Gears of War 4 will not start up

My copy of Gears of War 4 for Windows will not load correctly. Upon program start-up the Gears Logo shows then fades but the remaining black background remains and does not change.

I have uninstalled and reinstalled the program a number of times but no improvement, each time I have to open the task manager to exit the game. Task manager does not state the game is not responding.

This sounds real dumb… but try downloading candy crush or some other garbage from the windows store. You don’t have to complete the download - just start downloading it.

Then pause it … or let it finish, whatever you choose.

Then try relaunching gears.

I had your issue one time and this cleared it up immediately. Never had it again.

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Hi, thanks for the suggestion, tried it but no success