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Fix: AppModel Runtime Error 0x490 on Windows 10

Windows 10 is the most popular and widely used operating system that offers a stunning user experience. Now, some of the users are reporting that they receive new entries of the ‘AppModel Runtime Error 0x490’ on Windows 10 inside the Event Viewer. If you’re also facing the same problem, follow this troubleshooting guide to fix it.

The general description of the error is ‘Failed with 0x490 modifying AppModel Runtime status for package XXX’. Now, multiple reports are coming out that it turns out there are several possible reasons that may force your operating system to occur such an event viewer error. That includes UWP app glitch, corrupted Microsoft Store cache, etc.

Fix: AppModel Runtime Error 0x490 on Windows 10

Additionally, corrupted Photos or People application on Windows 10 system can also cause multiple issues, and this particular error can be fixed by resetting the People or Photos app. Whereas the corrupted Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable package can also affect the system files on Windows 10.

Fix: AppModel Runtime Error 0x490 on Windows 10

Meanwhile, the chances are also high enough that running the SFC (System File Checker) and DISM scans can fix several system corruption issues whatsoever. Here we’ve shared all the possible workarounds that should work for you. So, without wasting any more time, let’s jump into the steps below.

1. Run Windows Store App Troubleshooter

Well, running the Windows Store App Troubleshooter can definitely help you to fix out some of the expected issues such as launching or crashing problems with the Microsoft Store App, not loading up the application, downloading or installing errors, etc. To do this:

  • Press Windows + I keys to open up the Windows Settings.
  • Click on Update & Security > Click on Troubleshoot from the left pane.
  • Now, click on Additional troubleshooters from the right window.

Fix: AppModel Runtime Error 0x490 on Windows 10

  • Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on Windows Store Apps.
  • After clicking on it, the bar will expand, and you’ll have to click on the Run the troubleshooter button.
  • If there is a problem found and can be fixed by the Windows 10 system automatically, then it’ll ask you to Apply this fix. Just make sure to select it and let the job done.
  • Wait for the process to complete and restart your computer to apply changes.

2. Reset Windows Store Cache

If in case, the Windows Store Apps troubleshooter doesn’t allow you to identify a potential issue whatsoever, you can do the following steps.

Note: This process won’t delete any of the UWP (Universal Windows Platform) app data. So, you can follow this method without any hesitation.

  • Press Windows + R keys to open up the Run dialog box.

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  • Type wsreset.exe and hit Enter to execute it. [You can also press Ctrl+Shift+Enter to perform it with admin access]
  • This method will automatically clear the Windows Store Cache from your Windows 10 computer.

3. Reset People or Photos App via PowerShell

If the above two methods don’t work for you, try following this method properly to reset the People or Photos App on your Windows 10 computer via the Windows PowerShell command. To do this:

  • Press Windows + R keys to open up the Run dialog box.
  • Now, type powershell and hit Enter to open the Windows PowerShell command. [You can also press Ctrl+Shift+Enter to allow the admin access]
  • If prompted by UAC, click on Yes to allow the admin access completely.
  • Next, copy and paste the following command line then hit Enter to execute it:
get-appxpackage *Microsoft.People* | remove-appxpackage
  • Then do the same with the following command line again:
get-appxpackage *Microsoft.Windows.Photos* | remove-appxpackage
  • Once done, make sure to reboot your computer to apply changes.

This method should fix the AppModel Runtime Error 0x490 on Windows 10 easily. However, if this doesn’t fix the issue, you can follow another method below.

4. Reinstall Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributables

If in case, your Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributables dependencies on Windows 10 become corrupted or outdated for some unexpected reason, reinstalling it can fix the issue completely. To do that:

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  • Press Windows + I keys to open Windows Settings.
  • Now, click on Apps > From the Apps & features segment, scroll down the installed programs list.
  • Find and click on Microsoft Visual C++ to select it.
  • Next, click on the Uninstall button > If prompted, allow the process to proceed.
  • Once the uninstallation is done, reboot your computer to apply changes.
  • Make sure to download and install the Visual Studio version according to your OS infrastructure: x86 (32-bit) Windows 10 | x64 (64-bit) Windows 10
  • Finally, after installing the Microsoft Visual Studio, restart your computer once again to apply changes.
  • Enjoy!

5. Run SFC and DISM

The System File Checker (SFC) is a utility tool for the Windows operating system that simply allows users to scan for corrupted or missing Windows system files and restore them automatically. This method should resolve the startup crashing issues completely.

  • Click on the Start Menu and type cmd.
  • Now, right-click on Command Prompt from the search result.
  • Select Run as administrator > If prompted, click on Yes to give admin privileges.
  • Once the command prompt window opens, type the following command and hit Enter to execute it:

SFC /scannow
  • Now, wait for the process to complete.
  • Make sure to restart your computer to apply changes.

Additionally, you should also try running the DISM (Deployment Image Servicing and Management) scan on your Windows 10 computer to fix several system disk corruption or errors. To do so:

  • Click on the Start Menu and type cmd.
  • Now, right-click on Command Prompt from the search result.
  • Select Run as administrator > If prompted, click on Yes to give admin privileges.
  • Once the command prompt window opens, type the following command and hit Enter to execute it:
Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /CheckHealth
  • If in case, there is any system file corruption present, you can head over to the log files to scrutiny them. [The path should be: C:\Windows\Logs\CBS\CBS.log or C:\Windows\Logs\DISM\dism.log]
  • Then you can scan for system disk health by following the command below:
Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth
  • Finally, you can go for health restoration.

Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
  • Once done all, reboot your computer to apply changes.
  • Enjoy!

6. Refresh Windows Components Individually

If none of the methods worked for you, try following this method as a last resort. The possibility is that individually refreshing the Windows Components can fix the AppModel Runtime Error 0x490 on Windows 10 most probably.

So, either you can try repairing the Windows Components or freshly reinstalling them one by one to cross-check what’s actually troubling you. Additionally, try reinstalling the affected device drivers if you feel it.

Finally, if nothing seems working for you, try reinstalling the Microsoft Windows using the media installation pack or simply repair your installed Windows.

Please note that this method is tedious enough and requires patience or time. Meanwhile, take a full backup of the Windows drive data and then repair or reinstall Windows.

That’s it, guys. We assume this guide was helpful to you. For further queries, let us know in the comment below.

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