There might different instances when you find the Windows Store or other built-in apps not working on Windows 10. Most common symptoms for such issues include, automatic minimization of apps, apps not responding or doesn’t open when you try to do so, apps crashes abruptly. For fixing these problems, users are generally recommended to reset app cache by running wsreset.exe command.
However, while resetting app cache, we came around this message so far:
Class not registered
If you’re encountering this message even when opening Windows Store, we’ll try to help you in this article to fix it. You might also encounter with similar error messages such as:
ms-windows-store:PurgeCaches. The app didn’t start.
ms-windows-store:PurgeCaches. Element not found.
ms-windows-store:PurgeCaches. Invalid value for registry.
Here are the fixes you can try to get rid of these error messages:
FIX : ‘ms-windows-store:PurgeCaches. Class Not Registered.’ In Windows 10
FIX 1 – Reset Apps Using Settings App
Windows 10 includes the minimal GUI way to reset apps on the go. So if you’re facing this problem with any particular app, you can easily reset the concerned app and bring it to its initial configuration. Here’s how:
If you’re facing this issue with Settings app itself, this method isn’t feasible for you. Check the FIX 2 & 3 for that case.
FIX 2 – Register The Classes Using Component Services Snap-in
The ‘class not registered‘ term in the error message indicates that local variables in the container are not connecting and you need to register classes using Component Services snap-in. The relevant steps for this are mentioned in FIX 1 of this link:
FIX 3 – Re-register All Apps
You can also fix this issue by re-registering the particular or all apps at once. Here is how-to guide for that:
After trying above mentioned fixes, the issue should no longer exist. Hope this helps!