Settings App Crashing in Windows 11? Here’s What You Can Do

Settings App Crashing in Windows 11? Here’s What You Can Do

Windows Settings app is such an important part of Windows 11. From gaining grip over devices to personalizing your computer as per your liking to fetching updates, the Settings app is your doorway to so many things. However, imagine you are trying to do something via Settings and it crashes now and then – not once, not twice but every single time you try to pop it open? Something might be wrong and needless to say, action needs to be taken fast.

Understanding the Issue Through A Real Problem

Many users took it to the Microsoft Community website and complained that as soon as they updated to Windows Build 22000.51, their Settings app crashed. Some users even complained that as soon as they tried to open certain settings (E.g. power settings), the Settings app crashes every single time.

What Could Have Gone Wrong?

Windows 11 is a great operating system but it does have its set of flaws, for instance, Microsoft has itself acknowledged that users are facing this issue while updating to build 22000.51. However, damaged files, and outdated build, or some inherent issue can be a reason why the Settings app is crashing on Windows 11.

Let’s take on this issue and try and resolve it –

Best Ways To Resolve Settings App Crashing On Windows 11

Check Integrity of Files

Like we mentioned above if there are damaged system files on your computer, issues will arise. Windows itself gives you a way to not just check the integrity of files but even resolve damaged files. Here’s how that can be done –

1. In the Windows search bar, type Windows Terminal

Windows Terminal

2. Select Run as administrator from the right-hand pane

3. Type the below-mentioned command

DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth


4. Once the scan is over, type the following command and press Enter

 sfc /scannow

Reset Settings

You are probably wondering – for resetting settings, won’t I have to open Settings first, which is already crashing? Don’t worry! You won’t have to. Here are the steps –

1. Click on the Start button

2. Locate the Settings app and right-click on it

App setting

3. Select App settings and scroll down


4. From the right click on Repair

5. Next, click on Reset

A Specialist Tool Can Come To Your Rescue

Up until now if you have found no success in resolving the otherwise crashing Settings app, why not give a specialist tool a chance to fix this issue. Advanced System Optimizer is one such tool. It isn’t just a powerful Junk and RAM cleaner but it also doubles up as a tool that can help you fix any possible system issues because of which your Settings app is crashing now and then.

How To Use Advanced System Optimizer?

1. Download, install and run Advanced System Optimizer

2. From the left-hand side, click on Home

Advanced system Optimizer

3. From the right-hand side, click on the Start Smart PC Care button that you can see at the bottom of the screen

4. Wait for the scan to get over

5. Click Optimize button that you can find at the bottom-right corner of the screen

Smart PC Care

Re-Register App Via PowerShell

As advised by Microsoft itself, if your Windows 11 Settings app is crashing now and then, you can try this fix, restart your desktop or laptop and check if you can smoothly able to work with your Settings app or not :

1. Click on the Search button

2. Type Powershell

Windows Powershell

3. From the right-hand side, select Run as administrator

4. When the Powershell opens copy-paste the command mentioned below –

Get-appxpackage |? {($_.version -ne “2.62106.1002.0”)} | remove-appxpackage

 Add-appxpackage -Register -DisableDevelopmentMode -ForceApplicationShutdown C:\Windows\SystemApps\Microsoft.UI.Xaml.CBS_8wekyb3d8bbwe\AppxManifest.xml

 Get-appxpackage |? {($_.version -ne “2.62106.1002.0”)} | remove-appxpackage

 Add-appxpackage -Register -DisableDevelopmentMode -ForceApplicationShutdown C:\Windows\SystemApps\Microsoft.UI.Xaml.CBS_8wekyb3d8bbwe\AppxManifest.xml

Administrator Powershell

5. Press Enter

6. Restart your computer

Use A System Restore Point

System Restore Point is a functionality that can prove to be helpful in the case of critical issues. It captures your current state of Windows – its settings and personal files. It is recommended that you create a System Restore Point once in a while. This implies that you will be able to use a System Restore Point only if you have created one before. This also means you should have created a System Restore Point when your Settings app was working fine.

To create a System Restore Point –

1. Open Settings by pressing Windows + I

2. Click on System from the left-hand side

System Restore point

3. Scroll down and click on About

4. Again scroll down and from the right-hand side click on System protection

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5. Click on System Restore and then follow on-screen instructions

System Properties

Here’s How To Use A System Restore Point –

1. Press Windows + R to open the Run dialog box

2. Type restrui and press Enter

3. Select the desired restore point and then click on Next

4. Click on Finish

Take Aid of BAT File

Last but not the least, you can use this BAT file that has been of aid in resolving the Settings app crashing now and then issue –

1. Right-click on the desktop

2. Open a notepad

3. Copy-paste this command

@echo off

taskkill /f /im explorer.exe

taskkill /f /im shellexperiencehost.exe

timeout /t 3 /NOBREAK > nul

del %localappdata%\Packages\Microsoft.Windows.ShellExperienceHost_cw5n1h2txyewy\TempState\* /q

timeout /t 2 /NOBREAK > nul

start explorer

@echo on

Command Work

4. Save as .bat file to the desired location

5. Locate the file and run it

Wrapping Up

For the majority of Windows 11 troubleshooting, the Settings app is a crucial tool without which you can’t just think of moving forward. We hope that through this post, you’ll be able to fix the issue. If you have, do give us a shoutout by both sharing this post and also comment on it.

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