Like it or not, we’ve got yet another crashing report for Windows 8.1 users. This time, it’s about the built-in News App that seems to be causing problems for a few users. Below are more details.
A short while ago we were reporting that the Bing news app has received an update in Windows 8.1 which should have taken care of certain bugs. But, it seems that some of these bugs are still living and affecting users, provided that they have the latest version of the Windows 8.1 News app. One of them is saying this:
So I updated to Windows 8.1 Pro from Windows 8 Pro several weeks ago with no problems. Now all of a sudden, the Microsoft News Metro App crashes on start. No error messages, just opens to the splash screen and returns me to the desktop. The app appears to still be running in the sidebar, but when I click on that, it briefly brings me to the news splash screen and then back to the desktop again. I have already tried uninstalling and reinstalling the News app, a system refresh AND a full reinstall of the computer from scratch. The app started working again after the system reinstall, only to have it start crashing after about an hour.
I’ve seen other folks complaining about this issue as well, but thank God it doesn’t happen for me. I will keep a sharp eye in the Windows Store in the event of a future update that might fix this annoying problem. If you happen to know any workarounds for this Windows 8.1 issue, do let us know by leaving your input in the comments box from below.