Windows 10: Settings not always opening

Discus and support Settings not always opening in Windows 10 Performance & Maintenance to solve the problem; I've had this problem for a few months although I'm not sure exactly when it started. When I click on Settings (taskbar or menu) it doesn't open right... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Performance & Maintenance' started by OldGuyFromCdn, Jul 27, 2019.

  1. Settings not always opening


    I've had this problem for a few months although I'm not sure exactly when it started. When I click on Settings (taskbar or menu) it doesn't open right away. I usually have to click 3-4 times. Everything else is fine on both taskbar and menu, it's just Settings that won't open right away.

    I'm on Windows 10 Pro 1903, build 18362.267 (updated today). I also use Classic Shell although I don't think it's the problem. Have run sfc /scannow and DISM many times.

    Any ideas ?

    It's actually getting worse. Every time I tried I would get the screen with the gear in the centre then it would go back to the dektop. After several attempts I did a restart, then it opened.

    :)
     
    OldGuyFromCdn, Jul 27, 2019
    #1
  2. angus Win User

    Settings can't be opened using the built-in administrator account


    Hello,
    Unfortunately I have the same issue as Dabz from upgrading win7 to win10.
    I've tried opening settings using all the suggested methods and it will not load using my account with Administrator access nor the built-in Administrator profile. I also tried other methods not listed such as using Run. Control panel is just a stepping stone to add users in Settings.
    I'm also having explorer.exe issues, which I believe is preventing Settings from loading.
    Using cmd (Admin) I successfully created a new user profile [and granted admin access also using cmd (Admin)], however win10 will not allow this account to log on. win10 does not list this new user within control panel but it does in the start menu. win10 will not allow to log in or switch to the new account via the start menu either.
    I can access settings in Safe Mode but this will not allow me to create a new account.
    Any help/suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
    Cheers
     
    angus, Jul 27, 2019
    #2
  3. Johan45 Win User
    AMD FX OC'ers Club

    That's what the auto setting will do since you're over the 1333 mark it jumps to the next step which isn't listed or officially supported I assume by that ram.

    At this point though I would suggest dropping the multi one step or .5 so that we can get something stable and possibly take the heat issue out of the picture for now.
     
    Johan45, Jul 27, 2019
    #3
  4. Sasqui Win User

    Settings not always opening

    Overclocking / Undervolting guide for Vega 56 or 64?

    Here's a quick laundry list:

    List of software to use for overclocking and testing
    Examples:
    Wattman (and how to find and use it, like an overview, including profiles)
    Unigine Valley or Heaven (use this for quick testing while changing settings in Wattman and checking for stability / artifacts) ...just suggesting this
    How to monitor cores / mem speeds and temps during testing (I've seen screen overlays, and others using GPUz)

    Step-by step overclocking in Wattman
    Fan speeds
    Power limit
    Temp limit
    Voltages
    Core speeds
    Memory speeds
     
    Sasqui, Jul 27, 2019
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