7 Methods to Repair the Home windows Calculator When It Received’t Work

The Windows calculator is a pretty handy tool. In addition to doing calculations, you may have used it for drawing charts and converting currency, temperature, mass, length, and more. However, your calculator app has now crashed or suddenly stopped responding. How do you get it working again?

You will be happy to know that solving this problem is quite simple. So let's dive in and find out how to address this problem.

1. Update the calculator app

It's always a good idea to regularly update the apps on your Windows device. This will help eliminate bugs and allow your apps to run smoothly.

In that case, updating your calculator app can help get it working again. You can update the calculator via the Microsoft Store as follows:

  1. Type Microsoft Store by doing Windows search bar and choose the Best hit.

  2. Next, enter calculator by doing Search bar in the Microsoft Store and then click on calculator app when it appears.

Press the To update Button under the calculator app and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the process.

When you're done, you can consider turning on automatic updates in Microsoft Store settings. This will help keep your Microsoft Store apps updated automatically so they don't crash or have problems.

2. Reset the calculator app via the system settings

Resetting the calculator app will help reset it to its default settings. That way, the app should run smoothly with no issues.

So let's look at how to reset the calculator app:

  1. Navigate to Win Start menu> PC settings> Apps and choose Apps & functions.

  2. Scroll down on the right side of the page, click the calculator Option, and then click Expanded options.

  3. In the next window scroll down and press the Rest Button.

Follow the instructions on the screen and wait for the process to complete. When you're done, restart your PC for these changes to take effect.

3. Reinstall the computer

If updating and resetting the calculator doesn't work, try reinstalling the app.

First, let's examine how to reinstall the calculator app from System Preferences:

  1. Navigate to Win Start menu> PC settings> Apps and choose Apps & functions in the left side area.

  2. Scroll down on the right side of the page, click the calculator Option, and then press the Uninstall Button.

When the process is complete, you should see the Install button under the Calculator app. Press the To install Button and exit the settings window when done.

Sometimes uninstalling the calculator app can remove them from the too Apps & functions Window. In this case, you should reinstall the app from the Microsoft Store. Here's how you can do this:

  1. Type Microsoft Store by doing Windows search bar and choose the Best hit.

  2. Next, enter calculator by doing Search bar in the Microsoft Store and click on calculator app when it appears.

  3. Finally click on the Will and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the process.

4. Register the computer again via PowerShell

You can repair most Windows apps by reregistering them through PowerShell. And since the calculator is a standard Windows app, a new registration should help.

Here are the steps to re-register the calculator app through PowerShell:

  1. Press Profit + r to open the Run Command dialog box.

  2. Type Power Shell and press Ctrl + Shift + Enter to open an elevated PowerShell window.

  3. From there, copy and paste the command below and then press Enter when you are done:

Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$ ($ _. InstallLocation) AppXManifest.xml"}

When the process is complete, restart your PC to save these changes.

You can fix most problems on your system by using the appropriate built-in troubleshooters. In this case we solve the problem with the calculator by adding the Troubleshoot Windows Store apps and the Troubleshooting hardware and devices.

First, let's examine how you can use the Troubleshoot Windows Store apps. This tool should help fix the calculator and other problematic Windows Store apps. Here is how you can now run this tool:

  1. Navigate to Win Start menu> PC settings> Update & security and then click Troubleshooting in the left side area.

  2. There click on the Troubleshoot Windows Store apps in the right side area. Then press the Run the troubleshooter Button and follow the instructions on the screen.

If you're done, you can now do the Troubleshooting hardware and devices. This helps find and fix hardware-related problems that could affect the calculator's functionality.

To troubleshoot hardware and devices:

  1. Open that Troubleshoot settings Window as described in the previous steps.

  2. Press the Troubleshooting hardware and devices and then press the Run the troubleshooter Button. Follow the instructions on the screen and restart your device when you are done.

6. Reset Windows

At this point the computer should be ready for use. However, if it still doesn't work, you should reset your device. When you do this, Windows will be factory reset, but your data will be protected.

While this process is reliable, it is always good to be on the safe side. So, you can consider backing up your device in case something goes wrong.

After you've backed up your device, here's how you can proceed with resetting Windows:

  1. Navigate to Win Start menu> PC settings> Update & security and choose the recreation Opportunity.

  2. Next, click Getting started Button under the Reset this PC Opportunity.

Follow the instructions on the screen and wait for the process to complete.

7. Update Windows

Still having trouble solving problems with the calculator app? Maybe it's time to just update to the latest version of Windows.

When you update your device, it will install the latest features that can help you fight system errors and security threats. This will also ensure that the calculator and other apps run smoothly.

So, if you haven't updated your Windows device in a while, here's how you can do it:

  1. Navigate to Win Start menu> PC settings> Update & security and choose the Windows Update Opportunity.

  2. Next, click Check for updates Button in the right side area.

Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the process.

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Modisha is a tech content writer and blogger with a passion for new technology and innovation. He enjoys researching and writing insightful content for technology companies. He spends most of his time listening to music and also enjoys playing video games, traveling, and watching action comedies.

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