cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Reply
dinosaur
Fanfold Paper
Posts: 29
Registered: ‎12-11-2012
Location: usa
Views: 13,472
Message 1 of 15

Windows 8 store won't open

I am not able to open the Win 8 store.  it just sits there with the loading sign spinning and spinning.  is there any know fix?

ishaan
Bit Torrent
Posts: 3,304
Registered: ‎06-27-2012
Location: India
Views: 13,459
Message 2 of 15

Re: Windows 8 store won't open

Hi
See if it helps
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_8-windows_store/windows-8-application-store...
Ishaan Ideapad Y560(i3 330m), Hp Elitebook 8460p!(i5-2520M) Hp Pavilion n208tx(i5-4200u)
If you think a post helped you, then you can give Kudos to the post by pressing the Star on the left of the post. If you think a post solved your problem, then mark it as a solution so that others having the same problem can refer to it.
Retired Support Specialist
Posts: 1,226
Registered: ‎11-18-2012
Location: Egypt
Views: 13,458
Message 3 of 15

Re: Windows 8 store won't open

Hi dinosaur

 

Welcome in Lenovo Forums

-You need to go ahead with refreshing your PC , Use the below steps to perform it :

1) Go to PC setting

2) Choose General Tab

3) Then from the Pop up page select Refresh my PC

 

Hope the above solution will sort the issue out

 

Let me know

 

Thanks

Alaa

 



Did someone help you today? Press the star on the left to thank them with a Kudo!
If you find a post helpful and it answers your question, please mark it as an "Accepted Solution"! This will help the rest of the Community with similar issues identify the verified solution and benefit from it.

Follow @LenovoForums on Twitter!

dinosaur
Fanfold Paper
Posts: 29
Registered: ‎12-11-2012
Location: usa
Views: 13,438
Message 4 of 15

Re: Windows 8 store won't open

won't that erase all of my software?

Dan-in-TX
Punch Card
Posts: 55
Registered: ‎12-23-2012
Location: San Antonio, TX
Views: 13,429
Message 5 of 15

Re: Windows 8 store won't open

He doesn't need to refresh his PC. He needs to open the desktop, hit window+R, and run WSReset.exe, then reboot. Much quicker and simpler, and way less invasive.

dinosaur
Fanfold Paper
Posts: 29
Registered: ‎12-11-2012
Location: usa
Views: 13,426
Message 6 of 15

Re: Windows 8 store won't open

I already tried that without luck.
Dan-in-TX
Punch Card
Posts: 55
Registered: ‎12-23-2012
Location: San Antonio, TX
Views: 13,424
Message 7 of 15

Re: Windows 8 store won't open

hmmmm.......I don't have a W8 machine right now to find it, but I think the directory you're looking for is c:\windows\cache - delete everything in it, and reboot. It's how I fixed the store on the first U510 they sent me.

 

Let me dig around and see if I can find the link where I got the instructions again.

Dan-in-TX
Punch Card
Posts: 55
Registered: ‎12-23-2012
Location: San Antonio, TX
Views: 13,420
Message 8 of 15

Re: Windows 8 store won't open

Found it:

Press Windows Key + X and click 'Command Prompt Admin'

Type the following:
net stop wuauserv - Press Enter
rename c:\windows\SoftwareDistribution softwaredistribution.old - Press Enter
net start wuauserv - Press Enter
dinosaur
Fanfold Paper
Posts: 29
Registered: ‎12-11-2012
Location: usa
Views: 13,416
Message 9 of 15

it says "The Windows Update service is not started."

it says "The Windows Update service is not started."

changed the name

Then it said it started successfully.

 

Windows store still cannot open.

dinosaur
Fanfold Paper
Posts: 29
Registered: ‎12-11-2012
Location: usa
Views: 13,357
Message 10 of 15

Re: Windows 8 store won't open

is someone able to help me?

Check out current deals!


Shop current deals

Top Kudoed Authors