Windows 10 - some important applications will not open

Hi Experts,

I'm running Windows 10 Pro.

Just in the last hour or so I cannot get File Explorer or Chrome to open.
Other apps, e.g. Firefox, Edge and MS Access, all open OK.

After clicking the icons on the taskbar I can see the "previews" of these apps - so they are starting up, but not displaying the full GUIs.





I have rebooted.

sfc /SCANNOW does not report any errors.

Regards,
Leigh
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Andrew LeniartSenior EditorCommented:
Ok, what's happened in the last hour that you remember? Have you installed any Video card or Microsoft updates recently?  Changed the resolution on your desktop?  Tried restarting the machine?  Besides sfc, what other steps have you taken to resolve the problem?
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LeighWardleAuthor Commented:
Thanks, Andrew,

I haven't installed any apps or updates in the last few hours.

But I just had my 2nd crash today without warning - no "BSOD" style blue screen.

Also, in the month or so I have had my Surface Pro 2017 I have had 4 "Critical Structure Corruption" Errors.
I am going to run memory and CPU checks as outlined here.
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LeighWardleAuthor Commented:
Hi Andrew,

I solved the problem.

I am running 2 monitors off a Surface Hub connected to a Surface Pro tablet.
So potentially I have 3 screens.

The apps that "wouldn't open" were actually opening on my Surface Pro screen, but the lid was down so I could not see them.

Regards,
Leigh
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