In Desperate Help to Fix Windows Defender Firewall and Photos White X's!?

mickey96 21 Reputation points
2021-11-21T04:39:56.183+00:00

Recently my computer decided to act differently than usual. I cannot see my photos first hand, I have to double-click to actually see them, which is quite annoying. All that shows when I'm viewing is the default thumbnail icon and a white, gray-ish marked x. When I click through, it'll say something on the lines of it being corrupted or an unsupported file, which I'm not even sure how it got to that. I haven't done anything to my system that would change how it displays itself.

And finally, I think my firewall is preventing me from connecting through certain apps, which is mostly my games. I keep getting errors like *Error 0x80070780*saying that the file/app I'm trying to use is corrupted and that something like an anti-virus is blocking its pathway. I tried finding the answer, but it just led me to an ongoing loop of varied or vague answers.

Please HELP!!!
I'm currently still on Windows 10 and I'm using a Surface Pro 6, if that matters.

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  1. Limitless Technology 37,351 Reputation points
    2021-11-23T09:41:05.793+00:00

    Hi there,

    Error 0x80070780 can result from corrupted system files. If this is the case, you can use the System File Checker utility to repair the corrupted files.

    Type CMD in search
    Right-click Command Prompt and choose Run as administrator.
    Input DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth and press Enter.
    In the Command Prompt, type sfc /scannow and hit Enter.
    Finally, restart your PC.

    The 0x80070780 error could be related to problems with the disk. The Chkdsk utility can be helpful in fixing disk errors and, as a result, solving the 0x80070780 error.

    Use the Win+E key combo to launch File Explorer.
    Right-click the hard drive icon and choose Properties.
    Choose the Tools tab and click Check.
    Restart your PC and see if the problem has been fixed.


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