Windows 10 1809 "Setting" app (Such as Display Setting, Personalization, or Taskbar Setting) won't launch from Desktop

Hello to all readers of this post!

I've recently done a clean installation of Windows 10 (1809)  on my computer and updated the system and drivers to the latest as needed.

(Here's a list of updates that are currently installed in the system.)

Everything was without problem until yesterday when I started to notice that I cannot seem to open the "Setting" app from my desktop.

If I right-click on the desktop and choose "Display Setting" & "Personalization," or right-click on the taskbar and choose "Taskbar Setting," the "Setting" app will not launch at all. All I see is the "Background Busy" cursor lasting for about a second.

The weird thing is that the "Setting" app seems to be working just fine if it is launched from other places such as the start menu. I also tested it with a new Windows account, which turned out to be working just fine and free of any issue previously mentioned.

I've done some research on Google but all I could find is information regarding to the issue of inability to launch the "Setting" app at all. I've experimented with some repairing strategies but none has worked for me so far.

I'm wondering if anyone has experienced similar issue. Any insight into this problem would be of big help to me.

Many thanks in advance!!!

 

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Last updated June 9, 2019 Views 45 Applies to:
Hi QS. I'm Greg, an installation specialist and 9 year Windows MVP here to help you.

1) Try resetting the Settings app from Option Two here: http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/3175-apps-re...


2) Go over this checklist to make sure the install is set up correctly, optimized for best performance, and any needed repairs get done: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/wiki...
Start with Step 4 to turn off Startup freeloaders which can conflict and cause issues, then Step 7 to check for infection the most thorough way, then step 10 to check for damaged System Files, and also Step 16 to test a new Local Admin account. Then continue with the other steps to go over your install most thoroughly.

Update the Display driver from the PC or Display adapter maker's Support Downloads web page for your exact model number, HP Serial Number or Dell Service Tag - from the sticker on the PC.

3) While there check also for newer chipset, BIOS, network, sound, USB3 and other drivers, comparing to the ones presently installed in Device Manager reached by right clicking the Start Menu.

if this doesn't give you the latest or ideal driver for what you need, compare it to the driver offered by the Intel driver update Utility here: http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/...
or the Nvidia Update utility here: http://www.nvidia.com/Download/Scan.aspx?lang=e...
or the AMD autodect utility here: http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownload/windows/P...

For Display issues one fix that is working is to Roll back or Uninstall the Driver on the Display Device > Driver tab, restart PC to reinstall driver.

You can also try older drivers in Device Manager > Display device > Driver tab > Update Driver > Browse > Let Me Pick.

Then you will know you've tried everything in addition to Windows Update drivers.

4) If problems persist Compare the Install you did with the gold-standard Install in this link which compiles the best possible Clean Install of Windows which will stay that way as long as you stick with the tools and methods given, has zero reported problems, and is better than any amount of money could buy: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/wiki.... The reason I suggest this is because no one of the several million consumers who have performed my Clean Install tutorials over the past ten years has ever come back to report an issue if they stick with the tools and methods given.

I hope this helps. Feel free to ask back any questions and let us know how it goes. I will keep working with you until it's resolved.

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Thank you very much Greg. I will perform the instructions as is given and report later if the problem is solved.

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Hello QuickShow,

I'm Independent Advisor and Microsoft MVP, here to help you with your question.

Try to re-register Settings app:

1. Open administrative Windows PowerShell.

2. In PowerShell window, type/paste following cmdlet and press Enter key:

Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name windows.immersivecontrolpanel | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml” -Verbose}

3. Let the command complete.

Let us know if this helps!
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I've done the application resetting procedure and now I'm encountered by these two prompts when I click "Display Setting" or "Personalization" on the right-click menu from Desktop.

BTW, I'm still able to launch the Setting from start menu.

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Thank you Kapil for you reply. Please see my reply to Greg for results after resetting the application.

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Go over this checklist to make sure the install is set up correctly, optimized for best performance, and any needed repairs get done: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/wiki...

Start with Step 4 to turn off Startup freeloaders which can conflict and cause issues, then Step 7 to check for infection the most thorough way, then step 10 to check for damaged System Files, and also Step 16 to test a new Local Admin account. Then continue with the other steps to go over your install most thoroughly.

If nothing else helps you can run a Repair Install by installing the Media Creation Tool and choosing from it to Upgrade Now. This reinstalls Windows in about an hour while saving your files, apps and most settings, solves many problems while also bringing it up to the latest version 1809 which you need anyway and by the most stable method. http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10/m...
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