Windows 10: Nothing opens except file explorer

Discus and support Nothing opens except file explorer in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Hi guys new to this all but just got so desperate I had to sign up to ask. I've had windows 10 since November and just today it's been playing up. None... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by Stevejones85, Feb 12, 2016.

  1. Nothing opens except file explorer

    Hi guys new to this all but just got so desperate I had to sign up to ask. I've had windows 10 since November and just today it's been playing up. None of the apps open - they display a message "element not found" for explorer exe or for other things like chrome, ms word you click on it and nothing happens. Can't even turn off the computer (start > turn off just does nothing) I've tried pressing the power button on my PC but that just seems to put it into sleep mode and not properly restart it. Could someone help please? Thanks in advance

    Stevejones85, Feb 12, 2016

  2. File Explorer has gone crazy after last nights upgrade.

    My only has icons instead of full descriptions. I can not get back to a point where I have tabs that actually say something. Please tell me how to get my view repaired? help... Help.... HELP!!!
    File Explorer, Feb 12, 2016
  3. File Explorer will not open 'This PC'

    I have been following File Explorer problem threads. Originally I could get nothing from it-page would open but no items on page could be opened. Now that I have changed the size of my font (?!), I can open File Explorer and open files EXCEPT 'This PC'.
    I tried to use the Win-X keys but File Explorer will not open when you click on it so I could not go further with that solution.
    LeroyHayden, Feb 12, 2016
  4. OldMike65 Win User

    Nothing opens except file explorer

    For starters, try running sfc /scannow
    See what it reports after you run the command, from your command prompt in ADMIN
    OldMike65, Feb 12, 2016
  5. Thanks for your reply Mike really appreciate it. The way I normally run the command prompt is by searching it in the search bar at the bottom. Clicked on it and it says "cmd.exe application error" with the error code 0xc0000142. Can't open it *Sad
    Stevejones85, Feb 12, 2016
  6. OldMike65 Win User
    Try hitting your Windows KEY and your X key at same time.....
    OldMike65, Feb 12, 2016
  7. Cheers bud, as you can tell I'm not too great with computers. It did the verification and I got this:

    "Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them. Details are included in the CBS.log windir / logs/ CBS / CBS.log"
    Stevejones85, Feb 12, 2016
  8. OldMike65 Win User

    Nothing opens except file explorer

    OK same process as before, Windows key than hit X key
    Then type this command. DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

    What most likey you are going to have to do, is do a repair for your Windows......but 1st need to check some things.
    OldMike65, Feb 12, 2016
  9. OldMike65 Win User
    Than we need to check on your Windows version and build #
    For that you will need to hit your Windows key and then hit your R key. Then type winver and tell me your Windows version AND Build #

    Should be Version 11511 (OS Build 10586.104)
    OldMike65, Feb 12, 2016
  10. I've done the DISM thing and it's given me error 87. Tried the winver but nothing happens - is there another method of getting around that?
    Stevejones85, Feb 12, 2016
  11. Now the bottom left hand windows button is not responding either!
    Stevejones85, Feb 12, 2016
  12. Sorry Mike. I'm an idiot. I didn't put the spaces in the DISM command. It did something and given me error 0x800f081f
    Stevejones85, Feb 12, 2016
  13. OldMike65 Win User

    Nothing opens except file explorer

    If you need to reboot, you could try using your Alt+ F4 keys from your desktop then choose restart. Don't do it from your Web browser, only from your Desktop. Then we can try using your Windows key and again.
    OldMike65, Apr 4, 2018

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