  /Online                 - Targets the running operating system.
  /Image                  - Specifies the path to the root directory of an
                            offline Windows image.

DISM OPTIONS:

  /English                - Displays command line output in English.
  /Format                 - Specifies the report output format.
  /WinDir                 - Specifies the path to the Windows directory.
  /SysDriveDir            - Specifies the path to the system-loader file named
                            BootMgr.
  /LogPath                - Specifies the logfile path.
  /LogLevel               - Specifies the output level shown in the log (1-4).
  /NoRestart              - Suppresses automatic reboots and reboot prompts.
  /Quiet                  - Suppresses all output except for error messages.
  /ScratchDir             - Specifies the path to a scratch directory.

For more information about these DISM options and their arguments, specify an
option immediately before /?.

  Examples:
    DISM.exe /Mount-Wim /?
    DISM.exe /ScratchDir /?
    DISM.exe /Image:C:\test\offline /?
    DISM.exe /Online /?






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