Aug 10 2021 08:37 AM
Aug 10 2021 08:37 AM
On Windows 11 (build 22000.120), the Widgets program does not open when I click on it. Nothing shows up on the screen, not even a blurry rectangle. The animation on the icon works, but that is it. I tried other methods including the one on this forum, please help.
Sep 26 2021 05:45 PM
@DrTamiz I am experiencing the exact same symptoms on build 22000.194. The icon animates, but the window does not appear. It was working correctly several days ago, within the last week at the longest.
Widgets.exe does show up in task manager, and ending task removes it. Clicking the icon relaunches it in task manager, but the window will still not open. I've tried disabling/reenabling in settings, disabling my display drivers, attempting launch, same as above.
Opening the source folder for Widgets.exe (C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\MicrosoftWindows.Client.WebExperience_421.20031.315.0_x64__cw5n1h2txyewy\Dashboard) and manually clicking on widgets.exe gives me a system error: "The code execution cannot proceed because MSVCP140_APP.dll was not found. Reinstalling the program may fix this problem."
Clicking 'OK' gives another System error: "The code execution cannot proceed because VCRUNTIME140_1_APP.dll was not found. Reinstalling the program may fix this problem."
Clicking 'OK' gives yet another system error: "The code execution cannot proceed because VCRUNTIME140_APP.dll was not found. Reinstalling the program may fix this problem."
Clicking 'OK' on this box closes the error message, and no other one is displayed.
Since the last time I noticed this app working, I upgraded my Avast AV software to Avast One Essential, so I checked the quarantine folder even though I had received no message. The folder was empty. I also installed Zone Alarm Free, and Translucent TB, an app that allows for a transparent task bar. Disabling these apps and restarting my system had no effect on the issue.
Oct 12 2021 12:40 PM
@DrTamiz i have had the same problem on one computer since the first preview release. in this case it's a domain computer... but other computers on the domain are fine. i submitted feedback at the time but it's never been fixed for me.
Oct 12 2021 03:39 PM
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Oct 12 2021 04:23 PM
I have fixed this on my domain joined laptop by going to settings >Accounts > Email & Accounts
Under Accounts used by other apps and then under your Microsoft account email address
Go to Sign in Options and change the drop down to "Microsoft Apps can sign me in"
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Oct 14 2021 10:39 AM - edited Oct 14 2021 10:42 AM
Guys I still invite you to go to the Opinions center and put "Widgets" there you will find more people with this problem, if you leave a like in your serious comment to help make this problem more visible to Microsoft, and you can get help to this problem, and of course also leave your comment of this problem.
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