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Old 09-15-20, 07:42 PM
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Hello everyone. Oddly enough the calculator on my Windows 10 machine doesn't work anymore. It loads and then crashes right away. Of all programs you would think calc.exe would work.

So I've looked online and there's lots of people having the same issue. I've tried resetting the app, uninstalling and reinstalling, running a powershell script that re-registers and all the components, upgrade to the latest Windows 10 release, installed every available patch, scanned for disk errors, disabled virus scan, nope.. nothing.. Every recommendation online I could find I tried EXCEPT re-installing Windows which, amazingly, seems to work for everyone.

I find it amusing that I consider myself an absolute expert inside and out on Windows yet I can't get my frigging calculator to work. Everything else works fine.

Faulting application name: Calculator.exe, version: 10.2007.1.0, time stamp: 0x5f29aaa8
Faulting module name: KERNELBASE.dll, version: 10.0.19041.488, time stamp: 0x5b4a3325
Exception code: 0xc000027b
Fault offset: 0x000000000010b3cc
Faulting process id: 0x28c8
Faulting application start time: 0x01d68bc121a24439
Faulting application path: C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.WindowsCalculator_10.2007.1.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe\Calculator.exe
Faulting module path: C:\WINDOWS\System32\KERNELBASE.dll
Report Id: 87f8fc03-b4a2-4569-ab8d-f61ecafbc6b5
Faulting package full name: Microsoft.WindowsCalculator_10.2007.1.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe
Faulting package-relative application ID: App

I'm not expecting a miracle here just thought maybe someone else ran across this and fixed it somehow. Or knew of some sort of outside the box trick. Thank you.
Old 09-15-20, 08:02 PM
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Re: Calculator no longer loads

I realize it's not very helpful probably, but my recommendation would be to just switch to a third-party calculator app.

Even less helpful advice: dual boot Linux and only use Windows for things that you absolutely have to.
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Old 09-15-20, 11:40 PM
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Or, just type "calc" into Google and calculate away! No download needed. This is one of the strangest breakdowns of Win10 that I've yet heard...

Actually, I just use a cross-compiled commandline version of BC.exe, and it's far better than Windows calculator anyway.
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Re: Calculator no longer loads

Originally Posted by General Zod View Post
Hello everyone. Oddly enough the calculator on my Windows 10 machine doesn't work anymore. It loads and then crashes right away. Of all programs you would think calc.exe would work.

So I've looked online and there's lots of people having the same issue. I've tried resetting the app, uninstalling and reinstalling, running a powershell script that re-registers and all the components, upgrade to the latest Windows 10 release, installed every available patch, scanned for disk errors, disabled virus scan, nope.. nothing.. Every recommendation online I could find I tried EXCEPT re-installing Windows which, amazingly, seems to work for everyone.

I find it amusing that I consider myself an absolute expert inside and out on Windows yet I can't get my frigging calculator to work. Everything else works fine.

Faulting application name: Calculator.exe, version: 10.2007.1.0, time stamp: 0x5f29aaa8
Faulting module name: KERNELBASE.dll, version: 10.0.19041.488, time stamp: 0x5b4a3325
Exception code: 0xc000027b
Fault offset: 0x000000000010b3cc
Faulting process id: 0x28c8
Faulting application start time: 0x01d68bc121a24439
Faulting application path: C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.WindowsCalculator_10.2007.1.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe\Calculator.exe
Faulting module path: C:\WINDOWS\System32\KERNELBASE.dll
Report Id: 87f8fc03-b4a2-4569-ab8d-f61ecafbc6b5
Faulting package full name: Microsoft.WindowsCalculator_10.2007.1.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe
Faulting package-relative application ID: App

I'm not expecting a miracle here just thought maybe someone else ran across this and fixed it somehow. Or knew of some sort of outside the box trick. Thank you.
I checked the file on mine just now and it runs just fine. I have all updated for Windows installed. Very strange.
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Re: Calculator no longer loads

Time for a new computer
Old 09-16-20, 09:59 AM
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Thanks for all the suggestions. Yeah there's plenty of other calculators out there (and I'm almost always running at least 1 VM that also has a working calculator) but it's just so bizarre that of all apps that's the only one I have an issue with. Everything else works. I did download a windows 7 calculator but it can't be resized and I don't like it. I don't even use the calculator very often.. it's just annoying that it doesn't work.
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Yeah, it's annoying as hell when something in Windows doesn't work the way it should.

Makes you wonder if there are other, unseen problems brewing beneath the surface.
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Originally Posted by Josh-da-man View Post
Yeah, it's annoying as hell when something in Windows doesn't work the way it should.

Makes you wonder if there are other, unseen problems brewing beneath the surface.
Yeah it's a real mystery this one. I mean you'd think calculator wouldn't be so complicated but they did make it a "modern" app and a store app. Additionally it does currency conversion so when it launches it downloads the latest currency information. So they took a simple thing, bloated it up, and now it's broken for some folks. Microsoft

I'm sure there's something broken somewhere.. some DLL or OCX or .NET or who knows what that isn't quite clicking like it should. I did run a procmon vs. another system where it works fine but I didn't see anything obvious.
Old 09-16-20, 02:43 PM
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Before Windows 10, I liked using Moffsoft FreeCalc for the "virtual tape" feature:
Free calculator software - Moffsoft FreeCalc is a great replacement for your Windows calculator.

The Windows 10 Calculator has this feature built-in if you stretch it horizontally enough.

This page has a very simple guide to try resetting the Windows 10 Calculator app, then goes into various ways to uninstall/re-install it to get it working again:
https://www.intowindows.com/reset-an...in-windows-10/
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BTW, if you prefer to run the Windows 1.0 calculator in Windows 10 64-bit, you can check out this video (see 7:34 mark for the magic):
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Thanks Jay G. I tried everything on that website previously and nothing worked for me. I'll figure it out eventually
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Re: Calculator no longer loads

Have you tried running it in various compatibility modes?
Old 09-18-20, 09:50 AM
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Have you tried running it in various compatibility modes?
I haven't. Since it is a modern app it's only designed to run under Windows 10 and there's really no way to specify a compatibility mode for it. So even if I could I doubt it would work.

Thanks for the suggestion though..
Old 09-18-20, 11:44 AM
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Maybe it's a Windows user profile corruption. Have you tried making a new Windows login and running Calculator in it?
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Re: Calculator no longer loads

run SFC

https://windowsreport.com/system-file-checker/

If it finds errors, run again until none found.


Then you might want to run DISM repair

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-u...ndows-10-image

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Old 09-22-20, 05:48 PM
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Have you tired an in place upgrade? You use the Windows Media Tool to basically upgrade/reinstall Windows. All your programs, files and preferences are unchanged. I had to do it last week because for the last two months a patch Tuesday update was on an infinite loop.
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Re: Calculator no longer loads

Did you try it in Safe Mode?

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