Fix: Windows 10 Settings not opening or working

How to Fix the “Settings app” not opening in Windows 10? Resetting the Setting app is the best way to make it in a working status. If you are still facing issues in the Settings app or the Settings app is not opening or working properly, a few troubleshooting steps you may want to try and see if something helps you.

Windows 10 Settings app not opening or not working.

If the Windows 10 Settings app is not opening or does not launch, you can opt following suggestions:-
  1. Reset the Settings app
  2. Run System File Checker
  3. Create a new User Account
  4. Run System Restore
  5. Uninstalling third-party apps
  6. Reinstall the Settings app
  7. Reset Windows 10 via Windows Recovery Menu
  8. Reset Windows 10 in Safe Mode

Reset the Settings app

If your PC or laptop, Windows 10 Settings app is not working as expected, try to Reset the Settings app.

Run System File Checker

System File Checker utility of Windows operating system is quite effective, and we are using it for a long time when we face any issues with Windows computer. This option works on all versions of Windows, including Win XP, Vista, Win 7/8/8/1/10. To use the SFC, you need admin privilege. To run the SFC on your Windows 10, open the Start menu by clicking on the Start button and type CMD.

From the available results, right-click on the Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator. Now, a command prompt with admin privilege will open.

Type the following command to run the System File Checker:-

sfc /scannow

Press Enter from the keyboard.

The System File Checker will start checking for corrupted files and replace them if any damaged files are found. You may be required to provide Windows 10 bootable media or even reboot your PC to complete the process.

Create a new User account

You can create a new local administrator account using lusrmgr.msc and check if the problem solves. Once you have created a new local administrator account, press Ctrl+Alt+Del keys and sign out of your account. Now sign in to your newly created account.  If you can open the Settings app, move your personal data and files to the new account.

Run System Restore

If you cannot open the Settings app on Windows 10 PC, you can restore your Windows to its previous status. To access the System Restore, open the Run dialog box using Windows Logo + R keys, type rstrui.exe, and hit Enter from the keyboard to open the System Restore Manager. Try to revert your PC to a good old restore point.

Uninstalling third-party apps

Sometimes a third-party software makes changes to the Windows file and causes the problem. You can try to uninstall all third-party software from your PC and check if it solves the problem.

Reinstall the Settings app

Reinstalling the Settings app is a better idea to resolve the issue. Run the Command Prompt as administrator and type the following command:-

powershell -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $Env:SystemRoot\ImmersiveControlPanel\AppxManifest.xml
Press Enter from the keyboard to execute the command. Restart your PC, and the Settings app should start working now.

Reset Windows 10 via Windows Recovery Menu

You can try to Refresh or Reset the PC to fix the issue of the Settings app. Reboot your PC and press F8 while booting the system to go into Windows Recovery Menu. Boot into Advanced Startup Options and select the Refresh or Reset options.

Before processing the above-mentioned steps, make sure you have taken the backup of your important data.

Reset Windows 10 in Safe Mode

Boot Windows 10 in Safe Mode and see if you can access the Settings app. If so, Reset the PC.

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