Blank Settings icon in This PC window

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by petejk, Jul 20, 2015.

  1. petejk

    petejk MDL Novice

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    Hi,
    I've got an issue where I have a blank settings icon in the This PC (My computer) window, and I can't seem to track down a fix. Would anyone be kind enough to shed some light on how to resolve it short of a reinstall/refresh?

    Blank settings icon.jpg

    Also, I have an App that seems to be corrupt or partly installed on my Start Menu, which I can't uninstall.

    Corrupt Windows Parental Controls app.jpg

    Pictures of both are attached.
    Thanks guys
     

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  2. shawnmos

    shawnmos MDL Member

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    Was this an upgrade?
     
  3. dhjohns

    dhjohns MDL Guru

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    #3 dhjohns, Jul 20, 2015
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    If this doesn't work you will need to re-install. It doesn't take long to do a re-install but try this first. Paste in command prompt which you have opened AS ADMINISTRATOR
    Code:
    PowerShell -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted -Command "& {$manifest = (Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.WindowsStore).InstallLocation + '\AppxManifest.xml' ; Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $manifest}"
     
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  4. petejk

    petejk MDL Novice

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    Yes i've been upgrading using ISOs, and then through the insider program, with one refresh part way through since the early builds. I was trying to get around installing fresh, but I guess I have to decide whether I want to put up with a couple of minor niggles such as these. RTM is running well otherwise!
    Thanks for the help dhjohns